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The 12Ks of Christmas is a 12KM trail run for all abilities around the stunning local woods of Dursley, Gloucestershire.


Ho, ho, ho! 🎅🏃‍♀️

Lace up those candy cane-striped trainers, for the 12KM Christmas Fun Run is about to weave its festive magic. Our journey begins at the quaint Leaf & Ground, where frost-kissed breaths mingle with anticipation. The air hums with carols, and runners—some in elf hats, others with tinsel-trimmed shoes—gather at the starting line.

The route unfolds like a gift, after leaving Leaf & Ground, you will enter the woods to follow the trails around Stinchcombe Golf course before heading up onto the golf course itself. After a few more hills and trails you will arrive at the halfway point (6km), where a checkpoint packed with mince pies, mulled cider and lots of festive joy will greet you with open arms. Once you have refuelled it's time to head off to the finish at the Dursley Rugby Club where a  Christmas finish line to remember will await you!

But this isn’t just a race; it’s a Christmas spectacle. Elves sprint alongside gingerbread men, and snowmen attempt cartwheels (with varying degrees of success). The best part? Fancy dress is encouraged! So, whether you’re a nutcracker ballerina or a candy cane superhero, flaunt your festive flair as you might just claim the prize for best dressed? A trophy, coveted by all.

So, my fellow runners, let’s sprint like reindeer, fuelled by mince pies and mulled cider. May the frosty air echo with laughter, and may our memories be wrapped in tinsel. ​

As with all Gert Lush Events and especially as it's the season of good will to all, we will be supporting our charity Bigmoose, you can raise money for them if you wish by signing up when registering for a place. We will also be supporting Jogon and the GL11 Foodbank with our mandatory entry items.


Join us for the inaugural 12Ks of Christmas - 14th December 2024.

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race info

Date: Saturday 14th December 2024

Registration opens : 0800

Registration closes : 0915

Race start: 0930 (at Leaf & Ground a 10 min walk)

Registration, HQ, car parking and the finish line are located at the Dursley Rugby Club. ( Address below)

  • It is the responsibility of the runners to ensure they are capable of competing in the race

  • A race waiver MUST be completed prior to registration (this will be emailed to you, along with joining instructions, 1 month prior to the event)

  • Runners must adhere to the race rules laid out in the race briefing (video briefing will be included as part of the joining instructions)

  • No offensive fancy dress

  • Mince pie and mulled cider!!!!!!

  • Chip timing

  • Fully marked route

  • Event team (first aid/marshals)

  • Zero Waste log slice medal

  • Covered rest area at the finish

  • A race director with a winning personality (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

  • Food/drinks at the finish line available for purchase

  • Toilets (male, female and disabled)

  • Car parking (Note: parking is limited so please car share if possible)

  • Mandatory entry items (see below)

  • Fancy dress but NOT MANDATORY (ba humbug)​

  • All the festive joy you can carry!

what's included
what you need to bring


Early bird entry = £20 (closes 1/7/2024)               

Standard entry = £25  

  • Mandatory entry items 

    • 1 set of old clean trainers to recycle with JOGON ​(they don't need to be yours)

    • at least 1 foodbank item off the list that we will send you with the race joining instructions 1 month prior to the race



Dursley Rugby Club

Hounds Green
GL11 6AJ

The route
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