Pendock Spring Chicken Run

We’re back! After the great support for last year’s virtual Spring Chicken run, we’re excited to be going ahead with an actual race – slightly later in the year as the planned lockdown easing takes effect – a ‘Summer Chicken Run’ perhaps!
Join us on Sunday, 27th June 2021 for a multi terrain run on gently undulating roads and farm tracks (oh and one hill!) in south Worcestershire Countryside, with a choice of a 10K, 5K or 1K.

Submit your result

Submit your result here and we’ll get in touch so you can get your medal and goodies.

Enter the virtual run

As we’ve had to change the event to a virtual run, we have opened up for entries again.

Important update (Friday 25th June)

Dear Runners and Volunteers, 

Apologies for the lateness of this update and it is with a heavy heart that I'm writing to you regarding the Pendock Spring/Summer Chicken Run. 

Unfortunately, at school, we have had to close one of our bubbles for the first time in 15 months due to positive lateral flow test results of Covid-19. We were informed on Thursday (24th June), so the bubble affected have not been in school today (Friday 25th June). The whole bubble (25 children and 3 staff) is isolating until we receive confirmation through PCR tests, acting on instruction from Public Health.

As much as we were looking forward to seeing everyone on Sunday, I feel that holding a mass running event on school site, relying on volunteers from the local and wider community, would not be the responsible thing to do, for both the local community and for the runners and volunteers. Therefore, the decision to cancel the race and offer a virtual race instead seems the practical option to take.

Runners will be able to submit their virtual race details and we will arrange collection points for goodie bags etc after July 9th. This will all be communicated by email/website, and we will do our best to find the joy in another virtual race. 

Thank you for your understanding, both now and for last year, and we appreciate everyone who is supporting this event and our school. It really does make a huge difference to the children and families of the community. 

Stay safe,

Hannah Gilroy
Head Teacher
Pendock CE Primary School

Race results

Find out how you did and check out the complete race results for each of the races.

Enter the race

Check out everything you need to know about the race and how to get signed up.

Race photos

Highlights of the races over the years. Feel free to send in your best photos to us.

Distance: 1km (0.62 miles)
Starts: 9:30am
Entry: £3

Under 9s accompaniment advisory

Distance: 5km (3.1 miles)
Starts: 10:05am
Entry: £8

Under 9s must be accompanied

Distance: 10km (6.21 miles)
Starts: 10:00am
Entry: £13 (£11 affiliated)

Entrants must be aged 15 or over on race day. Full UK Athletics race licence.

Supporting Pendock Primary School

All profits from the race go to Pendock CE Primary School to help fund various initiatives to improve the school. Here are some highlights of what the money has helped the school with:

2018: New Kitchen

In 2018, profits went towards the project to build a new school kitchen providing better cooking facilities for school children.

2015: Lighting and Raised Beds

The 2015 race raised money to help install energy efficient LED lighting and raised beds for growing plants with the children.

2014: IT Equipment

The second year helped raise money to buy IT equipment for the school to aid teaching and learning.

2013: Solar Schools Project

The inaugural race helped the school to reach their fundraising target to fit solar panels through the Solar Schools project. It not only creates an income for a school for years to come but enables the school, and their pupils, to become real ambassadors for a clean energy future.

Feedback from previous races

Thoroughly enjoyed it. Lots of happy people. Lots of marshals. Lovely atmosphere. The route is rural with views to the Malvern Hills and a variety of surfaces. Just enough of a challenge but not overwhelming.
J. Rose

I really enjoyed the 10k run. The course was beautiful and well planned, the marshalls were great and I loved being able to be a part of it on the day. Give yourselves a big cheer – I’ll be back next year!
K. Clark

Well organised and arranged race, it was great that it was aimed at the children as well, great atmosphere, facilities were well provided including plenty of water stations. Would run again (even with the hill).
R. Plews