What races do you organise?
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 Cranborne 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
Do you just organise trail races?
What races can I run with my dog in?
We try and be canicross friendly where we can and it’s safe to do so. A list of races that you can run with your dog are listed in the calendar on our homepage.
What is the minimum age for XXX race?
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 for teams is 18 years old and Solo runners must be 20 years old.
The maximum distances permitted for the following age groups are:
We know other organisations let different ages compete in their events, but these are the rules we are governed by.
What events can I run with my kids?
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. 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 the Cider weekend and Cranborne Races.
How do I book camping?
Camping can be booked on the event page for each event. Our campsites are in the heart of the event village, very close to start/finish areas. It’s a bargain price to camp for the weekend no matter how many people or what you're camping in.
Where can I see the photos?
Race photos are expensive, so we have our own photographers and make photos available to you, free, 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.)
Where can I buy a squeaky?
Our legendary squeaky toys can be purchased from the WSR shop.
What’s a Love Station™?
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 defer a race?
If you find you can’t make a race you’ve already booked, at any point up to the deadline date. You can defer your entry to another race by following the instructions here: https://whitestarrunning.co.uk/race-transfers/
How do I transfer my place to another person?
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/
How do I know when I can transfer/defer up until?
I've forgotten if I entered a race, how do i check?
Are entries to XXX race still open?
How do I join the waiting list for a race that is full?
How will I know if I got a waiting list place?
How do I remove myself from the waiting list?
To take your entry off of the waiting list, you will need to log into your account. Under ‘My profile’, next to the entry click the red cancel button.