The date for the 2016 race is Sunday 21st February and will be the 25th running of the race and we have plans in place to mark the occasion.
Entries for the race opened on 3rd October 2015 and the race sold out in just 5 hours. We are sorry if you wanted to run the race in 2016 but did not secure a place. Please try again for the 2017 race.
The popular and well established race is a fairly flat, fast 10 miler, ideal as part of London Marathon training or as an early target for your season. As its name suggests, the course has a winding stretch that snakes its way through beautiful East Yorkshire countryside at the foot of the glorious Wolds.
Race start time 11:00am
The course starts on Garths End in Pocklington and heads north through the villages of Meltonby, Bishop Wilton, Bolton and Yapham Mill. Returning to Pockington to finish in the Market Place.
Race entry is on-line only and hosted by Sports Entry Solutions. The race is chip timed using disposable trainer tags.
Race packs containing your number, timing tag and final race day details will be posted out to approximately two weeks before race day.
The 2016 race offers an extensive cash prize list;
First male and female - £250 plus a further £250 if the course record is broken
Second to Fifth male and female - £70/60/50/40
First three vet male and female - £30/20/10
First three club teams (three to count) - £45/30/15
Please Note: One prize only in the individual competition.
All finishers shall receive our unique Snake Lane hand-thrown mug and for 2016 a 25th running commemorative technical running t-shirt (not forgetting a chocolate bar as well, of course!!).
Race entries can be transferred on-line at no cost - click through to Transfer / Edit your Entry Details - Please note that the transfer / edit facility will close at midnight on Monday 1st February 2016 so that the race entry list can be finalised before race numbers and timing chips are posted out to all entrants (to arrive a week before race day). Please do not make any transfer requests after this 'cut-off' date.
Entry Waiting List
The race does not have a waiting or reserve list. If you have a friend or club colleague who wishes to transfer their number to you please use the on-line transfer facility at the link above.
Race entries cannot be deferred under any circumstance. Please do not make requests for entry deferment as these will be politely refused.
If the race does have to be cancelled or delayed for any reason we regret that refunds cannot be made. Race Souvenirs (a commemorative mug and race t-shirt) will however be available in exchange for your race number, these must be collected in person as they cannot be posted.
We also regret that refund of entry fee due to withdrawal/injury/illness in advance of race day can not be made. However, you may use the transfer facility to pass your number on to a club colleague or friend - refer to the guidance on transfers above.
The Race HQ is equipped with extensive toilet facilities which are supplemented with portable toilets. For the 2016 race limited toilet facilities will also be provided in the start area. Competitors are asked to ensure their preparation immediately before the race includes adequate time to use the toilet facilities at the race HQ and if necessary the start area. Competitors MUST NOT relieve themselves anywhere except in the toilet facilities provided. The start is located in a residential area and therefore any competitors seen urinating in any public or private place will be disqualified from the race with immediate effect and furthermore barred from entry to any future editions of this race. Please show respect to the town and its residents and uphold the good reputation the event enjoys. No excuses - no further warnings!!!
Personal Music Devices
Please be aware that the use of in-ear personal music devices are not permitted at this event, The race is held on roads open to traffic and you need to be fully aware of traffic and be able to react to the advice offered to you by the race marshals. So please do not compete in the race wearing these devices - if you do your number will be recorded and you will be disqualified from the event.
By making your entry to this race you declare that you will take part in the event entirely at your own risk, that you have no medical disabilities or conditions that may endanger you or other participants, and that you remain personally responsible for your property at the race venue. As a race entrant you confirm you are over 17 years of age.
Pocklington is situated off the A1079 York to Hull road. Refer to the map link above. The race HQ is situated at Pocklington RUFC Rugby Club on Burnby Lane.
The post code for sat nav use is YO42 2QB
Please arrive in good time.
As the race is chip timed your finishing time will be available within minutes of you crossing the finish line.
A large screen displaying the live results will be positioned in the finishing area. Runners can see their results by entering their race number on a key pad.
All entrants that provide a valid mobile number on entry will also receive a text message shortly after finishing with full details of their result.
Full race results will also be available on line at the Sports Timing Solutions web site.
The prize presentation will take place at approximately 1:00pm at the Race HQ (Pocklington RUFC Rugby Club).
Yes - Chris from Reaction Photography will be providing professional photographic services for this year's event. Digital photographs will be available for £5 each soon after the race has finished - click through to Reaction Photography - Snake Lane 2016 to view the event gallery.
Race packs were posted out on Friday 5th February 2016.
All race packs have been posted to the address that you specified when you signed up.
Each race pack contains the folliwng items:
1 x Race Number
1 x Event Information Letter
1 x Disposable Timing Chip (these are paper thin and are to be attached as per the instructions)
Please note that we have packed each and every race pack and that they all contain the 3 items listed so please bear this in mind when opening your envelope make sure that you take all 3 items out and keep them in a safe place.
If for some reason you do no receive your race pack you will need to collect a new one on the morning of the event at the event HQ. Please come to the Information Desk at the Race HQ between 8:30am - 10:30am on race day to collect your replacement number and timing chip.
Please note that the transfer facility will close on Monday 1st February 2016 so that the race entry list can be finalised before race numbers and timing chips are posted out to all entrants (to arrive a week before race day).
Please use the Tranfer / Edit your Entry Details link above to transfer your entry or edit your details. If you have forgotten or mislaid your unique reference number to access your entry please send an email to The Snake Lane Team to request a reminder.
Please do not make any transfer requests after this 'cut-off' date.
The 1150 places for the 25th anniversary edition of the race in 2016 have sold out in just 5 hours. We are sorry if you wanted to run the event in 2016 but did not secure a place - please try again next year for the 2017 race.