Offa’s Dyke 15
The 15-mile Offa’s Dyke race starts at 11am in Hay-on-Wye. Registration will be outside The Granary Cafe in Hay-On-Wye, directly opposite the Clock Tower, you can get a coffee while you wait for your number!
If you’re driving to the start please aim to be there fairly early to pick up your number and chip before the coach load arrives from Kington.If we haven’t reached the race limit there will be entries on the day at a higher cost than online entry.
There are two cut off points on the 15 mile route.This is because the course cannot stay open indefinitely (some of the course goes via farmers fields and gates who open them specially for the race). We also want to state and encourage that this race is a running event and not a walking event (although you may be walking up some of the steeper hills!). If you haven’t ever completed a race of this nature before we would either encourage you to make sure you put in the required amount of training, or if you’re not sure, why don’t you come and marshal one year and see if it’s something you think you can tackle.
You need to reach the 7 mile point by 12.30pm and the 10 mile point by approximately 1.00 pm. All runners should be home by 2.15pm.
New for 2023 will be an option to share the race with a friend or club mate. We will be allowing you to do the race as a relay with hand over points at Newchurch (7 miles) and Gladestry (10 miles).
The History of Offa’s Dyke 15
The race began in 1977, and 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, we tracked down the original race director – David Joyce and with his help we re-launched it, and our aim is to grow this race back to the numbers who took part in the glory days.
Fees & Tickets
See Website for full entry details