Frome Running Festival

*In partnership with Run for Charity.

Take on the much-loved Frome Running Festival and run 5km, 10km or a Half Marathon in support of Dorothy House Hospice Care.

The Frome Running Festival returns this year, reinvigorated and with a new running director. All courses start and finish at the Old Showfield grounds, which is Frome’s biggest open green space.

The race will take you through the town’s picturesque historic centre, with roads closed throughout, as well as plenty of support from the community of Frome and its surrounding villages.

There are two ways of registering to take part: A Dorothy House Bond Place or an Independent Place.

Dorothy House Bond Places

We have 50 Dorothy House Places up for grabs, which are available on a first come, first served basis.

We ask for a payment of:

£20 for the 5k and a guarantee that you will raise £100 or more for Dorothy House.

£25 for the 10k and a guarantee that you will raise £150 or more for Dorothy House.

£30 for the Half Marathon and a guarantee that you will raise £200 or more for Dorothy House.

Secure your place HERE

Independent Places

If you have signed up for your own independent place, please let us know by completing the below form:


Welcome to Team Dotty!

Once you’ve joined Team Dotty in the Frome Running Festival, we’ll send you a fabulous dotty running vest or T-shirt and Running Handbook full of info and tips to maximise your fundraising and enjoyment of the day.

Dorothy House will also have a place to go in the runner’s village on the day to welcome Team Dotty runners before and after the race.

By signing up to the 2024 Frome Running Festival you’ll receive fantastic benefits including:

  • Traffic free course through the historic town of Frome and its surrounding villages
  • Chipped timed results
  • Free Parking
  • Post-Race refreshments
  • Free official event photos
  • Themed medal – to be revealed!
  • CROWD SUPPORT around the course route

Corporate support

Looking for a physical challenge for you and your colleagues? Join us at the Frome Running Festival and choose between three distances to include all abilities.

Not into your running? Join the Dorothy House volunteer cheerers as our runners take on a brilliant challenge or support our stall in the runner’s village.

Corporate sponsor

We’d also welcome some corporate sponsorship for the event. The festival organisers would love to hear from local businesses who would like to be part of the day!

If you are interested in taking part or supporting on the day, please email Steph Cox