About

The Oxenhope Straw Race takes place every summer in the Pennine village of Oxenhope, near Keighley. It was started by two men who made a bet about racing from one pub to the next carrying a bale of straw.

The event has gone from strength to strength, raising around £450,000 to date. The money is raised by teams collecting sponsorship for completing the course, often in fancy dress but also the more serious athletes competing for a good time, whilst carrying a bale of straw and visiting each of the local pubs in the village. It is great day out with a real carnival atmosphere!

The sponsorship money is collected in by the Straw Race committee, and in November it is distributed to local charities. Various other fundraising events take place throughout the year to add to the total money raised.  In 2018 we were able to make donations in excess of £11,000 to several local charities.

TIME UNTIL STRAW RACE 2019

ENTRY AND SPONSORSHIP DETAILS

The entry fee this year will be £30. However, the fee for those teams entering at registration or on race day (availability permitting) will be £35.

Download your sponsorship form by clicking the button above.

Click to view the entry list for the 2019 event.

PREVIOUS EVENTS

A SELECTION OF LOCAL SUPPORTED CHARITIES

Manorlands

Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice supports people through the most difficult time of their lives. Its doctors, nurses and carers give people the compassion and expert care they need to help them live the best life they possibly can.

Haworth Riding for the Disabled

Haworth RDA is a non-profit making charity established in 2001 with one rider, one pony and three volunteers. In the last twelve years it has grown significantly and now caters for over 160 + riders, has 10 specially trained horses and over 46 volunteers.

Bradford Disability Sport & Leisure

Bradford Disability Sport & Leisure is an organisation that provides disabled people through the Bradford area with sporting opportunities of both a recreational and competitive nature.