Founded in 1979 we are a well respected and friendly club based in the heart of Stratford upon Avon, welcoming all people from the age of 8 upwards. We aim to cater for runners of all abilities, ranging from those who just want to relax, enjoy themselves and get fit all the way across the range to those who want to compete at the highest level that their ability and dedication can take them. We'd also like to say thanks to our sponsors
All runners must be over 16 years of age on race day
The course is not suitable for wheelchairs on the grounds of safety.
This event, originally named after our first sponsors (Roman Motors), started life as a 9 mile road race in 1968 although only much later did it become an annual race. During the 1980s and 1990s it established itself as a very popular event on the road racing calendar during what is traditionally a quiet time for races.
In 2004 it was necessary to change our host venue and we were pleased to be able to use the facilities at FISSC, Knights Lane, Tiddington, Stratford upon Avon (the Sports and Social Club of the NFU Mutual Insurance Society Ltd). Although the route remains predominantly the same the change to the Start and Finish meant a re-measuring of the course. This is why the distance is a slightly unusual 12k (ideal for PBs!) and also explains the new name of the race.
Due to limited parking facilities, and for safety considerations on the course, there is a race limit of 800 with no entries on the day. The success of the race is such that the entry limit has been reached in each of the past 5 years and you are advised to enter early to secure your place.
Race photographs will be available shortly after the race, courtesy of Mike Simkiss - www.yourraceday.co.uk
In the event of adverse wheather conditions we will attempt to reschedule the race and all entries will transfer to any rescheduled date. Because a rescheduled date is dependant on a number of factors this may not be possible in which case all entries will be guaranteed free entry to the 2016 race
No entry monies will be refunded but a transfer of entries will be allowed. By entering the 2015 race you are agreeing to these conditions
Any decision regarding weather conditions will be taken on the guidance of the Race Adjudicator as to the safety of the course