Cannock Chase the Sun 5k, 10k and 10 mile - August 2023

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Experience the scenic Cannock Chase forest by taking part in this friendly running event brought to you by RunThrough. With three distances on offer, you can find the right challenge for you. Cross the finish line to earn your finisher's medal and enjoy some tasty post-race snacks.
5k , 10k and 10 Mile
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Wed, 16 Aug 2023
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Rugeley, United Kingdom
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Cannock Chase Forest - Forestry England, Birches Valley, Rugeley WS15 2UQ, UK
Start times
Wed, 16 Aug 2023
5k :
7:00pm |
7:00pm |
10 Mile:
Here's what races are available for Cannock Chase the Sun 5k, 10k and 10 mile - August 2023
Elevation: Undulating
Terrain: Gravel - Tarmac - Trails
One Laps = 5k
This undulating course takes runners in and around the stunning woodland of Cannock Chase Forest. This event venue is unique as it will be host to the 2022 Commonwealth Games mountain biking at the Forestry England site.
Each course will be clearly way-marked with arrows, signs and distance markers. There will also be marshals stationed throughout the course to ensure you run in the correct direction of to cheer you on your way.
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What's Included
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Cannock Chase Forest - Forestry England, Birches Valley, Rugeley WS15 2UQ, UK
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There will be free parking available at the concert site. Please do note that if you wish to stay at the forest after the event, you must move your car to the main venue car park.
By Train
The closest train station to Cannock Chase Forest is Rugeley Town, which is located at 2.7 miles away. If you are travelling by train, and travel light, you could jog to the start line to warm up.
19:00 All races starts
21:00 Event ends
*Please arrive at least 45-60 minutes before the start of your race to allow plenty of time to park, register, collect your race pack, attach your race number, drop your bag, and warm up.
Race Pack
Race Packs must be collected on the day of the event, before the start of your race, from registration. Please be aware that you will not receive anything in the post.
Age Requirements
  • 5k - 11 and older
  • 10k - 15 and older
  • 10 mile - 17 and older
Bag Drop
There will be a secure area where bags can be left, though it is recommended that you bring as little baggage as possible. Your bag tag is attached to your race number which you can tear off and attach to your bag.
There will be water stations at the 5k point of the race and at the finish where flapjacks and bananas will be waiting for finishers.
Race Rules
It is not recommended that you wear headphones during the race so you stay alert to what is going on around you and hear the encouragement from marshals and spectators. There will also be pedestrians on the paths you'll be running who you'll need to be aware of.
On-Site Facilities
There will be portable toilets available at the event village for use.
Race Results
Your race timings will be published on RunThrough results page after the race.
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RunThrough encourage an active nation through running. They are the UK's largest running community and running event organiser with over 200 events and 150,000+ entrants for their events every year.
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What is the minimum age to enter the 5k at the Cannock Chase The Sun?
Participants for the 5k must be aged 11 and over.
Will there be somewhere for me to park at the Cannock Chase The Sun?
There will be free parking available at the concert site.
Is there somewhere safe I can leave my bag for the Cannock Chase The Sun event?
Yes, there is a secure area where you can leave your baggage. Please try to bring as little with you only essentials for the race.
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