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Run a difficult but fun half marathon in the beautiful Hundred Acres Woods. Great for runners of all levels, the course snakes through the Forest of Bere on a mixture of terrains including sand, gravel and tarmac. Come for the stunning scenery or for the muddy memories.

Review summary

2 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


Felicity L
"Fantastic race, very well organised. Smaller numbers of people so it didnt feel..."


Kyla C
"Muddier than expected but excellent race and atmosphere. All organizers and..."
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How to enter the Hundred Acres CX

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
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  2. 10K

    Run 10km
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  3. 5K

    Run 5km
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  4. Canicross 10k

    Run 10km
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Hundred Acres CX routes

The race will loop around the Forest of Bere.

The course is a mix of steep descents and ascents, flat clearings and incredibly muddy sections. Participants are advised to take care on the muddy sections and to make sure their shoes are tightly done up; no one wants to lose a shoe in the mud!

Please not that the race in held in the Forest of Bere. The Forestry commission have been very generous to grant their permission for the race to be held here. Please take responsibility for your own litter and ensure you leave nothing behind but footprints.

There will be water and aid stations along the route.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Themed Finisher's Medal
  • Chip Timed Race
  • Bag Drop
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Prizes for 1st Placed Male and Female
  • Marshalled Course
Raceday Logistics

Start times Saturday:

  • Canicross 08:30
  • 5km 09:00
  • 10km 10:00

Start times Sunday:

  • Half Marathon 10:00

Please ensure that you arrive in plenty of time to warm up, drop your bag and make your way to the start area.

Kit List

This event can be very muddy, so it is advised that participants bring a change of clothes for after the race.


There is no fee for spectators coming to watch this race.

The forest is open for spectators and visitors to walk around and see the runners.


Volunteers are always welcome and their cheery spirit helps to build the incredible atmosphere around the race. If you are interested in volunteering please contact [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find my race photos?
Race photos will be available online at the organiser's website
How hilly is the race?
The race is fairly hilly, a tough race for beginners (not too tough though) and a good test for experienced runners.
Is there a finisher's medal?
Yes, there will be finisher medals for all those who successfully complete the race.

Hundred Acres CX weather forecast

Drizzle in the morning and afternoon.

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Meet the organiser

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Rural Running Limited, formed in October 2016, is a small, family business, run by me, Jeff Clark, my wife Michelle, and Laura Clark, who has recently joined us. As a recent convert to running, and having formerly been reluctant to run a bath, let alone a marathon, I think I know what the average runner wants from an event. If you are looking for a race where you can hide among 1000’s of other competitors, with bells and whistles, then this site is not for you! Our runs are all fairly small, and are aimed at all abilities. However, our runs are also planned with the serious runner in mind. Over the past months we have invested in a chip timing system, meaning even the most competitive runner can be assured of an accurate time. We have gained a reputation for providing ‘intimate’ friendly events, with all our runners providing the encouragement and support we all sometimes need! Importantly, we have also gained a reputation for our medals, which have become legendary! As a company, we are committed to support both local, and national charities, making significant donations from the proceeds from every one of our races. We believe our 2017 diary of races contains something for everything, with road runs, and mixed terrain and trail events.



Hundred Acres CX reviews (2)

4.9 out of 5 stars

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

    Fantastic race, very well organised. Smaller numbers of people so it didnt feel crowded and the course had lots of muddy bits which was great fun! Definitely recommend.
  • Did the 10K in 2019

    Muddier than expected but excellent race and atmosphere. All organizers and runners were welcoming and friendly
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