Gruesome Twosome Challenge 10k/Half Marathon 2020

Gruesome Twosome Challenge 10k/Half Marathon 2020

Information and registration

10 October 2020 -
2 January 2021

Are you up for this years 'Extra Special' Gruesome Twosome Challenge running on the actual Gruesome Twosome route??

We have 2 FABULOUS routes for you from the village of Swallow on the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds that gives you and your partner the opportunity to still run on the Gruesome route without the mass participation element.....How fabulous is that!!

We know how much the Gruesome Twosome means to runners so we have created an exciting alternative for you, using super technology, which will mean you can still run a slightly tweaked route with your partner over the fantastic Lincolnshire Wolds, with turn by turn instructions on the route.

BEANIE HAT - We also know how much you love the famous Gruesome Twosome beanie hat so here is your chance to get your hands on this years special edition.

(Please note: if you do not wish to travel you can of course enter and run it virtually anywhere in the world to earn your BEANIE!)

PRIZES - If you're feeling competitive we are still handing out our usual prizes for this event (see prize tab)

This race is traditionally run in pairs from a sleepy Village called Swallow on the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds, it consists of 2 great multi-terrain routes which include a 10k and a Half Marathon. We are following the same footprint(well almost!) for the Half and have devised a fabulous 10k route that uses the Half \marathon will love it!

WHEN - You can run anytime between 10th October and 2nd January

  • Run in pairs and finish the route together
  • 10k or Half Marathon
  • Anytime between 10th October and 2nd January
  • Run on the actual Gruesome course following Covid-19 guidelines; Swallow in Lincolnshire
  • OR…a course of your choosing (virtual)
  • Receive your famous BEANIE hat through the post
  • To be in with a shout of a prize you must run on the actual course or one with equivalent elevation; for the 10k a minimum of 446ft of climb and 925 ft for the half marathon.

The 10k and Half Marathon will still be based in Swallow, with a start and finish near to the pub (Social Kitchen), which is well away from the main village population. You can turn up anytime between 10th October and 2nd January with your partner and use our fantastic turn-by-turn voice navigation system which will guide you around the course. We will also provide you with a full written route description so you can't go wrong! We have run both routes ourselves and it is fantastic!


Why we are not hosting the live event - We have been closely monitoring the current Covid-19 situation with a view to doing everything we can to make the race still happen for you with safety as always being our top priority. We have considered you as runners, the many volunteers that we need to host the event, the spectators and local community. Operationally we feel that it is possible for the race to take place safely, with a staggered start and full compliance with social distancing. However, as we rely fully on the support and kindness of the Swallow village residents, the majority of whom are elderly, we feel it is inappropriate to bring 800 runners into this close knit village in one day right now. Sadly as a result the live race in its current format will not take place as planned.

Entering your result

Remember, each member of the team is expected to provide their own finish time by following the instructions HERE. For answers to most of the common questions about virtual events see our Virtual FAQ page.

This very popular race is run in pairs over a 10km or half marathon course over the Lincolnshire Wolds, which is an area of outstanding natural beauty. Now in its 9th year, runners come back year on year to run together over the multi-terrain course.

Entry pricing

Entry for the 10k and half marathon is just £14 per runner

This includes delivery of your famous Beanie hat, use of the fantastic navigational technology and public liability insurance.

An administration fee of 3.5% will be applied to each order by our online entry system partner, Results Base.

PLEASE NOTE: You must enter as a pair! The online entry process will require you to fill in the details of both people at the same time - you can either select them from people you have already stored in your 'profile' or you can add new runners. If you need to change your 'pair' later on because of injury, etc then please see the Team Management page for instructions on how to do this. Changes to runners are allowed up to 2pm on October 5th 2020.

Either or both of the pair can be UKA affiliated (or not!), it doesn't matter - just remember that we need you to fill in your affiliation number and have it validated during the entry process to get the discount. If you are a Welsh or Scottish Athletics member there's an option for this as well.


Half marathon and 10km

  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed male/female/mixed pairs individual trophies.
For all race information please see the main event website.

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 Event information
10 October 2020
02 January 2021
Limber Road
Swallow, Great Britain
See map below
Registration closes 13 December 2020 14:00
13 Miles
Starts at 23:59

Price per participant
Price £14.00 + fee
Fee: 3.5%
10 km
Starts at 23:59

Price per participant
Price £14.00 + fee
Fee: 3.5%

 More information
Gruesome Twosome 2017

In case of questions about the event please contact Tape2Tape:

01472 824894

Gruesome Twosome Challenge 10k/Half Marathon 2020

  • Limber Road
  • Swallow
  • Great Britain