The Tetbury Woolsack Races

 

Welcome to the official home of the Tetbury Woolsack Races, an annual event held on the last bank holiday Monday in May that attracts crowds of up to 5000 people and raises money for local charities and good causes. Please spend a little time to browse through the pages of this very unique annual British event.

The races have no greater aim than for individuals and teams to demonstrate their strength and fitness by racing whilst carrying a sack of wool – up and down a hill that reaches a gradient of 1 in 4. Around this the town celebrates with a street fair that aims to please many with street entertainers, local stalls and amusement rides. The many catering establishments in the town also join in to provide a very local fare for visitors.

If this is your first visit to the site then please browse the site to gain an insight into the event. If that whets your appetite to visit, or even compete (an entry form can be downloaded from this site), then you will be most welcome. There is ample parking arranged in the town, for a small fee, and then no cost to enter the town and watch the racing spectacle.

 RUNNERS' ENTRY FORMS & STALLHOLDER APPLICATIONS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE

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 Beneficiaries 

If you are a registered charity and would like to be consider as one of next years beneficiaries then please contact the Woolsack team. Closing date for applications will be the 30th of November the previous year.

 

 CELEBRITIES
WATCH THIS SPACE FOR NEXT YEARS GUEST CELEBRITY ........... TO BE ANNOUNCED IN THE NEW YEAR 

 

NEW FOR NEXT YEAR ........... THE FAMILY RACE 

We are planning a new family/fun race next year which will consist of two adults and two children maybe in fancy dress. What do you think? e mail us!

Who holds the official Guinness World Record?

See the BBC Article on Woolsack Races from 1981 - Click here

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We would like to thank last years  ex - Tetbury girl Ellie Harrison for opening the Races. The co-host of BBC's CountryFile and regularly seen on TV, Ellie started the Races for us - thank you Ellie!!

Ellie Harrison re sized

 

 

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