Bolt Round the Holt

Bolt Round the Holt is our annual fundraising run. It’s entirely off-road (along forest paths) following a lovely woodland course through Alice Holt Forest in Farnham.

We are pleased to be working with  Nice Work.  They will be running the event on the day and look after the registration process; Nice Work organise running events all over England and further afield.

2023 race date Saturday 30 September: SIGN UP HERE

The Bolt offers distances of 21k (half marathon), 10k and 5k, with a 1k fun run for children aged 6-9. Canicross runners are also welcome, with 5k and 10k on offer for six-legged teams. Registration fee includes medals for all finishers, chip timing, swift results on-line, winners prizes, and secure bag drop. On-site refreshments are available.

Your support counts – if every entrant raises just £10 in sponsorship that will fund our Colon Cancer Family Clinic for at least two months.


Alton Sports was founded in 1999 with the simple objective of making sure people are fitted in the correct footwear. This has seen us develop into one of the south of England’s most well respected specialists in running gear and footwear fitting. Being a Family owned and run business has helped us maintain our core values offering the customer great value purchases and service that is second to none.

We have a very diverse team with many of our staff members being involved in various running disciplines including 800m to 10km on the Track or Road, Half Marathon to Triathlon and everything in between. Some of our Team compete to a high level in both domestic and international competition. Our skills are wide ranging from having qualifications in anatomy and physiology to nutrition, postural assessment and even exercise and coaching.

We stock probably the most comprehensive range of running footwear across the south, with all major brands accounted for. We don’t shy away from innovation in the industry and are keen for our customers to try the latest in running trends and know about the very latest in technology.

If you would like to know more about the company or the services and products we offer please contact us on

1 Castle Street, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7HR

See just how much runners enjoy this event:  Bolt Round the Holt 2019 short film
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Business sponsorship opportunities

If your business would also like to become involved in The Bolt 2024, opportunities such as sponsoring a water station or kilometre marker or having an
information/trading point in our event village are available. Find out more by downloading our Bolt Sponsor Pack or call Nerissa Deeks on 014873 408316/ 07734 433202.Blank space

Volunteer marshals

We couldn’t hold this event without the help of our brilliant volunteer marshals, who get to enjoy all the fun and excitement of the race without actually having to do
any running! Duties include manning water stations, helping at the registration point and bag drop, acting as a pointer along the course and (of course!) cheering on the runners.
If you would like to be part of the Bolt volunteer marshal team we would be love to hear from you – please get in touch by telephone on 01483 408316 or drop us an email.


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