The Bottoms Up Cup

The Bottoms Up Cup 5k from Washington Running Club

The Bottoms Up Cup 5k race is named after Stephen Bottoms, who was an original member of Washington Running Club before the club reformed in 2014.

A challenging, undulating route round Washington. The run starts on the C2C cycle path which leads round to the trails of Princess Anne Park. Finishing about less than half a mile from the start next to St Robert's school.
There’s a mixture of terrain and all abilities are welcome.

Course records

Male - Kurt Heron, 16:49, 2018
Female - Rebecca Cairns, 20:58, 2021

View the course: https://www.strava.com/segments/15599650

Our 5th Annual BOTTOMS UP CUP 5k is on July 3rd 2022

Washington Running Club host an annual 5k race aptly named The Bottoms Up Cup, running through the heart of the iconic Princess Anne Park in the centre of Washington on a Sunday morning during the summer.

Registration and parking are held at St Robert of Newminster School, Fatfield.

The race is a memorial race in memory of one of the original Washington Running Club's members, Stephen Bottoms. Money will be raised on the day for Columbia Grange School who are raising funds for a VR room within their school.  We will be having an Events Village where people can buy raffle tickets for prizes with all proceeds going to Columbia Grange School.

The course has been changed slightly over the years to a faster/less congested route but it wouldn’t be a Washington Running Club event without a few naughty hills and some trail (road shoes are suitable though as most of the race will be on pavement).
The fastest male and female runners (as well as over 40s category) will be presented with a trophy at the end of the race.

There is also a 1 mile fun run available with entries on day being £2.50 and will be held after the main race.

Come and join us for a superb mornings running with our friendly club!

The Route

Bottoms Up Cup route 2018