The first race over a similar course, called the Beagle Bash, was held in 1990 changing its name in 1999 to the Sodbury Slog. The race always coincides with Remembrance Day and is preceded by exhortation, two minutes silence and playing of the Last Post, which sets the scene for a memorable day.
Local farmer, John Ludlow, who is an active member of the Rotary Club of Chipping Sodbury, obtains the necessary landowner permission for the race to go ahead, as much of the race takes place on private land. Without the support of the landowners (for which we are most grateful) the race simply could not take place.
Members of the Bitton Road Runners, the Rotary Club, and the local community all help marshal the event. In return each year over £2 per entrant is donated to local charities and the community. This is distributed by the Rotary Club of Chipping Sodbury.
Attracting in excess of 1300 runners the route has remained virtually unchanged over the years. The course is varied, but you can guarantee it will be wet, muddy, scenic, and as hard as you want it to be. It really is a race for all abilities and all standards.
The race attracts runners from all over the UK from Kent, Cornwall, Lancashire, Yorkshire the Midlands, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.
The excellent race organisation by Bitton Road Runners has ensured the race's reputation for a well-organised value for money race.
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