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Hamsterley Forest 10K, Half Marathon & Marathon - May

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Set in County Durham's largest forest, this spectacular course will take you from pleasant paths to challenging trail routes. Choose to run one of 3 distances on Saturday or Sunday, and enjoy views over the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, making for a truly memorable event.

How to enter the Hamsterley Forest 10K, Half Marathon & Marathon - May

  1. 10K Saturday

    Run 10km
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  2. 10K Sunday

    Run 10km
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  3. Half Marathon Saturday

    Run 13.1mi
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  4. Half Marathon Sunday

    Run 13.1mi
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  5. Marathon Saturday

    Run 26.2mi
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  6. Marathon Sunday

    Run 26.2mi
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Hamsterley Forest 10K, Half Marathon & Marathon - May routes

Start your spring training season strong with this beautiful, undulating route through Hamsterley Forest. Run on well-maintained loose gravel paths through the middle of scenic Hamsterley Forest Drive, and feel invigorated by the fresh spring, and even have the opportunity for some wildlife watching.

The races will be available on both Saturday and Sunday this year, allowing for more runners to be able to participate.

10k runners will complete 1 lap of the course, Half Marathon runners will do 2 laps with a short additional section at the start, & Marathon runners will complete

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 TRA Race Permit, with a Course Accuracy Certificate

Refreshment 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.

Event Details

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


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

On the day entry is available at £2 extra fee.

Schedule: The schedule is the same on both Saturday and Sunday

08:00: Registration opens

09:30: Marathon starts

10:00: Half Marathon starts

10:30: 10k starts

The cut off time will be 6 hours for all races

Please be aware phone signal is very poor in and around Hamsterley Forest.

Bag Drop:

There will be a bag drop available at registration. Please put your own labels on your baggage with your name and race number.


There will be portable toilets at registration and on course.


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.


Time2Run welcomes anyone who wishes to help out with their events and become a race marshal.

If you are a keen runner yourself then you will know the importance of great course marshals and the role provides an avenue to get involved with a race day's atmosphere even if you're not competing.

If you would like to get involved with volunteering at Time2Run's events then simply follow the link here:

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the minimum age requirements for the Hamsterley Forest 10K, Half & Marathon?
Participants must be 16 years or over for the 10K, 17 years for the Half, and 18 years for the Marathon.
Can I wear headphones during the Hamsterley Forest 10K, Half & Marathon?
No, for safety reasons, headphones are not allowed.
When will the results be posted for the Hamsterley Forest 10K, Half & Marathon?
Results will be live on the time2run events website with split times for each lap.
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