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Dymock Half Marathon and 5 Mile Race

28 May 2023

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 32nd staging of the Dymock Half Marathon and the return of the Dymock 5 mile race.


Both courses run through beautiful rural countryside close to the Gloucestershire and Herefordshire borders. The Half is a road race, through quiet lanes. It would best be described as hilly/undulating, and the ascents are matched with speedy descents.

Starting together, runners of the 5 mile route travel through the same first 2 miles as the Half, but loop round back to Dymock for a high tempo finish. Both courses are suitable for runners of all abilities.

Both routes are fully marked out and marshalled with several water stations.

·Race Date: Sunday 28th May 2023

·Starting Time: 9am

·Entries: Half Marathon entry fee: £27.00 – Affiliated / £29.00 – Unattached. 

 5 miles entry fee £15.00 – Affiliated / £17.00 – Unattached.

·Venue: Dymock Cricket Club (Race HQ)  The Pound, Dymock, GL18 2AD

·Facilities/ Parking: 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

·Distance/ Terrain:  Half Marathon - Road / 5 miles - Road

·Course Details: See longer descriptions below.  Full UK Athletics race licence

·Prizes/ Medals: Age category prizes for all winners & medal for all participants.

·Website: New Facebook page search racedymock

·Post Race: To be confirmed, depending on current coronavirus restrictions.


Route information

Both events start off from Dymock Cricket Club on May 28th at 09:00am.

From the field in front of the pavilion, all runners head toward the centre of Dymock.  Runners swing South out of the village through small country lanes, until reaching the M50 bridge at Four Oaks, where the Half heads left and the 5m 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. A climb to Candle Cottage on the edge of Kempley at the 10 mile mark, leads to an eastward turn for the final few miles back to Dymock and over the old railway bridge, be fore a descent back to the cricket club.

For the 5m, following the right turn just before the Motorway bridge, runners follow the undulating road through Dymock woods. The route continues on the lane towards Normansland and a pair of fast straights to Dymock. Then the final part takes runners over the old railway bridge, past the Beauchamps Arms and a return to the cricket club to receive your well-earned medal!

Come and join us.

While Covid restrictions may change this, we will update nearer the time, registration, number and micro chip collection will take place at Dymock Cricket Club from 07.30am to 08:40am.  Half Marathon race and 5m race start together at 09:00am from the Cricket Club.

All runners will receive an individual micro chip and number at registration which will be required to be attached to the shoe prior to the start. The chip will record times which will be available for all runners at the finish.

Mile markers, frequent water stations (for Half), parking, toilets and changing available (subject to covid restrictions). We will not be offering a bag drop facility, as we cannot accept responsibility for lost items.


Dymock Half Marathon

The Half Marathon race starts at 09:00, registration from 07:30

Please arrive by 08:30 to ensure parking, car share where possible


Dymock 5 Mile Race

The 5 mile road race will start from Dymock Cricket club at 09:00 with registration from 07:30.

Please arrive before 08:00 to ensure parking, car share if possible 



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

Dymock Half Marathon
First 50 places£25.00£27.00
25 May 2023 23:59£27.00£29.00

*Discounted for members of any of EA WA SA

Dymock 5 Mile Race
First 50 places£13.00£15.00
25 May 2023 23:59£15.00£17.00

*Discounted for members of any of EA WA SA

Dates and Status

Date: 28 May 2023

Closing Date: 25 May 2023 23:59

Status: Closed

Dymock Half Marathon??/150
Dymock 5 Mile Race??/200


James Rose

Dymock Cricket Club The Pound Dymock Gloucestershire GL18 2AD