The Dursley Dozen 2024 - Sunday 18th 10:30 - Sunday 18th February 2024 14:00

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About The Dursley Dozen 2024

The 34th Dursley Dozen will take place on Sunday February 18th February 2024. (ARC Permit: ARC/24/0019)

We are excited to announce that the 2024 event follows the same exciting route as 2023, twelve miles of demanding multi-terrain over hillsides, woodland, open country, mud, roads, more mud, and solid rock.

The 2024 Dursley Dozen will start on May Lane near The Old Spot, Dursley GL11 4JQ at 10-30am. The route will follow Hill Road ascending steeply for almost two hundred meters before entering woodland and climbing onto Stinchcombe Golf Course. The race route then re-enters the woods and climbs and descends several times over the next 2 miles.

The 2024 event is fortunate to once again have been allowed to use land at 'Leaf and Ground' cafe & shop for part of the race route.  From here spectators can watch as competitors descend to the Leaf and Ground pond before climbing back up into the woods and onto the Golf Course. Undulating trails then lead to the infamous precipice where ropes are provided before emerging at Drakestone Point. Another mile of level but exposed paths around the edge of golf course will bring runners back into the woods.

A mile and a half of muddy woodland paths will take runners to a brief section of road and into more woodland before a steep descent down Axe Lane to the New Inn at Waterley Bottom. A steep ascent follows back to the hilltop and a circuit of Breakheart Quarry. A section of quiet country road takes competitors back into the woods before the last descent into the town. The final sprint is down the pedestrianised Parsonage Street to the finish line in front of the Dursley Market Hall building where all finishers will receive their hard-earned technical T-shirt.

The 2024 Dursley Dozen has spared no hills and has almost 2000 feet of climb and descent. It remains just as demanding as previous years with many challenging and technical sections. The route is predominantly on woodland trails which are alternately muddy, stony and with numerous roots and other obstacles but there are some short sections of road. 

You will find drinks stations at approximately 3, 6 and 9 miles.

A cut off point will be at the crossing of The Broadway as competitors leave the Golf Course at approximately 6 miles. The cut off will be at 1 hour 40 minutes and any competitor who reaches the cut off after this time will be asked to retire from the event for both their own and our marshals safety.

Parts of the race route take place across private land and MUST NOT be reconnoitred before race day. The full race route CANNOT be run at any time except on race day when permission has been given by landowners to use their property. Failure to adhere to this will put the future of the race in jeopardy.

Over the years the event has seen some extremely poor weather conditions, therefore every competitor should wear off road/multi terrain footwear for this event. (Road shoes and racing spikes are NOT suitable). Race instructions will be sent out prior to race day advising on weather and suggested body cover; however all competitors should risk assess the race on their own capabilities and wear appropriate clothing that will keep them warm enough to complete the event.

Race entries will only be refundable up to 24th January 2024. Entries will be transferable until 5th February 2024.  After this date entries cannot be transferred as competitor numbers will have been processed.  The cut off for race entry will be 5th February 2024. 

The event is NOT suitable for wheelchair competitors

There will be no entries on the day.

If you choose race insurance from the Race Nation website, please be aware that you may need to provide a doctor’s certificate for the insurance to be paid and that they may charge for this service.

Awards: 1st / 2nd / 3rd Male (any age), 1st / 2nd / 3rd Female (any age).  1st Senior Male (17-34), 1st Senior Female (17-34).  1st Male 35-39, 1st Female 35-39.  1st Male 40-44, 1st Female 40-44. 1st Male 45-49, 1st Female 45-49. 1st Male 50-54, 1st Female 50-54. 1st Male 55-59, 1st Female 55-59. 1st Male 60-64, 1st Female 60-64, 1st Male 65-69, 1st Female 65-69. 1st Male 70-74, 1st Female 70-74. 1st Male 75-79, 1st Female 75-79, 1st Male 80+, 1st Female 80+. 

A club prize will also be awarded to the first four male members of the same club and first three females of the same club.  

Facilities: Showers, changing facilities, toilets, and refreshments at Race Headquarters.

For more information go to; 

Dursley Dozen - dursley running club

DD Map2024*red area on map is private land and can only be accessed on race day

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