The Ox Frolic race is a lapped 12-hour race consisting of a 5-mile route, made up of a variety of off-road tracks through Cranborne Chase woods. You will pass lovely smelling garlic in the woods and experience some fantastic views. The race has a fun atmosphere with lots of support at the changeover point, where you can also grab something to eat, have a rest and cheer on others once you’ve finished! If you’re not sure what to expect, check out this review.
What is a Frolic?
Over a 12-hour period, you do as much running as you want. Complete at least one lap to get your medal and goody bag. Frolics are relaxed events with a fun atmosphere. You can run in teams of 4, 3, 2 or go solo. Solo runners can do as many laps as they want. To hit marathon distance, make sure you start at 8am. The first lap is longer to help you reach the marathon distance over 5 laps. If you’re in a team, only one of you runs at a time, then you swap over as and when you feel like it. For more details see our dedicated Frolic page here.
Minimum age requirement for entry is 18 years old
Canicross runners can also take part in this race. This race allows you to run with your canine companion and experience the route together, as part of our dog-friendly races. Each runner can have up to two dogs and you will start approximately 15 minutes ahead of the main race. If you’re new to Canicross running, check out this review for all you need to know.