Bridgnorth Lions
Walk and Marathon

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC THE BRIDGNORTH LIONS HAVE CANCELLED THE 2020 BRIDGNORTH WALK AND MARATHON. EVERY CLOUD HAS A SILVER LINING OF COURSE …………. YOU NOW HAVE OVER A YEAR TO TRAIN FOR IT!

Sponsored Charitable Walk And Marathon For All Ages –

Bank Holiday Monday 25th May 2020

 

Register now:

Marathon and Walking Events

FUNDRAISING

The Bridgnorth Walk is all about raising money for charity or other good causes.
Entering into the Bridgnorth Walk and Marathon is a great opportunity to raise sponsorship for the charity of your choice. Being sponsored is easy…

  • You will need to print out a sponsorship form to collect sponsor pledges. A link will be provided on your registration confirmation email. If you are having difficulty, please contact us at entries@bridgnorthwalk.org.uk.
  • You can also use an online fundraising website but please include these monies as a summary line on your sponsorship form. We can then include this in our calculations of the total money raised.
  • Please be aware some websites charge an admin fee. A comparison of the various online giving sites is available from Money Saving Expert.

Marathon

The Marathon will be a major challenge for both experienced runners and for those attempting this distance for the first time.

The event starts at 9:30am from Bridgnorth High St (half an hour earlier than walkers)

The route experiences many elevation changes challenging the fittest runners. Runners should not underestimate the seriousness of the challenge.

The fee for runners is £30 – £40, which not only provides a contribution to the cost of staging the event but also towards Lions’ charity funds. There is early bird entry fee of £30.00 up to January 15th 2020, then it is £35.00 if you register by 18th May and £40.00 on the day.

Senior Walk

An estimated 20,000 walkers of all ages, shapes and sizes have walked this event since the beginning. The minimum age to walk is 15…while many participants are well into their seventies or even eighties !

The full course (including the route up Brown Clee) is 21.5 miles (34.7 km). The event starts at 10.00 am in Bridgnorth High St.

Walkers aged over 50 have the option of not going to the Brown Clee summit, reducing the mileage to 19.8 miles (31.86 km).

The fee for both groups is £15 (Non-Refundable) which provides a contribution to not only the expenses of running the event but also towards Lions charity funds.

There is early bird entry fee of £15.00 up to January 15th 2020, then it is £17:50 if you register by 18th May and £20.00 on the day.

Junior Walk

This is a very popular event for children aged between 9 and 14 years (on the day of the event). The 7 mile (11.37 km) route starts at
11am at Ditton Priors Village Hall.

Entrance fee is £6. Parents, other family members and friends are welcome to cheer the children at the start and welcome them back at the finish at approximately 12.00.

Family Walk

New for 2020, a challenging five mile walk, a chance for the whole family to raise funds for the charity of their choice and the opportunity to experience the wonderful views of Shropshire from the Brown Clee Hill.

The route, starting at 11.15 and finishing at Ditton Priors follows that of the Junior walk without the more strenuous stretch to the top of Brown Clee.

With water stations at every mile there is every opportunity to stretch your legs and enjoy a real family day out.

Sponsored Walk Teams

Do the Senior Walk and/or the Junior Walk as part of a team. Be it a company, charity, pub or group of friends.

Teams should be of 2 or more walkers (this can be a combination of Senior and Junior entrants) raising money for your team nominated charity or organisation. Each team needs a team leader who is the single point of contact with the walk organisers and distributes walk numbers and the rules to their team.

To set up the team, the team leader should create the team using the REGISTER A TEAM button.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Water Station Sponsors

  • Arch Motors
  • Seal Fuels
  • Frank Childs
  • Perry & Phillips Auctioneers
  • Craven Dunnill
  • Express Fit Autocentres
  • HTL Windows & Doors
  • ATR Taxis
  • Pedro & Flans Serious Drinkers Club
  • Brian Wilkes & Sons Motors
  • C & R Vehicle Repairs.
  • Billinghams MOT Centre
  • Centreline Machine Guards
  • The Dinney Holiday Cottages
  • Wenlock Stoves
  • Rodgers & Manning Builders
  • Garage Door Restore West Midlands
  • Stitches of Bridgnorth
  • Pro-Tec Automotive
  • Parlors Hall Hotel
  • Photography by Eddie Brown and Kovatography

