Avon Heath Running Festival

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About
This fantastic running festival based at Avon Heath Country Park in Dorset is sure to be a fantastic day out. Offering both 5k and 10k distances taking you through the park and along woodland trails, you'll get some incredible views. Come along for your finisher's medal and goody bag!
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Avon Heath Country Park 5k and Avon Heath Country Park 10k
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Calendar
Sun, 7 Jul 2024
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Saint Leonards, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Avon Heath Country Park, Brocks Pine, St Leonards, St Ives, Ringwood BH24 2DH, UK
Start times
Sunday, 7 Jul 2024
Avon Heath Country Park 5k: 9:00 amAvon Heath Country Park 10k: 9:00 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Avon Heath Running Festival
Avon Heath Country Park 5k
Distance
5km
£12
Avon Heath Country Park 10k
Distance
10km
£16
Route information
This fantastic running festival offers both 5k and 10k races at Avon Heath Country Park in St Leonards, Dorset's largest country park. The route follows forest paths, with 10k runners completing 2 laps of the course and 5k runners completing 1 lap of the course.
Trail shoes are recommended this event, but runners are also advised to look at the weather forecast in the week leading up to event day.
All proceeds from this event go to Team Kids, a charity supporting over two million children and young people with disabilities and special educational needs and their families.
What's included
  • Finisher's medal
  • Finisher's goody bag
  • TImed results
  • Water station
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How to get there
Avon Heath Country Park, Brocks Pine, St Leonards, St Ives, Ringwood BH24 2DH, UK
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By Car
Avon Heath Country Park is a 16-minute drive from Bournemouth via the A338 and a 29-minute drive from Poole via the A31. From Southampton, it is a 34-minute drive via the A31.
The Park is located on the A31 between Ringwood (2 miles west) and Ferndown. You can follow the brown tourist signs at the Woolsbridge roundabout into Brocks Pine at St Leonards. You will see the large green Country Park sign at the entrance.
Parking
There is a car park at Avon Heath Country Park. It is the runner's responsibility to cover any parking costs.
By Public Transport
The 38 (Wilts & Dorset) stops at St Leonard's Hotel, which is a 10 minute walk from the Country Park. Passengers from Salisbury/Bournemouth directions should catch service X3 (Wilts & Dorset) to Ringwood and change to service 38.
The nearest mainline train station is Bournemouth.
Event day logistics
07:00 Bib collection opens outside the Visitor Centre
09:00 Both races start
Age Requirements
Runners must be 16 or older to participate in the 10k event.
Water Station
There will be a water station at the event, but runners should bring their own bottles to avoid waste.
Kit
Trail shoes are recommended for this course.
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Spectator Info
Spectators are welcome on all parts of the course!
FAQs
Can dogs take part in the Avon Heath Running Festival?
Unfortunately dogs are not permitted on the course due to the wildlife in the area.
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Can I run with a buggy at the Avon Heath Running Festival?
As the course is not a paved route, buggies are not permitted on the course.
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