8th October 2023 - 11 AM

Main Race

Starting from Shaftesbury School on Hawkesdene Lane, Shaftesbury SP7 8NU, at 11AM, the race is a single loop 10k on scenic country lanes.

The course is hilly and soon after the start you get to run up the picturesque Gold Hill, made famous by the Hovis advert.

Sorry the course is not suitable for wheelchairs.

The race is accurately measured and organised according to UKA rules.

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The race is number 10 in the Dorset Road Race League 2023

The race is promoted by the Dorset Doddlers with all the proceeds going to the local Scouts group.


There are toilets, changing, showers and a supervised luggage store at the school.


The award presentation will take place at about 12:30 in the hall where registration takes place.

Prizes are awarded as follows:

  • 1st and 2nd Male and Female in the Open Category
  • 1st and 2nd Male and Female Vets
  • 1st Male and 1st Female Teams - 4 to count
  • All runners will receive a Gold Hill Memento.


    The race is limited to 250 competitors.

    The course is not suitable for wheelchairs.

    We welcome runners, Nordic walkers and fast walkers.

    As the race is organised according to UKA rules, head phones are banned. You will be disqualified, should you be found wearing them.

    Age Limit

    Competitors must be 15 years old on race day to take part in the 10k race.



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