Linda Franks 5 Mile has now closed and you will not be able to sign-up for it. Please check the Info for any organiser updates.
This event is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.

Linda Franks 5 Mile

21 Jan 18


The Linda Franks 5 Mile Road Race 2018


 Please open the following link for full details of the route:



The 5 mile course consists of 2 laps of the course and the extremely popular race forms part of the Gloucestershire AAA Road Race Series.  The race starts this years events for Almost Athletes, under the watchful eey of the Race Director, Philip Jeyes, supported by the existing race administration team.


  • Entry fee: Affiliated club members £11.00, unattached £13.00.  Entry on the Day (if space available) £13.00
  • All abilities and ages welcome (minimum age on race day 15)
  • Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd men and ladies (any age)
  • MV40, MV50, MV60, MV70
  • FV35, FV45, FV55, FV65
  • Mens and Ladies team prizes (first three runners to count, wearing Club Colours)


Please note any runner winning a 1st, 2nd or 3rd prize will not be eligible for an age category prize, they will not win 2 prizes.


There are limited changing facilities at Race HQ and no secure kit storage area.  However, you are welcome to leave your personal belongings in the community centre at your own risk. 



Race Distance  5 Miles


Race Start  9.00 am


Race Entry Online entry price: £11.00 Attached, £13.00  Unattached.  Please note you must enter your UKA URN number if you are entering as an affiliated athlete.


PLEASE NOTE - If online entries are filled (to 300 runners) entries on the day will not be available.  If spaces still available, the fee payable will be £13.00.


As entries go live (October 2017) we are hoping to be able to secure the same parking arrangements as last year, ie at the Park & Ride car park on Arle Lane, Cheltenham, by kind permission of Gloucestershire County Council. ***THIS WILL BE CONFIRMED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND THESE DETAILS UPDATED *** The (closest) postcode for Sat Navs is GL51 6SY which will direct you to the roundabout where B&Q is situated, the Park & Ride car park being clearly signed from the roundabout.  This car park facility is located approximately 1/4 mile away from Race HQ and we have permission to use the car park without charge until 11.45am (an incentive to run quickly to avoid a ticket!!).  DO NOT PARK IN B&Q CAR PARK AS WE HAVE USED IN PREVIOUS YEARS, THIS FACILITY IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE TO US. Please do not park at Race HQ as these facilities are limited and reserved for race officials and volunteers. 


Registration & Briefing Instructions Registration Time:  7.45 am - 8.45 am. Briefing Time: ten minutes prior to race start. Race numbers to be collected from the registration desk on race day.You will not receive anything by post.


Competitors must attend the race briefing on the day. Information on the course and rules relative to competitor safety will be outlined at the briefing (the full route being available via the Almost Athletes website prior to the race and in Race HQ on the day).  Runners will be walked to the start by marshals ahead of the Race Briefing at 8.50.  The race will start at 9.00am. 


Race Information Please attach your bib number to your front while racing so that it can be clearly seen.  If the weather is 'seasonal' and you choose to wear a jacket, please ensure that your number remains visible (this is to ensure we can accurately record the times - if we cant see your bib number, we cant record any time for you!).  Competitor details (name, address, emergency contact and all relevant medical information must be written on the reverse of the race number prior to taking part).  Race belts may also be used. Competitors may not race with somebody else’s number. 

No refunds will be offered on entries.  Transfers will be allowed up until the closing date for online entries, 5th January 2018.  Any changes should be notified to Wendy Haskins, Race Administrator on  and will only be recorded as agreed and updated if a confirmation email has been issued by her.  Anyone found to be running under someone else's number without the appropriate transfer having been dealt with, that runner will be disqualified. 


PLEASE NOTE - IPODs and other listening devices are prohibited as this will prevent you from hearing traffic, runners overtaking or marshals' instructions. Runners wearing any such device will be disqualified.

Additional details or any changes about the race will be notified via Facebook or email as appropriate.



Wendy Haskins


Dates and Status

Date: 21/01/2018

Status: Closed

Total Places: 300

Places Available: ??

05 Jan 2018£11.00£13.00

*Discounted for members of any of EA WA SA

For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Event Address
Reddings Community Centre, North Road West, Cheltenham, GL51 6RF