A UNIQUE event in the rural sporting calendar returns to the Cotswolds later this month.

The home of the world-famous Shinkicking Championship, the Cotswold Olimpicks will be celebrating its 407th anniversary on Friday, May 31 at Dovers Hill, Chipping Campden.

The modern Olympic movement has its historic roots in Robert Dover's Olimpick Games.

As well as the fiercely contested Shinkicking, there is also King of The Hill, which includes hammer throw and shot put.

The running races have been reinstated this year for the first time in a while. There will be a one mile run which is generally suitable for all (a good one for families to try together) and a three mile run for the more experienced runner. It's all cross country and all contained on Dover's Hill and will take place on the night of the Games.

There will also be music and street food.

The traditional games are followed by the firework finale, the lighting of the beacon and the torchlit parade into town when Uncle Funk & The Boogie Wonderband will play.

Entry to the race is free but does require you to buy a ticket on the gate for the games.

£7 adults £3 children

Tickets available on the day, on Facebook or direct through Eventbrite or visit olimpickgames.co.uk