Ox Races

Next Race: 06/05/2022 + 2 others

Tollard Royal, Salisbury, Dorset, SP5 5QB

White Star Running returns once again to Rushmore Estate in Wiltshire and its amazing countryside scenery to host the popular Ox weekend of races. A series of trail races held over weekend that consist of daytime and nighttime 10Ks, half-marathon, 50-mile race and a ‘do-as-many-laps-as-you-fancy’ 12-hour Frolic event for teams and solos.

This event is far from flat, but it’s set in stunning forest and woodland, which provides the canvas for bluebells and wild garlic. This weekend has something that will appeal to all, from speedsters who want to test themselves at the front to a more relaxed, fun, everyone-welcome friendly party at the back.

The Ox race weekend offers you the special chance to get your hands on an Epic medal. Complete the 50-mile race and one other to earn your extra bling, or set yourself the monster of all challenges and complete all five races.

Friday 6th

Dark Ox – Like previous years, this starts in the light (ish) and gets darker. Get a good headtorch! Lots opportunities to fall over and get lost. Distance is 10.5K ish in the fantastic Chase Woods.

Saturday 7th

Ox 50 – 10 laps of our 5-mile course, making it pretty much 50 miles exactly! This is a shorter loop than in previous years, but you get just as much of the great scenery and views.

Frolic – Laps of 5 miles of glorious woodland to run around as many times as you like as a solo runner or in a team. See our helpful Frolic guide here. With a separate start for dog runners who want to complete the course with their canine friends.
Dog runners: do not let the dogs off the lead as the woods are full of deer and pheasants… and peasants!

Sunday 8th

Light Ox – This is the 10.5K ish lap in the daylight for your chance to actually see the woodland. Dog runners also have the chance to participate in this distance.

Ox Half – A different start to all the other races, taking in the some of the valleys on the Estate and their beautiful views before heading into the woodland to complete the course. This is a tough race and good finisher for the weekend; you’ll need to get some hill training in as it’s got 1700ft of climbing… warned ya! 13.5 miles long.

NEW FOR 2022. When you enter our races you will be able to opt out of receiving your finisher's goodies, which we usually hand out at the end of the race. Instead, the cost of your goody bag will be donated to the Wilder Dorset Appeal, and you can read more about that project here. If you don’t opt out, you will still get your goody bag, and you can optionally choose to make a personal contribution if you wish here. Every runner still gets a medal. 

To keep up to date on all the information on the event, make sure you've followed the Facebook Event.

Ox Races May 2022

  • 06/05/2022, 21:00

    Dark Ox 2022

    £24.00 - £26.00
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    The Dark Ox is a quarter-marathon event (10.5K ish) that complements the other Ox races over the weekend, and gives you a chance to try your luck on the route in the dark! The course is on rough woodland trail and will be steep in some places, both up and down. The course around Cranbourne Chase woods will be marked and signposted. Once you've finished a bit of running and messing about in the dark, you’ll be rewarded with a medal and your goodies.

    The race starts at 9pm, therefore all competitors must wear a head or chest torch to participate.

     

  • 07/05/2022, 07:30

    Ox 50 Mile 2022

    £49.00 - £51.00
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    The Ox 50-mile race is a lapped race with a generous cut-off to help you hit that 50-mile milestone. The route is made up of 10 laps of 5 miles, so you have constant support and aid on route . The route is made up of a variety of off-road tracks through Cranborne Chase woods.

    Need more? Why not try the Epic Challenge at the Ox races? Complete the 50-mile race plus any other race over the same weekend to earn an extra Epic medal!

    There is a cut-off for this 50-mile event. You must start your final lap within 12 hours. As it's a tough challenge, we don't want anyone dropping out and walking away empty handed. If you're not out on your last lap by 19.59.59pm, you will be given an Ox Frolic time, distance and goody bag, with the relevant medal, although you will not be eligible for a 12-hour prize.

     

  • 07/05/2022, 08:15

    Dog Solo Ox Frolic 2022

    £40.00 - £42.00
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    Description

    The Ox Frolic race is a lapped 12-hour race consisting of a 5-mile route, made up of a variety of off-road tracks through Cranborne Chase woods. You will pass lovely smelling garlic in the woods and experience some fantastic views. The race has a fun atmosphere with lots of support at the changeover point, where you can also grab something to eat, have a rest and cheer on others once you've finished! If you're not sure what to expect, check out this review.

    What is a Frolic?

