The Twelve Days of Christmas Run 2018

12 Days of Christmas MedalsWe originally set up the Twelve Days of Christmas as a Virtual Run, but we have had so many requests that we have agreed to offer a race day too.

Race Day – Sunday 23rd December 2018


All races will start at 9.30am from Little Bowbrook, Walton Road, Hartlebury, Worcestershire, DY10 4JA – registration will be open on the day from 8.00am, where you will collect your race number. Please try to arrive by 9:00am latest.

Post race, there will be mince pies and hot wine available.

What is the course like?

The route is a multi-lap course with each lap approximately 6 miles. On your return to Little Bowbrook after each lap you will have water and food available. There is also a mid point water station and check-point.
The terrain is mainly tarmac, on quiet lanes through picturesque countryside. With the exception of one small hill the route is generally flat.

Is their any accommodation nearby?

Within 5 minutes drive of Little Bowbrook is Hartlebury Travelodge. Adjacent to the Travelodge is a Thai Restaurant and a further five minutes walk is an Esso Garage with a Greggs / Subway and Spa Shop facilities. Ten minutes walk is also the Mitre Oak pub which serves good value food. If you require transport from the Travelodge to the race start / finish, we can supply this for a small fee of £5.00 each way payable on the day but requested in advance.

Camping is possible and FREE at Little Bowbrook, which also benefits from shower and toilet facilities. There is also a communal kitchenette with toaster and kettle.

Group Bookings:

If you have a group of fifteen or more runners (club bookings or friends) wanting to take part in the half or full marathons, we may be able to adjust the race start time to suit yourselves.  Please email us at if you wish to discuss this further.

Limited Spaces:

Entry numbers are limited to 150 places – so book early to avoid dissapointment. Our Santa’s Little Helpers on the 15th December will be SOLD OUT

The Medals:

Available in either gold or silver with a unique design for each of the 12 days – so 24 medal options in total! As the race is only over one day we aren’t offering finishers a choice of medal but it will be one of the official Twelve Days of Christmas medals.

What size are the medals?

They are actually the largest medals that we do! All the medals are the same size and approximately 80mm diameter on the circular part and 130mm overall drop. Ideal for displaying on the Christmas Tree!

What’s the Great Christmas Give-away?

Well, in addition to your race medal:

Each 5k or 10k finisher will also receive a 1 technical URL race shirt from a previous URL event. (non-transferable value £12.00)

Each Half Marathon finisher will receive 2 of the above technical race shirts. (non-transferable value £24.00)

Each Marathon finisher will receive 2 of the above technical race shirts plus an Official BUFF. (non-transferable value £39.00)

NB – The Great Christmas Give-away is not open to Virtual Entries, just the entrants of the race on 23rd December. If we run out of t-shirt sizes we may substitute other products of equal value in place of the technical shirts.

All the above will be distributed as gifts and are non-transferable.


Why not treat yourself to a Christmas Hoody? All our hoodies are fully embroidered and exclusively made to order, so please visit our SHOP.

Sunday 23rd December Entry Fees:

  • Marathon £31.00
  • Half Marathon £26.00
  • 10k or 5k £19.00


If you cannot make Race Day why not enter as a VIRTUAL RUNNER:

These are ideal Christmas presents for the runner in your family, or even the non-runner who has a runner within! Buy them a 10k entry to shake off that stodgy Christmas Pud and set them on the right track for the New Year. The Virtual Running Number which we email to you is personalised with the runners name, so if you are buying for someone else, please send us their name at the time of booking.

Choose just a single day or multiple days or take on all 12 runs to complete the collection.

Virtual Run Entry Fees:

  • Choose any Single day entry for £16.50 each
  • Choose any 2 Single day entries for £30.00
  • Choose any 4 Single day entries for £55.00
  • Choose all 12 Days of Christmas for £155.00
  • Enter any of the above and agree to raise set amount for Kids Run Free for £10.00 (see below note)

Raising money for Kids Run Free:

If you want to support our nominated charity on any of the entry options, it’s easy and simple;

  • Press the enter button and choose ‘Support Kids Run Free’ for £10.00 which covers our Admin costs.
  • Kids Run Free will create a Fund Raising Page for you.
  • You agree to raise a minimum of twice the entry fee type you have chosen, but please raise as much money as you can.
  • We email you your Virtual race Bibs so you can start your challenge.
  • 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 you will need to pay an additional £4.50 for a single item and £9.75 for multiple items.