Rural Running Events

Climb aboard the Meon Valley Express once again for the Bubble Buffet.

Two tickets are available, either the 5k or the longer 10k.

All 'passengers' will be presented with a bottle of prosecco and freshly cooked portion of luxury chips when they cross the line, as well as a themed, bespoke medal.

The race starts from the temporary (imaginary) 'Meon Valley Station' in Wickham with the 5k departing at 7pm and the 10k some 5 minutes later.

Glamour fancy dress is encouraged but is by no means compulsory. (No Ball Gowns).

Please be aware before you book your ticket, THIS IS NOT A PIE RUN.

Bubble Buffet 5k & 10k "Fizz and Chips"

February

Bubble Buffet 5k & 10k "Fizz and Chips"

On the 24th March, join us for a Referendum Run where YOU decide the direction you take! Its a 5k trail around parts of the Fareham Creek Trail and the upper reaches of Portsmouth Harbour.

THIS IS NOT A CELEBRATION it is a fun run with a theme!

Leavers can if they wish enter the leave race, and the remainers, if they wish, can enter the remain race. Each of the two races are run in opposite directions :-)

The race with the most entries then dictates what you get at the finish line. Every finisher gets a themed medal, and then depending on the outcome of the 'Referendum Run', you get either a 'Continental Breakfast, or a sausage bap!!

Referendum Run

February

Referendum Run

Race comprises a 10k mixed terrain run around the village of Knowle and the quiet country lanes, passing through the village of Funtley.

Medal & Goody bag for all finishers, spot prizes.

Knowle Village Spring 10k

March

Knowle Village Spring 10k

After the enormous success of last years NHS 70in70 we have decided to mark the 75th anniversary of the D Day landings with a virtual challenge. Run 75 miles in 75 days and help us raise money to donate to the Royal British Legion.

Sign up now and complete your 75 miles by the 6th June 2019.

D-DAY75 (Virtual)

March

D-DAY75 (Virtual)

The brand new race on the 2019 Rural Running Calendar is aimed at those of you that want a long training run for your Spring marathons, be it London, Southampton, Brighton or any other. The race is run on closed roads around the beautiful countryside of the Meon Valley, to the North of the village of Wickham, famous for its annual Horse Fair. The course consists of 3 laps (20M) or 1 lap (10k)

Marathon running is more than a physical challenge, it's also a great mental challenge. Overcoming the mental challenges when running helps overcome the physical ones.

The Wickham 20 is the ideal race in which to test your grit, in preparation for those Spring marathons, including London. The undulating course, on closed roads takes you out from Wickham, taking in some glorious scenery to the north of the village. As a marathon training 'long run' this race will sell out so if you already have a spring marathon place, be it a charity place at London or are planning on competing in the Southampton or Brighton Marathons, enter now!

Registration for entrants will be from The Wickham Centre on Saturday 30th March from 8am to 12 noon, on race day from 8am and during the week preceding the race, from Rural Running, 58 Kelviin Grove, Portchester, PO16 8LE between 5pm and 8pm, Monday-Friday.

Wickham 20 miles, 20k & 10k

March

Wickham 20 miles, 20k & 10k

Come and enjoy a challenging but satisfying half marathon or 10k around a stunning scenic forest course. The Hundred Acres event is run around the Forest of Bere, just to the north of Wickham.

Hundred Acres Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

April

Hundred Acres Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

After the success of the one-off 2018 race, we are launching our Hundred Acres Summer XC series. Starting on the 1st May, the series races will take place on the 1st Wednesday of each month, 1st May, 5th June, 3rd July, and the 7th August.

Over the course of the series, we will give prizes for the winner of both the ladies and men's and also a prize for the most improved runner over the series.

This race series is Canicross friendly.

Hundred Acres Summer XC Series (CX) Race 1

May

Hundred Acres Summer XC Series (CX) Race 1

We are so pleased to be able to announce that due to very generous support from Ditcham Park School, we are holding an off road 10k, starting and finishing at the school. The scenery is to die for, the setting is amazing, and the course will be challenging, but the medal will be one of our best yet!

The race will be supporting the Brain Tumour Research Charity and the Friends of Ditcham Park School

Ditcham Park 10k & 5k

May

Ditcham Park 10k & 5k

The second of the Meon Valley Village 10k series, and the second running of this race. The course takes in some lovely views and beautiful 'closed' roads, before entering Creech Woods, part of the Forest of Bere.

The village of Southwick, played a large part in the planning of the D-day landings, as the home of General Eisenhower and Winston Churchill.

Southwick Village Summer 10K

May

Southwick Village Summer 10K

The River Meon Marathon, run through the Meon Valley, following the line of the River Meon, as it meanders through Hampshire. Run on compacted trail and country lanes.

River Meon Marathon

June

River Meon Marathon

After the success of the one-off 2018 race, we are launching our Hundred Acres Summer XC series. Starting on the 1st May, the series races will take place on the 1st Wednesday of each month, 1st May, 5th June, 3rd July, and the 7th August.

Over the course of the series, we will give prizes for the winner of both the ladies and men's and also a prize for the most improved runner over the series.

This race series is Canicross friendly.

Hundred Acres Summer XC Series (CX) Race 2

June

Hundred Acres Summer XC Series (CX) Race 2

Welcome to Fareham Creek 10K. This is a timed, all abilities race. Your race - Your pace, no cut off time. Free entries available for VI runners and their guides. A flat and fast, out and back multi-terrain run along the shoreline at Portchester and the Fareham Creek Trail in Hampshire, with lovely views across the Creek.

