The Squeaky Bone will be 'rested' in 2021
But we will be back in 2022 !
This relay race is open to all ability levels, you just need to have 4 willing team members. There are two distances to choose from, 3.5 miles and 2.3 miles (the whole team must run the same route) with each member running the entire cross-country loop. They then hand their Squeaky Bone baton to the next team member...
The 2018 race attracted over 140 teams and we were blessed with truly glorious weather, great home-made cakes, a whole lot of squeaking and general frivolity! This year for the first time we have a "Billy No Mates" race as well, with the inaugural running of the (sort of) squeaky Half
We look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible and to hearing those bones squeak!
The 2019 Squeaky Bone race will take place on Sunday 29th September 2019 at 10am (registration at 9am)... so sign up today
WHY IS IT CALLED SQUEAKY BONE?
Olney is renowned for its lace making history where bone bobbins were used by the poor women and children to keep them from the workhouse. In 1880, William Cowper wrote 'I am an eye witness to their poverty.'
With raw materials scarce and costly, bone bobbins were procured from all sources (it is suggested that this is why there is a lack of graveyards in Olney!)
In recognition of the town's history, whenever Olney Runners run a relay race we enact the supply of bone bobbins to the lace makers who would 'squeak by' on a limited income!
NO FRIENDS?, NO PROBLEM!
New for 2019, The Squeaky Half Marathon consists of three main laps finishing up with the short lap to finish. We call it the (sort of) half because our maths isn't great, and as its all off road tricky to measure! It won't matter if its slighty short or a little long, you'll be glad to see that finish line after the final climb at the end!
As this is a new event, we will be keeping a cap on the amount of entries so don't hang about!
This cross-country relay race is open to all ability levels and is run on private farmland in Buckinghamshire.
There are two distances to choose from, 3.5 mile (min aged 14) and 2.3 mile (min age 10) The whole team must run the same route with each member running the entire loop before handing their Squeaky Bone baton to the next team member.
Each team needs four team members, if you don't know who the four people are when you do your entry you can still create a team with 'dummy' members and update their details later.
If you need more details on how to set up and manage a team entry using the Results Base entry service, please read this page before starting the entry process.
3.5m race: £44 per team EA affiliated £52 per team unaffiliated (all team members must be affiliated to qualify for the discount)
2.3m race: £32 per team EA affiliated £40 per team unaffiliated (all team members must be affiliated to qualify for the discount)
Half Marathon: £26 Each EA affiliated £28 Each unaffiliated
A booking fee of £4.00 per Team/Entry will be added together with a small per-order charge (approximately 1.25%) to cover the cost of processing your debit or credit card.