FAQs 2020 Route details

ROUND DONNY RUN - 19th July 2020

9 stages - 30km - A unique challenge for runners of all abilities

Run solo or as a pair

£28.50 for solo entrants and £49 for pairs. There's a £2 discount for UKA members.

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The race

We received some great feedback last year and we are working hard at making the event even better for 2020!

The Round Donny Run is a multi-stage trail race which will see entrants undertake a scenic 9 stage 30k course on footpaths and trials taking in the beautiful Don Valley Gorge, Sprotborough Flash Nature reserve, Conisborough Viaduct, Hatchell Wood, Cantley Park, Sandall Beat Woods, Doncaster Racecourse and back to your friends and family at Doncaster School For The Deaf.

The run can be done as an individual or with a friend as a pair.

The route

Route map for Round Donny Run 2020 by Chris Lawson on plotaroute.com


We have collected our most frequently asked questions to help you prepare for the RDR2020. If your question does not feature on this list please do not hesitate to contact us on tony@balancedcoaching.co.uk or via www.facebook.com/rounddonnyrun

What is the Round Donny Run format?

The Round Donny Run is a multi-stage trail race which will see entrants undertake a scenic 9 stage 30k course on footpaths and trails taking in the often unseen side of Doncaster. Each stage is raced, and competitors receive results for each stage as well as the aggregate time.

At the beginning and end of each stage you need to swipe your time band with one of our marshalls.

Between the set stages, participants aren't timed so we encourage you to slow your pace to a walk/jog (it's not about being fast). However there will be a maximum limit for the in between sections equating to walking pace (approx 15 minutes per mile)

With the timed stages and walking sections the overall distance is around 21.5miles (ish).

Can we run as a pair?

Yes. The RDR can be done as a solo or as a pair, who will both complete the full distance together. If you enter as a pair you will both have the same number and share a time band to check in and out of each stage. You must check in and out of each stage together.

Is there a cut off time?

Yes, there will be a cut off time. For the 2020 event all participants must finish before 14:00 hours (2pm). This is for the safety of all participants.

What if I can’t finish in the allotted time?

To finish before the cut off time of 2pm you need to have started Stage 3 at Edlington by 11.05am, started stage 6 at Amazon Roundabout by 12.20pm and started stage 7 on Bawtry Road (Hatchell wood) by 12.50pm.

What sort footwear should I wear?

While it is a trail run, a lot of the race is on pathways and tarmac so normal trainers should be suitable.

Is there somewhere I can leave my bag?

Yes, we will be having a bag drop area at the start which will be monitored at all times during the race. Please follow signage at registration.

Are headphones allowed?

No. Under UK athletic rules, competitors are not permitted to wear headphones during the race.

Are there any toilets on the course?

Toilets are available at the start/finish area. We have also made arrangements with a pub and local fire station on the route for runners to use. More information will be provided with your final race instructions.

Will there be feed stations around the course?

Yes we will have a number of feed stations.

  1. Edlington at the end of Stage 2.
  2. Bawtry Road at the end of stage 6

We also have additional water stations at the Boat Inn at Sprotbrough which is half way through stage 2, at the end of stage 5 and half way through Stage 8 in Cantley Park and also at the finish.

What if I want to drop out of the race.

You need to notify a marshall and hand in your timing chip and race number, they will then contact race control and organise transport back to the start/finish area for you.

What can I get at the end of the race?

Every finisher will get a medal and a t-shirt when they cross the line. There will be sports massages available. We will also be joined by Doncaster Brewery with well deserved refreshments and food supplied by The Pizza Trail.