8 Maids a Milking

16th December 2023

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The 8 Maids a Milking Run:

Please note that for 2022 the event is only available virtually. From 2023 the event will be held at Pengethley Manor.

This is day eight of our 12 Days of Christmas races, each having their own unique medal.

Medals are available in antique gold or silver, and everybody is guaranteed a medal.

Traditionally day one starts on the 25th December, but ho ho ho, we just couldn’t wait! So we ‘run’ from December 9th through to December 20th.

Group Bookings:

If you have a group of fifteen or more runners (club bookings or friends) wanting to take part in The 12 Days of Christmas runs, we can provide a discounted entry fee.

Limited Spaces:

Entry numbers are limited – so book early to avoid disappointment.

Can’t make the race date?

Simply book the virtual option instead. Simply email us your run proof and we will post out your medal.

Event Information

The 8 Maids a Milking Run:

Please note that for 2022 the event is only available virtually. From 2023 the event will be held at Pengethley Manor.

Part of our festive offering of races throughout the Christmas period (9th - 2oth December). This is day 8 of our 'Twelve Days of Christmas' spectacular, covering 12 consecutive days of racing.

Each of the 12 days has it's own unique medal, so if you complete all 12 you will have the full set - ideal as christmas tree decorations!

If you want to complete all 12 days (which is 14 medals inc Frosty Snowrun & Santa's Little Helpers', then see our webpage race for 12 Days of Christmas 12in12 for discounted rates.

We only have 10 of the 12 Days of Christmas on offer as races. This is because on the 2nd day we have our 'Frosty Snowrun' race and on the 9th day we have our 'Santa's Little Helpers' race. But the good news is, that if you complete all 12 days, you will get complementary medals for both the 2nd Day of Christmas and the 9th Day of Christmas.

If you choose to do all 12 days we guarantee that you will get the full set of medals from Days 1-12.

For single day competitors, please book early as medal types can sell out, as you could for example book the First Day of Christmas, and receive one of the other day medals . So if you have a preference please book early.

You chose your distance - either a full Marathon, a Half Marathon, a 10k, or a 5k.

Race day is Saturday 16th December:

On the day please arrive between 9:00 and 9:30 to register yourself and to collect your race Bib. Race Registration will close at 9:45 and the races will start promptly at 10:00

We have many Christmas races on offer throughout the month of December, so please check out our Race Calendar for all that is on offer.


Race Location:

Pengethley Manor, Peterstow, Ross-on-Wye, HR9 6LL

What to expect on the day:

  • Free parking
  • Free tea & coffee
  • Sandwiches & Soup
  • Toilets

Or, if you can't make the race day - book it Virtually:

How Virtual runs work:

  • You can do your run on any day in the month of December.
  • Choose the distance yourself, but you must do a minimum of 5k.
  • Once you have entered, you will receive a personalised Virtual Bib as a keepsake -  so if you are buying for someone else, please send us their name at the time of booking.

To book virtually, use the same booking system as the race, but on the entry form it will ask if your a doing the race or the virtual option. Just write 'virtual'. Entry fees are the same to cover admin of your virtual bib and the additional p&p costs.

Other things you might need to know:

Please note, this event is open to walkers and runners of any age but under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult.

We can offer you a selection of options at Pengethley:

  • Camping (pitch only) - £15.00 / night
  • Camping (including a solo sized tent) - £30.00 / night
  • Converted Horsebox (tv, heating, shower, double bed and two single beds) - £135.00 / night
  • Double Bedroom ensuite with coffee & tea making facilities - £175.00 / night
  • Apartment (two double bedrooms, both en-suite) - £295.00 / night
  • Longer durations are discounted, so please enquire

Pengethley Manor is a Grade 2 property, incorporating 'The Stables', 'Hentland House', 'Chandos House', and 'Hasgar Cottage'. In total we have some thirty rooms available of varying size, and all are en-suite, some as self contained apartments. Let us know your requirements and we will do our best to accommodate.

The 8 Maids a Milking Run:

Race Bibs:

You will collect your race bib on the day of the race at registration.

Virtual Bibs:

Once you have entered the event, we will email you a personalised virtual Bib as a keepsake.

It may take a day or two to receive the virtual Bib, but it should be with you before the event date starts.

The 8 Maids a Milking Run:

Entry Fees:

  • Marathon - £29.00
  • Half Marathon - £26.00
  • 5k or 10k - £24.00

The 8 Maids a Milking Run - The medals:

Part of our 12 Days of Christmas race series.

