The Green Belt Relay

16th & 17th May 2020 - Unfortunately cancelled...Please join us in 2021!

Finish of stage 8

The race 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 must run at least twice, once on each day of the race. This is pretty tough as you are racing two days in a row, but it's also great fun and a rewarding experience for those who have taken part. Newcomers are very welcome and may be surprised at how much wonderful, scenic running there is so close to London. Note: those wishing to take part should expect to run around 20 miles in total across the weekend at 10 min/mile pace or faster. More details are available on the Green Belt Relay website.

Full route map here

Serpentine Green Belt teams 2018We usually enter four teams: men, women, vets and mixed covering all standards. The beauty of this event is that there's room for everyone to have a go, whatever your standard. It's a great opportunity for newer Serpie members to get involved with the club and meet other Serpies.

Priority places go to those who can help the team by providing a useful skill such as minibus driving, first aid, map reading, physio etc. Let us know what you can do for the team. Travel to the start of the event is by minibus from several locations: Seymour Centre, Victoria, Clapham Junction and Hammersmith and we stay in a hotel overnight near the mid-point of the race so that we do not have to go back into London. This not only avoids a second pick up of runners, but also helps to create a good team atmosphere. Note: We expect runners to stay with the group the entire weekend, if possible, as this makes life a lot easier for the organisation and it also gives the team as a whole more flexibility.

2020 Costs

(The following is the arrangement which would have been implemented for the cancelled 2020 race. Please come back for updates in Spring 2021 for the race in May 2021.)

Each participant will pay £52 at the time of signing up. This covers the cost of transport over a distance of almost the entire M25 (minibus hire, insurance, fuel and parking costs), the Saturday evening buffet meal and other items such as water, cups and printing of essential information.

The Club will subsidise some of the above costs, as well as pay for the overall Serpentine team entry and other administrative fees. If you are a driver, the Club will also refund half of the entry fee (£26) in order to thank you for your effort.

In addition, the cost of hotel on Saturday night (£36 per person sharing a twin room) needs to be paid for directly to Holiday Inn Basildon on the day. Breakfast on Sunday morning is included in this price.

Worth noting the fee includes a good quality dry-fit GBR T-shirt provided by the event organisers. If you win a stage, you’ll get an additional stage-winner T-shirt.

For more details contact the GBR team: