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Shepton Mallet Runaway Train 8.5m & 3m

5th May @ 10:30 am

The Runaway Train celebrates the Windsor Hill railway path, with a rugged trail race and a feast in Shepton Mallet market place.

The full Runaway Train trail race is around 8½ miles long, has a total climb of 1200ft and includes open fields, grass trails, rough tracks and some tarmac footpath.

There is also a less challenging 3 mile option with less climb and easier terrain.

The route will be clearly marked in flour and temporary signs and there will be marshals at major road crossings.

The rugged 8½ mile route has a choice of start times;10:30 for social joggers or 11:00 for the faster runners. Everyone is expected to finish in the market place from around 12 noon until 1 pm. Elapsed times will be published on this website after the event.

The route is likely to be muddy and stony in places and follows public footpaths and lanes.


8.5m £20.00

3m £15.00


Celebrate with a Boxty lunch for £7.00

Boxty is a traditional Irish potato pancake made with grated potatoes; pan-fried over charcoal until golden and crispy on the outside and fluffy inside. Served with spicy tomato sauce, spinach, grated cheese and topped with a poached egg.

The feast is suitable for vegetarians and there will be a vegan option available on request.

A perfect meal after a hard trail race or strenuous walk.



5th May
10:30 am
Event Category:


8.5m 3m
Venue/Meeting Place:
Shepton Mallet