Dymock Half Marathon and 10K

24 May 2020

This Festival is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.

Organiser's Description

Welcome to the 30th Dymock Half Marathon, and new for 2020 the Dymock 10K. Our annual event runs through the rolling countryside of the Gloucestershire Herefordshire borders.

Both courses runs through beautiful rural countryside. The Half is a road race, but mainly on very quiet lanes with only about 600 yards of B road.  It would best be described as hilly/undulating and as such not one for a PB, although we are confident a new course record could be set this year and there will be a prize for a course record.  The 10K course follows the same first 2 miles as the Half, but with this run you get some beautiful woodland running to spice it up.

Both events start off from Dymock Cricket Club, with the 10K starting 20 minutes earlier, we swing South out of the village through small country lanes, where the Half crosses the M50 for the first time at Four Oaks, the 10K at this points turns right towards Dymock Woods.  A quick detour for the Half around Holder's lane deposits us on the Kempley road heading North into Queen's Wood (the epicentre of the famous Daffodil Walk) and into the pretty village of Kempley.  Once through Kempley, turning at Kempley New Church, the route tends North on a gradual incline towards Much Marcle, before doubling back past Kempley Old Church and the historic Memorial Oak (location of the last drinks station for the half) before returning to Candle Cottage on the edge of Kempley prior to veering back Eastward for the final few miles back to Dymock and over the old railway bridge. For the 10K, following the right turn just before the Motorway bridge, you need to loop (Only Once) Dymock Woods, you continue on the lane through towards Norman's Land towards Dymock, once back to Dymock back over the old railway bridge, both races then go past the Beauchamps Arms and sprint to a finish at Dymock’s Cricket club to receive your well-earned medal and limited edition technical T shirt.

This is the 30th!! half Matathan event and our 1st 10k; but who’s really counting? You know rural Gloucestershire, it’s not as though time is too pressing. The relaxed atmosphere adds to the charm of the event. We certainly started in ’87 (at least we think that’s what John, the founder would tell you) but there’s been the odd gap and missed year. However, like all good traditions you can’t put down a cannon-started, sociably competitive, BAA recognised event that has dominated the village's late Spring Bank Holiday for decades!

Parking is in the field at the back of the cricket club and additional parking opposite the Beauchamp Arms public house in the field, there will also be disabled parking at the Cricket Club. There will be refreshments available for runners and spectators.

Directly following the Half Marathon and 10K race why not join us for some food and drink, music and dancing as Dymock Cricket Club proudly presents "Sounds at the Pound".  you are welcome to purchase on the day at a discounted rate.  Not to leave the kids out there will be entertainment available and they will be able to enter their own children’s races later on in the day

Come and join us.

Registration and number collection will take place at Dymock Cricket Club from 7am to 9.00am. 10K Race starts at 9.10am from the Cricket Club and the Half starts at 09:30 also from the cricket club. 

The address is The Pound, Dymock, GL18 2AD 

Mile markers, frequent water stations (for Half), parking, toilets and changing available.  We will offer a bag drop facility, but runners will do so at their own risk as we cannot accept responsibility for lost items.


We are sorry to say that we cannot offer refunds, although we will allow transfer of entry with agreement.




Thank you for signing up for the Dymock 10k Race.  The race will start from Dymock Cricket club at 09:10 with registration from 07:00.

The event does have some off road elements and could be uneven of soft underfoot, so appropriate Running shoes and caution on these parts would be advised. 

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22 May 2020£18.00£20.00

*Discounted for members of clubs affiliated to any of EA WA SA

To sign-up for this event, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up

Dates and Status

Date: 24 May 2020

EventAvailable/TotalStatusClosing Date
Dymock 10K??/200Open22 May 2020
Dymock Half Marathon??/200Closed22 May 2019


John Townsend

Dymock Cricket Club The Pound Dymock Gloucestershire GL18 2AD