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Dunstable Downs Trail Half
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Experience the stunning beauty of the Dunstable Downs as you run this fantastic trail half marathon. Expect plenty of exciting descents and climbs as you tackle the course's series of hills. Come along for the spectacular views and your finisher's medal.
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Sun, 14 Jul 2024
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Whipsnade, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Dunstable Downs, Dunstable Downs, Whipsnade, Dunstable LU6 2GY, UK
Start times
Sunday, 14 Jul 2024
Half Marathon : 10:30 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Dunstable Downs Trail Half
Half Marathon
£30 - £32
Route information
Set in the National Trust's Dunstable Downs estate in the Chiltern Hills, this trail half marathon is back for its fourth edition to offer incredible views and plenty of challenging hills to tackle.
Beginning at the National Trust Centre, the first section of the race takes runners out to the Tree Cathedral, Bison Hill and back past the centre.
Runners then complete a full loop of Kensworth Quarry, passing the aid station at 10k.
Upon rejoining the Downs the runners complete an out and back to Five Knoles and then back onto the lower Downs trails to run what was the first 5km, now in reverse.
What's included
  • Custom finisher's medal
  • Chip-timed results
  • Fully-stocked aid stations
  • Medical support
  • Bag drop
How to get there
Dunstable Downs, Dunstable Downs, Whipsnade, Dunstable LU6 2GY, UK
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By Car
Take the A5 and follow it into Dunstable, then take the B-451. Continue through Dunstable Downs Golf Club to find the starting area at Dunstable Downs Centre.
Car parking is available on-site for £3.50. Free parking is available for National Trust members.
Event day logistics
10:30 Race starts
14:30 Race cut-off
Age Requirements
Participants must be aged 17 years or older.
Aid Stations
There will be a fully stocked aid station at 10k, which will provide all the drinks and snack you need to keep you going!
Bag Drop
There will be a bag drop facility for participants.
Mandatory Kit
  • Mobile phone
  • Digital route map on watch/phone
  • Reusable cup/bottle for aid station
Countryside Code
All runners must adhere to the countryside code while participating in one of our events. An abbreviated copy of this is written below.
  • Fasten all gates
  • Keep to public paths across farmland
  • Guard against all fire risks
  • Use gates and stiles to cross fences hedges and walls
  • Take your litter home
  • Help keep water clean
  • Protect wildlife, plants and trees
  • Take special care on country roads
  • Make no unnecessary noise
General Rules
  • Competitors must be 17 years or over (on the day of the event) for half marathon races and 20 years or over for 50km races.
  • Runners must follow the marked route at all times.
  • Runners run this race completely at their own risk & will be required to sign a disclosure form before being permitted to run.
  • Dogs are not permitted on any of our races, this is due to a combination UK Athletics rules and insurance cover issues.
  • It is the runner's responsibility to navigate the course correctly, aided by our signage and ribbons. Runners in our 50k events must carry a digital or physical backup of the route.
  • Runners are required to record a time at each checkpoint using their timing wristband unless advised otherwise.
  • Runners must carry the mandatory equipment with them at all times.
  • Runners are permitted to carry poles.
  • Runners must recognise they have equal rights to be on the route and be courteous to other users.
  • Competitors should not jostle at stiles and other obstacles. Nor should they push past slower runners on narrow paths.
  • If a runner come across another competitor who is ill or hurt they MUST offer assistance.
  • A runner must retire immediately if asked to do so by a race official.
  • Pacers are not permitted.
  • Runners must remove headphones at the start of the race, at checkpoints and at road crossings.
Are there any aid stations at the Dunstable Downs Trail Half?
Yes there will be an aid station located at approximately 10k.
Is there a bag drop facility at the Dunstable Downs Trail Half?
Yes, there will be a bag drop facility for participants.
How old do participants have to be get involved in the Dunstable Downs Trail Half?
Participants must be aged 17 years or older.
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