Welcome to the Old Tram Mile Series 2020!

What is it?

  • A Three-Part Series along the Old Tram Road, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 9TY.
  • Chip-timed and accurately UKA measured mile-long course.
  • You have the choice of running ‘up the old tram mile’ (ran first), ‘down the old tram mile’ (ran second) or both (for 2-miles).


Old Tram Road, Preston, PR1 9TY.

What Dates?:  

Dependent on updates from the government and England Athletics on social restrictions relating to the Covid-19 pandemic. We hope to postpone until Sat 27th June 2020, Sat 25th July 2020 & Sat 29th August 2020 (however not confirmed, TBC).

What Time?:

  • Race Registration is at 9.45am (next to the (now closed) Old Tram Bridge).
  • Race Briefing is at 10am (same place as registration).
  • First race starts is at 10.15am (Up the Old Tram Road).
  • Second race starts at 10.30am (Down the Old Tram Road).

How Much? 

See table below:

Old Tram Mile Series 2020 – Price Guide
Race Entry Type Affiliated Non-Affiliated
Single Mile (Up or Down Course) In Advance £3 £5
Single Mile (Up or Down Course) On The Day £4 £6
The Doubler (Both Up & Down mile courses) In Advance £5 £9
The Doubler (Both Up & Down mile courses) On The Day £6 £10
Series – Single Mile (Up or Down Course) In Advance £8 £14
Series – Single Mile (Up or Down Course) On The Day £11 £17
Series – Doubler (Up & Down mile courses) In Advance £13 £25
Series – Doubler (Up & Down mile courses) On The Day £16 £28

How to Enter?

Tickets will be available for sale in the coming weeks, watch out for further updates!

Course Profile?

Any prizes or mementos?

  • We’ve tried to keep our entry prices right down and we’re sure you’ll agree that for a chip-timed, UKA measured course our prices are very reasonable.  Individual race finishers won’t receive a goody bag, medal, buff or t-shirt sorry…
  • That said, we’ll have bottles of water, a banana and (if Mrs P agrees..) a slice of Oreo Brownie for each finisher
  • If you’d like to purchase a custom ‘Old Tram Mile Series’ t-shirt or hoody please go to our shop page here
  • There are no winners prizes (for open age or age categories) for any of the races sorry
  • HOWEVER, any race series finishers (for either the single-mile or doubler series) WILL receive a special medal 🙂

Post Race Results

These will be posted, as soon as they’re available from our ace chip-timing partners at ProTay, here on our website. No doubt we’ll give y’all a heads up via our RunBible Facebook page too (which if you’re aren’t following already, you should be ;)).

Local Facilities, Parking, Race Rules and Anything Else?

Please read the more detailed race descriptions (via the entry links provided earlier – see above ‘How To Enter? section…).

We really hope to see you at the Old Tram Mile (OTM) Series, we’ll leave you with a picture of the race numbers, we think they’re rather awesome….


Featured Old Tram Road image from Preston Digital Archive