Gisburn Forest Trail Races

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Gisburn Forest Trail Races
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Usually enjoyed by hikers and bikers, the Gisburn Forest trails will be open to trail runners seeking enchanting forests, bewitching trails and captivatingly immense woodland horizons as far as the eye can see. Come and explore them with either a half marathon or 10k run.
10k and Half Marathon
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Sat 5th Aug 2023
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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Gisburn Forest Cafe, Stephen Park Dale Head, Clitheroe BB7 4TS, UK
Start times
Sat 5th Aug 2023
11:00am |
Half Marathon:
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Gisburn Forest Trail Races
Half Marathon
Route information
10K Course
Starting from the Gisburn Forest Hub, runners will be directed back out the entrance towards the forest, before journeying down "The 8", the wonderfully twisty-turny bike trail, which has been specially allowed to be open for the Gisburn Trail 10k Race. Making your way over the Stocks Reservoir bridge, you'll come to the fantastic wide open forest tracks.
You'll greet the Dale Head loop, which will bring you to our favourite section of the route, a thoroughly enjoyable descent through the woodland setting down to the river. Back on open forest tracks, you'll see the inspiringly beautiful horizons that Gisburn Forest is set in. With a fast, last two miles to the finish, you'll have finished the trail with the biggest grin on your face - and that's a Pennine promise!
Half Marathon Course
Taking in much of the 10k route, at the 4 mile mark you are sent up to complete much of the famous 'the 8' loop. Running clockwise, you will first be met with sprawling amazing scenery before making your way up to the further most parts of Gisburn Forest, before racing all the way back down the beautiful, fairytale like bike trails which are unlike anything else in the area.
There will be multiple aid stations along the route to keep you hydrated and fuelled along the way, as well as the route being fully marked and marshalled too, allowing you to enjoy the trails and focus on the running.
What's included
  • Gisburn Forest 2023 Race Medal
  • Gisburn Forest 2023 Race Swag
  • Professional Race Photography
  • Fully Flagged & Marshalled Course
  • Food & Water Stations
  • Chip Timed By Timingupnorth
  • Graft Pizza and Gisburn Forest Cafe providing coffees, pizza, cakes, sandwiches
  • Professional Event Safety coverage and first aid
How to get there
Gisburn Forest Cafe, Stephen Park Dale Head, Clitheroe BB7 4TS, UK
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Full Address
The Hub, Gisburn Forest, Stephen Park, Slaidburn, Lancashire, BB7 4TS.
Parking is available at Gisburn Forest Hub which opperates with a £3 charge.
Please arrive in plenty of time and car share where possible to make the day run smoothly.
Event day logistics
08:00 Registration opens
10:50 10k runners to start
11:00 10k starts
12:45 Registration closes
12:50 Half Marathon runners to start
13:00 Half Marathon starts
Age Requirements
  • 10K: Runners must be aged 15 or older on the day of the event
  • Half Marathon: Runners must bed aged 17 or older on the day of the event
Gisburn Forest Hub have a fantastic on-site cafe which is next to the Race HQ. They'll be serving cake and coffee before and after the race (cash only).
Are normal trainers suitable for the Gisburn Forest Trail Races?
Despite it beingJuly, some grippy trail shoes are advised.
Will there be a bag drop at the Gisburn Forest Trail Races?
Runners can leave their belongings at the Race HQ (Gisburn Forest Hub) at their own risk and the organiser, officials, Gisburn Forest and Pennine Trails Events Ltd cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage of these items.
4 reviews
Did the race in 2023
I didn’t manage to run myself due to injury, but I went to support my wife on her first half marathon and she loved it. She said the course was excellent, and I could see how well it was organised. We’ll done to all involved
Did the race in 2023
Brilliant race well organised and clearly marked and marshalled, tough route but enjoyed the challenge! I will be back !!
Did the race in 2023
Very good signage. Great atmosphere, the stewards were lovely very helpful and runners friendly.
Did the race in 2023
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