FAQ

We think this covers the most commonly asked questions we get.
If you don’t see the answer you were looking, for please get in touch via our Contact page or ask in our Facebook group.

White Star Running organises trail races from ultramarathons to kids' runs and lots of distances in between. Based in the beautiful county of Dorset, White Star Running aims to organise fun, sociable races for runners of all abilities.

We work hard to create races that are set in the best scenery our beautiful county can offer, running in places no one else runs. Races like the multi-award-winning Giants Head Marathon, Larmer Tree and Ox Races, and Crafty Fox are among our most popular. We also organise timed 12-hour races to run as far or as few laps as you want, like the Cider Frolic at our mate Bill’s Cider Brewery.

We believe in races that are fun, marshals who are friendly, views that are awesome and beer that is cold. Keep Running Rural #jointheherd

White Star Running brings its special touch exclusively to trail races, as we love the Dorset countryside.

We try and be canicross friendly where we can and it’s safe to do so. A list of 2021 races that you can run with your dog are listed here.

We are a race company, affiliated to UK Athletics. We use TRA (part of UKA) licenses for our insurance and therefore all our races are governed by UKA rules. 

The minimum age for all our Frolic races is 18 years old.

The maximum distances permitted for the following age groups are:
From 12 years – 3K
From 14 years – 5K 
From 16 years – 6K
From 17 years – 10K
From 18 years – 25K
From 20 years – 45K

We know other organisations let different ages compete in their events, but these are the rules we are governed by.

We love to make our events family friendly, so you can all come along and camp for the weekend and support those running. But the kids can join in with any of our Bell Races that take place at Giants Head Marathon. A bit of fun, with a little running and some silly challenges, and a great medal to show off to all your friends. We also have kids' races at Weekend at the Races, Run Jurassic and the Cider weekend.

Visit this page and select the race weekend from the drop-down menu. Our campsites are in the heart of the event village, very close to start/finish areas. It’s a bargain price of £18 for the weekend per pitch no matter how many people or what you're camping in.

Race photos are expensive, so we have our own photographers and make photos available to you, free, on our Facebook page. This means any photos you or your supporters or fan club take can be added as well. Our pet photographer Bertie, will be on site to snap you looking your best, before, during and after the race. These snaps will then be uploaded in due course to our White Star Running Facebook Group and on our Race photo page. 

By entering the race you are giving your permission to have your photo taken. If there is a pic you object to (didn’t get your right side, your bum looked too big, etc) please contact us and we will remove it. (Please note you must highlight the said photo; we won’t root through all the pics looking for it.)

Our legendary squeaky toys are used as batons for relay teams during Frolic races and then given as part of goodie bags. Leftovers can be purchased from the WSR shop.

At our races we realise that sometimes you need a bit of boost at the bit in the race where you're starting to flag, normally 20 miles in marathons, 7 or 8 in a half. So we have the Love Station™. When you rock up to the Love Station™ you can have a sit down and have a glass of something nice like flat cola or a cider, and chew on a cake or Scotch egg. And just get your s*** together before venturing on to finish the race! There may be a hug or two.

The serious side is we can also have a look at you and assess whether you are in a fit state to carry on. We realise that most of our races are not easy and present some challenges. Heat, cold, falling over, hills, exhaustion, etc, can all take a toll and we are keen not to have any casualties. We take safety seriously and would only pull you out of the race if we felt you looked like death and for you to continue would put you at risk.

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How Do I?

If you find you can’t make a race you’ve already booked, at any point up to deferral/transfer deadline you can email raceadmin@whitestarrunning.co.uk and ask for your entry to be banked for something in the future or request a transfer into a specific race if you know what you want to swap to.

If you want to transfer your entry to another runner, at any point up to deferral/transfer deadline, you can transfer your entry by following these instructions: https://whitestarrunning.co.uk/race-transfers/

All deadlines are given in the information section of each race on our website.

You can log in to your Full On Sport account, click on your name and from the drop-down menu select ‘My Entries’.

Any race that still has availability for entries will be open and available to enter on Full on Sport.
If an event is full and has the waiting list enabled, you will be able to join the waiting list by logging in to your Full On Sport account, going to the event page and clicking on 'Join waiting list'.
If you’re on the waiting list and get a place triggered, you will receive an email from Full On Sport with a link to purchase the place. You will have 48 hrs to use the link, then it will expire and the next person on the waiting list will get triggered.

To take your entry off of the waiting list, you will need to log into your Full On Sport account. Under ‘My Entries’, next to the entry click 'Cancel the waiting list space'.

Our mates at Full On Sport can help you if you're having difficulties with your log in or account details, so give them a buzz on 01935 385 924 or email them on support@fullonsport.com.

Didn’t find the answer you were looking for? Then get in touch via our Contact page or ask in our Facebook group.