Hammonds Farm, Bottom Lane, Checkendon, Nr Reading, Oxon RG8 0QT

Checkendon Challenge brings you an exciting, fun and relaxed venue on a stunning, private venue
Though challenging, the trail is fine for novice runners or riders.

6/7 April 2019

... More dates further down the page....

Welcome to the Checkendon Challenge! 

Known as one of the friendliest, and well organised, event in the UK, Checkendon is a superb venue private estate. It has been so successful that entries are restricted to 110 competitors to ensure we keep the fun atmosphere and good sportsmanship

The course is technical, flat but nonetheless quite challenging route mainly in woodland. It is approximately 3 miles in distance.

2.5 mile intense, flat but twisty, technical course

Camping is available on site for Friday and Saturday night

Water for your dogs available at the end of the race

There are on site portable toilets, a quality burger bar & a professional photographer for both days

Our mission is to create a calm, relaxed environment for all competitors and their dogs.

We have a flexible approach to working with those that have dogs with issues.

On the entry form there is a section for this but please do talk to us before or during the event


Checkendon Races 2019

Entries restricted to 110 people
Juniors 12-16 run 5k
No junior classes under age 12
RACE RULES - Please read prior to attending the event HERE

6/7 April
4/5 May
21/22 September - Season Opener Challenge
26/27 October - Checkendon Halloween




  • 2 dog canicross class has been merged with one dog classes but prizes go down to 5th Place
  • There is no 10K Category
  • There is no 8 - 11 Junior Category
Adults - Canicross   Bikejor & Scooter
5K - Male 17 - 39 [1 or 2 dog]   5K Female Bikejor - ONE DOG ONLY
5K - Female 17 - 39 [1 or 2 dog]   5K Male Bikejor - ONE DOG ONLY
5K - Male 40+ [1 or 2 dog]   5K Female Scooter - ONE OR TWO DOG
5K - Female 40+ [1 or 2 dog]   5K Male Scooter - ONE OR TWO DOG
5K Junior Aged 12 - 16 [1 or 2 dog]    
2018 Prices      
5K Canicross/Bikejor/Scooter - Both Days - £45.95 Camping per pitch - One Night - £10.00 Two Nights - £17.00
5K Junior 12-16 -Both Days - £16.50 Extra Category - £15.00 for both days (£7.50 per day)
5K Canicross/Bikejor/Scooter - Single Day - £25.00    
5K Junior 12-16 -Single Day - £10.00      
Important: Bikejor & Scooter competitors MUST ride the course, before the first race, without your dog{s} It is a highly technical course so this is for your safety and your dogs safety
Race details will be posted on Facebook group and emailed to you mid week of the race
Thank you to our event supporters
Website © Jan Barley