Always sells out, always has great reviews, always full of PB's.

Fareham Creek 10K

June

Fareham Creek 10K

After the success of the one-off 2018 race, we are launching our Hundred Acres Summer XC series. Starting on the 1st May, the series races will take place on the 1st Wednesday of each month, 1st May, 5th June, 3rd July, and the 7th August.

Over the course of the series, we will give prizes for the winner of both the ladies and men's and also a prize for the most improved runner over the series.

This race series is Canicross friendly.

Hundred Acres Summer XC Series (CX) Race 3

July

Hundred Acres Summer XC Series (CX) Race 3

The beautiful setting of Portchester Castle in all its glory will be the setting for the inaugural Portchester Castle 10k. A multi lap 10k around the grounds of Portchester Castle and the local countryside.

Portchester Castle 10K

July

Portchester Castle 10K

After the success of the one-off 2018 race, we are launching our Hundred Acres Summer XC series. Starting on the 1st May, the series races will take place on the 1st Wednesday of each month, 1st May, 5th June, 3rd July, and the 7th August.

Over the course of the series, we will give prizes for the winner of both the ladies and men's and also a prize for the most improved runner over the series.

This race series is Canicross friendly.

Hundred Acres Summer XC Series (CX) Race 4

August

Hundred Acres Summer XC Series (CX) Race 4

Whether is be the Half Marathon, the 10k or the 5k, it is a flat and fast, out and back course, run along the disused Fareham to Alton railway line, from Wickham out towards Corhampton and back.

Meon Valley Trail Half, 10k & 5k (CX)

September

Meon Valley Trail Half, 10k & 5k (CX)

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A team from Cosham Fire Station are embarking on a challenge to reach Everest Base Camp. The challenge is in aid the Firefighters Charity.

Run around the beautiful Portchester Castle, taking in views across the upper reaches of Portsmouth Harbour and Fareham Creek.

All profits from the event are going to the charity.

Cosham Firefighters Charity 10k

September

Cosham Firefighters Charity 10k

Whether it be the Half Marathon, the 10k or the 5k, it's a flat and fast, out and back course - run along the disused Fareham to Alton railway line, from Wickham out towards Corhampton and back.

The Race HQ and Race Start returns to the trail on the edge of the village, at the car park, just off Mill Lane, Wickham. The post code for the Start & race HQ is PO17 5HZ.

Meon Valley Express Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

September

Meon Valley Express Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

The night train to nowhere departs Wickham along the disused railway line at 7pm for an out & back 10k. Now known as the Meon Valley Trail, mostly under the cover of trees, the trail takes you out to Soberton, under the watchful eye of the 'night birds'.

There will of course, be a bespoke medal for all finishers!! Come on night owls, climb aboard, it'll be a 'hoot'.

Wickham Torchlight 10k

October

Wickham Torchlight 10k

What could be better than to finish a race and be handed a medal as you cross you the line, together with a freshly cooked bacon roll!

Sign up for the 'Bacon Roll 5k or 10k' on the 14th October!

The races start at Wicor Recreation Ground in Portchester and take in an out and back course with a short second lap, along part of the Portchester Foreshore and Fareham Creek.

Your entry fee includes a bespoke medal and the all-important bacon roll! handed to you as you cross the line!

Bacon Roll Run

October

Bacon Roll Run

This event, takes in some of the areas most stunning views, over Portsmouth and the Solent beyond.

Run on closed roads, through country lanes and along part of the top of Portsdown Hill, the race will feature chip timing.

Some of the proceeds from the Remembrance Day 10k will go to Service charities and Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association, our charity partner for 2018.

Remembrance Day 10k & 5k (CX)

November

Remembrance Day 10k & 5k (CX)

This event, takes in some of the areas most stunning views, over Portsmouth and the Solent beyond.

Run on closed roads, through country lanes and along part of the top of Portsdown Hill, the race will feature chip timing.

Some of the proceeds from the Remembrance Day 10k will go to Service charities and Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association, our charity partner for 2018.

Remembrance Day 10k & 5k (CX)

November

Remembrance Day 10k & 5k (CX)

Lets kick off the festive celebrations for the second year with our own Turkey Trot. Starting at Portchester Castle, our festive event is a multi lap, trail race, taking in views across Fareham Creek and the upper reaches of Portsmouth Harbour.

The Turkey & Tinsel Trot (CX)

December

The Turkey & Tinsel Trot (CX)

Lets kick off the festive celebrations with our own Christmas Tree challenge. Starting at Portchester Castle, our festive event is a multi lap, trail race, taking in views across Fareham Creek and the upper reaches of Portsmouth Harbour.

Christmas Tree Challenge

December

Christmas Tree Challenge

This will be the 4th running of this race, that is fast becoming the 'must do' race over the period between Christmas & New Year. Last years field of 350 runners enjoyed a beautiful day, crisp, cold and sunny, with Rob Arkell, taking the title in a time of 35.42, leading a 1-2-3 across the line. !st lady was Jen Elkins, from Southampton AC, who crossed the line in 37.14.

We have kept the prices for 2017 and will keeping the field of runners at 350. As was the case in the previous year, the event sold out with runners 'begging' for places in the run up to Christmas. Don't be one of those who were disappointed, enter now!

There is ample FREE parking at the start, with hot drinks and snacks available for purchase.

Twixmas 10k

December

Twixmas 10k

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