By using this website you agree to our
First header image
Second header image
logo

Maverick adidas TERREX Original New Forest

Tickets on organiser’s site
Event summary

Kick-start your New Year with this epic trail running event. Speed through the scenic New Forest, over grassy expanses and through soaring forestry, this event has something for everyone. Come to retain your New Year's resolution or for the tasty Freedom Brew.

Your organiser

Here at Maverick Race we’re all about celebrating the beauty of the British countryside. That’s why we’ve chosen some of the most iconic areas that Blighty has to offer for our trail running series. We’re not elitist though which is why we’ve made them accessible to runners of all levels. With multiple route lengths to choose from in every location, you decide on the challenge! Our main objective is to get people off the roads and enjoying being outside in the countryside. We just love to run and we hope you will too after experiencing life on the trails. Having experienced many types of events, from 5km club runs through to Ultra Marathons and Ironman Triathlons, we're dedicated to understanding what’s important to you – the runners.

Visit websiteExternalLink
Volunteer
We’re always looking for volunteers to help make these events epic.
Find out more
How to enter

What's included:

  • Free Parking
  • Clearly marked courses
  • Timed event
  • Official Photography
  • Food & Drink Available
  • Bag Drop Area
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Freedom Brew
Long
Sat 11th Dec 2021

Run 24km

Middle
Sat 11th Dec 2021

Run 17km

Short
Sat 11th Dec 2021

Run 6km

Delete
Stay up-to-date
Get email updates about this event.
What people think
5.0
36 reviews
Ben R
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2018
Maverick events are always so we'll organised, the start/finish area is well supported with food and drink available and good tunes to boot. The route in the New Forest is absolutely stunning taking in some of the best sights and areas. Maverick races are always hugely fun, relaxed, well signed and supported. They're a must!!… read more
Charlie F
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2019
Great way to blow the cobwebs away after Christmas. Fairly flat course across the stunning New Forest. Brilliant event to start tge year. 👍 … read more
Nicola g
Star
5.0
Did the Middle in 2019
This was another well organised event from Maverick to lock off their season.<br />As always a lovely, challenging course set in beautiful surroundings.<br />Maverick races are always so friendly, with no sense of elitism that you get at some events.<br />The chilled out vibe with great food and drink and all facilities that are required are on offer. … read more
Frequently asked questions
Where can I access my results?
Maverick will upload race times on their website following the event's conclusion.… read more
Why do I need a re-usable cup or bottle?
Maverick have pledged themselves to protecting the great British outdoors. By doing so, they are on committing to making the up and coming season 100% plastic free. Hydrapak speed cups will be available to buy on the day.… read more
Is trail running kit essential?
Good quality trail running kit is firmly recommended. Maverick offer their own apparel which can be found here: https://maverick-apparel.com/… read more
Route description
Route description

With its immense variety of woodland and abundance of local wildlife, the New Forest presents an incredible backdrop to race in. All three courses commence from the same place within the Hamley inclosure - with the short route remaining within the enclosures boundary.

At this stage, the medium and long route will dart in and out of the Brownhill and Wilverly enclosures before heading out into the surrounding grassy expanses.

Although largely a gravel surface underfoot, these trails tend to get muddy in the winter months. While the routes are designed to challenge, there is a length for everyone and this is the perfect opportunity to start your New Year the right way.

