In these unusual times we face the 2021 Offa’s Dyke 15 has been rerouted to England only due to restrictions in Wales.
Entries will be limited but following in the usual style everyone who attends will get their beautiful race medal, and there will be prizes for teams, the first three males and females, and age group prizes too.
It is a 9.1 mile route, now starting and finishing at Lady Hawkins School, Kington, Hereford HR5 3AR. This is the normal venue for the finish.
Runners will be started in groups, fastest first. Start times will be sent out by email and posted on this web site.
Race numbers and timing chips will be sent in the post.
Refreshments will be available before and after the race.
Due to covid restrictions there will be no secure baggage drop, so any items you leave at the start / finish should not be valuable. For similar reasons there will be no changing or showers.
The History of Offa’s Dyke 15
The race began in 1977, became hugely popular for its beauty and the challenge, and it ran until 2002 when foot and mouth put a stop to it. In 2015, after tracking down the orginal race director – Kingtonian David Joyce the race re-launched, and runners have enjoyed 5 years of the race leading up to a cancellation for a different epidemic in 2020.
For the 2021 race the second generation of Joyce’s are helping out with Allison & Helen, David’s daughters coming on board, David consulting from the sidelines!