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Half Marathon – And 5K

March 24 @ 9:45 am - April 28 @ 9:45 am

Sunday 24 March  2024

Half Marathon & 5K

Half Marathon: 0945
5K: 1000

“Caythorpe – the friendly place for a run in the countryside”.


Venue: Caythorpe, Lincolnshire
                – rural village (map below)

Registration is Closed and the Event Cancelled
                          Sorry, due to a bereavement for the Director, and a close family diagnosis of terminal cancer for the Deputy Director,  this Caythorpe Dash for 24 March 2024 is cancelled.

Entry Fees:       [prices held despite inflation]

  • Half Marathon Event :  £22
  • 5K Event :   Adult £8
                     :  Junior (12-15) £5  
  • Tech T-Shirt : £4.50  [but, extra 50p on T-Shirt!]
    (Only charged if ordered at registration, with size required)

Minimum Age:   

  • Half Marathon : Minimum 16 years (on race day)
  • 5K : Minimum 12 years (on race day)
           :  (12 to 15’s
    must be accompanied by an adult who runs in the race)

Electronic Race Timing: 

  • ‘Chipped’ bibs using Race||Result – Results in ‘Chip Time’
    • ‘Personal Run Time’ emailed to you as you finish.
    • Live Results available on the Webb , finishers added as they complete the race.
      • Results also live on screen in the Pavilion.

Please Note:   All Competitor Race Info passed by email.


  • Canicross competitors are welcome in both races
  • Both races have individual Canicross races embedded in them
    • so you only run against fellow Canicross runners
  • Register as ‘running with dog’
    • Canicross starts at same time as HM or 5K races; we ask you to please start at the rear
    • We use ‘chip time’ and Canicross is timed in its own race

For new runners, chip time is recorded from crossing the line at the start to finishing – so starting at rear has no impact to your actual race timing.


  • We are a small outside event providing good Health Safety from colds / flu / and/or covid
    • And if the Race is cancelled by Government Covid rules
      • We will reimburse you (minus PayPal costs and any expenses: T-shirts, trophies etc)


What’s Included:

  • Medals for all finishers in the Half Marathon & 5K
  • Tech T-Shirt available to buy for £4.50 (numerous competitors have asked for T-Shirts to be discretionary)
  • Water freely available;
  • Caythorpe Dash ‘race certificates‘ will be available for all to download lists via our Race|Result results.

Event Tech T-Shirts – ‘Trees not Tees’ 

To meet various competitor requests we have now made the T-Shirts ‘optional’ and you have to sign up for them at a cost of £4.50. 
You have 3 options:

    • take no T-Shirt – no cost
    • Sign up for T-Shirt and give size wanted – £4.50
    • Donate £3 to our ‘village tree fund’ and we will plant trees in / around Caythorpe in lieu’ 
    • Of course, you can ‘tree donate’ and order a T-shirt
      All the above, your choice on the registration page.

      Please Note:  T-Shirt orders will be stopped from Sunday midnight 19 March (to facilitate production)


      • Free Race photographs available via the Webb; we will send the link;
      • Free on playing field parking / adjacent street parking;
      • Free light refreshments after the race – and our ‘cake fest’;

Caythorpe Dash ‘Cake Fest’  –
      cake and drinks freely available post the race

Awards :

  • Winning female and male in Half Marathon & 5K will get free entry into the next Caythorpe Dash Event.
  • The winning female and male in Half Marathon & 5K will receive a £50 gift voucher for a meal in our local pub – the Red Lion, sponsored by the Red Lion.
  • Winners Medals will be awarded to the top 3 female and male finishers in Half Marathon & 5K.
  • Winners Medals will be awarded to the first female & male in the Half Marathon  ‘over 50’ age group.
  • Winners Medals also for the top 3 finishers in the 12 – 15 age group in the 5K (either female or male).
  • The winner in the Half Marathon  and 5K Canicross races will also receive a special race winners’ medal.

Hammond Pavilion (race control) opens at 0830:

  • Race bibs will be issued in the Hammond pavilion at check-in;
  • Changing rooms, with showers and toilets;
  • Free secure bag drop;
  • Café – pre-race drink if wanted
  • Car Key Drop avail in the Café (attach tag to keys with bib number on)

Race Descriptions (race maps below)

The Caythorpe Dash – Half Marathon – NEW Route introduced in 2022 and altered for 2024 – is a part-marshaled / part-signed, multi-terrain run along the scenic Lincolnshire Ridge, taking in tracks, bridle paths, footpaths and minor roads through the Ridge farmland.  A 1 mile flat departure along Love Lane is followed by a 200 ft climb and a 3.5 mile level run along farm tracks on the Ridge, with great views either side, before a 1 mile descent of 190 ft to Sudbrook.  After 1.5 miles on flat minor roads the route takes in 3 miles of farmland tracks climbing 140 ft into Hough-on-the-Hill and running 2.5 miles climbing 80 ft back to Caythorpe on a minor road; the total ascent is 545 ft.
Age limit: 16 upwards.
Online Entry Only: £22
Use this LINK to see route in OS Maps:

The Caythorpe Dash 5K  is a fully-marshaled, multi-terrain run on roads, tracks, footpaths and an old railway line around Caythorpe; the total ascent is 26m. 
Age limit: 12 upwards; 12 to 15s must have parent running in this race.
Online Entry Only: 16+ £8 ;  12 to 15s £5

Both races will be run using Race || Result  ‘chip time’.

Half Marathon – 160 places, registration is available until 12am (midday) on Friday 24 March 2023

5K – 40 places, registration is available until 12am (midday) on 24 March 2023

Red Lion Caythorpe

Why not make it a day out and visit our sponsors 17th Century Caythorpe country inn that provides quality food & drink in a
warm friendly atmosphere; contact Simon or Becky @

         email: [email protected]
          or  01400 272632

Race Maps:


March 24 @ 9:45 am
April 28 @ 9:45 am


Kim Farr


The Hammond Pavilion
Caythorpe & Frieston Sports Club
Old Lincoln Road, NG32 3DF United Kingdom
+ Google Map