Blackdown Hills Trail Run - 10k & Half Marathon

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Prosper Events spring trail run is definitely one to add to your running calendar. Running over a variety of terrain, you will take in the spectacular scenery of the tranquil Blackdown Hills. Come along for the fantastic encouraging atmosphere, or for the finisher's medal and goodies.
Participants
Half Marathon, and 10k
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Calendar
Sun, 24 Apr 2022
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4.8
(40 Reviews)
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Elevation

5 to 20m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Location
Taunton Racecourse Conference Centre, B3170, Taunton TA3 7BL, UK
Start times
Sun, 24 Apr 2022
10k:
9:15am |
Half Marathon:
9:15am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Blackdown Hills Trail Run - 10k & Half Marathon
10k
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10km
£20.00
Half Marathon
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21.2km
£27.50
Route information
Join this event for an awesome run/walk setting off from Taunton racecourse where you will head up onto the hills & discover tucked away trails, quiet country roads and unrivalled scenery through the local forests.
Both the 10k and the Half Marathon route will have feed stations along the way to help fuel your journey to the finish line... Where you will be rewarded with an epic wooden medal & other goodies!
The organiser's look forward to seeing you at the event and can’t wait for you to experience this amazing trail route!
What's included
  • Finishers medal
  • Finishers goodies
  • Fully insuranced event
  • Feed stations
  • First aiders on site
  • Timed event & online results
  • Fully signed route
  • Race photo's
Train
How to get there
Taunton Racecourse Conference Centre, B3170, Taunton TA3 7BL, UK
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Parking
There will be parking available on site, approximately 750 spaces.
By Train
Taunton station is the closest train station to the event venue, located 2.7 miles away. Those travelling by train could pack light and use this distance to warm up for the event.
Alternatively, walk to the bus stop 'Orchid Close' (about 12 minutes) and then ride the number 6 bus (towards Holway (circular)), alighting at the stop named 'Alms Houses Walk'. Taunton Racecourse is then a 10 minute walk away.
Event day logistics
07:00 Parking opens
07:30 Registration opens
08:50 Registration closes
09:15 All races start
13:30 Event cut-off time
*Please arrive with plenty of time to park, register, attach your race number and warm up.
Age Restrictions
All entrants under 16 years of age or who are members of school or youth groups must be supervised by adults (over 16 years of age) in a ratio of at least 1 to 3.
Feed Stations
Feed stations will be available on the course, each stocked with energy drinks, electrolytes, water, carbs in many many forms and lots of encouragement from the Prosper Events team.
Toilets
Toilets can be located at Taunton Racecourse (start location).
Backpack
What to bring
  • Running trainers/walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Warm hat
  • Drinks bottle
  • Mobile phone for emergencies
FAQ's
What time does registration for the Blackdown Hills trail run - 10k & Half marathon open?
The registration desk will open at 07:30am and will close at 08:30am.
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Is there a medal included in the entry for the Blackdown Hills trail run - 10k & Half marathon?
Yes, all finishers will receive a finisher's medal at the finish line.
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Where is the start location for the Blackdown Hills trail run - 10k & Half marathon?
Taunton Racecourse is the start location for this event.
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Reviews
4.8
40 reviews
elaine
Star
5.0
Did the 10k in 2022
This was my first 10k. It was a lovely run up Blackdown Hills with beautiful scenery and amazing feed stops with cake! Well organised with lots of encouragement from the marshals. Well done.
faith
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4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2022
I enjoyed the mix of terrain. Would have been nice to have a little more around at the start line for support/at the end of the race
sally
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2022
Really friendly and helpful marshals, beautiful route and not too much tarmac.
scot
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4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2022
Outstanding organisation well done. Little bit of in the farmers fields apart from that would do again.
david
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4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2022
Very good 1st event, well done all 👍
harriet
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2022
From the first welcome onto the event to the finish line everyone was so friendly and welcoming.The course was really well marked which you could really focus on running confidently without questioning the route, it was marshalled so well and all super friendly and smiley.Such a great event all round.
david
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2022
Fantastic Day!! Really well organised. Route signage was excellent, as was the marshalling.Course was brilliant.Thanks for a great day.
kate
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4.7
Did the 10k in 2022
I really well organised and great course! But tough!
tanya
Star
5.0
Did the 10k in 2022
Had a brilliant morning staff were very helpful
tracy
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2022
Absolutely loved it!!! Thank you
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