Fox Inn Trail Run July 24th in aid of Alzheimer’s Society

A new event for 2024 – a 5-mile trail race with Navigational Route Description starting at the Fox Inn – Ousden…run/walk on your own or with friends!


Date & time: Wednesday 24th July with entrants able to start from 5:30pm up until 7:30pm.

Location: Fox Inn, Front Street, Ousden, CB8 8TR

Price: Just £6 for affiliated runners and £8 for non-affiliated which will include the following:

  • Entry to this UK Athletics licensed event with fully published results
  • £1 drinks voucher to use in the pub afterwards
  • One entry into a raffle to win a special ‘Runner’s Hamper’ (see details below)
  • Prize for 1st female & male runners

Entries are limited to just 100 (minimum age 16, no dogs allowed) so be sure to get your entry in early! All the proceeds from this event will go to Alzheimer’s Society via my JustGiving page.

Entry Link (no entries on the day):

Fox Inn Trail Run Click Here to Enter


What Is a Navigational Route Description Trail?

Some key details:

  • You can start any time you like from 5:30pm up until 7:30pm. Simply let the race timer know when you’re setting off and when you’re back. This is a much more relaxed running event. You can run with a group of friends if you like or solo if you enjoy the peace of the countryside!
  • You don’t need any special navigation/map skills – the route is written on one side of a piece of A4 in large print (this also has your race number and drinks voucher on). The description will include abbreviations (a key explaining these is included at the top of the instructions) to save space so for example a line might read:
    • ‘TL at FPS’…which translates as ‘Turn left at foot path sign’.
  • 80% of the course is on public trails with the rest on quiet country roads – entrants are encouraged to kindly respect and follow both the Highway and Countryside Codes
  • A short race briefing video will be provided to entrants close to the race date with full details covering anything you need to know for the day.


All entrants get one entry into the raffle to win a unique runner-based hamper (see photo) this includes the following (all items are brand new):

  • A piece of the 2012 Olympic track from London Stadium including certificate of authenticity
  • High5 Starter Nutrition Pack
  • Alzheimer’s Society Running Top (size medium)
  • Higher State Running Sunglasses with soft case
  • Soloman Running Buff
  • Plus, other accessories including a massage ball, reusable cup, sneaker balls, Oatein cookie, spikes tool and Compeed plasters!

You can purchase further entries into the raffle (raffle tickets will be given to you with your instructions at the start) for £2 an entry – to purchase any in advance just email or bring some extra money with you on the day. The raffle will be drawn when presenting the winners trophies (hopefully around 8:30pm)

So please join us for what’s sure to be an awesome event and help raise money for the amazing charity Alzheimer’s Society!

For any further details please contact James Smith on

Fox Inn-

A huge thanks to the wonderful Sue & Patrick of the Fox Inn for hosting this event. All entrants are encouraged to use their drinks voucher at the bar for refreshment and socialise with others after finishing the course. You are also welcome to pre-order food at the bar beforehand – you can view the menu on their website