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 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.
2018 Race - 30th Anniversary Race
The next Hogsmill 5 race will take place on Sunday 13th May 2018.
Start time 10:00am
Children’s races 9:15am
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Online entry is now open
Early bird entry: £10 EA affiliated, £12 non-affiliated (register by 4th March 2018!)
Advance entry: £12 EA affiliated, £14 non-affiliated*
On the day entry: £15**
Children’s races: £1 per child**
*Advance entry closes 12:00pm on Friday 11th May 2018.
**Number collection / on-the-day race entry desk opens at 8:30am and closes at 9:40am; children's race entries close at 9:00am.
Finish times will be published on this site shortly after the race.
We will be using barcode timing (similar to Parkrun).
The 2018 race will follow the new & improved 2017 route.
The 5-mile route is largely flat and explores the picturesque parkland in the Hogsmill Local Nature Reserve. It is a multi-terrain race and water will be provided at approximately 2.5 miles (4 km), as well as at the end.
Starting on the Harrier Centre athletics track with a 400m lap, the route heads along adjacent residential streets before cutting into the Hogsmill reserve, continuing to the duck pond and Ewell Court House. The course progresses along a couple more streets, then returns to the parkland and heads out towards Ruxley Lane, passing through another residential area before continuing through the nature reserve again. It finishes with a 400m lap of the athletics track.
Please note that the course is not officially measured, but the distance has been diligently checked using GPS devices and online route mapping tools.
Children’s race categories
The races take place on the athletics track according to age, as follows:
5 and under - 100m
7 and under - 200m
10 and under - 400m
13 and under - 800m
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.
Race medical services
First aid services are provided using the good practice guidelines for UK Athletics licenced road races, although the Hogsmill 5 is a multi-terrain race. Please note that it is runners' own responsibility to ensure proper preparation, training and fitness to compete. Please refer to the Runners Medical Resource website if you require further information.
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, please email the race committee: email@example.com
We are very grateful to this year’s race supporters & sponsors, who include:
Don Esselmont will be the official race photographer. Photos will be available for viewing and downloading shortly after the race.
The 2017 race took place on Sunday 21 May.
196 ladies took part in the race.
Congratulations to Victoria Barthelmess in 1st place, Charlotte Vie in 2nd and Phyllis Flynn (The Stragglers RC) in 3rd.The MOB Trophy for the club with most finishers went to Running with Matt – with a whopping 26 finishers! 26.2 RRC came a close second with 21 finishers.
Prizes were also awarded to: Vicky Wood (30th place in the club’s 30th anniversary year), Bonita Scaysbrook (first finisher from the Epsom Allsorts beginner group, in 66th place), Amber Brough-Neusink and Helen Reading as first and last finisher from Running with Matt (winners of the MOB Trophy), Caroline Dawson as first finisher from 26.2 RRC (runner-up club for MOB Trophy), Claire Stapley of Epsom Allsorts (50th finisher), Fiona Delaney (100th finisher), and Paula Henderson of 26.2 RRC (150th finisher).
Full race results can be found here.
Photography was provided by Don Esslemont. View the full gallery here.
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 Esslemont.