Choose Your Event

  • Marathon — An opportunity for competitive runners to test their abilities by competing in a Marathon. The 26.7 mile route will follow the same path as the walkers to the top of the Brown Clee but then take a very hilly, challenging route down and round the back of the hill, before rejoining the “traditional” walking route returning to Bridgnorth via Ditton Priors. This event will not be for the faint hearted…
    Runners will set off from the high street at 9.30 am, half an hour earlier than the walkers and the fastest are expected to return from the 26.7 mile route around 12.45pm.
  • Senior Walk — measures 21.5 miles
  • Senior Walk for over 50’s — the over 50s have the option of a route two miles shorter.
  • Junior Walk — There is also a separate 7 mile Junior Walk which is organised for children aged 9 to 14.
  • Family Walk — And this year there is a 5 mile Family Walk which is organised for adults and children aged 9 to 14.

Marathon Run

£30 - £40

18 Years
and older

The Date: Monday 25th May 2020

Start Time: 9:30am from Bridgnorth High St

Cost:
£30 - An “early bird” entry up to January 15th.
£35 - From January 16th to the closing date.
£40 - On the day. (cash only)

Closing Date: May 20th

Distance: Marathon length

Halfway Point: Summit of Brown Clee

The Course: The undulating course starts from Bridgnorth High Street (near the Town Hall) , heads out to Ditton Priors and up the Brown Clee (1770 feet). The route includes tarmac roads, gravel tracks and forest trails. There is an elevation gain of more than 1,000 metres.

Winning Times In 2019:
Female: 3 hrs 35 mins 58 secs.
Male: 3 hrs 13 mins 49 secs.

Marathon Start:
Runners need to be registered by no later than 9 am under the Bridgnorth Town Hall. At this time they will receive their official number.
Complete with an embedded “chip”.

Checkpoints: Every Mile From Miles 3 To 26

Toilets: at regular intervals along the route

Senior Walk

£15 - £20

minimum age
is 15

The Date: Monday 25th May 2020

Start Time: 10.00 am in Bridgnorth High St

Cost:
£15 - An “early bird” entry up to January 15th.
£17.50 - From January 16th to the closing date.
£20 - On the day. (Cash only)

Closing Date: May 20th

Distance: 20 Miles

Halfway Point: Summit of Brown Clee

How Long: The walk is 22 miles
– walkers over the age of 50 can opt not to do the two mile climb up and down the Brown Clee.

Typical Time: 3.5 hrs to 5.5 hrs

Walk Number: sent via email or text a few days before the event.

Walk Start: walkers need to register no later than 9.30 am underneath the Bridgnorth Town Hall.
At this time they will receive their official number, complete with an embedded “chip”.

Checkpoints: Every Mile From Miles 3 To 21

Dogs Discouraged: We advise dog owners NOT to take dogs as it can be stressful for them, and not everyone loves dogs! If you choose to bring dogs they must always be on a lead.

Toilets: The Down (Checkpoint 3)
The Pheasant at Neenton (Checkpoint 7)
Ditton Priors Village Hall (Checkpoint 14)
plus mobile toilets at checkpoints 9 and 18.

Over 50's Walk

£15 - £20

SAME AS THE SENIOR WALK EXCEPT:

How Long: Same route as the Senior walk but without the two mile climb up and down the Brown Clee.

Halfway Point: Checkpoint 10 (Forest Trail)

Family Walk

£16

2 adults plus up to 3 children under 14

The Date: Monday 25th May 2020

Start Time: 11:15am
at Ditton Priors village Hall

Cost: £16 (2 adults plus up to 3 children under 14)

Closing Date: May 20th
Entry on the day is permitted but walkers must arrive early to complete the necessary forms.

Distance: 5 miles

Checkpoints: Every Mile

Toilets: at regular intervals along the route

Not A Race: it’s a fun event…no prizes are given but everyone receives a medal for taking part.

Junior Walk

£6

aged between 8 and 14
(on the day)

The Date: Monday 25th May 2020

Start Time: 11:00am Ditton Priors Village Hall

Cost: £6

How Long: 7 miles
Around Ditton Priors and Brown CLee

Closing date: May 20th
Entry on the day is permitted but walkers must arrive early to complete the necessary forms.

Halfway Point: Summit of Brown Clee

Walk Start: Entry on the day is permitted but walkers must arrive early to complete the necessary forms.

Not A Race: it’s a fun event…no prizes are given but everyone receives a medal for taking part.

Waiver Form: All walkers must have a responsible adult sign a waiver agreement on or before the event to acknowledge the risks involved . This form will be available on the day or can be completed in advance to bring on the day. Download the form here…