Great Western Runners


We are excited this year to once again 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

Please make sure you have entered on the night or collected your race number before 7:15

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 four 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 three 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 / on the night entry opens (traffic permitting)
  • 1915 : One the night entry and number collection closes
  • 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 2018 races are as follows:

Race 1 10K  Friday May 18th 2018
Race 2 10K  Friday June 15th 2018 
Race 3 10K  Friday July 6th 2018
Mob Match 10K XXXXXXXXX (by invitation only)

Race 5   5K  Friday August 17th 2018


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Click here for Race Information

To enter all 4 races in the series £35 affiliated*/£37 unaffiliated

Single race entry is £10 affiliated*/£12 unaffiliated
(*Affiliation is to either ARC or UKA)


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, First V40,50,60,70
Female: First 3, First V40,50,60,70

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


GWR MEMBERS - Your club needs you! There are various volunteering roles available throughout the series, please follow this link if you can make yourself available or contact Volunteer Co-coordinator Phil by email