Ower Trail Running

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Ower Trail Running
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Take on this incredible trail running event at Ower Shooting Ground at the edge of the New Forest. Run solo or with your canine companion, covering 5k or 10k of the course. This is the perfect weekend activity, with on-site camping and a 2k kids' race available.
5k Canicross, 10k Canicross, 2k Kids' Race, and 2 more
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Sat, 25 Nov 2023
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Copythorne, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Ower Shooting Ground, Copythorne, Romsey SO51 6AE, UK
Start times
Saturday, 25 Nov 2023
5k Canicross:
9:00 am |
10k Canicross:
9:00 am |
2k Kids' Race:
10:15 am |
5k Solo:
11:00 am |
10k Solo:
11:00 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Ower Trail Running
5k Solo
10k Solo
5k Canicross
10k Canicross
Route information
Based at Ower Shooting Ground just outside the village of Ower on the edge of the New Forest National Park, this trail-running event offers both 5k and 10k distances, with canicross options for both.
Enjoy incredible views of open countryside and woodland as you run solo or with your dog along the mixed terrain route, completing 1 lap of the course for the 5k and 2 laps for the 10k. The route is fully signposted and marshalled.
The event also features a 2k Kids' race, so is the perfect opportunity to bring the whole family along.
What's included
  • Finisher's medal
  • Chip-timed results
  • Prizes for top finishers
  • Free on-site parking
  • Fully marked and marshalled route
  • Onsite camping available (at an additional cost)
  • Toilets
  • Event photography and GoPro footage
How to get there
Ower Shooting Ground, Copythorne, Romsey SO51 6AE, UK
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By Car
Ower Shooting Ground is a short, 22-minute drive from Southampton via the A33. It is also easily accessible via the A36 from Salisbury, and via the A31 from Bournemouth.
Free parking is available on-site.
By Public Transport
The closest station is Totton Station, which has regular services to Bournemouth, Basingstoke and Poole. Ower Shooting Ground can be reached from Totton Station by catching the X7 bus towards Salisbury, alighting at the Vine Inn.
Overnight camping from the 24th-25th is available on-site at Ower Shooting Ground at an additional cost of £15 per tent.
Camping arrivals will be from 12:00 on the Friday 24th and departure anytime on Saturday 25th. There will be no shower facilities onsite, but there are toilets.
BBQs are welcome but not directly on the grass. Food vans will also be present from Saturday morning.
Tents, campers, caravans and horse lorries are permitted. Generators are allowed, but please be aware of noise.
Event day logistics
12:00 Camping arrivals open
08:00 Registration opens
09:00 5k & 10k Canicross races start
10:20 - 10:50 2k Kids' race
11:00 5k & 10k Solo races start
For the Canicross races, faster dogs will start at 09:00 with 20-second start times, and small waves will be released every 30 seconds.
Age Requirements
Participants must be at least 16 years old to participate in the 5k and 10k races.
No age restrictions apply to the 2k Kids' race, but children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult to and from the event, with the adult remaining in attendance for the duration. Adults are not required to participate with under 16s in the event itself.
Those not taking part in the event with their dog must keep their dog on a lead during the day. Dog waste should be collected and disposed of in the skip by the track.
For those taking part in the Canicross 5k or 10k, correct harnesses are required, and no collars are tolerated. Race entry may be forfeited with no refund if incorrect equipment is used as this is an animal welfare issue.
Public liability insurance is required for all Canicross runners, and proof may be required to be shown on the day.
Medical Conditions
By participating in this event, you confirm that you are fit, healthy and fit enough for the event you are booked to run. You are responsible for informing the organiser of any medical or non-medical details that may affect your safety and enjoyment of the event.
How do I run with my dog at Ower Trail Running?
Make sure you select a Canicross ticket when booking. Prior to the event, ensure you have public liability insurance to cover you and your dog, and bring the correct harness - no collars are tolerated.
Are there any age restrictions for Ower Trail Running?
Yes, you must be 16 or over to participate in the 5k and 10k races. Those under 16 can enter the 2k Kids' race.
Can I book camping for Ower Trail Running?
Camping is available on-site from the 24th-25th November at an extra cost of £15. You can select this option when booking.
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