The Sunflower Stride

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The Sunflower Stride
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£18 - £25
Enjoy some amazing sunflower scenery as you take on a 5k or 10k run to Maiden Castle with this event based in Dorchester. Open to all abilities, the routes will feature spectacular views of Weymouth and Hardy's Monument. Come along to claim your finisher's medal this summer!
10k and 5k
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Sat, 17 Aug 2024
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Maiden Castle Farm, Dorchester DT2 9PR, UK
Start times
Saturday, 17 Aug 2024
10k: 5:00 pm5k: 5:30 pm
Event summary
Here are the distances available for The Sunflower Stride
Route information
Saturday August 17th is a key date in the diary for all runners from Dorset and beyond!
An evening event to avoid the heat of the day, and see the sunflowers at their best, we hope you will join us for 5k and 10k races.
The 5k is open to accompanied runners age 13 and above, the 10k to runners 16 and above.
After meeting in the large grassy carpark just outside the lovely county town of Dorchester, runners weave their way through the mighty sunflower plants before joining bridleways to take them to the stunning Maiden Castle, Europe's largest Hill Fort.
We have fully marked 5k and 10k routes, which include an aid station. Both involve a fair elevation, but you will be rewarded with outstanding views to Weymouth in the South, and Hardy's Monument to the West. The routes are not too challenging, so suitable for runners of all abilities. Canicross to be confirmed!!
On return runners will be presented with a fabulous Sunflower medal, and food and a licenced bar will be in attendance.
The Sunflower Trail donates a considerable sum each year to the Dorchester Hospital Charity, and this event will also support them.
What's included
  • Finisher's medal
  • Well-stocked aid station
  • Timed results
  • Event photography
  • Food and licensed bar available on-site
  • Fully marked routes
How to get there
Maiden Castle Farm, Dorchester DT2 9PR, UK
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By Car
Maiden Castle Farm is located 6 minutes' drive from the centre of Dorchester. It is easily accessible from Weymouth, which is 15 minutes' drive from the venue via the A354.
By Public Transport
The closest station is Dorchester South Station, located 1.3 miles from Maiden Castle Farm. Services run between Dorchester South and Weymouth and London Waterloo.
Event day logistics
Age Requirements
The 5k is open to accompanied runners age 13 and above, the 10k to runners 16 and above.
Race Number
You must collect your race number on the day of the event, registration opens at 13:30. Please be aware that you will not receive anything in the post.
Race Timings
10k starts at 17.00
5k starts at 17.30
What age do I have to be for The Sunflower Stride?
The 5k is open to accompanied runners age 13 and above, the 10k to runners 16 and above.
How difficult is the course at The Sunflower Stride?
The routes aren't too difficult, so all abilities and experience levels of runner are more than welcome!
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£18 - £25

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