Stowe September Trail Series 2020

Stowe September Trail Series 2020

Information and registration

4 September 2020 -
25 September 2020

Stowe September Trail Series 2020

Please note that the event on Friday 18th has been resheduled to Friday 25th as there is a problem with the venue on the orginal date. We have emailed entrants with the details. The event on Sunday the 20th is not affected.

We are really pleased to have arranged this September series of 6km Trail runs for you at Stowe Landscape gardens. There is no better way to enjoy the great outdoors than getting back out on the trail in the wonderful location. Whether you have just started running or are an experienced runner, this event has been designed for you.

There are 4 events in September, a mix of Friday evening and Sunday morning formats. Of course we had to review the format and the arrangements to keep us all safe in these strange times. We have played particular attention to the Government COVID-19 guidelines and support and also the guidelines issued by England Athletics and the Trail Running Association (TRA). Please note that the TRA have widened their definition of “virtual” trail races to include this time trial format which they fully support.

The race briefing will be emailed to you in advance and will clearly describe the format of the event, arrangements on the day and your responsibilities. There will be a rolling start with participants setting off every 10 seconds and you will be able to book your preferred block start time.

The event is based around Stowe landscape gardens in Buckinghamshire. Stowe has become widely renowned for its magnificent gardens created by Lord Cobham and the history of the gardens goes back to 1690. The trail starts and finishes at the visitor centre at the New Inn. The trail takes place within the gardens. We would normally encourage you to bring family and friends along, but of course during this period you will have to rely on the events team to cheer you along!

The course runs from the visitor centre down to the entrance to the landscape gardens. It will then take you around the gardens and you will run past many of the famous landmarks including the Temple of Friendship, the Temple of British Worthies and over the Palladian Bridge. After returning back past the 11 Acre Lake the trail will take you back towards the visitor centre.

Enjoy the mix of paths, grass and gravel tracks. It is a safe undulating route of the 6km course.

Event rules

The guidelines will be provided in the briefing pack and a summary is provided below. Please have confidence that this event will be managed under strict COVID-19 rules.
  • Bring your own water and nutrition and make use of bottle belts and hydration packs if needed, please dispose of rubbish responsibly. Please also bring your own hand sanitiser.
  • If participants need to complete a warm-up this should be done away from the start and finish area, respecting socially distancing. Participants should make their way to the rolling start area between 10 and 5 minutes before their start time. We ask people to move quickly through the finish area after you have completed the course.
  • Participants must not leave items of clothing in the start or finish areas. Leave clothing in your vehicle.
  • Participants must follow the UKA participant code of conduct (see HERE).
  • Social distancing must be maintained before the start, during the event and after the finish.
  • You are strongly advised not to run in close contact with any other runner. Please maintain social distancing and provide a safe distance when overtaking.  
  • You cannot enter this event if you live in an area that is locked down.
  • Your entry fee will be refunded if your area is locked down after your entry has been accepted.
  • If you experience COVID symptoms soon after the event, then please make this known through the government's Track & Trace system. 
  • Spectators must not attend this event to comply with the guidelines.
  • Do not travel to the event if you have been unwell in the previous 14 days. The current NHS guidance on Coronovirus/COVID-19 is available HERE.
  • The terms and conditions for the event are available here: Results Base - Stowe September Trail Series 2020


Toilets for both male and female are available. Ample parking is available; there are no charges for parking. No spectators please.

There will be qualified first aid providers at the event. Please note that the first aid staff are fully COVID trained and have certification and have the required personal protective equipment.

There will be electronic timing and you will be provided with your actual “chip time”. Your time will be available live on Results Base immediately after you finish.

There will be no water stations for this event. Please bring ample water with you on the day.


Please arrive and park up in plenty of time for your chosen start group. Socially distanced marking will allow you to queue ready for your start which will be individually timed.

The first wave for the Friday evening events will commence at 6.00pm and the first wave for the Sunday morning events will commence at 7.45am.


Individual entry price is £19.00 and includes a custom medal which will be available to collect at the finish.

A booking fee of 6% will be charged by our online entry partner, Results Base.

For insurance purposes the minimum age for this event is 16 years old.

Please note, there will be no on-the-day entry for this event.

Race numbers and race day information

Your bib number will be provided to you as you enter the car park. Please read the event briefing beforehand. It is available at

There will be a rolling start with participants setting off every 10 seconds and you will be able to book your preferred block start time.

If any updates are required to the race information they will appear on this page as well as


There will be awards for the 1 st , 2 nd , 3 rd overall male and overall female. We will post the awards out after the event.

There will be a medal for all finishers.


Stowe Gardens, The New Inn, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire MK18 5EQ.
 Event information
04 September 2020
06 September 2020
20 September 2020
25 September 2020
Stowe Gardens, The New Inn MK18 5EQ
Great Britain
See map below
Registration is closed
6 km
Starts at 11:00

Price per participant
Price £19.00 + fee
Fee (per order): 6%
6 km
Starts at 08:00

Price per participant
Price £19.00 + fee
Fee (per order): 6%
6 km
Starts at 08:00

Price per participant
Price £19.00 + fee
Fee (per order): 6%
6 km
Starts at 18:00

Price per participant
Price £19.00 + fee
Fee (per order): 6%

 More information

This event is organised by Gold Swan Events in conjunction with Big Cow Sports.

Gold Swan Events

In case of questions about the event please contact Gold Swan Events:

07710 010 958

Stowe September Trail Series 2020

  • Stowe Gardens, The New Inn MK18 5EQ
  • Buckingham
  • Great Britain

Trail Running Association.

Permit no.3682