Two runners during the Oxenhope Straw Race, wearing their bales of straw fancy dress costumes

Oxenhope Straw Race 2024

Join the fun at the Oxenhope Straw Race, which donates 75% of all funds raised to Sue Ryder.

Date and time

07 July 2024

12:00pm - 03:00pm



Registration fee



Andrew Wood

01535 640176
Two mask-wearing runners during the Oxenhope Straw Race, carrying a bale of straw between them in a large bag

Not your average race

Sign up for the Oxenhope Charity Straw Race on Sunday 7th July, a beloved tradition held annually since the 1970s, which donates 75% of funds raised to Sue Ryder.

Teams of two or more dash through Oxenhope village, donning fancy dress and hauling a 20kg bale of straw over 2.5 miles. But this isn't your average race; it's a test of endurance and fun.

As runners navigate the route, they'll make pit stops at five local pubs, downing pints of beer along the way.

A group of runners dressed as zombies, carrying their bale of straw on a trolley along the race route

Prizes await the fastest and best-dressed racers

Prizes await the fastest teams and best-dressed participants. Originating from a friendly bet between local farmers, the race has raised over £450,000 for local charities, including Sue Ryder.

Last year, tickets sold out swiftly, so don't miss your chance to be part of this exhilarating event and register now, and prepare for a day of unforgettable fun.

See you at the starting line!

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