The Icing on the Cake

The Icing on the Cake

Saturday 3rd February 2024 9.00am

Trail running at its best in the Shropshire Hills.
Choose from Half or Full Marathon in this trail race.


Saturday 3rd February 2024 will see the return of one of the most epic half and full trail marathons to hit Shropshire, with runners tackling 13.1 or 26.2 miles on the beautiful Shropshire Hills and The Long Mynd. The half marathon consists of one loop through beautiful rugged countryside, with marathoners having the bonus of seeing it all twice!

The route covers a National Trust haven and the start and finish will be in Carding Mill Valley near the National Trust tea rooms. The course will be fully marked but runners should carry a map of the area. Runners will also be expected to carry a rucksack and a minimum of 500ml of water and a basic 1st aid kit. The race will start at 9am, and there will be a cut off of 7 hours for the full marathon. You must complete your first lap by 12.30PM to go out on a 2nd lap.

Carding Mill Valley is just a stone’s throw from the beautiful town of Church Stretton which has a train station within a mile of the start.

Price includes a blingtastic medal and well stocked aid stations out on the course. Friendly marshals included.

We will also be holding our cake competition, so bring along one of your bakes and see if you win a prize!

The Icing on the Cake Trail Run 2024
The Icing on the Cake Trail Run 2023 (Saturday, February 3rd 2024)
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A short video of the route from the Summer version of the run.

Race HQ
Carding Mill Valley, Church Stretton, Shropshire,SY6 6JG
Parking available in the valley (approx £5 per car)

2023 Race Day medal