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Linda Franks Race

23 Jan 2022

Linda Franks Race has now closed and you will not be able to sign-up for it. Please check the Organiser's Description 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.

Organiser's Description

The 28th Linda Franks Race 

* Second wave for entries open 6pm, Wednesday 17th November *

Reddings Community Centre, Cheltenham

Sunday 23rd Jan 2022, 9.00am race start.

Provisional Licence 2022-42201

Please note: due to the current Covid situation, and based on guidance, we will be applying necessary precautions for the race - this will include limiting the field to 200.

The 28th Linda Franks Race will revert to its traditional January date. This is a popular local race and typically forms part of the Gloucestershire AAA road race series competition. Originally a 2.2 / 4.4 mile fun run from 1994, this has evolved into a measured 5 mile race but remains true to its ethos of being inclusive to runners of all abilities and raising proceeds for local charities.

The race is chip-timed (thanks to LuSH timing) and is a certified 5-mile distance, with mile markers along the two-loop circuit which is on mainly residential streets. It is largely flat and a potential PB course and is suitable for wheelchair athletes. Medals are given to all finishers.

Prizes are awarded to (male and female) top three open athletes, first age category finshers, first team and first wheelchair athlete. Please note any runner winning an open prize will not be eligible for an age category prize (i.e. they will not win 2 individual prizes).

Entries will open, in three waves, on:

  • Sun 14th Nov, 6pm
  • Wed 17th Nov, 6pm
  • Sat 20th Nov, 7am

Entry fee is £13 (£11 for UKA-affiliated athletes), until the closing date of Wednesday 19th January. If the race is full before then a waiting list will be opened.

Any subsequent withdrawals will be offered to the waiting list, in order, and refunds will be made if the withdrawn place is successfully transferred (this will be minus the 50p admin charge we pay to Entry Central). Once the closing date has passed there will be no more transfers / refunds  and there will be no entries on the day.

Race HQ is at the Reddings Community Centre (North Road West GL51 6RF), with parking expected to be at Ultra Precision (Hatherley Lane, near Asda) - an approximate 10-minute walk.

Registration is from 7.45 to 8.45am at Race HQ, after which a race briefing will be given and we will make our way to the start, about a 5-minute walk away. Race start is 9.00am (8.55am for wheelchair athletes).

Please be aware that any (non-UKA-approved) personal listening devices are not allowed - you must be able to hear traffic and marshal instructions.

Toilets and refreshments will be available at Race HQ. There are no changing or baggage facilities and we recommend that you arrive 'race'ready.' 


17 Jan 2022 23:59£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

Dates and Status

Date: 23/01/2022

Status: Closed

Total Places: 140

Places Available: ??



Philip Jeyes

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