Sun 18 Feb 2024 Dursley, Gloucestershire, UK Entries closed

Dursley Dozen

Twelve miles of multi-terrain over hillsides, woodland, open country, mud, roads, more mud, and solid rock.

  • Sun 18 Feb 2024
  • Entries closed
May Lane, Dursley > Parsonage Street, Dursley

Dursley Dozen



Age 17 & over

  • 12 miles multi terrain running + 2000 ft ascent


The Dursley Dozen will start on May Lane near The Old Spot, Dursley.

The route will follow Hill Road ascending steeply for almost two hundred meters before entering woodland and climbing onto Stinchcombe Hill Golf Course. The race route then re-enters the woods and climbs and descends several times over the next 2 miles.

The event is fortunate to have been allowed to use land at ‘Leaf and Ground’ café and shop for part of the race route. This will allow an excellent spectating point for family and friends. Spectators can watch the race as competitors descend to the Leaf and Ground pond before climbing back up into the woods and onto the Golf Course.

Undulating trails will lead to the infamous PRECIPICE where ropes are provided before emerging at Drakestone Point. Another mile of level but exposed paths around the edge of golf course will bring runners back into the woods. A mile and a half of muddy woodland paths will take runners to a brief section of road and into more woodland before a steep descent down Axe Lane to the New Inn at Waterley Bottom. A steep ascent follows back to the hilltop and a circuit of Breakheart Quarry. A section of quiet country road takes competitors back into the woods before the last descent into the town.

The final sprint is down the pedestrianised Parsonage Street to the finish line in front of the Dursley Market Hall building where all finishers will receive their hard-earned technical t-shirt. The Dursley Dozen has spared no hills and the route has almost 2000 feet of climb and descent. It remains just as demanding as previous years with many challenging and technical sections.

The route is predominantly on woodland trails which are alternately muddy, stony and with numerous roots and other obstacles but there are some short sections of road.

Event details

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators


  • Free parking
  • Showers
  • Toilets


  • Cut off time
  • Distance markers
  • First aid
  • Hilly
  • Marshals
  • Sweeper
  • Undulating
  • Water stations

What's included

  • Cake
  • Technical t-shirt


  • Age 17 & over
  • 550 places
  • Enter online