Bumble Bimble

01 Dec 2019

Organiser's Description

Welcome to the Bumble Bimble! A 5 or 10 mile run (or Santa Dash in winter!) through the beautiful, lush, green Worcestershire countryside with the next event, The Bumble Bimble Winter Edition 2019, taking place on Sunday 1st December 2019. 

The Winter Bimble includes the Santa Dash event. A maximum of 100 participants do a shorter run for adults and kids.

The Bimble is a supported social run, starting and ending at the Park Gate Inn, Kidderminster Road, Bromsgrove, get your medals, goodies, and relax at the after run party.  Families very welcome!

The Bumble Bimble is a community event, organised by volunteers and supported by local businesses.

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The Bumble Bimble Winter Edition 2019 supported charity is still being finalised.

The Routes

There are 3 options available, Santa Dash, 5 miles and 10 miles – all taking in the spectacular countryside

Click the links for a mapometer route

5 Miles

Starting at the Park Gate Inn, the route takes you across the beautiful Dodford countryside, into the valley before entering the spectacular scenery of Nutnells Woods. Looping around the route heads over some quiet Dodford lanes and back into the valley up into the fields, down Fockbury Mill Lane and back to the Park Gate pub for a well deserved drink!


10 Miles

Again starting at the Park Gate Inn, this route tracks the 5 mile course for around 4 miles but then turns left out of Nutnells Woods into more breathtaking scenery in the Chaddesley Woods nature reserve. The route is trickily undulating until turning back and heading towards Dordale. Next up is another beautiful wooded location, this time in Pepper Woods where a gentle incline will test tired legs before a fast sprint back down into Dordale will get you back to the Inn for the party


The Party

The run starts and ends at the fantastic Park Gate Inn serving real and independent local ales. http://www.parkgateinn.co.uk

Relax in post run glory with your running buddies looking over stunning views across the beautiful countryside where there will be music, a hog roast and vegetarian chilli provided by the Salt and Pepper Pig Company.

Frequently Asked Questions


When will registration close?

You can book on this site until all spaces are taken, or until the closing date shown.

Do I have to pay?

This run is not-for-profit and is financially supported by 2 fantastic local companies, Bumble Hole Foods and Champion Security Installations. Any event costs are donated by them. Your fee covers the cost of the medal, insurance and a donation to charity.

Can I get a refund or transfer my place to another runner after I’ve paid and entered?

Refunds are available when entering through EntryCentral until 1 week before the event. A waiting list is in operation. No refunds or deferrals will be issued after the closing date of the 24th November 2019.

There are strictly no refunds or deferrals on the Santa Dash.

Taking Part

How tough is the run?

This is a social run, so enjoy with friends at a comfy pace or feel free to push yourself on this challenging terrain. The 10 mile route goes through the trickier terrain of Chaddesley Woods so if you’d like an easier run, the 5 mile route should be nice and gentle. That said, it’s mostly trails with stiles, kissing gates, fields, mud, long grass no matter where you go. Trail shoes are recommended and expect to get a bit (or sometimes very) dirty. Bring some clean clothes to change into for the post run party!

Do I need trail shoes?

Trail shoes are recommended, and if we get a lot of rain in the build up to the run, then we’d say they’re essential.

Are there any age limits?

For the 10 mile route runners should be over 18 and be of sufficient physical fitness for the challenging course. If under 18’s are interested in this event they can enter the 5 mile route but under 12s must be accompanied by an adult within sight at all times

Will you send me a run number?

You wont get your number in the post, it will available for collection from the Park Gate the day before the event, or on the morning of the run. If you are going to be collecting your number on the day please arrive in plenty of time before your distance is due to start.

What time does the run start?

The 10 mile run will start at 10:30 am and the 5 mile run will start at 11:00 am. If you haven’t been able to collect your number from the pub then please arrive NO EARLIER than 8:30 am on the event day. Registration will be open at 8:30 am for the Santa Dash and 10:00 am for the Bumble Bimble.

Can I run with my dog?

Yes, but only one dog per runner please, and dogs need to be kept under control, on leads and away from the livestock on the course. There are plenty of stiles to test your dogs agility! Some of them have “dog doors”, many don’t, so if your dog isn’t particularly agile, or you’re unable to lift them over, the route may not be appropriate.

Can I volunteer?

If you’re unable to run then you can still take part! This event couldn’t take place without the support of volunteers, if you would like to help out please contact us via email or via our facebook page. There are several roles, marshals out on the course, at water stations, at base or run marshals running the route assisting runners.

The Results

All results are on the Bumble Bimble web site https://www.bumblebimble.run/results/ 


16 Nov 2019£16.00
24 Nov 2019£16.00
24 Nov 2019£8.00
For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Dates and Status

Date: 01 Dec 2019

EventAvailable/TotalStatusClosing Date
Bumble Bimble 10 mile??/175Waiting List16 Nov 2019
Bumble Bimble 5 mile??/175Open24 Nov 2019
Bumble Bimble Santa Dash??/50Open24 Nov 2019


Darren Mansell
Park Gate Inn, 178 Kidderminster Rd, Bromsgrove B61 9AJ