    Over a 12-hour period, you do as much running as you want. Complete at least one lap to get your medal and goody bag. Frolics are relaxed events with a fun atmosphere. You can run in teams of 4, 3, 2 or go solo. Solo runners can do as many laps as they want. To hit marathon distance, make sure you start at 8am. The first lap is longer to help you reach the marathon distance over 5 laps. If you're in a team, only one of you runs at a time, then you swap over as and when you feel like it. For more details see our dedicated Frolic page here.

    Minimum age requirement for entry is 18 years old

    Canicross runners can also take part in this race. This race allows you to run with your canine companion and experience the route together, as part of our dog-friendly races. Each runner can have up to two dogs and you will start approximately 15 minutes ahead of the main race. If you’re new to Canicross running, check out this review for all you need to know. 

     

  • 07/05/2022, 08:30

    Pair Ox Frolic 2022

    £74.00
    Pair Entry
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    Description

    The Ox Frolic race is a lapped 12-hour race consisting of a 5-mile route, made up of a variety of off-road tracks through Cranborne Chase woods. You will pass lovely smelling garlic in the woods and experience some fantastic views. The race has a fun atmosphere with lots of support at the changeover point, where you can also grab something to eat, have a rest and cheer on others once you've finished! If you're not sure what to expect, check out this review.

    What is a Frolic?

    Over a 12-hour period, you do as much running as you want. Complete at least one lap to get your medal and goody bag. Frolics are relaxed events with a fun atmosphere. You can run in teams of 4, 3, 2 or go solo. Solo runners can do as many laps as they want. To hit marathon distance, make sure you start at 8am. The first lap is longer to help you reach the marathon distance over 5 laps. If you're in a team, only one of you runs at a time, then you swap over as and when you feel like it. For more details see our dedicated Frolic page here.

    Minimum age requirement for entry is 18 years old

  • 07/05/2022, 08:30

    Solo Ox Frolic 2022

    £40.00 - £42.00
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    Description

    The Ox Frolic race is a lapped 12-hour race consisting of a 5-mile route, made up of a variety of off-road tracks through Cranborne Chase woods. You will pass lovely smelling garlic in the woods and experience some fantastic views. The race has a fun atmosphere with lots of support at the changeover point, where you can also grab something to eat, have a rest and cheer on others once you've finished! If you're not sure what to expect, check out this review.

    What is a Frolic?

    Over a 12-hour period, you do as much running as you want. Complete at least one lap to get your medal and goody bag. Frolics are relaxed events with a fun atmosphere. You can run in teams of 4, 3, 2 or go solo. Solo runners can do as many laps as they want. To hit marathon distance, make sure you start at 8am. The first lap is longer to help you reach the marathon distance over 5 laps. If you're in a team, only one of you runs at a time, then you swap over as and when you feel like it. For more details see our dedicated Frolic page here.

    Minimum age requirement for entry is 18 years old

  • 07/05/2022, 08:30

    Team of 3 Ox Frolic 2022

    £111.00
    Team of 3 Entry
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    Description

    The Ox Frolic race is a lapped 12-hour race consisting of a 5-mile route, made up of a variety of off-road tracks through Cranborne Chase woods. You will pass lovely smelling garlic in the woods and experience some fantastic views. The race has a fun atmosphere with lots of support at the changeover point, where you can also grab something to eat, have a rest and cheer on others once you've finished! If you're not sure what to expect, check out this review.

    What is a Frolic?

    Over a 12-hour period, you do as much running as you want. Complete at least one lap to get your medal and goody bag. Frolics are relaxed events with a fun atmosphere. You can run in teams of 4, 3, 2 or go solo. Solo runners can do as many laps as they want. To hit marathon distance, make sure you start at 8am. The first lap is longer to help you reach the marathon distance over 5 laps. If you're in a team, only one of you runs at a time, then you swap over as and when you feel like it. For more details see our dedicated Frolic page here.

    Minimum age requirement for entry is 18 years old

  • 07/05/2022, 08:30

    Team of 4 Ox Frolic 2022

    £148.00
    Team of 4 Entry
    More Details
    Description

    The Ox Frolic race is a lapped 12-hour race consisting of a 5-mile route, made up of a variety of off-road tracks through Cranborne Chase woods. You will pass lovely smelling garlic in the woods and experience some fantastic views. The race has a fun atmosphere with lots of support at the changeover point, where you can also grab something to eat, have a rest and cheer on others once you've finished! If you're not sure what to expect, check out this review.

