Clipston Trail Half

6th October 2019 9am start

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Race information 2019

A rolling hills half marathon (ish) on trails across country.

Starting/finishing at Clipston Recreation Ground, Station Road, Clipston Market Harborough LE16 9RN.

The racing starts from 9.00 a.m. There is no cut off time but you should expect to finish within 3 1/2 hours.

Entry fee £22.50 with an early bird discount of £5 for entries before 1st May 2019.

Competitors must be at least 17 on the day of the race.

There will also be a spectators’ walk course of around 4.5 miles. Entry is free but you will need to register on the day. A donation to CRFT would be welcome.


Route details

The course starts opposite the pavilion in Clipston and immediately sets off uphill into the countryside. You will be running on bridleways with short sections on minor country roads. The final section from Kelmarsh back to Clipston is on a footpath. During the run you will see some great views of the Northamptonshire countryside. The total height gained is 237m.


Other details

Details of how to collect your race number and timing chip will be announced nearer the time but there will be an opportunity to collect in Clipston before race day as well as on race day. Packs will not be posted.

Free parking is available on-site.

Unfortunately, as the run crosses many working farms, this race is not suitable for canicrossers.



There are medals and homemade cakes for all finishers. Age group winners (under 18s, 40+, 50+, 60+ and 70+ for women and men) will a trophy. Top 3 men and women will receive a trophy and a prize.



The race will be ‘cupless.’ Please bring your own cup for use at water stations. There will be marshals and water stations around the course. Qualified First Aiders will be in attendance



This event is organised in conjunction with the Clipston Recreation Field Trust which is a charity that has owned the playing fields at Clipston since the early ‘80s and is responsible for their maintenance and development. Currently football and tennis are played here. Over the last few years the field has been developed for other outdoor activities. We have a woodland that’s used by a local forest preschool and walkers of all ages; new play activity equipment for both very young children in one area and people of any age in another and the pavilion has also been upgraded.

All this is expensive to run and any money we raise will be spend on maintenance of these facilities including the replacement of the tennis courts as necessary. Thank you for your support.

Clipston W I is a group of 20 or so ladies who meet monthly in our village hall.  We have interesting speakers, enjoy days out, fun and friendship.  We are now in our 101st year and have a long tradition of supporting our village community.  We are pleased to support the half marathon and hope you will enjoy the cake!



All finishers will be offered free Tea and Cake.

The cakes will be home made in the village by Alison Morley, The Clipston W.I and The Good Pud Company



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Our supporters

The Good Pud Company

Clipston W.I.

Colin and Alison Morley