RunThrough Cannock Chase the Sun 5k, 10k & 10 Mile - August
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Race underneath the tall conifer trees of Cannock Chase Forest this August. Running through this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is sure to have you feeling refreshed. You'll even take home an event medal to commemorate your achievement.
5k, 10k and 10 Miles
7:00pm Wed 17th Aug 2022
Rugeley, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Cannock Chase Forest - Forestry England, Birches Valley, Rugeley WS15 2UQ, UK
7:00pm Wed 17th Aug 2022
Here are the distances available for RunThrough Cannock Chase the Sun 5k, 10k & 10 Mile - August
Runners of the 5k race will complete one lap, and the 10k runners will complete two. The route takes place on the high-quality trail paths of the forest, with undulating terrain to keep things challenging. Excitingly, this incredible venue is also set to host the Commonwealth Games mountain biking this year.
This course will be clearly way-marked with arrows and distance markers to show you have how you have come. There will also be marshals stationed throughout the course to guide you in the right direction as well as cheer you on your way.
- Finisher's Medal
- Chip-timed results
- Bag drop
- Marshalled course
- Way-marked route
- Post-race snacks
- Water station
- Free event photography
How to get there
Cannock Chase Forest - Forestry England, Birches Valley, Rugeley WS15 2UQ, UKGet full directions
Rugeley Town station is the closest train station to Cannock Chase Forest, located around 2 miles away. Those travelling by train may wish to use this distance to warm up for the event, either by taking a light jog or a brisk walk.
Cannock Chase is only 20 miles from central Birmingham and just outside of Stafford, so it is easily accessible by car.
The will be free parking available at the event at the concert site.
Event day logistics
19:00 All races start
21:00 Event ends
*Please arrive at least 45 minutes before the start of your race to allow plenty of time to register, attach your race number, deposit any bags at the bag drop, and warm-up.
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.
Runners for the 5k must be aged 11 or over, runners for the 10k must be aged 15 or over.
There will be a secure bag drop area at Race HQ where your belongings can be left. RunThrough ask that you bring as little baggage as possible and leave any valuables at home. To use the bag drop, tear off the tag from the bottom of your race number and attach it to your bag.
There will be water stations at each lap of the race as well as at the finish.
It is not recommended that you wear headphones during the race as you will need to stay alert to what is going on around you, e.g. pedestrians using the public pathways. You also want to be able to hear the encouragement from the marshals and spectators.
Your race timings will be published on the RunThrough results page after the race.
How will I receive my race pack for the Cannock Chase The Sun event?
All race packs must be collected on the day of the event, before the start of the race. Please note that no race packs will be posted.
Will there be toilets at the Cannock Chase The Sun event?
Yes, there will be portable toilets available to use at the event village.
How old do I need to be to enter the 5k race at the Cannock Chase The Sun event?
All entrants of the 5k race must be aged 11 or over.
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