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This Festival is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.

Organiser's Description

We will be back for the fifth annual running for this uniqely challenging, friendly but fun......don't forget it's fun, event.  Some say they have in the past perhaps glimpsed a bit of mud and a slight mound or three in the ground on previous outings.........but we think that was just a trick of the light...............
You have the options of entering for 6hrs, 12 hrs, or 24 hrs.
So what is the challenge? That's easy (to explain.......not the challenge itself.......that's not  easy!!) You will be running in a part of the Wiltshire countryside encompassing the edge of Salisbury Plain. The route covers approximately 5.30 miles with an overall elevation of 850ft per circuit. You can choose to enter for a slightly extended circuit as a 10K option or complete as many circuits as you can in 6hrs, 12 hrs or 24 hrs. Sounds straight forward doesn't it. Oh, hang on......there is more. Each circuit will consist of 3 descents from the Plain back down to civilisation. "Not bad" we hear you say. kinda is really, because after 2 of these descent you have to turn around and go straight back up the hill that you have just ran down. Fun or decide. You will meet runners on the way down as you are coming back up the same hills. You will also rub shoulders with runners as they are outward bound and you are heading homewards. "Rubbing shoulders" is not a euphuism either .........some of the tracks are quite narrow.
For those that elect to take the 24 hrs option we will also be introducing the 'BTFS 24 hrs Holy Grail'........24 laps in 24 hrs. That is 127.2 miles and 20,400 ft elevation in 24 hrs!!! It's a tall order. A really tall order. A really really tall order. Can it be done? Will take a special kind of nutter we feel. So with that in mind anyone who completes the Holy Grail will have their entry fee refunded and automatically have free entry to the following years event. You can of course just enter the 24 hrs and NOT do 24 laps.....just like every other kind of regular, every day, nutter.... we aren't gonna ask you to pay again or anything cos of that ..... hmmm.... but then again
You will find a fully stocked aid station in Race HQ where you can feast yaself as much as you wish. Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy Free, and Gluten Free runners will also be fully catered won't just find a handfull of Twiglets as your only option!! A hot meal will be available for the 24 hrs runners from 10pm. On the following day a bean hotpot will also be provided for all the runners from 1pm onwards as well.
A unique and bespoke medal also awaits you.......and incase you find yourself victim to a scary gang of badger hoodies (or twist an ankle, etc) then our own in house medical team will also be present throughout the entire event.

Start times are as follows:

24 hrs - Fri 20 Jan 2023 - 2000 hrs (8pm)

12 hrs - Sat 21 Jan 2023 - 0800 hrs (7am)

6 hrs - Sat 21 Jan 2023 - 0800 hrs (7am)



The start point and finish point for each circuit is at the Leighton Sports Centre, Wellhead Ln, Westbury BA13 3PT .Parking will not be available at this location however parking is available in the public car park on Warminster Road, Westbury - a short 5/10 min walk from the start point. There will be a fully stocked aid station at that location, and a runners rest area where you may wish to restock your own supplies, change socks, have a sleep, etc, prior to commencing your next circuit. 

The astute amongst you will have  cottoned on to the fact that regardless of which event you are doing.......... there will be some running in the dark. Bring a headtorch.....and warm clothing.......and a change of clothing..........and waterproofs..........and as many pairs of shoes that you think you may want to use (you WILL need off road shoes). The course will be fully marked and Marshals will be out on the route  to point a finger in the vague  direction that you need to head in (you won't need a map, or a compass, or any map reading/self navigating skills in the slightest ).

So for a small outlay  you can  run up and down the same hills over and over again for many hours, gorge yourself at our mouth watering aid station, meet fellow like minded idiots,  and support a worthwhile cause.........buying memories!!

The following conditions are compulsory for all entrants.

You should not attend the event if:

1. You have a fever of -/> 38 degrees C

2. You have had any signs or symptoms of Covid 19 in the previous 14 days before the event. ie: a new continous cough, fever, change/loss of taste or smell

3. You have been in contact with anyone who is sick (symptomatic) in the previous 14 days before the event.

4. You have travelled within the previous 14 days before the event to any international location with ongoing widespread Covid 19 transmission

5. Any support, crew, or other you intend to bring to the event are also subject to these criteria


In the event that you have entered but can no longer make the day then transferring your place to someone else is permitted and is the preferred option.  To that end please contact us prior to arranging your own transfer. Any reimbursement of the entry fee then becomes a matter between yourself and the replacement runner. However if we have sold out the event and have a waiting list in operation then  transfers will not be permitted and priority will be given to those on the waiting list.  Any transfers/deferrals  will not be permitted less than 14 days before the event.

Find a link to the route here:


Event Cancellation

In the unlikely event  that the race has to be cancelled, delayed, or postponed, due to circumstances beyond our control - no refunds will be payable. 

Terms of Entry Disclaimer 

When you enter a Crooked Tracks Wiltshire Event you the participant agree to the following Disclaimer on entry:

 I declare that I will not compete in the race unless I am medically fit on the day of the race and that, in any event, I will compete at my own risk. I accept that the organisers / sponsors / partners / marshals will not be liable for any loss, damage, action, claim, costs or expenses, which may arise as a consequence of my participation of the  event. Entries are personal to the applicant. They cannot be sold or transferred without prior permission from the event organiser. I also hereby give my permission to Crooked Tracks Wiltshire to use my name, quotes and photographic likeness for marketing and promotional purposes. I also understand that the entry fee is non-refundable once entered.

 You agree not to hold the organisers, marshals, volunteers, sponsors or any associated company or organisation working within the framework
of the event responsible for any personal injury, sickness or accident suffered, nor the loss of any property on the
course, changing areas or event centre. You participate entirely at your own risk and agree not to take part if you are
unwell or injured. You understand that the entry fee is non-refundable. You understand that participation is highly
individual and as such entries and race numbers are non-transferable.

Participants must be 20 years or over on the race date to take part in the event. All runners must attend the race brief and have registered 15 minutes before the start. Participants grant permission for photographs or films to be taken during the event and Crooked Tracks Wiltshire reserve the right to use such photographs for publicity or promote future events. All data is stored securely and will not be supplied to any third party. On race day you must complete personal details including any health issues and medication on the reverse of the race number. The race number must be worn at all times and visible for the duration of the race. Runners must follow any instructions given by event officials/marshals. Any Participant who retires during the event must ring the race day number or inform a marshal that they have done so.  Crooked Tracks Wiltshire reserve the right to alter or amend race information or rules before the event and any changes will be published. Failure to follow event rules may result in disqualification.

  • Runners Must

  • 1. Not litter the route and must use bins provided

  • 2. Keep to the trail route and public paths so there is no impact to the environment

  • 3. Give way to members of the public (runners do not have right of way on the course)

  • Failure to follow these rules will result in instant disqualification from the event!


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

Beyond The Far Side - 24 hrs
01 Jan 2022 23:59£70.00
Beyond The Far Side - 12 Hour
01 Jan 2022 23:59£48.00
Beyond The Far Side - 6 Hour
01 Jan 2022 23:59£38.00

Dates and Status

Closing Date: 01 Jan 2022 23:59

Places Available/Total: ??/150

Status: Closed

Beyond The Far Side - 24 hrs20 Jan 2023
Beyond The Far Side - 12 Hour21 Jan 2023
Beyond The Far Side - 6 Hour21 Jan 2023


Neil Turnbull