Harrold Centre is a registered charity which benefits the residents of Harrold, Carlton and Odell. The Pit Run has been running since 1983 with only two missed because of covid, and a shortened course in 1998 due to severe flooding.

The busy atmosphere of stalls, bar and runners on The Green are a great attraction for villagers and visitors alike and much appreciated as the social event of the year. Runners used to compete for the medals and the greatest sponsorship money but now donation is more common. This can be via the registration process with runners nominating one of the local societies listed or directly to Harrold Centre.

The event encompasses four races from a short kids race up to a fully marshalled 3 mile (just under 5km) race around the village of Harrold and around the lakes in the country park, the old gravel pits. Fun-runners, fancy-dressers and serious PB hunters alike all mix in at the start line in front of The Village Green.

There is lots to do for all the family, and this year’s event promises to bigger and better than ever. We hope to see you there!

Main Race Categories & prizes:

All competitors who finish their race will be presented with a medal and all individual race winners will receive a Gold Medal – with Silver & Bronze for most categories. Please note the updated age brackets for the 2024 race. (* 11-year olds (school year 7) allegeable for the Main Race, 11-year olds in school year 6 need to register for school races.)

Open (11+)* M                     Small trophy, which can be kept

Open (11+)* F                      Small trophy, which can be kept

Local (11+)* M                     Paul Young Shield – to be kept for 12 months

Local (11+)* F                       Paul Young Shield – to be kept for 12 months

Juniors (11-15)*  M              Tustings Shield – to be kept for 12 months

Juniors (11-15)* F                 Tustings Shield – to be kept for 12 months

Local Vet (40-49) M             Gold Medal

Local Vet (40-49) F              Gold Medal

Local Super Vet (50+) M    Gold Medal

Local Super Vet (50+) F      Gold Medal

School Races

The first boy and the first girl in each of the school races will receive shields which they can keep. A gold, silver and bronze medal will be handed to the fastest three of each race.

School Race 1 – Reception, Years 1 and 2

School Race 2 – Years 3 and 4

School Race 3 – Years 5 and 6

Team Awards

There are two team awards ( teams of three):

1) Best fancy dress – sponsored by Ad Hoc

2) The fastest aggregate time- sponsored by the Calvados Society