Ben R
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2018
Maverick events are always so we'll organised, the start/finish area is well supported with food and drink available and good tunes to boot. The route in the New Forest is absolutely stunning taking in some of the best sights and areas. Maverick races are always hugely fun, relaxed, well signed and supported. They're a must!!
Charlie F
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2019
Great way to blow the cobwebs away after Christmas. Fairly flat course across the stunning New Forest. Brilliant event to start tge year. 👍
Nicola g
Star
5.0
Did the Middle in 2019
This was another well organised event from Maverick to lock off their season.<br />As always a lovely, challenging course set in beautiful surroundings.<br />Maverick races are always so friendly, with no sense of elitism that you get at some events.<br />The chilled out vibe with great food and drink and all facilities that are required are on offer.
Julia D
Star
5.0
Did the Middle in 2019
I love the New Forest races - flatter routes for faster running = getting to the finish line faster for beer and good vibes.
Paul
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2019
This event is excellent. Stunning trails, fast, some tricky hills and a great race as an intro into trail running. Maverick organisation and atmosphere are second to none. They are an exceptional company to run with. The very best.
Clare v
Star
5.0
Did the Middle in 2019
Best events I've ever been to. Awesome atmosphere and amazing people keep bringing me back time and time again
C Spencer
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2018
Favourite race series ! Start / finish line vibes are second to none. Really well organised and a fantastic route with great course marking
Did the Short in 2019
Amazing course as ever with maverick Race! Great atmosphere back at the event Village and can't wait for next year's
Caroline H
Star
5.0
Did the Middle in 2019
This was my first ever trail run, and was brilliant! Friendly team, great and well marked course, and a brilliant atmosphere. The organisation was really slick - quick registration, parking etc well signed, and lots of folks around to answer questions. A brilliant way to start the year, and to start my trail running adventure!
Ruari SB
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2019
Really well organised event from the start with some great sponsors helping create a friendly, inclusive atmosphere before the event even started. The course itself was stunning with a good mixture of forest and open grassland trails. Fairly flat, which made it a great first event of the calendar year. The aid stations were well stocked and plastic free. Again, at the end the support and atmosphere was great to be a part of, regardless of whether you were the first or last runner in. A really professional, well-run and fun event. Thoroughly recommend!
Paul K
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2019
High standards were set for the start of the 2019 Maverick race season. This team certainly know how to put on a show. Well organised with an incredible atmosphere, made this a day to remember.
Dylan S
Star
5.0
Did the Short in 2019
Excellent organisation, cani-cross friendly, plenty of parking, well marked course suitable for any runner, with plenty of marshalls. Great medals, incl one for dog, and treats at the end. If you've never run trail, this is a great run to start with.
Lynsey S
Star
5.0
Did the Middle in 2019
Super friendly, super chilled, competence not compromised. Totally brilliant. And fun.<br />Move to Maverick!
Jason C
Star
5.0
Did the Middle in 2019
Well organised event in a great National Park setting. This New Forest event would be a good introduction to trail running as it is one of the flatter courses of the Maverick events, you can even borrow and try out a pair of trail shoes for the race. Choice of distances, welcoming and relaxed atmosphere and great set up with fantastic cake, coffee and pizza on offer afterwards. Great medal, free bottle of beer also. Once you have tried a Maverick race, you are hooked and part of family of like minded people. What's not to like?!
Frances
Star
5.0
Did the Short in 2019
Great team. Always happy to help change runs if you can’t make the one you enrolled in. V friendly people. Support Canicross which is a fantastic bonus.
Tom
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2019
I've always been a fan of the Maverick Events and the New Forest event cemented this. Their great organisation and community atmosphere are something I really enjoy, and the stunning backdrops they always seem to find heighten this experience further. The New Forest event takes in great wooded areas alongside open fields and the odd bit of road running. I was even lucky enough to run alongside some New Forest Ponies.<br />One of their best routes amongst many other amazing courses. Highly recommend!
Wendy C
Star
4.0
Did the Short in 2019
Enjoyed the event which was well organised. I am sure it would be appreciated by others if you would recognise age categories in your results.
Did the Middle in 2019
It was great fun. Despite the weather the sense of participation is fun, but it's also nicely balanced with a sense of inclusion. Everyone is in a big event, but everyone, regardless of standard and ability, is welcome. I'm not a runner, but I really enjoyed the event.
Jon
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2019
Perfectly organised race. Great, friendly atmosphere with people sitting round the fires, chilling out and music playing at the start. The course is super runnable, so worked for everyone from the competitive types going up front to the people trying out trail running for the first time. Massively recommended.
Eleanor P
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2019
Really well organised and fun race - course was extremely well signposted, volunteers and staff were really friendly - it was my first Maverick race but it certainly won’t be my last!
Avantuyl
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2019
Great event. Really good post race vibes, pizza, coffee, beers, what more could you want. Beautiful route and well marked along with great aid stations. Great day out. Also maverick Ben has really great legs.
Malc
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2019
The coarse was challenging enough for me! What makes maverick events so good is the people/organisers. All the boxes are ticked. Stalls that aren’t overpriced, great coffee and food, fire pits with seating, music and most importantly, for me, a decent cold beer at the finish. All this without even going into the stunning location. What’s not to love?
Jodie G
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2019
I’ve done a few Maverick events. The courses are always amazing, taking along a really fun, challenging trail route. <br />Banging atmosphere, all in good vibes, chilled too, everyone is very friendly and there’s definitely some friendly competition if you want to really race!<br />A nice festival sort of vibe with some running - happy balance 🙌
Did the Middle in 2019
Like all Maverick races, this was a brilliant day! Fantastic organisation, beautiful route (well marked, you really have to work hard to get lost!) and a relaxed laid back atmosphere meant that no matter what your level of train running experience, you could have a go and were made to feel welcome. Maverick are well known for picking the most stunning routes and this one was no exception! If you want to see and explore some of the most lovely parts of the New Forest I can highly recommend this!<br />The medal and beer at the finish are an added bonus :)
Roland G
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2019
Very well organised and a great fun event. The water stations were very well stocked with lots of options - energy drinks, water, fruit, snacks. </p><p>It honestly made the 15 miles run go by far easier than I would have expected a few weeks after the New Year.....
Did the Long in 2019
Myself and my dog Oscar really enjoyed this course. It was our longest run so far by that date. Not too technical and flat so easy for everyone, in beautiful nature (love horses roaming freely) and fantastic party atmosphere in the finish. Freedom beer (vegan) is five stars too! Love the fact that the race is in colder months so we will be back next year for sure!
Pip B
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2019
This was my first trail event and I couldn’t have been happier, great atmosphere, relaxed, happy, welcoming organisers, great stalls and an overall wonderful experience. Now done 4 maverick events
mark c
Star
5.0
Did the Short in 2019
kicked off 2019 with this beauty, flatter than my usual routes but the scenery and atmosphere made up for this, as I'd expect from Maverick fabulous organisation before, during and after the event. Really enjoyed the finish line goodies, Jimmy's iced coffee was perfect
NeilG
Star
5.0
Did the Middle in 2019
Nice route in the New Forest. Well organised and trails used where good under foot. I have done Hampshire a few times and also West Sussex. I have even done a couple of the Dark series. Even if you have never previously done a Maverick event you will feel welcomed and the runners are like a family.
Jon P
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2019
This was my first of two Maverick "Original" series that I've run so far this year. Organisation is excellent from the moment of arrival as you are directed as to where to park for starters. The event was early in the year and it was really cold so the fire pits and hot refreshments available were spot on. The route was good and would suit most levels of runners, great race spirit and marshalls, excellent finishers medal, I will return...
Did the Short in 2019
Wonderfully welcoming atmosphere (as always) at Maverick. Beautiful route, wild ponies, lovely marshalls. Highly recommend!
Steve J
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2019
no one does it better than the guys at Maverick race, really enjoyed my first race with them, signed up for 3 more after this one!
Sam
Star
5.0
Did the Short in 2019
I have ran Maverick races before but this was the first time with my dog! It was a fab route, amazing atmosphere and the support from the organisers is awesome! When we crossed the finish line, I received my medal and a medal for my dog too! The medals are amazing, and I was so happy to receive a medal for the dog. I would thoroughly recommend Maverick races for all levels and abilities of runners! 5
Steve
Star
5.0
Did the Short in 2019
Well organised event, wanted for nothing. Good atmosphere, got chatting to quite a few people pre race which was good. Chose the short route, as I had my hound with me, 6.5k was fine for him! Will definitely sign up for other events by the same organisers!
Helen
Star
5.0
Did the Short in 2019
Like every single Maverick event Ive attended they have excellent facilities, are well organised, with interesting routes. But what sets them apart is the people attending (whether elite or just mums like me running at the weekend) are nice, inclusive - Im yet to come across anyone who isnt great. They also have beer and coffee and cake at the end so its a win win for me!
Valerie
Star
5.0
Did the Short in 2019
Fabulous event for a trail runner novice. Friendly marshalls, great sign posting, gorgeous location, mixture of tracks & muddy forest paths, with stream crossing. Highly recommend.
5.0
36 reviews
Rate this event
Spectators

