Virtual Boxing Day 5 – Beat the Pud

Beat The Pud!

Do you have what it takes to beat the Pud?

This year the Witham Boxing Day Five will be run virtually in a location of your choice. Our pudding will still be running and you’ll be able to see their time on the results page and pictures on social media! You can run the event at any point from the 21st to the 31st of December 2020.

We are expecting some international entries too, so you’re not just racing against the Pud but also athletes and clubs from all over the world.

There is no lower age limits to entries so feel free to make it a family affair where you can create your own team to compete against family and friends!

Or for those who are already members of clubs, please feel free to use the team feature to maybe have a club or interclub compettion in the usual formats? (Teams of 4, Mixed, Mens, Womens etc?)

This year we also have a medal available to all entrants!

You can also download a bib to give you that authentic racing feel.  Downloadable certificates will be available too.

A three month free trial membership to Witham Running Club is included with your race entry. If you feel you can run five miles in under an hour, you are over the age of 18, and would like to take this option up please select “yes” in the questions section on the entry page, and you will be given a complimentary membership until 31/03/2021.

When you complete your five mile run/walk and enter your time on results base, please be sure to tag us on social media with your pictures/stories #ibeatthepud or #thepudbeatme #virtualboxingday5 @Withamrunningclub

Click here to enter!

Covid Guidance: As this is a virtual event, please ensure you follow all relevant government guidance with respect to where you’re based!

Junior entries: We recommend all children run with a responsible adult.

Route: You are free to run your 5 mile route wherever you chose (please be sensible with respect to the elevation). Please be aware of traffic and wear the appropriate high-viz should you be running in the dark. In case of an emergency please carry ICE details/mobile phone with you on your run!

Race info

Race information will be sent to all online entrants via their registered email address. We will also add updates to our Facebook page.

Entry price:


A Suggested Route


  • Five mile race
  • Fast, undulating, mainly rural, all road course.
  • Virtual UKA Licence No: 2020-41297

The start of this suggested route is a short walk from the Rugby club.

Beat The Pud!

For the last 4 years we’ve added some extra fun and you all seemed to enjoy it! So once again, there will be a running Christmas Pud for you to chase to help you run off those festive indulgences! Will you have what it takes to Beat the Pud?!

Beat The Pud!


Race Results


  • Medal for all finishers
  • Downloadable certificates

Boxing Day 5