AVR Open Races

AVR Open Races

Avon Valley organise or co-organise many events throughout the year:

Road 5k 

Westbury 5k

Second Tuesday from May to July.

Dates, subject to the government restrictions:

  1. 10th May 2022
  2. 14th June 2022
  3. 12th July 2022

We look forward to seeing you in May 2022

The entry process can be accessed here:   Westbury 5k May 2022

This is a no-frills, proven fast, flat 5k road race.  Current records - 14:30 Harry Allen, 16:02 Verity Ockenden.

This year we have introduced gun to tape chip timing in order to accommodate the uncertainty regarding the undoing of the COVID lockdown. This will ensure that we can proceed with both races even if the lockdown is not lifted as stated  on June 21st.

The new entry fees of £10 EA affiliated and £12 non-affiliated reflect this but the races are still the cheapest quality 5ks in the region.


Imber Ultra

6th March 2022

A trail run of about 33 miles

For more info please click here

trail race


First Thursday in April 2022

A race of 5km at £5

Watch the film.

Full details and entry

A film of part of the route which was shot for the White Horse Relay. This film extends past the finish of this event into and across Steeple Ashton


Avon Valley Relay

9th July 2022

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.

Cross Country

Over the Hills

Sunday, 6th November 2022

Entries are now open

A fantastic run in the beautiful and scenic Avon Valley countryside.

Starting and finishing at the historic Tithe Barn in Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire.

The run is predominantly off-road, combining canal towpaths and river meadows with hilly woodland and a fording of the River Frome.  Have fun while also raising money for Alzheimer’s Support and Trowbridge Lions charities. 

An excellent Sunday Morning Race.

Friendly and fun, an ideal introduction to off-road running. The run is predominantly off-road, combining canal towpaths and river meadows with hilly woodland and a fording of the River Frome.  Have fun while also raising money for Alzheimer’s Support and Trowbridge Lions charities. 

Half Marathon

AVR Wiltshire Half Marathon 

Sunday, 27th November 2022

Come and celebrate the 10th year of the the AVR Wiltshire Half Marathon.  Starting at Eddington Station Yard the route goes through beautiful countryside for 13.1 miles.  The certified course is a great half marathon.  Entries this year are £30 for non affiliated and £28 for affiliated.  Goodie bags will include a medal, beer and a memento!  Sign up for the event here

The AVR Wiltshire Half Marathon has it's own website, where you can access more information about the race and details on how to enter.  Please follow the link  here