Don't Miss Vale's 5K Boxing Day Tradition
What would Christmas be without traditions? One of Aylesbury’s favourites is the Boxing Day 5k race through the streets of the town and now is the time to book your place for this the 59th year, organised by Vale of Aylesbury Athletic Club; advance entries by 16th December.
Race HQ will be The Feathers pub at 17 Kingsbury Court, Kingsbury Square and the Club would like to thank them for their support. They will open at 8.30am on the 26th to serve tea, coffee and light refreshments and will be open throughout the morning.
The Club has again arranged for an earlier race for younger runners which measures approximately 800m starting at the Clock Tower in the town’s Market Square at 9.25am. This race comprises 2 laps around Market Square and Kingsbury Square for children aged 11 and under, and for little ones parents may also take part. The cost of the race is £3.
The main event for those age 12 and over sets off from The Market Square at 9.45am on a measured 5k course around the town and as always there will be prizes across all age groups; in addition all finishers will receive a commemorative medal to remember the day and a £2 voucher to spend at The Feathers. The Athletic Club is very grateful to Up & Running, Oxford who are providing the prizes. The course will be marshalled by Vale’s great volunteers and the cost of entry is £9 for Club members and £11 for unattached runners.
Book your place in advance as there is an additional £1 per runner charged for those who register on the day, and don’t miss out as numbers for the main race are limited to 300. To book your place visit the Boxing Day Race page of this website where you can choose to enter online through Eventbrite, runbritain or print off a registration form and send it by post.
Full details are available on this website, including information on bag storage, toilet facilities, parking and First Aid.