Hamsterley Forest 10K, Half Marathon & Marathon - May

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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.
Marathon Saturday, Marathon Sunday, Half Marathon Saturday, and 3 more
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Sat 23rd May 2020 - Sun 24th May 2020
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Hamster, Redford, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Hamsterley Forest, Redford Ln, Hamster, Redford DL13 3NL, UK
Start times
Sat 23rd May 2020
Marathon Saturday:
9:30am |
Marathon Sunday:
9:30am |
Half Marathon Saturday:
10:00am |
10K Saturday :
Sun 24th May 2020
Half Marathon Sunday:
10:00am |
10K Sunday:
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Hamsterley Forest 10K, Half Marathon & Marathon - May
10K Saturday
£18 - £20
10K Sunday
£18 - £20
Half Marathon Saturday
£28 - £30
Half Marathon Sunday
£28 - £30
Route information
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.
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)
How to get there
Hamsterley Forest, Redford Ln, Hamster, Redford DL13 3NL, UK
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Address: Grove Car Park, Park, Hamsterley Forest South, Bedburn, Bishop Auckland DL13 3NL
Parking is available near registration and is on the new ANPR system so will be charged. The Forest is roughly 10 miles west of Bishop Auckland. The nearby roads, particularly the A68, will direct you to the car park with signage.
Event day 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.
Spectator Info
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.
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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