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Midweek Mince Pie Madness

Run 5km

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Get into the Christmas spirit with this 5km along the Meon Valley Trail. Great for runners of all abilities, runners will speed along this flat course. Come for the mince pies and mulled wine or for the festive spirit.

Review summary

2 Reviews
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Liza T
"Really friendly atmosphere, however ensure you take a decent head Torch because..."


Jeremy S
"Great fun, great route and brilliant atmosphere. Good communication from the..."
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How to enter the Midweek Mince Pie Madness

  1. Mince Pie 5k

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Midweek Mince Pie Madness route

The course will start and finish at the Wickham Centre.

Runners will set off along the Meon Valley Trail as far as Lowerford Copse before doubling back on themselves in pursuit of the mince pie.

The course is relatively flat with a total elevation gain of 91 Feet.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Themed Finisher's Medal
  • Mince Pie (GF option available)
  • Glass of Prosecco or Mulled wine
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Marshalled Course
Raceday Logistics

The race will begin at 7pm.

It is advised that you arrive around 30 minutes before the start of the race in order to register and take in the atmosphere.

Kit List

Fancy Dress is strongly encouraged although not obligatory.

There have been some fantastic costumes in the past and they greatly add to the festive atmosphere.


There is no fee for spectators coming to watch this race. This is a local race so spectators are encouraged.


Volunteers are always welcome and their cheery spirit helps to build the incredible atmosphere around the race. If you are interested in volunteering please contact [email protected]

Questions & answers

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    Hannah C
    This sounds like fun, Is this for Running beginners - do some end up walking or is it a quick run? 😊


    Steph E
    Hi there. Thanks for getting in touch. This is an event for all abilities and it is meant to be more fun than competitive. You can walk, jog or run it if you want! :)

Midweek Mince Pie Madness weather forecast

Partly cloudy throughout the day.

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Meet the organizer

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Rural Running Events are ranked #85 in the UK out of 267 organizers

Rural Running Limited, formed in October 2016, is a small, family business, run by me, Jeff Clark, my wife Michelle, and Laura Clark, who has recently joined us. As a recent convert to running, and having formerly been reluctant to run a bath, let alone a marathon, I think I know what the average runner wants from an event. If you are looking for a race where you can hide among 1000’s of other competitors, with bells and whistles, then this site is not for you! Our runs are all fairly small, and are aimed at all abilities. However, our runs are also planned with the serious runner in mind. Over the past months we have invested in a chip timing system, meaning even the most competitive runner can be assured of an accurate time. We have gained a reputation for providing ‘intimate’ friendly events, with all our runners providing the encouragement and support we all sometimes need! Importantly, we have also gained a reputation for our medals, which have become legendary! As a company, we are committed to support both local, and national charities, making significant donations from the proceeds from every one of our races. We believe our 2017 diary of races contains something for everything, with road runs, and mixed terrain and trail events.

Midweek Mince Pie Madness reviews (2)

3.7 out of 5 stars

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    Jeremy S

    Did the Mince Pie 5k in 2019

    Great fun, great route and brilliant atmosphere. Good communication from the organisers. One to add to the diary for next year.
  • Did the Mince Pie 5k in 2019

    Really friendly atmosphere, however ensure you take a decent head Torch because from our turn-around point there were no marshalls and couldn't see a thing when no-one in front. Quite scary in places so a Marshall with a light would have been ideal rather than them all congregating in one area! No registration which could be open to abuse.

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