The World's #1 Woolsack Race

12:00 - 25th May 2020 - Tetbury

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.

Event timings

10am - Fair & market open

12-12.30 - Schools races
St Mary's, Avening & Rodmarton Primaries

1pm - Individual Races, team races

3pm - Raffle prize draw

Followed by trophies & medal ceremony

Celebrity Opening!

Eddie the Eagle will be opening the races for 2019!


About Tetbury Woolsack Races

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.

The next race begins in...


days. Come join us!

12:00pm - 25th May 2020 - Tetbury


This years celebrity guest to is Eddie the Eagle! We would like to thank last years ex - Tetbury girl Ellie Harrison for opening the Races. The co-host of BBC's CountryFile, Ellie started the Races for us.


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


We are a very small committee.
If you would like to join us, or help with preparations or on the day please contact us.
Thanks for your support.