Shrewton Bustard 10k 2020 and Kid's Fun Run

17 May 2020

Organiser's Description

The Shrewton Bustard 10k

and Kid's Fun Run

Race Information

Race #4 of the Wiltshire Road Race League 2020

Date: Sunday 17th May 2020

Start Time: 10:00am (9:00am fun run)

Location: Shrewton Recreation Ground, Mill Lane, Shrewton SP3 4HQ

Under ARC rules Race Permit no. ARC 19/044

Certificate of Course Accuracy from Course Number 18/484


The Shrewton Bustard 10k returns in 2020 after its well-received debut in 2019. Organized by the small but mighty Shrewton Running Club, it provides an opportunity to sample the delights of running along the edge of Salisbury Plain.

If you're interested in this race, why not have a look at what other runners thought of last year's race.

We have added a kid's fun run this year. Further details of this will be published in the near future.

The race starts from the recreation ground field in the small but busy village of Shrewton, close to Stonehenge. The runners head east along London Road towards Larkhill before turning left and heading out towards Salisbury Plain.

Reaching the site of the former Bustard Inn, the route turns left for a 3.5km stretch along tarmac roads which afford stunning, expansive vistas over the plain.

A short 150m incline tests the legs, the effort being rewarded with a 2.5km gently downhill stretch through quiet country lanes to the finish back at the recreation ground.

The race is open to runners of all abilities and also forms Race #4 in the Wiltshire Road Race League.

Shrewton Running Club can offer local runners support in preparing for this race. Please come along to one of our training runs or contact us.

Kid's Fun Run

Entry fee £5 cash on the day. Registration 8-8:45am.

1 lap of the rec. (approx. 400m).

Adults are encouraged to run with their child.

Please ensure all info is filled out on your child's race number bib, especially a contact number we can use on the day for emergencies/lost children.

Please leave all valuable items with a grown up, Shrewton Running Club will not be held responsible for any loss or damages of devices.

Lost children - if at anytime you child gets lost they should make their way to the igloo, the main hall or a marshal.

Older children at the front for the start- please look out for younger/smaller children and remember it is a fun run.

All finishers will receive some goodies and a medal at the finish.

if feeling unwell or you need to stop please make you way to the closest marshal.

Please note at the start of the main event (Shrewton Bustard 10k) there will be a loud bang to start the race please ensure you child is with you in time if they are likely to be scared by this at 10am.

Safeguarding- in entering your child for the Shrewton Bustard Fun Run you are agreeing for images to be shared on our social media platforms.

Bespoke Design Finishers' Medals

All finishers will receive a totally custom designed medal. These have been specially designed for this event and as such totally unique.

Course Map

Link to course map

Race Number & Timing Chip Collection

You will be able to arrive on the day and pick up your race number and timing chip on the day of the race. Collection will be open between 08:30 and 09:30 on the day. Registration must be completed 30 minutes prior to the start time. If you are late, you will not be able to race.


Please follow signage and marshals who will direct you to the parking area(s). Please car share where ever possible.

Shrewton is a small village with narrow roads and lanes and we want to be friendly to the residents. Please only park in the designated car parks and not on the streets of the village.

Shrewton Running Club will not be held liable for any parking infringements.

Plastic Waste Reduction

We at Shrewton Running Club are committed to reducing our use of plastic at this event, so we will be using recyclable cups made from recycled paper from Frugalpac and kindly sponsored by Elston Veterinary Clinic at our water stations and refreshment area. Frugal Cups are the only paper cup that can be recycled as part of the mainstream waste product.


Photographs will be available on Flickr for download soon after the event. Further details and link to follow.


Trophies in The Shrewton Bustard 10k will be awarded to the following:

  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd Female
  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd Male
  • 1st Female & Male V40
  • 1st Female & Male V50
  • 1st Female & Male V60
  • 1st Female team of 4 runners
  • 1st Male team of 4 runners

Post Event

Presentations will take place at approximately 11:15am, any categories which are not won by this time will be presented shortly after. 

Results will be available shortly after the event and uploaded to our timing provider's website and Shrewton Running Club website.


Early bird entries are held at last year's price of £17 unaffiliated until 31st January when the price will increase to £19 unaffiliated. £2 discount for members of England Athletics affiliated clubs.

Cut-off time 1h30.

Training for this event

You should ensure that you train your body for endurance road running events and build up your stamina. This will enhance your overall fitness. A combination of strengthened joints and also fitness will aid in your successful completion of this event and assist with your recovery after the event. As you will be running for a long period of time, you should ensure that you train for the event by undertaking some longer running sessions. We also recommend that you trial your race nutrition prior to race day.

Code of Conduct

Please be polite to all marshals on course, all pedestrians and other road users. Should you withdraw from the event for any reason, please alert one of the event staff and return your racing bib to them. Follow the highway code at all times.

Thanks to our sponsors

All The Kit

Elston Veterinary Clinic


31 Jan 2020£15.00£17.00
10 Mar 2020£17.00£19.00

*Discounted for members of England Athletics

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

Dates and Status

Date: 17/05/2020

Status: Open

Total Places: 300


Andy Allway

01980 621380


Event Route