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The 2024 Last Drop Village 5km is now available to buy tickets!

Our Last Drop 5km will return on Sunday 17th November 2024, starting at 10am. This an undulating trail route starting from the Last Drop Village. Trail trainers recommended! For further details and to buy tickets, please go to:

All participants will receive a medal on completion and there will be complimentary refreshments at The Last Drop Inn following the run.

We have a limited number of places and this year the event will be part of the Central Lancs Grand Prix series so is likely to sell out quickly. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment!

Affiliated entry - £13.50 (plus £1:50 Admin Fee)

Non-affiliated entry - £15.50 (plus £1:50 Admin Fee)

Online Entries will close on Wednesday 13th November 2024 at 11:45am

Entries on the day will be permitted providing the event has tickets remaining


Club Runs

Please see below for details of our latest free weekly club runs. To join the group and to see further club updates, you can also check us out on facebook:

We meet several times a week for organised runs and related activities.
Everyone is welcome, no matter what ability. We always ensure we have a run leader back marking the group who is happy to adapt to your pace!

Monday Milers - Meeting 7pm at Dunscar War Memorial (all year round)*
On Mondays we have a 4 mile road route available which we post on Facebook in advance so you can turn up and run at your own pace. Although the group can get spread out, we always ensure we have a run leader allocated as backmarker who is happy to adapt their pace to the needs of the group so no-one is left behind!

Tuesday Trailers - Meeting 7pm at Last Drop (April 2024 - August 2024) and Bromley Cross Train Station (from 3rd September 2024)*
On Tuesdays we offer a 4 or 6 mile trail route. These routes can be harder to navigate so runner leaders tend to keep the group in close proximity and re-group at regular intervals. On Tuesdays we also have an additional 'chatty' paced group for those who want a steadier social pace. This often proves our most popular choice!
Our meeting point changes part way through the year to allow us to explore more hidden trails during lighter evenings. Please check our Facebook page for posts about exact dates we change location as this can vary slightly year to year.

Wednesday Whizzers - This session is led by running coach Stephen Pearson who provides various running challenges tailored to your ability to improve your running.
The time and location can vary dependant upon what Stephen has planned. Check our Facebook group for Stephen's post with further details or speak to a run leader who will put you in touch.

Friday Feeling - Meeting 6am at Dunscar War Memorial (all year round)*
On Fridays we have a 4 mile route available to help get your day started on a high. As always nobody is left behind!


We use the RunTogether app/website as an online booking system for our runs. It's free to register and use and we use to ensure we have enough volunteers etc. So please do register and please do book yourself on the various runs we have. The earlier you book the better we can plan things, preferably at least 24 hours beforehand.

Club Championship 24/25

We will be holding a club championship for the 24/25 affiliation year with prizes for the top 3 male and top 3 female finishers awarded at our end of year party next April 2025!
Full details of the Championship rules and list of events can be found here:


In June 2017, a few messages were popped onto the Bromley Cross Notice Board Facebook group to get people in the local community together to start a free local running group. From this, Trail Tuesday was born! Every Tuesday at 7pm, a small group of strangers hit the trails of north Bolton - a social running group began to develop. It was clear from this that there was a demand, and enthusiasm in the area for a free, friendly running community. The following January, Monday Milers began and this small running group grew from strength to strength.

In April 2018, a small crowd met in the Cross Guns, Egerton to discuss how these two evenings could be combined to make stronger running group. It was at this meeting that North Bolton Runners was born, and our Wednesday Improver group was soon to follow.

Our journey to become what we are today has been amazing!

January 2019 saw us affiliate to UK Athletics and roll out our membership package. We’ve all made friends, improved our physical and mental wellbeing and started a friendly running family which has a supportive, fun and social ethos.

We can’t thank you all enough for your energy, positivity and support. Whether you’re a regular runner with us, a ‘bob in and out’ type runner, a social media observer, a marshal or volunteer, you have all made NBR become what it is today. With your help, we’re looking forward to making even more progress over the coming years.

North Bolton Runners…..more than just a running group!

Thanks, NBR Committee

Membership Benefits

***Please note that our membership term runs annually from April to April. This is to match the UK Athletics membership term.

Exclusive access to NBR running kit.

Discounts and promotions at local shops, businesses and services
Watch this space!

*** Please note that these discounts are subject to change/withdrawal at anytime at the discretion of our partners.

*** Discounts offered to members only (unless otherwise stated). and will only be applied on production of the NBR membership card and another form of valid identification (e.g. driving license, bank card etc.)