    What is a Frolic?

    Over a 12-hour period, you do as much running as you want. Complete at least one lap to get your medal and goody bag. Frolics are relaxed events with a fun atmosphere. You can run in teams of 4, 3, 2 or go solo. Solo runners can do as many laps as they want. To hit marathon distance, make sure you start at 8am. The first lap is longer to help you reach the marathon distance over 5 laps. If you're in a team, only one of you runs at a time, then you swap over as and when you feel like it. For more details see our dedicated Frolic page here.

    Minimum age requirement for entry is 18 years old

  • 08/05/2022, 08:15

    Dog start Light Ox 2022

    £24.00 - £26.00
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    The Light Ox is a quarter-marathon event (10.5K ish) – many of our runners combine this with other race distances over the weekend! The course is on rough woodland trail and will be steep in some places, both up and down. The course around Cranbourne Chase woods will be marked and signposted. 

    This entry is for the Dog start which allows you to run with your canine companion and experience the route together, as part of our dog-friendly races. Each runner can have up to two dogs and you will start approximately 15 minutes ahead of the main race. If you’re new to Canicross running, check out this review for all you need to know. 

    The race starts at 8:15am.

    The cut-off time for the Light Ox event is 2 hours. 

    To keep up to date on all the information on the event, make sure you've followed the Facebook Event.

  • 08/05/2022, 08:30

    Light Ox 2022

    £24.00 - £26.00
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    More Details
    Description

    The Light Ox is a quarter-marathon event (10.5K ish) – many of our runners combine this with other race distances over the weekend! The course is on rough woodland trail and will be steep in some places, both up and down. The course around Cranbourne Chase woods will be marked and signposted. 

    The cut-off time for the Light Ox event is 2 hours, so you canc omplete it and then run the Half marathon if you're feeling like a challenge.

    To keep up to date on all the information on the event, make sure you've followed the Facebook Event.

  • 08/05/2022, 10:30

    Ox Half Marathon 2022

    £30.00 - £32.00
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    The Ox half-marathon route takes in the Wiltshire Chalk Downs and Cranborne Chase woods, with spectacular views across the countryside. This is a tough race, with some steep climbs, sharp descents and the most amazing views to reward yourself with. All the paths we use are well maintained and the majority of the route is on trails owned by the Rushmore Estate and rights of way open to the public. There is a small section of road to link the valleys and the woods.

    The race starts at 10.30am, so if you fancy the extra challenge, you can complete the Light Ox beforehand.

    This year the race is part of 100 Half Marathon Club Race Series; if you've not heard of it before, check out the information here.

    Complete in 4 different races across the year, from 4 different organisers, and complete the series.

    100 HMC AGM Event - Sunday 27th February - Phoenix Running

    100 HMC Event Ox Half Marathon - 8th May 2022 - White Star Running

    100 HMC Event - September - How Hard Can It Be / CODRC

    100 HMC Event - December - First & Last Running

    The cut-off time for the half-marathon race is 4 hours and our minimum age requirement for entry is 17 years old. For general race questions, see our FAQs.

  • 06/05/2022, 13:30 - 08/05/2022, 15:30

    Camping Pitch

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    For all our events the campsites are huge and right in the centre of the race, a short walk from the start/finish and registration areas. We operate them on a very relaxed level, and ask that people behave responsibility and with others in mind when on and around the site.

    Our 2022 camping price is £25 for a weekend pitch, regardless of the number of people in the tent, caravan, camper, motorhome, etc.

    This field, or as we like to call it ‘The Athletes’ Village’, usually has had all the cows, sheep and horses removed (there may be poo, it is the countryside, get over it) and you are able to drive your car onto the field. If you have a massive camper van or Winnebago it should fit in the gate. If it doesn't, come and find us we will work out a way of squeezing you in.

    Portalavs will be onsite; there will not be any toilet paper provided. There will be drinking water supply. We will have showers and they are free to use. 

    If you bring your dog to camp, please, please, pick up any poos they will leave and dispose of them sensibly. The fields will be returned to the owners for their normal use, so we don't want any cows and their young picking up nasty infections from the dog poo. Please look after your dogs. That means control them; do not let them near any farm animals at any time. We don't want you to get in trouble and your dog or livestock hurt or distressed.

Location

Directions

By car. Use the postcode SP5 5QB to get close to the venue. Then when you see the WSR signs

 

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