It all started with a fun pram race between the two pubs in the village and has grown into a must run 10K race in the South West race calendar as a fundraiser for the playing field in the Village of Stoke St Gregory. The first actual race was held Boxing Day 1984
For many years the race was run between Christmas and New Year but in recent years an early January Sunday has become the new date. The Stoke Stampede is seen as an ideal start of the running calendar. Both by beginners as well as by experienced and highly trained athletes. The undulating terrain with only the odd steep climb in the course is challenging enough to make the race interesting, yet achievable for the novice runner.
The village feel is important to the organisers of the race. Friendly marshalling is therefore guaranteed. The race organisation though is tight as the race is run under a UK Athletics licence. The professionalism is showing in the attention to health and safety of runners as well as in online registration and chip timing.
* 2024 race will be held Sunday 7th January. Registration is CLOSED as all race numbers have sold.
* UK athletics licenced under ID : 2024-47064
* 550 running places (2024 prices ; affliated £22 / unaffiliated £24)
* Runners minimum age 15 at time of race
* confirmation of race registration by email by Runbritain
* full pre race information by email late December
* Collection of race numbers from Williams Hall Stoke St Gregory (dates and times announced in email to runners late December)
* Basic changing facilities. Portaloos outside Williams Hall
* course marked with KM signs / water station at 5km and finish
* NEW medal for all finishers and medals for category winners
* hot and warm refreshments and snacks available in the square from the Royal Oak.
First and foremost ; we follow government guidelines and do expect runners and spectators to do the same. Fingers are crossed open air sports events can continue to go ahead.
Furthermore ; Stoke St Gregory is a small community and proud to have been hardly affected by Covid. Mainly because we respect each others personal space whilst this virus is around. We expect anyone visiting the village for the Stoke Stampede to respect that personal space too. It is with this in mind that we have defined what we, and you!, need to do to keep everyone Covid safe on race day.
What have we put in place to reduce any Covid risk during the Stoke Stampede ?
The Royal Oak is open for business from 9AM on Sunday and will have their own Covid measures in place as per government guidelines.
We wish you all a Covid Safe Stoke Stampede Experience and thank you all for your cooperation.