Charity partnerships announced for 2020

Charity partnerships announced for 2020

The Sodbury Slog has always had charity at its heart and over the years has raised tens of thousands of pounds for a whole range of incredible charities and fantastic causes. From the 2019 race alone over £5500 was directly donated by the event, and over £4000 was also raised for our charity partners. This year is no exception, and we are very pleased to be continuing to support Jessie May, and excited to be able to announce that this year we will also be supporting Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Both are incredible causes and we are pleased to be partnering with them this year.

Both of our charity partners will have a number of guaranteed entries for this year’s race, which you can register your interest for right now. Charity places will cost you just £30 for the entry, and require a minimum fundraising pledge from you of only £150. It’s simple and a win win situation for everyone.

Jessie May

Jessie May is a charity that provides hospice at home care for terminally ill children in Bristol and the surrounding area. The charity was set up by the parents of Jessica May Purrington, a little girl who died at home aged 4 months, surrounded by her family and her nurses. Jessie May has a team of dedicated nurses who provide care to children and families during a child’s life and after their death.

To apply for a guaranteed entry for the 2020 Sodbury Slog and run for Jessie May simply drop them an email on or give them a call on 0117 9582174.


Cystic Fibrosis Trust

The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is fighting for a life unlimited for everyone affected by cystic fibrosis. Our mission is to create a world where being born with CF no longer means a lifelong burden of care and an early death, when everyone living with the condition will be able to look forward to a long, healthy life.

To apply for a guaranteed entry for the 2020 Sodbury Slog and run for Cystic Fibrosis Trust simply drop them an email on or give them a call on 020 3795 2176.



All change at the helm

All change at the helmAfter six successful years at the helm of The Sodbury Slog, race director Steve Herring is standing down in 2020. I’m sure everyone would like to extend a huge thank you to Steve for all his hard work over the years he has worked hard for the event.

His replacement at the controls going forward is Ira Rainey. Having been a Bitton Road Runner member for 15 years, as well as having run the race six or seven times (lost track of exactly how many in the depths of time), and being involved in the race one way or another for a number of years (most recently talking rubbish at the finish line), we think the event will be safe in his hands.

The event is of course much bigger than any single person and the whole thing could not happen without the support of the hundreds of volunteers and partners who help make sure it all comes together on the day, both out on the route on the day and behind the scenes. The Sodbury Slog really is a team effort.


New website for 2020

New website for 2020If you’ve visited us before you will no doubt be able to tell that we now have a shiny new website for all things Slog related. 

This new site is your one-stop shop for all information regarding the event, including when registration open, event changes, route details, parking, partners, and maybe even what music Terry is going to be using for the warm-up.

2020 is a big year for us, not just with a change of race director, but it’s our 30th anniversary, and we are planning to make this year’s event better than ever. Don’t worry, we’re not going to change things up for the sake of it, nor takeaway any of the great bits that make the event what it is. There will still be plenty of mud on the day.

So please bookmark and keep an eye on this new site, and check back frequently for up to date information about the race.

Make sure to pencil Sunday 8th November onto your new calendar right now. Happy New Year.

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