Polka Dot Races

Welcome to Polka Dot Races, we are a team of runners that work together to bring to life races that offer that little something different.

As a team we are all passionate about running, as runners ourselves we understand the love and hate relationship we all have with running.

We take our passion for running, our need for fun, want for something different and desire to challenge ourselves attitude and inject it into planning all of our events.

Polka Dot Races

Polka Dot Races

Polka Dot Races host road events and virtual events offering something different to runners.

We believe in offering runners something that can challenge them and achieve things they may not have thought possible whilst having an element of fun too. We are with them every step of the way encouraging and being supportive by either there at the finish line of our road events or via our Facebook page.

Why not meet who we are?

Kerry Bate, Founder, a keen runner who holds a LiRF qualification, enjoys group running and supporting C25k groups. Kerry has completed 10ks, Half Marathon and Marathons and in 2021 will embark on a 100k challenge during the summer. Kerry has a dislike of running uphill but a love of cake – one has to be conquered before the other.

Wendy Williams, Event Manager, Wendy loves mud! Wendy has completed in many OCR events, along with 10ks and half marathons.
Wendy loves to challenge herself and whenever Polka Dot Races comes up with exciting ideas – Wendy is our quality control person – she tries all our challenges and runs out first just to ensure they are as they say they are – she is a trooper!

James Larkin, Race Director, James ran his first London Marathon aged 22 in 1990 at the 10th anniversary one. Was due to run again on it’s 40th anniversary in 2020!

James took a break from running after his first marathon to try his hand at football for Met Police and other teams, but the love of running brought him back to the sport 4 years ago.

During his comeback over the last 4 years James has completed a quite a few half marathons, 10ks, and completes in the Midlands Police and Services XC league

James is also a supporter of a charity fundraising cause for Motor Neurone Disease Association and Primrose Hospice in Bromsgrove.

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Geddington – Saturday 9th April 2022

Polka Dot Races are pleased to be bringing to Northamptonshire a brand new road race set in Geddington a picturesque village on the outskirts of Kettering.

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Conquer the Castle

Rockingham Castle – Saturday 23rd July 2022

How many 5k laps can you run in 6 hours solo or part of a team?