Ox Races

8-10th May 2020

Entry’s open 7pm Fri 2nd August

Friday: An Ox of 2 Halfs & Dark Ox

Saturday: Ox Frolic &  Ox 50 Mile

Sunday: Light Ox & Ox Half Marathon

White Star running returns to the Rushmoor Estate with a variety of off road races in beautiful surroundings.

A brand NEW one off race for 2020 – An Ox of 2 Halfs with quirky challenges along with your marathon distance race. Then also Dark Ox on Friday night for some dark action in Chase Wood.

Saturday see’s the return of the Ox Frolic for solos or teams where each lap is 10.5 Km, so four laps = a marathon. Ox 50 is back as well with the usual stuff, do enough laps to reach 50 miles and boom! You are done. Thing is there is a generous cut off but if you won’t make 50 miles in that time you will get a Frolic medal and time so no one goes home empty handed.

The Light Ox on Sunday morning is a chance to run the quarter course in the light and if you finish quickly enough you can fit the half marathon in right after….you must be mad

Epicer Series entry here in 1go

Race Review

The lovely Kasia has written a review of the OX on her blog, iknowwhereimrunning

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Ox Race at Rushmore

Rushmore Estate

Rushmoor Estate
Tollard Royal
Salisbury
SP5 5QB

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The Official WSR Goat-O-Meter

  • Accent 60% 60%
  • Weather 20% 20%
  • Fly Count 40% 40%
  • Tripoverness 40% 40%
  • Mud 40% 40%
  • Risk of Cows 20% 20%

ASCENT

0% Flat as a flat place in Holland
20% Undulated
40% Bit lumpy
60% Blimey that’s a bit hilly
80% Why did I think this was a great idea?
100% Yeah ok I am walking the rest from now on

MUD

20% Goat dry as a bone
40% Pretty dry unless we have a biblical downpour
60% Might be a bit wet
80% Wet and muddy
100% Wetsuit

WEATHER

20% Lovely and mild perfect for running normally
40% It’s cold and will probably rain
60% It’s warm might rain
80% Usually rainy and cold or boiling hot
100% Ice station Zebra or Surface of the sun

RISK OF COWS

20% 1 cow if any at all
40% 2 cows maybe, meh, dunno, probably not
60% 3 cows, yeah quite a good chance of something, but hey it’s the countryside
80% Pretty likely, to be fair more than likely
100% YEAH! Cow alert

FLY COUNT

20% Nope
40% Doubt it but maybe
60% Yeah could have a few
80% Blimmin flies
100% OMG it’s a plague of locusts

TRIPOVERINESS

20% You will be fine
40% Look where you are going
50% Tree root alert
60% OK eyes glued to the floor
80% Evil dead style trees jumping out at you

An Ox of 2 Halfs – Friday 9:00am

Affiliated: £37.50 Unaffiliated: £39.50 + FOS Processing Fee

Marathon (ish)

7.5 Hours

Marathon of two halfs is named as such because each half is in a different part of the estate. First half in the valleys second half in the Chase woods….not Frolic route though.

1st “half” is about exploring and nice views 2nd “half” is about doing things…little tasks for you to do.  Approximately marathon distance (ish) with a couple of quirky tasks to complete on your way. Instructions will be kept secret until the day of the race, so make sure your prepare for anything and everything. This race is not for people without a sense of humour.

2nd August 2019

30th April

200

Dark Ox – Friday 9:00pm

Affiliated: £22.50 Unaffiliated: £24.50 + FOS Processing Fee

Quarter marathon (10.5km)

2 Hours

This the Dark Ox Quarter Marathon (10.5km) compliments the other Ox races over the weekend and gives you a chance to try your luck on the 10.5km loop in the dark.

The course is on rough woodland trail and will be steep in some places, up and down. The course around Cranbourne Chase Woods will be marked and sign posted.
Note: Compulsory kit check at start, no working head/chest torch, no race.

2nd August 2019

30th April

275

Ox Frolic – Saturday 8:00am

Solo: £39 Pair: £70 Trio: £105 Quartet: £140 + FOS Processing Fee

Add an individual to a team £35 + FOS Processing Fee

10.5Km per lap

12 hours

The Ox Frolic is a race for solos, pairs, three and fours. Tougher course with each lap is 10.5 Km so four laps = a marathon.

We want a big fun sociable event for clubs, friends groups of mates, so the transition area to swap from one runner to another will be right next to the bar.

To get the bling all the runners have to do at least one lap each after that feel free to sit in the bar and cheer the others on.

Separate Dog start race can be entered here 

2nd August 2019

30th April

500

Ox 50 Mile – Saturday 7:30am

Affiliated: £48 Unaffiliated: £50 + FOS Processing Fee

50 Miles

12.5 hrs

Ox 50 is back as well with the usual stuff, do enough laps to reach 50 miles and boom! You are done. Thing is there is a generous cut off but if you won’t make 50 miles in that time you will get a 12 Hour medal and time so no one goes home empty handed.

Epic Challenge returns for 2020 so complete the 50m and another Ox race to get an extra spesh medal.

epic-ox

2nd August 2019

23rd April

100

Light Ox – Sunday 8:30am

Affiliated: £22.50 Unaffiliated: £24.50 = FOS Processing Fee

Quarter Marathon (10.5km)

2 Hours

Light Ox Quarter is back, covering the same course as the Dark Ox.

Specific Dog race for this distance too that can be entered here 

2nd August 2019

30th April

200

Ox Half Marathon – Sunday 10:30am

Affiliated: £27.50 Unaffiliated: £29.50

14 Miles

4 hours

Ox Half Marathon to compliment the other Ox races, A tough half marathon covering the valleys and hills of Rushmore Estate including the now famous “Pregnant Sheep Hill”  Route is mainly on trails and across fields with approximately 600 meters on road.

All finishers receive an event t-shirt along with their medal.  Late start so you can run the Light Ox first for an extra challenge.

2nd August 2019

23rd April

250

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