White Star Running has transformed into Keep Running Rural!
Go to https://keeprunningrural.co.uk/ for all our race info.

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White Star Running has transformed into Keep Running Rural!

We now have a new website with all the same information on, but under the new company name.

Please head over to keeprunningrural.co.uk for everything you need to know about our races.

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Trail Races by runners
for runners

Home of the Lovestation™

  • Sociable, inclusive, quirky
  • Runners first ethos
  • Fun, safe, open to all
  • Variety of distances
  • Working towards sustainability goals
  • Respectful of the natural environment

Fun and Affordable Running Gear for all

  • Bespoke design just for us
  • Practical running gear
  • Quirky and colourful
  • Adult and kids’ ranges
  • Race essentials and fun accessories
  • Free delivery on all orders over £50

White Star Running has always been about passion, a passion for running. We love what we do; it’s certainly not a job.

We have a big community of runners of all sorts of abilities, from elites to beginners, from world beaters to casual runners.

A wise woman (my mum) said to me ages ago ‘runner first’, and that’s always been our ethos. We are runners; we listen to our family of runners and work with them to create the races they want

Andy Palmer

We put the fun in running

Our trail race events are family friendly, and sometimes just a bit odd

trail races in Dorset with White Star Running

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From the Blog

meet the team

Gemma Wilton

Managing Director

Working in event management for over 20 years, Gemma takes care of all the behind-the-scenes to make race days run smoothly. More of a social runner or often found out on the water.

Favourite race?
Spring Larmer 

If you could be any mythical animal, what would it be?

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Mandy Smart

Shop Manager

Nifty Nana Mandy was a late starter to running, until she found the family love of WSR/KKR. Being a bit of an adrenaline junky, she’s done everything from skydiving to wingwalking, plus she has a love of Formula 1 and wine! Mandy can be found in the White Star Clothing shop ready to help runners on race days.

Favourite race?
Cider Races

If you could be any mythical animal, what would it be?

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Julie Bassett

Marketing Manager & Copywriter

A lifelong runner, Julie will give anything a go from parkrun and road races, to ultramarathons and whatever crazy idea the team come up with next! Otherwise, she’s a freelance writer and marketeer, crafting words and organising content around health, wellbeing and running.

Favourite race?

If you could be any mythical animal, what would it be?

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Dani Dixon

Freelance Designer & Illustrator

A keen runner (when not injured, which takes up 80% of the running year) with 20 marathons and an ultra to her name! She loves trail running (softer on the legs!), red wine, books, coffee, dogs and pizza.

Favourite race?
Giants Head Marathon

If you could be any mythical animal, what would it be?


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