Hair of the Dog Trail Run, 3rd January 2022

Monday, January 3, 2022. 10:00

Back for 2022
The Hair of the Dog Trail Run

Enter HERE

Join us on 3rd January for the second running of the Hair of the Dog Trail run. What better way is there to start the 2022 race season by taking in some of the most picturesque trails between Chippenham and Lacock.

The event starts in Chippenham and runs along the River Avon past Lackham College to the stunning village of Reybridge, before crossing the river and returning along the Wiltshire and Berkshire Canal.

The race starts at 10:00 with runners starting in groups of up to 50 runners every few minutes (this is to spread people out with a number of stiles to get over). Quicker runners will start first with participants seeded in terms of expected finish time.

There is plenty of car parking in town and bright orange arrows will direct you to the start.

• Chip timing.
• Medal for all finishers.
• Beginner friendly racing.
Race Photography from Charles Whitton Photography
• Medal now with optional iTaB (see below).


In 2022 for £8 you can have your medal personalised with your name, position and finish time and if you’re keen, your splits too. Your details and results will be engraved on a small plate which fits neatly into the back of your medal. See itab for an example.

Race Distance

Approximately 7.7 miles. You can view the route below.

Race Start

10:00 – Wave starts of approx. 50 competitors every 2 minutes. Entries limited to 180.

Race Entry

Online entry price:
Affiliated : £24.00
Unaffiliated : £26.00

Footwear Recommendations

Put simply, you should if possible wear trail running shoes, the race runs over fields, muddy areas and trail so road shoes are not recommended.

Club Entry

If you would like to make the Hair of the Dog a club race, please contact us for more details. Please contact James on 07929 059 796 or to register your interest.


Registration will be held at the start line where runners will collect their chip. The race start can be found by clicking HERE

Getting Here

Getting to the venue couldn’t be easier and it is only a short distance from Junction 17 of the M4. Car times from Major Cities are

London – 1 hour 30 minutes
Birmingham – 1 hour 30 minutes
Bristol – 35 minutes
Cardiff – 60 minutes
Swansea – 1 hour 45 minutes
Exeter – 1 hour 30 minutes


Parking is available in one of the town centre car parks just a short walk from the race start and finish. Available car parks are – Borough Parade (SN15 3WL) or the Train Station (SN15 3QQ). For race day we would recommend Borough Parade which is approx 10 minutes from the race start and 3 minutes from the finish.

Registration & Briefing Times

Registration will be from 09:00 in Charter Field near the start line.

Marshals and Volunteers

To successfully run our events we require the help and support of Marshals and Volunteers. if you are able to assist at the event or have friends, family, work colleagues or enemies who may be able to help, then please contact James Higgs on in return we offer free entries in to future DB Max events and if you are lucky a bacon roll and cup of coffee…..

And finally

The DB Max event team look forward to welcoming you to Chippenham on Race Day.

If you have any questions or queries regarding the Hair of the Dog Trail Run, then please do not hesitate to call 01225 632 103 or email

Charity Partner