RunThrough Cannock Chase Running Festival - 5k, 10k, Half Marathon and Junior Race

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RunThrough Cannock Chase Running Festival - 5k, 10k, Half Marathon and Junior Race
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Trail in and around the charming woodlands of Cannock Chase Forest in this incredible running festival brought to you by RunThrough. Come for the scenic greenery or for your bespoke finisher's medal.
Half Marathon + £12 T-Shirt, 10k + £12 T-Shirt, 5k + £12 T-Shirt, and 5 more
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Sat, 13 Apr 2024 - Sun, 14 Apr 2024
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Rugeley, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Cannock Chase Forest - Forestry England, Birches Valley, Rugeley WS15 2UQ, UK
Start times
Saturday, 13 Apr 2024
Half Marathon + £12 T-Shirt: 9:00 am10k + £12 T-Shirt: 9:30 am5k + £12 T-Shirt: 9:45 am
Sunday, 14 Apr 2024
Group of 6: TBCHalf Marathon: 9:00 am10k: 9:30 am5k: 9:40 amKids Race: 11:30 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for RunThrough Cannock Chase Running Festival - 5k, 10k, Half Marathon and Junior Race
Half Marathon
Kids Race
Route information
Elevation: Undulating
Terrain: Gravel - Tarmac - Trails
One Laps = 5k
This undulating course takes runners in and around the stunning woodland of Cannock Chase Forest. This event venue is unique as it will be host to the 2022 Commonwealth Games mountain biking at the Forestry England site.
Each course will be clearly way-marked with arrows, signs and distance markers. There will also be marshals stationed throughout the course to ensure you run in the correct direction of to cheer you on your way.
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What's included
  • Course marshals
  • Way-marked route
How to get there
Cannock Chase Forest - Forestry England, Birches Valley, Rugeley WS15 2UQ, UK
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There will be free parking available at the concert site. Please do note that if you wish to stay at the forest after the event, you must move your car to the main venue car park.
By Train
The closest train station to Cannock Chase Forest is Rugeley Town, which is located at 2.7 miles away. If you are travelling by train, and travel light, you could jog to the start line to warm up.
Event day logistics
09:00 Half Marathon starts
09:30 10k starts
09:40 5k starts
11:30 Junior Race starts
12:30 Event ends
*Please arrive at least 45-60 minutes before the start of your race to allow plenty of time to park, register, collect your race pack, attach your race number, drop your bag, and warm up.
Race Pack
Race Packs must be collected on the day of the event, before the start of your race, from registration. Please be aware that you will not receive anything in the post.
Age Requirements
  • 5k - 11 and older
  • 10k - 15 and older
  • Half Marathon - 17 and older
Bag Drop
There will be a secure area where bags can be left, though it is recommended that you bring as little baggage as possible. Your bag tag is attached to your race number which you can tear off and attach to your bag.
There will be water stations at the 5k point of the race and at the finish where flapjacks and bananas will be waiting for finishers.
Race Rules
It is not recommended that you wear headphones during the race so you stay alert to what is going on around you and hear the encouragement from marshals and spectators. There will also be pedestrians on the paths you'll be running who you'll need to be aware of.
On-Site Facilities
There will be portable toilets available at the event village for use.
Race Results
Your race timings will be published on RunThrough results page after the race.
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