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Oxenhope Charity Straw Race

7 Jul 2024

10:00 - 18:00


As with any good story the Straw Race begins over a pint one Friday night.

Two local Yorkshire farmers made a bet about racing from one pub to the next and having a pint at each. As the night continued and more beer was consumed the bet grew. They would now be carrying a bale of straw between the pubs.

The Oxenhope Charity Straw Race has been taking place for 45 years and is a great local tradition in the Pennine Village of Oxenhope. Each year participants, in teams of two, take on the course, running approximately 2.5 miles, visiting 5 pubs for a beer on the route whilst carrying a bale of straw (approx. 15kg).

Some entrants take on the course as a fast local run, attempting to complete it as fast as possible whilst others dress up in wonderful fancy dress and make the most of the beautiful course and enjoy the amazing atmosphere. It truly is a great event and fun for all of the family.

Ticket Information

General Free

Venue Details


Oxenhope, England, United Kingdom,

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