Rowbotham's Round Rotherham is an annual race that takes place on a Saturday in mid-October.  The event follows a predominantly trail route around the boundary of Rotherham covering a distance of 50 miles.  Entrants consist of walkers, solo runners, pairs or relay teams of 8.  The race starts and finishes at Manvers Waterfront Boat Club.

Relay teams start at 8am 

Individual legs are as follows:



length, km Climb (GPS), m

Start to Grange

15.7 308

Grange to Treeton

10.1 170

Treeton to Harthill

12.0 196

Harthill to Woodsetts

9.4 123

Woodsetts to Firbeck

8.9 86

Firbeck to Maltby

6.3 108

Maltby to Old Denaby

11.2 176

Old Denaby to Finish

7.4 62


A 'Wainwright Strip Map' is available at the following link to help you find your way round.  As the route evolves over the years, this is updated.

Further details about the event are available here on the Rotherham Harriers website and here on Henry Marston's excellent supporting website.

The club likes to enter as many teams of 8 as possible each year and these fall into the categories of Open, Mixed and Womens.  The club cover the cost of entry, you just need to make sure your available on race day and have recce'd the route beforehand so you know where you are going!

If you are interested in taking part in any of our team events, then please contact our team captains. 

These really are for everyone of all abilities and real team spirit events.