Print this page

AVR Relays

Avon Valley Relay

 

Saturday, 1st July 2017

 

The Avon Valley Relay is a traditional 'pass the baton' type event covering just under 17-miles in four self-navigated stages. Starting from Bradford on Avon Rugby Club in Winsley and finishing at Trowbridge Rugby Club in Hilperton and following the beautiful Avon Valley.

Minimum age to enter this event is 13 years for legs 1,3 & 4 and 15 years for Leg 2.

If you have a team to enter email your team name and list of runners to us and we will get you entered.  If you do not have a team, still let us know you wish to enter and you will be allocated to a team.  

Send your entries here

Leg #1 of 3-miles. Starting from Trowbridge Rugby Club in Hilperton the route runs two loops around the Rugby pitches  before joining the bridlepath which is then followed all the way into the village of Semington, where the first handover point can be found at the "Somerset Arms".

Leg #2 of 5.75-miles. Starting outside the "Somerset Arms" the route heads back along the Semington Road towards Melksham, where the towpath of the Kennet & Avon canal is joined. The towpath is then followed through to Staverton and all the way into Bradford on Avon, and after a careful crossing of the Frome Road runners then head to the second handover point at the Tithe Barn.

Leg #3 of 4.25-miles. Starting outside the Tithe Barn the route heads out through Barton Farm Country Park and after half a mile picks up the towpath of the Kennet & Avon canal. The towpath is then followed down through Avoncliff and onto the final handover point at Dundas Aqueduct.

Leg #4 of 4-miles. Starting at Dundas Aqueduct the route crosses the Kennet & Avon canal and heads up the Miners track on Conkwell Hill. Once up the hill the lanes that make up the final miles of our Conkwell Killer course are followed back through Little & Great Ashley to the finish line at Bradford on Avon Rugby Club in Winsley.