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Forest of Dean Running Festival

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Join us for a flat, safe, family friendly event in the beautiful Forest of Dean

Review summary

1 Review
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Garfield K
"I entered the half marathon but found the course had long climbs that were..."
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How to enter the Forest of Dean Running Festival

  1. 1K

    Run 1km
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  2. 10k

    Run 10km
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  3. 5k

    Run 5km
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  4. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1km
    Event passed
  5. Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
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Event Details

Prices from only £5 for 1k and includes a medal

All other distances include aid stations and a bespoke medal

Nutrition is provided by YPB bars on the course along with bananas, biscuits, jelly babies and High5 gels

Water will be in small sports capped bottles
Registration is open from 0700 at the pavilion on Speech House Field


Forest of Dean Running Festival reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    I entered the half marathon but found the course had long climbs that were pretty tiring. I also had a problem with a nagging Achilles heel pain so I opted out after the first of two laps and completed the 10k instead. Organisers very happy to make this change. My only gripe was that they claim they are running a 10k event but actually they are instead running a quarter marathon - hence the length is over half a kilometre over a measured 10k. It just makes it impossible to make a comparison between other 10k runs and this one. They admit to a lack of a provision of loos and long queuing to register was a pain. Good that parking is free. Lovely location and friendly event.
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