Host Races

We at Quirky Races will be putting on our own events which of course will have the most original and unique concepts we can come up with. We have lots of ideas and intend to make as many of them happen as possible.

18/08/18 – Strongman Run


We’ll be hosting a special Strongman Run timetrial event at the Family Fun Day at the Obelisk Centre in Northampton.

How fast will you be able to carry a selection of objects up and down a hill slalom? We’ll have a live leaderboard throughout the day and they’ll be prizes for fastest man, woman, boy and girl.

Entry for this run will all be done on the day.

More info here:

Past events:

31/03/18 – Quirky Races Easter Chocolate Run

The more you run the more chocolate you earn! Run as many half mile laps as you like in one hour. Chocolate at the end of each lap and an Easter themed medal at the finish.






December 2017- Christmas virtual Run for The Lewis Foundation


This was another chance for anyone who missed our Christmas Mince Pie Run to get thier hands on the fabulous glittery Santa medal and raise some funds for the amazing charity, The Lewis Foundation at the same time. There was also an alternative running Santa medal on offer for anyone who did the Mince Pie Run. All that was required was to run 5KM while doing something quirky.

100% of entry fees for this run went directly to the charity. The Lewis Foundation provides gift packs to patients receiving cancer treatment at the Talbot Butler Ward at Northampton General Hospital.

We had some great entries including a backwards running 5km, a parkrun conga, a solo mince pie run and a bride and groom/ stag and hen parkrun effort.



03/12/17- Quirky Christmas Mince Pie run


Run 5k, eat 5 mince pies! our second annual event. New venue, same great run. This year we moved to Billing Aquadrome holiday and hosted our biggest event yet. welcomed with open arms. This is a fun event for all the family. Every entry gets at Santa hat at the start and a Christmas themed medal at the finish.





28 /10/17- Hallowine Run


4 spooky half mile laps including going through the ghostly woods with some scary surprises along the way all made a little less frightening by a cup of blood (wine) for Dutch courage before each lap and ending with a bottle of wine to take away with you, that’s assuming you make it out alive!

Glow sticks, free parking, 4 glasses of wine on route and a good quality bottle of special event labeled wine at the finish.

The course was 2 miles long set over 4 half mile laps with a glass of wine at the start of each lap. The route was marked with fairy lights and glow sticks with marshals dressed up to give you a surprise along the way.


18/06/17- The Northampton Buggy Run

The Northampton Buggy Run offers a unique chance for parents/ carers to run/ race with their children while pushing them in their buggies/ pushchairs with a whole field of like minded people all doing the same thing. We believe this is the first ever event of it’s kind in the UK. BOTH ADULT AND CHILD WILL RECEIVE A FINISHERS MEDAL!


The course is 5km in distance and is a one lap route all on smooth flat concrete paths within Billing Aquadrome holiday park. It is all accessible for spectators with the first mile and last 1km all within view from the main event area


11/12/16- Quirky Christmas Mince Pie run

Run 5k, eat 5 mince pies! Come and celebrate Christmas the Quirky Races way. Set in the beautiful Salcey forest participants will run (or walk) 5km while stopping to consume a full mince pie just before every kilometer.