Round the Tree Race
2023: We're back!
The Round The Tree Race is back once again and we're very much looking forward to running it in conjunction with the Mayfair celebrations!
The race is taking place on Friday 5th May, registration starting from 5:30pm by the town hall. Juniors (11-15) kick things off at 6:45pm for their shorter version (1.75miles),. followed by the ladies at 7pm and men at 7:30pm - for ages 16+.
Entry will be £6 for an affiliated adult, £8 for an unaffiliated adult and £4 for a junior.
Fancy dress is welcome and the 'best' outfit will be rewarded.
This year, we are giving prizes away to the top 5 finishers of the Senior races as well as the top 3 in each junior category.
You can enter on the day, online (online form) or in advance via postal; this closes on 30th April.
Adjacent is the entry form you can either print and bring with you on the day or post to us in advance.
Our annual Torrington Round the Tree Race, which is part of the Torrington Mayfair Celebrations, is a challenging and scenic 2.75 mile run from Torrington Square, down through Torrington Commons and into Taddiport. Once you've reached the tree there's a relatively flat section back along the river path with a tough climb back into the town.
We welcome runners of all abilities to take part in a piece of Torrington tradition, either as a runner or spectator, please join us in keeping this event as strong as ever.
TAAC thanks Nigel & Diana of Oak Park Farm for their support in encouraging us to keep this traditional Torrington race alive by allowing access to the tree. Please run with care and respect at all times.
The results section
If you have run Round the Tree in previous years, we hope you enjoyed yourself! Please find the results below.
Thank you so much for taking part!
Please click here for the 2022 results! Thanks for taking part :-)
Our 2019 Round the Tree race was a great success, once again a great evening enjoying Torrington traditions. Thank you to all the marshals, registration team, race organisers and supporters for the great job you do, and of course a big well done to our runners. Every single person helps make this special event happen. Special thanks to Oak Park Farm and R&M Utility & Engineering Services, without whose support the race would not happen. Thanks also to Torrington Jewellers for Race HQ, The Cadets for marshalling and Gill Clayton at Torrington Town Council Mayfair Committee for ongoing support. Also to Big Al, Keely Allin, the Deputy Mayor and Chris Tattersall for announcements and prize giving. Thanks to Kim for photography and Nick Hallom for PA. We are also pleased to announce that we donated £500 to Torrington Commons Conservators who do excellent work maintaining public rights of way and paths and conserving the many different habitats.