On the day race instructions

Please read the important on the day race instructions using the link below, so you can help ensure everything goes smoothly on the day.

On the day race instructions

Fun multi-lap marathon event raising funds for two fantastic Worcester-based charities; Maggs Day Centre and Worcestershire Young Carers (YSS).

10 laps of off-road fun around a combination of grass, wooded trails and tarmac. The event is open to
individuals completing 10 laps full distance (26.2 miles – with UK Athletics race licence), pairs (covering a half marathon each) or 5 people as a relay event (each running two 2.62 mile loops).

The 2017 race will be on Sunday, 10th September 2017 at 9:30am. with the ‘Wild Mile’ starting at 9am. Any important updates will be added on this page, but you can also discuss the race and stay up to date on the BPJ Facebook group.

Entry

Entry fee is £15 per person for affiliated runners (£17 per person for unaffiliated). Bespoke medal & goody bag for all finishers. Prizes for individuals/teams & best fancy dress. This year’s fancy dress theme is “music” e.g. pop stars, bands and rock icons (fancy dress is optional but we hope people enter into the spirit of this event).

Also taking place is the one mile “Wild Mile” race. Entry is £3. Medal for all finishers (parental supervision advised for anyone under 9 years old).

To enter, please print an entry form and send off with a cheque, or alternatively bring along on a club night. Online entry is not available for this event.

Download Entry Form

View current entries

Organisers and licence

The race is organised by the Black Pear Joggers. The full marathon will be held under a UK Athletics licence (licence number 2017-26965). Teams of two or five will receive a finishing time for the full distance. Please send any enquiries to the race director, Claire Shacklock or ask on our club Facebook group.

Raising money for charity

All proceeds will be two fantastic Worcester-based charities; Maggs Day Centre and Worcestershire Young Carers (YSS)Maggs Day Centre, founded in 1984, is dedicated to helping the homeless people of Worcester and offers them a safe and warm place to go after a night sleeping rough on the street. Open five days a week, the day centre provides homeless people with a safe and warm place where they can use the toilet, take a shower and have a hot and healthy meal. Worcestershire Young Carers aims to support children and young people age 7 to 25 years who help to look after a parent, guardian or sibling within their home, who is ill or has a disability. This includes caring for people who have issues with drugs or alcohol or have a mental health difficulty.

YSS Maggs Day Centre

Location and parking

On-site parking available (please car share where possible). The address is Old Elizabethans Cricket Club, Droitwich Road, Worcester, WR3 7SN (view map and get directions).

Old Elizabethans Cricket Club, Droitwich Road, Worcester, WR3 7SN

Old Elizabethans Cricket Club, Droitwich Road, Worcester, WR3 7SN

 

History of ‘The Wild One’

Stuart Wild was  a long-standing member of the club and well-known marathon runner. He had begun to organise the race with fellow runner Gavin Paskin when he suddenly passed away in March 2013. Gavin continued ahead with the event and it was agreed it would be renamed in tribute to Stuart.

The inaugural event was held in July 2013, titled the ‘Stuart Wild Memorial Race’. Gavin, along with the marshals and volunteers ensured the day ran smoothly (read the full race report).

We had great support from everyone, including Black Pear Joggers and Malvern Joggers, many with great fancy dress costumes.  Cleeve Ladies were fantastic, entering 3 teams, we also had Tarzan who was a great character.  Dave Phillips from Massey Ferguson runners had completed over 400 marathons in 30 years, he said how much he enjoyed this event.

An email received from a long standing member of The Black Pear Joggers summed it up perfectly:

“Thank you to all the organisers and helpers for a special, wonderful day.  Stuart would have been looking down on us all.  Big hugs to everyone for encouraging and helping me along the 10 laps, it was fun.  You really are a friendly, happy bunch.  Keep smiling, lots of love from Supergran Jan xx

The race went down so well, the club had lots asking when the next one would be. So the race was renamed ‘The Wild One’ and a crack team of volunteers, led by race director Claire Shacklock started planning.

Stuart Wild 1947-2013 A true inspiration. Gone but never forgotten.