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Smeathe's Ridge Run 5 & 10.5 km

04 Jun 2017

SIA Smeathe's Ridge Run

5  &  10.5km

In aid of The Spinal Injuries Association

Sunday 4th June 2017

Start Time


The run will start at 10 am from Sheppards Farm field alongside Draycott Close and opposite the old dairy.

Registration will be open from 9:00-9:45 am and this is where you will receive your bib number, then it's a short walk to the start point along Gypsy Lane. Please put your number on the front of your t-shirt with the safety pins provided.

Make sure you bring your signed SIA registration form with you, which can be found on the werun4 website, just print it out fill it in and bring it with you to registration on the day.

If you do not hand in a completed and signed SIA registration form you will not be covered by our insurance and therefore will not be able to run.

(Some spare forms will be available on the day for those who forget or mislay theirs).


Entrance fees are;

    -     5km       £10 

    -     10.5km  £15


The Route

The route is an off-road trail, which is firm under foot.

The 5k route goes along Gypsy Lane, an old sheep drovers lane, to a large copse, the route goes on for 200 metres before the 5k Turn Around Point will be seen, then turn on your heels and head back the way you came. 

     5k MAP:


The 10.5k route starts off the same as the 5k, but takes on a circular route at the 5k Turn Around Point and carries on up the lane to the road leading to Barbury Castle. At the end of the lane through the gate, there is a left turn and a short run on tarmac up to the gateway to Smeathe's Ridge where you will see stunning views over the gallops and the Marlborough Downs.

Runners will then head along Smeathe's Ridge for 3k and down to a left turn leading them back to Gypsy Lane and down to the Finish.

     10.5k MAP: 


In the event of inclement weather, the event will not be cancelled (Only if there is thunder, lightning and a hurricane actually taking place at 10 am may we be forced to cancel it, only maybe mind!), and please make sure your footwear is suitable.


Car Parking

We have parking on-site at Sheppards Farm field along Draycott Close, Draycott Foliat you can't miss us. this is where registration will be and is just a short walk from the Start / Finish line along Gypsy Lane, SN8 1SY (This will get you close)

Map: Car Parking Map



Water stations

There will be a water station just past Barbury Castle at the gate onto Smeathe's Ridge.


Final thought

The run takes in the beautiful and stunning views over the Marlborough Downs, but we shouldn't forget the event is all about raising funds for The Spinal Injuries Association (Charity Registration No. 1054097). SIA gives great support to over 40,000 people and their families each year who are dealing with life changing spinal injuries, including my father-in-law and our family since he was paralysed in a road traffic accident in 2011. This run is about raising funds, but it is important to us too that there is lots of big smiles, lots of fun, and hopefully lots of wonderful memories to take home.


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Simon Lovett


Dates and Status
EventDateAvailable/TotalStatusClosing Date
Smeathe's Ridge Run 10.5k04 Jun 2017??/200Closed02 Jun 2017
Smeathe's Ridge Run 5k04 Jun 2017??/200Closed02 Jun 2017

These events share a common pool of 200 places

02 Jun 2017£15.00
02 Jun 2017£10.00

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

Event Address
Sheppards Farm Field Draycott Close Draycott Foliat Swindon Wiltshire SN8 1SY