The Course

Starting beside the stream that winds through the village, the course takes in a short section of the former “Midland and Great Northern” railway that in its heyday used to take holiday makers from the midlands to the east coast resorts. It then climbs gradually towards the top of “Holywell Hill” and on towards the halfway point, looking towards Careby and the East Coast main line. The final section of the course takes a brief detour through the farm itself before re-joining the M&GN railway and the gradual descent back past the starting point and on towards the finish. Every memorable run keeps something up its sleeve for the finale and the LB5k is no exception – the brave and those looking towards posting a good time might wish to ignore the footbridge and take the option of a splash and dash through the stream before the short climb through “Sheepwash Paddock” to the finish line.


The LB5K is an off-road event that makes extensive use of grass paths and as such, it is unlikely to be suitable for most wheelchairs or pushchairs. If you would like to take part but have any concerns regarding the suitability of the course for your particular circumstances, please contact us before registering to discuss your requirements.

Distance and Timings

The course is carefully measured using GPS, but not certified. We use a similar method of timing to the ParkRun events, with manual timing and competitors identified with a simple barcode system as they go across the finish line.

Results and Prizes

There will be prizes on offer for the first overall male and female. Additionally, prizes are available for the first male and female who are resident of the Bythams Community (including Little Bytham, Castle Bytham, Creeton, Careby, Holywell and Aunby).

Stewards and Marshalls

Stewards will be posted throughout the course, and are on hand at all times to provide help, guidance or medical attention. There will also be a tail walker, to acoompany those who wish to take a more leisurely pace and enjoy the scenery.

Get in Touch

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