Covid 19 update – Spring 2021

Although we now thankfully have a timetable for coming out of lockdown measures, it won’t unfortunately allow us to stage the event on our planned date of 30th May 2021. We will however be back on Sunday 5th June 2022, to coincide with the weekend following the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Thank you everyone for your good wishes and continued support.


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.

The Course

The LB5K course is an off-road circular route that takes in the grassy paths and farm tracks that weave their way throughout a working organic farm. Starting beside a stream, the course takes in a short section of the former “Midland and Great Northern” railway before climbing gradually towards the top of “Holywell Hill”, leaving the valley behind. Then on towards the halfway point, with the village of Careby to the South and a slow drop towards the route of the East Coast main line. The final section of the course takes a brief journey through the farmyard before re-joining the path of the former M&GN railway and the gradual descent back past the starting point and on towards the finish.

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 accompany those who wish to take a more leisurely pace and enjoy the scenery.

Get in Touch

Have any queries, comments or questions? Feel free to email us, and we'll get back to you as soon as we can!

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