Spectators are strongly encouraged to come along to the New Forest and contribute to the epic atmosphere of the event.

With plenty of on-site parking, supporters can base themselves at the event HQ.

How to get there

Holmsley Campsite, Forest Rd, Burley, Christchurch BH23 7EQ, UK

Get directionsExternalLink

Address: Homsley Campsite, Forest Road, Burley, Christchurch, Hampshire BH23 8EB

Car: There is free car parking available on-site.

Train: The closest train station is New Milton, which is approximately 10 miles from the race start. South Western Railways run regular services from London Waterloo to New Milton, taking approximately 1hr 50mins. Taxi's available from the station.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Where can I access my results?
Maverick will upload race times on their website following the event's conclusion.
FAQ
Why do I need a re-usable cup or bottle?
Maverick have pledged themselves to protecting the great British outdoors. By doing so, they are on committing to making the up and coming season 100% plastic free. Hydrapak speed cups will be available to buy on the day.
FAQ
Is trail running kit essential?
Good quality trail running kit is firmly recommended. Maverick offer their own apparel which can be found here: https://maverick-apparel.com/
Booking related questionsDo you have a question about bookings, cancellations, or refunds?
Long
Sat 11th Dec 2021
Middle
Sat 11th Dec 2021
Short
Sat 11th Dec 2021

Interested in volunteering at this event?

Organisers are always looking for an extra pair of hands and there are plenty of roles to fill!

Complete this short form and the organiser will be in touch.

By submitting, you’re accepting that we’ll pass your details onto the event organiser. We won’t pass your details onto anyone else.

Tickets on organiser’s site

© Let's Do This 2021