Aldi Ashby 20 mile road race

2018 Race - Sunday 18th March

THE 2018 RACE AND WAITING LIST BOTH FULL. The 2018 race filled in less than 40 minutes ! List of those successful is on the Ashby 20 website at  . 

2017 Race - They think it's all over .......... it is now!

Congratulations to anyone involved in the 2017 Aldi Ashby 20.  A record 1,321 runners completed the course on a thankfully fine day.

Thanks go to the many organisation that supported Ivanhoe Runners in staging the best Aldi Ashby 20 so far. These include our main sponsors Aldi, but also all the following organisations, companies and individuals:

Endurance Explorer Scout Unit, Rotary Club of Ashby Castle, Ashby Town Council, North West Leicestershire District Council, Dave Chimley (MRTC), Leicestershire Search and Rescue, Richard Nevin and National Forest First Responders, Dr's Chris Trzcinski and Ruth Green, Midlands School of Massage and Manipulative Therapy, Conkers parkrunners, Newark parkrunners, pladis, Fuel Ashby, St. Helens Chruch, Derby Runner, Hood Park Leisure Centre, Manor House School, Louise Pearce and Alison Salter, Ivanhoe College, Ashby Cricket Club, Traffic Management Solutions, HS Sports Timing, Dean and Smedley, Smithards Bakery, Hermitage FM, D and J Catering.......

Full results are on the event website.

Next years race will again be five weeks before the London Marathon (22nd April) ..... so that is Sunday 18th March 2018. Watch out for our on-line entry opening date....

2017 Race Sunday 19th March - entries closed

With many of you preparing for your Spring marathons we are pleased to announce that the 29th Ashby 20 will be taking place on Sunday 19th March 2017, 5 weeks before the London marathon.

With unprecedented demand for the 1,500 places available, the 2017 race opened for entries at 7pm on 17th October 2016 but filled in 2 hours 40 minutes! If you have been lucky enough to secure an entry but now cannot do the race, there is the opportunity to pass your number to a fellow runner - please go to the event website.

Building on over a quarter of a century of success, Ivanhoe Runners philosophy is to provide a value for money, quality 20 mile race organised by runners, for runners. We believe we are THE premier pre-London/Spring Marathon training race, backed up by our BARR gold standard rating and consistently high rating in Runner’s World. Our aim remains simply to give you the best possible event we can.

In 2015 we introduced road closures around the route on the runners side of the road for your safety. This was a great success and much-appreciated by runners so it is now a permanent feature. As in 2016, for 2017 we are using SiEntries, which means that you can amend your entry, and even swap yourself to a team-mate or friend if you cannot make the race. This is another step towards ensuring that runners DON’T run on somebody else’s number!

This race delivers incredible value for money, with a traffic-free safe route, top quality facilities and organisation, great drinks stations, and the legendary Ashby 20 hoodie and goody bag!

The ALDI Ashby 20 race team thank you for your support and we sincerely hope you achieve your race goals, whether you are aiming for a Spring marathon or have other aspirations in the running and racing world.

We look forward to seeing you in 2017.

Richard Bebbington
Race Director

Race information is on the event website at

Ashby 20 course map

Race reviews at runners world
(free registration required)


Richard Bebbington - Race Director

Vacant - Deputy Race Director

Roger Beaven - Head of Road Closure

Bob White - Chief Marshall

Teresa Talbott - Deputy Chief Marshall

Ruth Green - Medical Director

Alan Edwards - Treasurer, Course Set-up

Ian Kirk - Procurement

Zoe Allery - Entries, Hood Park Race Day Manager

Tim Sturla - Drinks Station Manager

Dave Allery - Start and Finish Manager

Kevin Sanders - Volunteer Co-ordinator, Starter, Commentator

Keith Baron - Road Closure Manager

Angela Bebbington - Car Park Manager

Karen Bell - Publicity, Race Programme

Ruth Enion, Heather Swan - Community Liaison

Mark Eydman - Race Day Communications Manager

plus all Ivanhoe Runners and many other organisations who help before and on the day...

Page last updated by Kevin Sanders on 25 October 2017 at 13:51