Towpath Series

We are starting to plan our 2022 Towpath race series! More details to follow soon.

This is a highly popular series of 10K races (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.

All abilities are welcome. There is no cut off time and we always have a tail runner so you don’t have to worry about coming last!

For 2022 we are delighted to, once again, have the use of the sports centre at Ashton Park School as our race HQ where parking, changing and toilet facilities will be available for all competitors.

The gates at Race HQ will be locked at 9.15 pm so PLEASE remove your car before then to avoid getting locked in!

There is a short walk to the start – half a mile – so please leave yourself a bit of extra time to be ready at the underpass for the 7:30 start.

We welcome entries on the night. Simply arrive at Ashton Park Sports Centre before 7:15pm to register.

If you have entered online, you must collect your number from the sports centre between 6:30 and 7:15 pm. If you have entered all races, you will need to keep your number safe so you can use it at each race.

The route is a simple out and back along the Towpath. You can’t get lost! There will be plenty of enthusiastic marshalls to guide and support you.

See you there!

Race Timetable

  • 18:30: Number collection and on the night entry opens
  • 1915: On the night entry and number collection closes
  • 19:30: Start Of The Race
  • 19:30 : 21:00 : (approx.) Race Presentations followed by a raffle (all runners get a free raffle ticket!) at THE FINISH
  • Remember, you have to be there in person to collect any prizes otherwise, the cry goes up “They’ve gone home!” and it gets redrawn.


The Mob Match

Local running clubs and teams are invited to bring as many members as possible to compete in the team event. The first 20 runners will count for your team and the club with its counters in the highest finishing positions will win a trophy!

All runners must enter the race by clicking on the link above.

The 2022 race dates:

  • Race 1 10K – Friday 20th May (including the Mob Match)
  • Race 2 10K – Friday 17th June
  • Race 3 10K -Friday 22nd July
  • Race 4 5K -Friday 19th August

In partnership with:

Click here for Race Information

To enter all 4 races in the series £20 affiliated*/£22 unaffiliated

Single 10K race entry is £10 affiliated*/£12 unaffiliated
Single 5K race entry is £5 affiliated*/£7 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 and then First V40,50,60,70
Female: First 3 and then First V40,50,60,70

Series category based on age as at the 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 Clare.