Things you should know


Information for Race Entrants and Supporters

We are pleased to be able to hold the eight Silsoe Stride on Sunday 27th June.

The following attachment is being reviewed for any additions and changes caused by the Covid pandemic. These will be revised after the Government announcement on 14th June. A copy will be emailed to all entries.

Current expectation is that we cannot provide the Bag Storage facility.

Current expectation is that the water station on the 10k route will NOT be available except for emergencies. We have to recomment that runners bring adequate food and drink to support their run.


As a reminder, here are some important details for the race day:


The Silsoe Stride is held on the playing fields owned by English Heritage next to Wrest Park and around the farm tracks of Home Farm. We thank the Burton family for allowing us to run on private land which is not available at other times.

We use the Sports pavilion as our base for providing Race HQ, Refreshments, a BBQ, a bag drop, the Raffle sales table and additional toilets.

There is a lot of space between these and the Start, Finish and Registration area for people to sit or picnic. Please observe any current Covid restrictions and advice.

The fields are available for all runners to warm up before their races but please stay well clear of the road.

Dogs are allowed on the field but please keep them under control and on a lead. Please especially keep them away from the racing area.

Home Farm is a working farm  – no dogs are allowed around the farm tracks. For your safety we ask that you listen carefully to instructions from marshals.

CAR PARKING is available at the bottom of Park Avenue. Please follow the signs and turn left at the end of the field. We have been asked to not park in the Wrest Park parking area. Our reserved space means that you do not have to cross a sometimes busy road.

REGISTRATION and Race Numbers

You can collect your race number, and chip for seniors, from 8:30 on the morning of the race from the relevant Registration Gazebo.

Registration for seniors ends at 9:15, for Children at 10:30.

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The 10k race will start at 9:30 (with a warm up at 9:15)

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The 5k race will start at 9:45 (with a warm up at 9:35)

The finish can be exciting with runners from both races returning together. Collect your medal and a bottle of water after the finish line.

The senior courses will close at 11:00 to allow the Children’s races to start.

CHILDREN’S RACES – Sponsored  by << open >>

The Children’s races will start at 11:00.

There will be a number of races at 100m, 500, and 1,000m depending on numbers and ages. Parents will be contacted before the day to confirm the best distance for their child.


All finishers will receive a medal.

Finishers of the 10k and 5k will receive a “buy one get one free” pass to Wrest Park.

Finishers in the Children’s races will receive a small gift.

The first girl and first boy in each of the Children’s races will receive a trophy.

The first and second Lady and the first and second Man of the 10k and 5k will receive a financial reward.

ActiveTrainingWorld do not offer transfers or deferrals for this event or any events listed on their website. If you are unable to attend due to illness, injury, family bereavement, jury service you will only be eligible for a refund on production of official evidence: Positive Covid-19 test result, Doctor’s note, Death Certificate etc.

Event Cancellation
If the event should have to be cancelled due to reasons beyond the control of the Silsoe Stride team (for example, severe weather, local or national lockdown) entrants will be given a range of options to choose from, which will include a refund of their entry fee.


Prizes will be given at about 11:30, after the Children’s races, this will be followed by the Raffle Draw.

Please take care when LEAVING as there will be a lot of cars coming into Wrest Park as well as those leaving.