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The Shere 42k, Half & 10k

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Race through the picturesque Surrey countryside, with this mixed-distance event in the village of Shere. Great for runners of all levels, there is a choice of marathon, half marathon and 10k course. Sign up for the friendly atmosphere or for the bespoke finisher's medal.

Review summary

3 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


Michael B
"This was a really really frustrating "race". For 45 it left a lot to be..."


Rebecca B
"Fantastic race around the Surrey Hills, beautiful scenery, slick organisation,..."


Ashley W
"I have entered this event the past 4 years and I must say it's one of the best..."
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How to enter the The Shere 42k, Half & 10k

  1. 42k

    Run 42km
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  2. Half Marathon

    Run 21.1km
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  3. 10k

    Run 10km
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The Shere 42k, Half & 10k routes

The Shere Run offers 3 different distances: a 10km run, a half marathon, and a 42km run. There is also the option to compete in the 42km event as part of a team of 3.

Each course will be clearly distance marked and course marshalled during the race. Offering some of the most scenic trail runs available in the South-East of England, this is a truly fantastic event whether you are new to running or a seasoned pro.

Event Details

  • Chip timed
  • Water stations
  • Finisher's t-shirt
  • Bespoke finisher's medal
  • Awards for the Top 3 in each category
  • Great post-race facilities
  • Free parking
  • Spot prizes


0730: Registration opens

0900: 42km race begins

0930: Half Marathon begins

1000: 10k begins

All chip timing and race numbers will be collected at registration. Please arrive at least 45 minutes before your race to ensure there is sufficient time to complete the registration process.

Spectators are warmly encouraged to come along to Shere and support those running. There will be free parking on site and afterwards you can enjoy the refreshments, music and wood fired pizzas which are on offer.

If you are interested in volunteering at this event then please get in touch with: [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

What catering options are there at The Shere 42k, Half & 10k?
There will be coffee and smoothies on offer in the morning and afterwards there will be a variety of refreshment as well as wood fired pizzas.
Can I enter The Shere 42k, Half & 10k on the day?
Entrance on the day is available, however this will be cash only and there is no promise of a t-shirt of medal as these have to ordered weeks prior to the race.
What are the main sponsors of The Shere 42k, Half & 10k?
The event's main sponsors are betaclimbingdesigns, trail&outdoors and Altra.

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The Shere 42k, Half & 10k reviews (3)

4.1 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the 42k in 2018

    I have entered this event the past 4 years and I must say it's one of the best trail courses in the South East. The course was well marked and the course GPX route was downloadable from the Shere Trek website. A succinct race safety briefing then off to explore the best of the Surrey Hills Villages and Woodlands. Some of the best views in the country IMO, sweeping single track, open fields, woodland trails, and even the odd waterfall thrown in! See you next year

  • Did the 42k in 2018

    Fantastic race around the Surrey Hills, beautiful scenery, slick organisation, friendly and amazing value for money, my favourite off road event in the South of England. Great work Trek Hire Shere. x
  • Did the 42k in 2018

    This was a really really frustrating "race". For 45 it left a lot to be desired. It could have been so much more. And having to buy a map of the course on top was a rather cheeky. Expensive for what you get. The course could have been amazing and it did take in some lovely places, however it was really really poorly marked in places, and there were no marshalls other than on the 6 aid stations. ( It was very very hot and these should have been increased in the conditions). There needed to be marshalls on the road crossings to increase safety. Plus marshalls at confusing points along the course. There were lots of people who got lost a number of times, due to poor marking. It isn't sufficient that the course markers know it, they need to consider people who come aren't local. There needed to be arrows on the ground pointing the runners the right was, not just dots of chalk after a junction and wrong way markings need placing to stop runners going wrong. Runners go quickly and don't want to stop. A bespoke medal with the T-shirt would make this more value
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