New for 2017

This year the organisers have listened to feedback and added 2 more classes of racing to allow those who wish to race, but feel they may not be fit enough for the main races, a chance to take part and win a prize. The days racing will start with Scooter races for the under 12’s.  The course will start in the Market Square with the children racing up Broad Street, round an obstacle outside the Falcon, then back down to the finish line in Market Square, prizes await those who win and also come second and third, and there will be medals for all. The second new class is the Bromyard Hop Pocket Fancy Dress race for teams of 4. Competitors will receive a prize for the best fancy dress, and the fastest runners! The Hop Pocket for this new race will be a special lightweight one to allow those of a less than athletic disposition to join in the fun!


In 2017 the winners of the World Championship Hop Pocket race and the Winners of the Ladies World Championship Hop Pocket race will win prizes of Wye Valley Beer, a unique printed Hop Festival winners mug, medals, trophies and a cash prize of £160 per team! Winners of other  categories, those coming in second and third, will also receive prizes and all competitors will receive a medal!


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