Clipston Trail Half


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Clipston Trail Half (and 5 miler)

25th September 2022


Race information 2022

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

And NEW for ’22

A Country Trail 5 mile(ish) race

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

Both races start 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 January 16th 2022

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


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.


Clipston Country Trail 5 mile

The course starts opposite the Pavilion in Clipston and immediately sets off uphill into the countryside. Following footpaths and bridleways you will loop down to Kelmarsh and back around Clipston.


Other details

Details of how to collect your race number and timing chip will be announced nearer the time. 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 also receive a trophy.

You can purchase a long sleeved technical t-shirt for £7.50. This can be done on entry or at anytime up to 2 weeks before race day. Please note that if you return to your booking after making the original booking, you will have to pay a separate booking fee. The t-shirt design will be posted on the Race Harborough Facebook page.



All finishers will be offered hot and cold drinks and cake.

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



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. There is 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.

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



The water sponsor is Radnor Water. Radnor Hills Spring Water is well balanced and rich in trace minerals. It’s extracted far underground and bottled at source onsite in Powys, Mid Wales. The water can often take just 7 short minutes to be abstracted from their organically farmed ground, straight into the bottles using state of the art technology which, means it remains exceptionally pure for consumers to enjoy.

“We are pleased to be able to continue supporting the Clipston Trail event in our efforts to promote healthy lifestyles and proper hydration” Chris Butler – Head of Sales Development




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Results 2019

Results 2020