The 28th Annual Linda Franks Race - Sunday 23rd January 2022

The 28th Linda Franks Race is scheduled for Sunday 23rd January 2022 with entries set to open in mid-November. Please click this to EntryCentral link for details. 

LF start 2021Almost Athletes - Linda Franks 2021 road race

The Linda Franks Race is a 5-mile road race set on a fast two-loop circuit on largely quiet residential roads. Hosted by Almost Athletes (Cheltenham), the race commemorates the memory of a popular (and one of the original) members of the club who passed away suddenly many years ago. The race is typically held in mid/late January, on the Sunday closest to what would have been Linda's birthday.
The race started out as a 2- or 4-mile fun run, with proceeds going to a local charity. Such was the success that it became an annual event and ultimately evolved into a measured, mile-marked and chip-timed, 5-mile race which now forms part of the county race series, whilst keeping to its original premise of being a race for everybody.
Now approaching its 27th year, the race proceeds have contributed to over £6000 for local charities, In addition to the charitable contribution from entries, all finishers receive a medal and some lucky ones may find themselves the recipient of a spot prize!
Prizes are also awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female finishers, 1st age category places, 1st male and female team plus, with the recent addition of wheelchair athletes, 1st wheelchair finisher. The presentations - as well as the race briefing beforehand - take place at the local Community Hall where hot and cold drinks and cakes are on offer.

2021 Race Results:

Congratulations to all who completed the Linda Franks Race on Wednesday 21st July. The results are available via LuSH Race Timing link below. Click on your name to get detailed results plus a video at the finish.

Race photos are also available from our events facebook page:

Results of all runners

LuSH Race Timing :

Results Spreadsheet PDF


Click here for Previous years' results


Course measurement documents

Certificate of Accuracy
Course Measurement Summary

This year our race is kindly sponsored by:

Link to Up and Running Cheltenham