WSFRL Gunpowder Trot

*** SAVE THE DATE: Sunday 5th November 2017 ***
Provisional results for 2016 can be found here: 2016-results-race-17-gunpowder-trot-provisional
Horsham Joggers would like to thank all the participants and volunteers who helped to make the Gunpowder Trot an enjoyable event. We would also like to thank the landowner of Denne Park Estate, and Horsham District Council, for granting permission for the event to take place.
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LOCATION: The event takes place on footpaths across open land on the Denne Park and Chesworth Farm estates, close to Horsham town centre. If using satnav, use RH12 1BF for Race car park.  The car park, Race HQ and start/ finish are all located in different places, so please follow directional signage. A detailed location map will be available soon.

COURSE: Approximately 4.5 miles, undulating, majority off-road course, on bridleways and footpaths. One short section of the course is on a tarmacked driveway, although you can run on the grass verge beside this if you prefer. Water station at finish line. Not suitable for U16s or wheelchair athletes. Disabled runners, please contact Race Director at to discuss the course before entering.

COURSE MAP: See details within “car parking” below or use this link: Course map

POSTAL ENTRIES: Entry currently closed

E-MAIL ENTRIES: Entry currently closed

CLUB ENTRIES: Runners from Clubs affiliated to the West Sussex Fun Run League should enter via their Club. Details on the WSFRL website:  WSFRL Website

ON-THE-DAY ENTRIES: Entry currently closed

FOOTWEAR: Depending on weather conditions, the course can get muddy, so trail shoes are strongly advised.

TOILETS: Located at Race HQ. No showers or changing facilities.

CLOTHING: Because of the likelihood of cold, mud and rain, we suggest you bring a change of footwear and clothing for the journey home.  Remember to bring a plastic bag or newspaper for your shoes, to protect the boot of your car!

OUTER LAYER DROP-BOX: Runners are welcome to leave bags at Race HQ, but it’s a 10 minute walk to the start, so you might get cold on the way. You can leave clothing (at own risk) at the start/finish area.

CAR PARKING: THERE IS NO PARKING AT RACE HQ.   Parking is in the public multi-storey carparks at Piries Place, Copnall Way, Horsham, RH12 1BF and at Swan Walk, 3-4 Medwin Walk, Horsham RH12 1AG. (see map below). Allow 10 mins walk to race HQ and a further 10 mins walk to the start.  We rely on the goodwill of local residents so please do not attempt to park near Race HQ.


CAKE: A fantastic selection of homemade cakes, savouries, hot and cold drinks are available at Race HQ.  All proceeds go to charity.

ENQUIRIES: Entry currently closed

INCLEMENT WEATHER: This event is susceptible to cancellation because of bad weather. Please check the Horsham Joggers’ Facebook page before travelling, even if the weather is OK where you are!