Green Belt Relay - sign up now open

The Green Belt Relay, returns on the weekend of 20th & 21st May 2017. We have four teams (44 places - men, women, vets and mixed probably). Sign up now if you'd like to take part!

'GBR' is a two day, multi-stage, multi-terrain relay around London's Green Belt countryside and surrounding towns. The route is divided into 22 sections (between 6.0 and 13.3 miles), and teams consist of 11 runners. This means that runners run twice, once on each day of the race. This is pretty tough as you are racing two days in a row. Newcomers are very welcome and may be surprised at how much wonderful, scenic running there is so close to London. We all travel around the course in a few minibuses, supporting other runners as we go. On Saturday night we'll stay at a hotel near the half-way point. You need to be available for the whole weekend.

Serpentine have entered four teams again this year: men, women, vets and mixed, although this can be changed based on who signs up.

We need at least eight drivers for this event to take place. If we don't get enough drivers then it's very likely the event will be cancelled so if you can help with driving please volunteer! You need to be at least 25 years old to be a driver for us.

Entry is open to all Serpies but please remember that you must be capable of running around 20 miles in total, across two days at 10min/mile pace or faster.

The fee payable now (£36) is non-refundable and includes the cost of transport and the evening buffet meal on Saturday. Other expenses, including the cost of hotel on Saturday (£33 B&B per person sharing a twin room) need to be paid for on the day.

More information about the race on or email

Those who drive a minibus for us on the weekend will have their transport fee (£15) refunded in full as a gesture of thanks by the club.


Submitted: 6 March 2017