Each day has it's own unique medal.

If you've done any of our events before, you know they will be medals to treasure.

The Race medals and the Virtual medals are the same type.

In order to get your Race medal:

Turn up on the day of the race, successfully complete the race. Your medal will be awarded to you as you cross the finishing line each day.

In order to get your Virtual medal:

1. Sign up
2. Do you run, in your own time, any day during the month of December.
3. Once your run is verified we will post the medal out to you.

How do I confirm my Virtual run?:

  • You can email us your run proof, minimum requirement is a photo of your Garmin or similar device.
  • Join our Strava group which is our preferred option.
  • Upload direct to our Facebook page.
  • Once we have confirmed your run information as correct your medal will be posted out. For multi-day bookings we will post out your medals once the final run has been completed.
  • For international posting there will be an additional cost, depending on your location.

Please visit our shop to see a wide range of race related products;

  • Personalised Hoodies - with your name and a choice of colours
  • Personalised Shirts - with your name and a choice of colours
  • Personalised Caps - with the 12 Days of Christmas Race logo and a choice of colours
  • Personalised Race mugs with your name and finishing time
  • Reusable race Cups

The 12 Days of Christmas Lyrics:

On the first day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
A Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the second day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
2 Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the third day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
3 French Hens
2 Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the fourth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
4 Calling Birds
3 French Hens
2 Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the fifth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
5 Golden Rings
4 Calling Birds
3 French Hens
2 Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the sixth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
6 Geese a Laying
5 Golden Rings
4 Calling Birds
3 French Hens
2 Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the seventh day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
7 Swans a Swimming
6 Geese a Laying
5 Golden Rings
4 Calling Birds
3 French Hens
2 Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the eighth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
8 Maids a Milking
7 Swans a Swimming
6 Geese a Laying
5 Golden Rings
4 Calling Birds
3 French Hens
2 Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the ninth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
9 Ladies Dancing
8 Maids a Milking
7 Swans a Swimming
6 Geese a Laying
5 Golden Rings
4 Calling Birds
3 French Hens
2 Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the tenth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
10 Lords a Leaping
9 Ladies Dancing
8 Maids a Milking
7 Swans a Swimming
6 Geese a Laying
5 Golden Rings
4 Calling Birds
3 French Hens
2 Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the eleventh day of Christmas
My true love sent to me
I sent eleven pipers piping
Ten lords a-leaping
Nine ladies dancing
Eight maids a-milking
Seven swans a-swimming
Six geese a-laying
Five gold rings (five golden rings)
Four calling birds
Three French hens
Two turtledoves
And a partridge in a pear tree

On the twelfth day of Christmas
My true love sent to me
Twelve drummers drumming
Eleven pipers piping
Ten lords a-leaping
Nine ladies dancing
Eight maids a-milking
Seven swans a-swimming
Six geese a-laying
Five gold rings (five golden rings)
Four calling birds
Three French hens
Two turtledoves
And a partridge in a pear tree
And a partridge in a pear tree

You are now able to add a Personal Cancellation Insurance Policy at the time of your booking.

The policy is provided through Event Protect Limited.

Please review what is covered under the policy HERE.

If you choose not to take out the Personal Cancellation Insurance Policy:

You still have the option to defer your entry until the following year through the entry system for just £15.00. This option is available up to four weeks of the event. After this time no transfers or deferrals are possible as URL commits financially to various race costs at this time.

Ultra Running Limited (URL) Terms & Conditions

The Agreement

This document constitutes an agreement between you (the Entrant) and URL (the Organiser). Entry into any of the URL races (the Events) is strictly conditional upon the entrant agreeing to all of the terms and conditions contained within this document (the Agreement). It is all entrants responsibility to have read and accepted this agreement before entering/registering for one or more of URL events. All entrants must be aged 18 and over.

Registration Process

Entrants are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of their personal records within the event database. Should any information change between registration and participation, it is the individual entrants’ responsibility to ensure that they contact URL to update their records accordingly.

Entry Fees must be paid in full before entry to the event will be confirmed.

All event fees are NON REFUNDABLE under any circumstance.

By entering one of URL events, all entrants have acknowledged that they have read and agree to the event terms and conditions prior to their entry in to the event being confirmed. By doing so, the entrant is unreservedly accepting all of the terms and conditions of this agreement.

Use of Personal Data

The organiser or their agents will maintain a registration database for all entrants and their chosen emergency contact. All information will be collected, stored and processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018.

