The “Hogsmill 5” is a friendly ladies-only running race over 5 miles (8 km), organised each year by the Epsom Allsorts ladies running club. With no cut-off time it’s a perfect target for absolute beginners, and enjoyed by established runners too. The race is mostly flat, with start and finish at the Harrier Centre athletics track in West Ewell, and running through the Hogsmill local nature reserve behind.
There are also children’s races over various distances on the athletics track on the day, before the main event.
Advance entry: £10 EA affiliated, £12 non-affiliated*
On the day entry: £12 EA affiliated, £14 non-affiliated**
Children’s races: £1 per child*
*Advance entry closes 12:00pm on Friday 19 May.
**Ladies on the day race entries close at 9:40am; children's race entries close at 9:00am.
Finish times will be published on this site shortly after the race.
The race is not chip timed. However, we are hoping to have barcode timing (similar to Parkrun) in place for this year. No promises yet, but we're working on it!
The 2017 race will follow a similar route to the last few years, but with some improvements based on runner feedback.
The 5-mile route is largely flat and explores the picturesque parkland in the Hogsmill Local Nature Reserve.
Starting on the Harrier Centre athletics track, the route then heads down adjacent residential streets before cutting into the Hogsmill reserve and running through the parkland behind the Harrier Centre. After passing Ewell Court House and the duck pond, the route continues through the nature reserve towards Ruxley Lane, through local residential areas and then continues around the parkland before finishing on the athletics track.
Water will be provided in cups at approximately 2.5 miles (4 km).
The race starts and finishes at the Harrier Centre in West Ewell. Toilets and changing facilities are available on site.
Runners will collect their race numbers on the day. Please arrive by 9:15am.
The Harrier Centre is located at Poole Road, Epsom, Surrey KT19 9SH. Click here for a map.
The nearest railway station is Ewell West, approximately 15 minutes’ walk.
If you are driving, there is free car parking available at the venue. If anyone parks on adjacent streets, please be considerate of residents.
A cake stall will be open selling tea, coffee and delicious homemade cakes. Perfect for supporters and runners alike!
If you would like to volunteer as a race marshal or helper, please email the race committee: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are very grateful to this year’s race sponsors and supporters, who include:
Don Esselmont will be the official race photographer. Photos will be available for viewing and downloading shortly after the race.
The 2016 race took place on Sunday 22 May.
Congratulations to Phyllis Flynn (Stragglers RC) in 1st place, followed by Annmarie Seymour (Hercules Wimbledon) in 2nd, and Catherine Spurin (Epsom Allsorts) in 3rd.
The MOB Trophy for the club with most finishers went to Collingwood AC.
Full race results can be found here.
The 2015 Hogsmill 5 race took place on Sunday 3 May.
Click here for results.
Photos by Don Esselmont.