Great Western Runners


We are excited this year to have the use of the sports centre at Ashton Park School as our HQ, where parking, changing, and toilet facilities will be available for all competitors, as well as Jenny from Physio Hut offering post-race massage. There is a short walk to the start of about 10 mins, so please leave yourself a bit of extra time to be ready at the underpass for the 7:30 start

This is a highly popular series of 10K events (with a 5K to finish off with!). Whether you feel up to the challenge of all five races or just want to enter one or two when you have a spare Friday night, please do come along.




The GWR Towpath Series consists of four 10K races and a final 5K held between May and August. 

In addition an invitation only mob match between local clubs and running groups is held in the middle of the series

Race Timetable

  • 18:30’ish : Race Information opens (traffic permitting)
  • 19:30 : Start Of The Race
  • 19:30 : 21:00 : (approx.) Race Presentations, followed by the Spot Prize draw at THE FINISH - Unless bad weather, which will lead to us moving to the sports hall.
    This all starts after the last runner has finished, and the course has been cleared down.
    Remember, you have to be there in person to collect any Race Winner or Spot Prize,
    otherwise the cry goes up “He’s gone home!” and it gets redrawn

The 2017 races are as follows:

Race 1 10K  Friday May 26th 2017 
Race 2 10K  Friday June 16th 2017 
Race 3 10K  Friday June 30th 2017 
Mob Match 10K XXXXXXXXX (by invitation only)
Race 4 10K  Friday July 28th 2017
Race 5   5K  Friday August 18th 2017


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Click here for Race Information

Postal Entry Prices are:
To enter all 5 races in the series £35 affiliated*/£37 unaffiliated
Per race entry is £8 affiliated*/£10 unaffiliated
(*Affiliation is to either ARC or UKA)


Entries on the night (if available) +£1

The race limit per race is 400

Due to the off-road nature of the course it is not considered suitable for wheelchairs - sorry.

Race Permit: ARC 14/169

Statements of Course Measurement: 06/313 and 06/314
Held under ARC Rules for Competition

Category Prizes for:

Male: First 3, Masters First 40,50,60,70
Female: First 3, Master First 40,50,60,70

Series category based on age as at date of Race One
Four out of five races to count
Results calculated on finish position