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Avon Valley Relay

Saturday, 27th June 2020

Permit : ARC 

Starting at 13:00

Fancy a fun team challenge running through the beautiful Wiltshire landscape? Or perhaps a solo mission conquering a 17 mile run? Come and run in The Avon Valley Relay!

The Avon Valley Relay is an 17 mile ‘pass the baton’ relay over four self-navigated stages along the roads and towpaths between Winsley and Trowbridge via Melksham through the beautiful Avon Valley. The event is also open to solo runners who wish to run all four stages of the relay. A map of the route can be found on the Avon Valley Runners website. The relay is supported by friendly and enthusiastic volunteers, has a brilliant "buzz" atmosphere and is a great day out for spectators and runners. 

So whether you want to enter for a bit of fun with your friends/fellow club members, to compete against other clubs or to run through the picturesque countryside come and join the 2020 Avon Valley Relay. We look forward to seeing you!

Leg #1 of 4-miles. Starting at Bradford on Avon Rugby Club in Winsley the relay starts  with a lap around the rugby pitches before heading out on a quiet country lane to the hamlet of Warleigh, where you descend down to the banks of the River Avon where you follow a footpath all the way to the towpath of the Kennet & Avon canal and on a short distance to the first handover point at Dundas Aqueduct.

Leg #2 of 4.25-miles. Starting on Dundas Aqueduct the course follows the towpath of the Kennet & Avon canal all the way through to Avoncliff and onto Barton Farm Country Park where the handover point is outside the Tithe Barn in Bradford on Avon.

Leg #3 of 5.75-miles. Starting outside the Tithe Barn in Bradford on Avon the course heads up Pound Lane and after a careful crossing of the Frome Road the course rejoins the towpath of the Kennet & Avon canal which is followed all the way through Staverton and onto Semington where the final handover point can be found outside the "Somerset Arms".

Leg #4 of 3-miles. Starting outside the "Somerset Arms" in Semington the course heads through the village before moving off-road following the Kennet & Avon canal on the opposite bank to the towpath affording the leading runners to see those two miles behind on the other side. At Whaddon bridge the course heads back onto the road for a gentle climb up towards Hilperton where a bridlepath leads the way to Trowbridge Rugby Club where the finish line awaits following a a lap around the Rugby pitches.


Prizes will be awarded to the following:

1st Open team
1st Male team
1st Ladies team
1st Mixed team (2 men & 2 ladies)
1st Junior team (U17)
1st Solo Runner


Results from the Avon Valley Relay can be found here

A map of the course can be found here.

For relay rules click here.

Online entry here