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The Tolkien Trail Race 2024

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Saturday 20th July 2024

Entries Open
Sunday 7th January 2024 at 18:00
Entries Close
Wednesday 17th July 2024
Substitutions are allowed for this Event.
Entry Fees
Entry Fee   £25.00   
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Take on the Tolkien Trail and race the trails that inspired the greatest fantasy story of all time....
Follow in J.R.R Tolkien's footsteps and race across through the enchanting woods and epic scenery that inspired the stories of "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit"
Distance: 11.1km
Elevation: 528ft
Starting on the Avenue of the stunning Stonyhurst College, where Tolkien himself spent time and wrote parts of the Lord of the Rings (and even taught a few lectures). You'll meet a farm track which will bring you to an enchanting woodland. Here you'll descend forest steps and cross an old stone bridge, leading you to the River Hodder. 

After a brief road crossing you'll pass the Cromwell Bridge (built in 1562) leading you to the trail along the River Ribble where you'll see a quite breathtaking aquaduct (built in 1880). 

Back through woodland, you'll run through the old finish field in the field (Mount Doom..) behind the Shireburn Arms, before racing back through the village and down the avenue returning to Stonyhurst College, having enjoyed the best of what inspired the creation of 'Hobbiton' in the tales. 

Included in entry:

  • Race mementos and goodies:
  • Tolkien Trail Race Medal 2024 Medal
  • Tolkien Trail Race 2024 Race Swag
  • Professional Race Photography
  • Fully Flagged & Marshalled Course
  • Event Village - Graft Pizza and Pendle Grill providing coffees, pizza, sandwiches and more
  • Free On-Site Parking
  • Chip Timing by Timing Up North

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Event Location
Stonyhurst College, Hurst Green, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 9PZ