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Otterbourne Out and Back

Out and back event through the beautiful Hampshire landscape, mainly trails with some traffic free road.

Sunday  3rd May 2020


Join us for the Otterbourne Festival of Running on 3rd May 2020, featuring a 10k out and back, 5k out and back, 2k children’s race and toddler event.

Race number registration for all events will open at 9.30am.
10k registration will close at 10.40am
5k registration will close at 1pm.
Registration for the children’s races will remain open until 5 mins before their start times.

The 10k out and back will start at 11am and is a multi-terrain traffic-free course. There will be a water station at the turning point, our events are cupless, please bring your own cup for use at the water station. Conditions may well be wet and the ground is uneven so trail shoes are recommended.

The 5k out and back will start at 1.30pm and covers the first 2.5k of the 10k route before turning. There will be no water station on this route unless conditions are extremely hot.

Why not do the double – run the 10k, come back for a drink and bite to eat then head off to do the 5k!

Childrens’ races will take place at 3pm.

Enjoy food and drink from the BBQ and bar while cheering on competitors as they finish in the school field.

No dogs allowed into the race or within the grounds of the race HQ, The route is home to ground-nesting birds and the race HQ is situated within the grounds of a school where dogs will be denied access.

To enter please use the form below or click the banner above to open in a new window.

Enter Otterbourne


  • Please use the form on this page to enter or go to

  • Entry in advance = £12 for the 10k race, £10 for the 5k race.  
    Entry on the day = £15 for the 10k race, £12 for the 5k race.

  • Payment can be made online by paypal or credit/debit card.

  • Participants must be 12 years and older for the 10k race.

  • Participants must be 7 years and older for the 5k race.  All 5k entrants under the age of 11 yrs,  MUST be accompanied by an adult on the route at all times.

  • Children of any age may take part in the 2k event (which stays on the field) and may be accompanied by an adult if required.  However we would ask that adults peel off before the finish and do not go through the finish funnel.

  • This event is not suitable for buggies

  • Dogs will not be allowed entry onto the school grounds

  • Due to ground-nesting birds near the route, we sadly are unable to allow dogs onto the route.



  • Registration opens at 09.30 pm and will close promptly at 10.40pm (10km) & 1pm (5k).  Upon arrival, please make your way to the registration tent to collect your race number.

  • Please note there is no bag drop so please return any belongings to your car.

  • The 10k will start at 11:00am

  • The 5k will start at 1:30pm

  • . Please would ‘runners’ make their way to the front of the group, ‘joggers’ stay in the middle of the pack and ‘walkers’ start near the back.  

  • The childrens' 2k event will start at 3pm.  This will allow parents to run in the earlier events, then watch their children.



  • The 10k and 5k routes are both out and back routes, mainly laid to trail with some road sections that are traffic free


  • WARNING: These are multi-terrain cross-country routes and as such, the terrain is uneven, muddy in places and in the event of bad weather, some areas may be slippery.  All entrants should wear appropriate footwear with laces securely tied and take care at all times, following warning signs and markers and following any instructions given by marshals.


  •  Toilets will be available at the race HQ

  •  First aid is available at the finish line and also out on the course.

  • There is a water station at the halfway point on the 10k route.

  • We love the environments we run in, we are also passionate about reducing our single use plastic waste. All our events are now 'cupless' meaning we do not supply single use cups at water stations:

    • Please bring your own cup or water bottle to carry on the course.

    • Muddy Runner reusable cups maybe be available to purchase

  • Water and refreshments will also be available at the finish line.

  • Post-race refreshments will be available for purchase at the race HQ

  • Parking can be found at the village hall adjacent to the school, please follow instructions of marshals at all times



  • Prizes for winners.

  • Medals and spot prizes available for all finishers.



  • Results will be emailed to competitors within 48 hours.

Dogs are NOT permitted at this event, on the racecourse or within the race HQ, please do not attend with your dog, entry will be denied and race entry fees are non-refundable.



Any Questions?  Please contact us at

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