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21/10/2023

Race Numbers

Race numbers will be posted out (to the address you entered on Race Nation) towards the end of the October. They will be posted out in batches so please don’t worry if your friends have received theirs and you haven’t.

17/07/2023

Merchandise store

If you have ordered some Scimitar Merchandise, it will be dispatched soon.
The store will be re-opening after the race.

09/07/2023

2023 T-Shirt design

To reduce waste and cost, the race t-shirts are an optional extras. The 2023 shirt will still be made from recycled material, still offered in male and female styles, and with a new design for this year. Those who would like a shirt will again be able to order one from our online store.

As well as t-shirts we will also be selling Sodbury Slog merchandise hoodies, branded with the event logo. All items ordered will be collated and produced for delivery direct to the customer prior to the event in November.

14/06/2023

Get Ready for Slog 2023

This year’s Sodbury Slog will be held on 12rd Novemeber. News coming soon as to when entries will be open.

05/09/2022

Sodbury Slog Plants 250 Trees

In November 2021, the Sodbury Slog team presented the Forest of Avon Trust with a cheque for £1,300 to support the planting of trees in the local area. Since then, the trust have been busy working with a local landowner to create a small woodland near the Sodbury Slog run route.

In March 2022, 250 native trees and shrubs including Oak, Lime, Hornbeam, Alder and Hazel were planted at the site with the help of the brilliant wardens and volunteers from Cotswold Voluntary Wardens and Sodbury Woodland & Nature, funded through Sodbury Slogs donation and Trees for Climate.

Situated in the parish of Sodbury alongside Mill Lane, the River Frome runs along the west/ southwest side of the planting site, which can be seen from the Cotswold Way public footpath.

The site links to the River Frome wildlife corridor and continues to a community woodland and orchard, where 4,500 trees were also planted last winter. The area is recognised as a Site of Nature Conservation Interest (S.N.C.I.), with rabbits and roe deer frequently seen hopping about their local patch!

The trust have extended a huge thank you to the Sodbury Slog team for their generosity, and to the landowner, the wonderful wardens and volunteers for their valued help.

If you have a site in South Gloucestershire or near the Sodbury Slog route where new trees or woodland could be created, please get in touch with the trust for information about support and funding the Forest of Avon Trust could provide: treesforclimate@forestofavontrust.org

The Sodbury Slog will be continuing to support the Forest of Avon Trust with the 2022 event to fund the planting of more trees in the local area.

27/06/2022

New Prize Structure

After a review of prizes handed out over the previous few years, we have this year decided to revisit prize amounts and award categories.

Our new prize structure for 2022 will still cover the same ages ranges as before – from Senior up to Vet 70+, but we are now making first, second, and third place open to any age category and thanks to our new lead sponsor, Charles Saunders who are generously funding prizes this year, we have also increased the prize money award to each of these top positions.

Under the new structure, first place will be awarded £100 in cash and a bottle of bubbly, second place will be awarded £75 in cash and a bottle of bubbly, and third place will be awarded £50 in cash and a bottle of bubbly. Needless to say these prizes will be the same for both male and female categories.

All winners of the age-related categories for each sex – from Senior right through to Vet 70+ will each receive a bottle of bubbly. Categories are Senior; V40; V50; V60; V70+. Full details can be found in the race terms and conditions.

There will also be a single club prize, which will consist of the first four finishers of any single club (as registered at entry), from any category in which each of the four team winners will receive a bottle of bubbly.

There will be a maximum number of one prize per person, with the exception of the club prize.

26/06/2022

2022 Shirt Design

Following on from last year’s move to reduce waste by making race t-shirts optional extras, we are continuing with this model for 2022. The 2022 shirt will still be made from recycled material, still offered in male and female styles, and with a new design for 2022. Those who would like a shirt will again be able to order one from our online store from Monday 27th July.

As well as t-shirts we will also be selling Sodbury Slog merchandise hoodies, branded with the event logo. All items ordered will be collated and produced for delivery direct to the customer prior to the event in November. To place your order and help support us and our charity partners, please visit our online store at: https://scimitarevents.com/product-category/sodbury-slog/.

26/06/2022

Free Race Photography

No he’s not looking for his mobile, but if you do run with your phone to take photos then that could be you – looking for it when you drop it in the mud. Good luck finding it in there. That’s why this year we have decided to make our race photography free for all entrants.

As with previous years we are working with 21C Photos, who will have two experienced Slog photographers out around the course at various locations, taking as many photos as their fingers can press.

But the difference this year, rather than you having to stump up your hard-earned cash to then buy those photos, we’ve arranged with them to give them to you for free. You will be able to download and share on social media however many you like.

Following the event, all the photos will be processed and hosted online for you to browse and search, and you will be able to download your favourite mud shots to keep forever, meaning your shiny new phone can stay well away from the mud. You’re welcome.

01/06/2022

2022 Race Entries

Entries for the 2022 Sodbury Slog will open on Friday 1st July. As last year, the race entry process will be conducted via an online ballot system via Race Nation. The ballot will open at 08:00 on Friday 1st July and will close at 23:55 on Sunday 17th July. The draw will be made on Tuesday 19th July and all 1000 successful applicants will be notified by email the same day.

Those drawn and offered a place in the event will have until 23:55 on Sunday 31st July to complete and pay for their entry. After this deadline any applicants who have not completed their entry will lose their automatic right to an entry to the race.

As in previous years the race capacity will remain at 1300 runners. Basic maths will tell you that 300 places are therefore allocated outside of this ballot system. These places are allocated to our charity partners, our sponsors, and a number of local running clubs. Our charity partner, Jessie May, will also again be given a number of guaranteed entries for the race. For details on running for this great cause, please contact Jessie May directly. Their contact details can be found on our partner page here.

Also as previous years race number transfers will be available online up until four weeks before the event. Runners should only register once for the ballot and any suspected duplicate entries will be removed. Mass abuse of the ballot will result in elimination from the ballot. As per our terms and conditions, no refunds will be given, and no deferrals can be offered.

26/05/2022

New Event Lead Sponsor

Planning is now well underway for the 2022 edition of the Sodbury Slog. We have a few small changes that we will be announcing over the coming weeks, but for the large part the event remains the same great mud-fest you have become accustomed to over the years. As ever the Sodbury Slog can only take place thanks to a huge team of selfless volunteers – both in advance and on the day – and our incredible commercial sponsors who provide invaluable support across a range of services to help make this event happen, and allow us to continue to support good causes, both in the local area and further afield.

For 2022 we are extremely excited to announce a new local lead sponsor for the Sodbury Slog, Charles Saunders Foodservice. After a team of employees took part in the 2021 event, we were approached by Charles Saunders with an offer of supporting the event, and following discussions are pleased to have them on-board as a lead sponsor for this year.

Based in Yate Charles Saunders are a major local employer and one of the largest and longest established independent foodservice companies in the South West. They offer a consistent and reliable service from order through to delivery and offer an extensive range to suit every type of food business and budget. They also support local producers and with so many fantastic products on their doorstep, they use local suppliers wherever possible to give you the freshest and best quality ingredients.

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