The organiser may use the entrants contact information to keep them informed of the event or to notify them of other events organised or promoted by URL.

Entrants give permission for the organisers, their agents, or any other associated organisations to use any photographs, video tapes, motion pictures, website images, recordings, or any other record of the event. Such articles may be used or included on websites, social media publications, advertising, promotional information, or other publicly accessible sources.

Personal Ability to Participate

It is the entrants’ responsibility to ensure they train appropriately and have the requisite level of fitness to be able to complete safely.

Entrants must ensure their personal health is suitable for participating in the event. If in any doubt the entrant should consult their doctor.

It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure the organisers are informed at the point of entry of any medical conditions that could be relevant for any first-aid treatment.

If a participant believes that it is unsafe for them to continue in the event, it is their duty to notify an event official as soon as practicable.

Participants must be competent runners & confident in their ability to complete the course safely.

Participation in the Event

The event is a race. Athletes compete within their respective age and gender category. Relay Teams compete against each other as separate categories.

Prizes are awarded to podium finishers in all categories except where a low number of entrants means it is impractical to do so. This is down to the organisers discretion.

All finishers will receive the stated prize, as per each individual race.

Participants must act in accordance with the law and adhere to both the Highway Code and the Country Code, where applicable.

Participants are responsible for competing safely and with due respect for others.

Participants must comply with the instructions of the organisers and other course officials.

The majority of URL event routes are NOT signed, the onus of remaining on course rests with the athlete. Marshall’s are places in appropriate places, according to the individual event and are there for your safety.

Should circumstances dictate, or in the interest of safety, the organisers reserve the right to make such changes to the published event routes as may be deemed necessary at their absolute discretion. In the event of the landowner e.g. the Forestry Commission or National Trust deeming it necessary to close access to the public, we the organisers reserve the right to a) reschedule or if this is not possible b) cancel the event. This will, in all cases be a last resort.

The organiser reserves the right to require a participant to retire from the race where their conduct is considered to be inappropriate. If required to retire the participant must surrender their race number to an event official and take no further part in the event.

Participants have a duty to report to an event official as soon as practicable, anything that they see or hear which they reasonably believe may impact on the safety or welfare of themselves or others, connected to the event or otherwise.

Whilst appropriate risk assessments will be carried out before the event, competitors assume full and complete responsibility for any injury or accident which may occur whilst travelling to or from the event, during the event, or whilst on any premises related to the event.

Racing in public places can be dangerous, all participants in this event must agree to waive, release and forever discharge the event organisers, sponsors, promoters, and each of their agents, representatives, successors and assigns, and all other persons associated with the event, from any liabilities, claims, actions, or damages that they may have against them arising out of or in any way connected with participation in this event. This includes any claims, whether caused by negligence, the action or inaction of any of the above parties, or otherwise.

Cancellation & Refunds

Entry fees for all URL events are NON REFUNDABLE under any circumstance.

Should circumstances dictate, or in the interest of safety, the organisers reserve the right to make such changes to the published event routes as may be deemed necessary at their absolute discretion. In the event of a force majeure, we the organisers reserve the right to a) reschedule or if this is not possible b) cancel the event. This will, in all cases be a last resort.

Entry fees are only valid for the original event, for which they were purchased. Places can be deferred to the next edition of the event (an additional cost of £15 is charged), where the event is more than four weeks away. After this point, this option is no longer available. In special circumstances, the organisers may be able to transfer names of individuals to another events. This is at the organisers discretion. Transfers can be requested by email up to 4 weeks before the event in question. No runner is permitted to enter or participate using another persons details.

If, for any reason what so ever, an entrant finds themselves unable to participate, they should notify the organisers as soon as reasonably practicable of their intention to withdraw from the event. This will allow the vacancy to be reallocated to anyone who may be on the event’s reserve list.

Entrants must exercise their own experience and judgement regarding their ability, equipment and preparedness to cope with the prevailing elements before they commence.

General Provisions

This agreement constitutes the whole agreement between the parties and any prior agreement, oral or written, are excluded.

Any failure by any party to enforce or to exercise at any time any term or any right under this agreement shall not be deemed to be a waiver of that term or right and shall not affect that party’s right to later enforce or to exercise it.

If any term of this agreement is found to be illegal or unenforceable it shall be deemed to be omitted from the agreement and shall not affect the validity of the remainder of the agreement.

Nothing in this agreement confers any right on third parties to enforce the provisions of this agreement under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.

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