The 3k and 10k RUN ROUTES
Thurston Fun Run routes are varied from time to time. Here you can see a mapped graphic of this year's route, together with a race description which we encourage to you to familiarise yourself with before the big day!
The 10k Race Route
From the start position at New Green, cross over Sandpit Lane, and continue down School Road. Cross the road opposite the butcher's shop heading down the hill (keeping on the footpath). At the bottom of the hill (crossroads), continue straight ahead and up Stoney Lane (becoming Barrels Road). Continue until the T-junction, where you turn right towards Tostock.
At the next T-junction turn right, heading down Hollow Lane (back towards Thurston). At the T-junction by Merit Sheds, turn right and follow this road to the Church. 10 metres after the church enter the footpath (on the left hand side of the road) and cross the field. Once on the road, turn left and continue past the Victoria Public house until the junction at Thurston Community College. Cross this junction and head down the hill (Community College on right side) using the footpath on the left-hand side of the road.
Reaching the T-junction, turn left (remaining on the footpath) until the Fox and Hounds public house. Cross the road under the railway bridge keeping left and passing Cracknells garage. At the cross road (Pokerage Corner) turn left, and continue over the railway bridge. At Sandpit Lane turn left back onto New Green to the finish line.
The 3k Run Route
From the start position at New Green, cross over Sandpit Lane, and continue down School Road. Cross the road opposite the butcher's shop heading down the hill (keeping on the footpath). At the bottom of the hill (crossroads), continue straight ahead and up Stoney Lane.
At the top of Stoney lane (before becoming Barrels Road), turn right and over the railway bridge to Stockton Green. Turn right at the junction and head back towards Thurston. At the cross road, turn left and continue back up School Road finishing back at New Green.