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Online entry for 2017 is now open

The entry fee this year will be £30, however the fee for those teams entering at registration or on race day (availability permitting) will be £35.

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Getting to the start
For those taking part in the race, the Keighley and Worth Valley railway is offering free travel on production of your race number. This means that you can park in Keighley or anywhere along the KWVR line and use the train. From Oxenhope station there will be a free bus service to get competitors to the start at the Wagon and Horses. For those driving there is limited parking in the village and so we are encouraging folks to park near The Dog and Gun, which is the finish, and walking down to the start in the village. The pub has some parking and a local farmer also gives us use of his field.

The Course:
Teams of two (male, female or mixed) from the start, walk or run  to the Bay Horse Inn where a bale of straw is picked up (female teams may carry 1/2 bales if wished), and head up to the finish at the Dog & Gun, some 1 1/2 miles up a gentle hill, via the Social Club, the Lamb Inn and the former Shoulder of Mutton. A pint of beer (or half-pint for female teams) is drunk by teams
at each stop.

You can see a ‘virtual tour’ of the course here courtesy of the Haworth Village Site.

The Finish:
The Dog & Gun. There will be a funnel which all teams will follow. As soon as each team crosses the finish line their race medals will be given.

There will be marshals along the route and the route to be taken will be obvious!

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