Welcome to the official website of Britain’s longest, non-stop, point-to-point towpath running races, the Grand Union Canal Race (GUCR 145), Kennet & Avon Canal Race (KACR 145) and the Leeds & Liverpool Canal Race (LLCR 130). The “Canalslam” totalling over 400 miles.

23rd May 2020

26th July 2019

24th August 2019

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2020 Canalrace Series Dates

The dates are set for the 2020 GUCR 145 Birmingham – London (26th Edition), KACR 145 Bristol – London (4th Edition) and LLCR 130 Liverpool – Leeds (7th Edition) Grand Union Canal 145 mile Race Birmingham – London 0600 Saturday 23rd May 2020 (Spring bank holiday...

GUCR 2019 Results & Retirements

Alex Whearity has crossed the Finish line at Little Venice in a time of 25 hours and 8 minutes and becomes the fourth fastest finisher in the 25 year history of the GUCR. Official results can be found here and the updated Hall of Fame here. 97 Starters. 52 Finishers....

GUCR 2019 Race Log & Live Results

Starting 06:00 Saturday 25th May you can see details of Retirements and Finishers on our new Live Results section. Below also shows updates of all goings-on in the form of a race-log for the duration until the last canalrunner arrives in Little Venice....

GUCR 25th Anniversary Reunion Party

To celebrate the 25th running of the Birmingham to London Canal Race, we are holding a party!  The venue is the Eagle and Ball pub in Birmingham; the date Saturday 27th April; the time 1300 to 2300 hours. We are hiring, and will have sole use of, the entire three...

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