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Hamsterley Forest 10K & Half Marathon

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Stunning scenery

Family-friendly

Challenging course

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Set in County Durham's largest forest, the course will take you from pleasant paths to challenging trail routes. Views over the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty make for a spectacular event.

Review summary

5
1 Review
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  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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Ollie M
"A challenging, hilly course with great scenery and fantastic volunteers. Helped..."
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How to enter the Hamsterley Forest 10K & Half Marathon

  1. 10k

    Run 10km
    £18–£20
    Event passed
  2. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    Booked recentlyBooked 3 times this week
    £28–£30
    Booked recentlyBooked 3 times this week
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Hamsterley Forest 10K & Half Marathon routes

The Route:

This information is subject to change depending on numbers entered!
The course is undulating to hilly on well-maintained trail paths through the middle of Hamsterley Forest Drive.

10k runners will complete 1 lap of the course, while Half Marathon runners will do 2 laps followed by a short extra section.

Please run on the left hand side of the road in order to allow faster runners to pass on your right.

Your results will be recorded by a timing mat ever lap, showing your split times.

The course has a Full UKA Permit (Pending), with a Course Accuracy Certificate

Feed Stations:

Every 3.1 miles, there will be a food and drink station. These will be stocked with water and electrolyte drinks in paper cups, various sweet, chocolates and cakes. At registration, you will have the option to leave personal nutrition at the food stop.

Toilets:

Portable toilets will be available at registration and on the course

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Bespoke Finisher Medal
  • Free Unlimited Digital Photo Downloads
  • Feed stations every 3.1 miles inc water, electrolyte
  • Chip Timing and Live Results
  • Cash Prizes (fund size dependant on entries)
Raceday Logistics

Location:

Hamsterley Forest, Redford Ln, Hamster, Redford DL13 3NL, UK

Registration

Registration takes place at the Start/Finish Area, which is near Grove Car Park, in the Southern area of Hamsterley Forest (DL13 3QN)

Start Times:

  • 10:00am: Half Marathon
  • 10:30am: 10k

NB There will be a cut-off 4 hours after the race has begun (2pm)

Kit List

The course is on a good path, however it is still recommended to take caution and wear shoes that are fully suitable for the terrain. It is requested that runners do NOT wear headphones, for safety reasons.

Spectators

The area has plenty of opportunities for spectating, although you may get distracted by the stunning views and potential for wildlife watching! You might want to go for a peaceful wander while the race is happening.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cut-off time for the Hamsterley Forest 10k & Half?
All races have a cut off time of 4 hours.
Can you sign up for the Hamsterley Forest 10k & Half on the day?
On the day entry is available for an additional cost of £2.
When will I receive my race pack for the Hamsterley Forest 10k & Half?
Race packs will need to be collected on the day, from the registration tent situated at the start/finish area near Grove Car Park, DL13 3QN
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Hamsterley Forest 10K & Half Marathon weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

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Predicted highs
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Hamsterley Forest 10K & Half Marathon reviews

5 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

Reasons people recommend this event

Stunning scenery

Family-friendly

Challenging course

  • O

    Ollie M

    Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    A challenging, hilly course with great scenery and fantastic volunteers. Helped by Electrolyte drinks and Haribo every 3 miles.