Events we run

Gloucester Invitational 24 and 48 hour track race

A historical event now held annually.

The 2021 24 hour Open race will be held on the 28th and 29th August 2021

The 2021 48 hour Open race from the 27th of August to the 29th of August 2021

The 2021 24 hour Elite race will be held on the 23rd and 24th October 2021

Invites will be sent out periodically

Entry for all races are by invitation. If you are interested in participating in 2021 please use the contact form below to let us know. We will start to send out the invitations in January 2021.

It was in 1982 that the world record was set on the same track as we are holding this event. The distance still stands as the current British record of 170 miles 974 yards (274.480 kms) set by Gloucester club member Dave Dowdle.

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS for the Open Races


  • Runners must have completed an ultra (longer than a marathon) within the time limits of the race they ran.
  • Qualifying races should be recent, preferably in the last three years.
  • The entry fee applies to all runners, regardless of qualification time.
  • Final decision for race entry is at the discretion of the race director.

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS for the Elite Race


  • Runners meeting one of the listed qualifying standards may apply for acceptance into the race.
  • The entry fee applies to all runners, regardless of qualification time.
  • If over 55(men) 50(women), you can prove you are capable of an age group world record and your qualifying times fall outside those set below please still contact us.
  • Final decision for race entry is at the discretion of the race director.
  • Qualifying times/distances should be recent, preferably in the last three years.
Men
24 Hour: 228km+
100 Mile: Sub 15:30
12 Hour: 130km+
100km: Sub 7:40
6 Hour: 77km+
50 Mile: Sub 6:15
50km: Sub 3:10
Marathon: Sub 2:30

Women
24 Hour: 208km+
100 Mile: Sub 17:00
12 Hour: 118km+
100km: Sub 8:40
6 Hour: 69km+
50 Mile: Sub 7:00
50km: Sub 3:40
Marathon: Sub 2:55

Results from 2019
Race report from 2019
Open race - results from 2020
Elite race - results from 2020
Race report from 2020

If you have any questions please leave a post on our facebook page

Address - Podsmead Road, Podsmead, Gloucester GL2 5AB

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