Switchback Valley Trail Race 2

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Race through Hurstwood and the Alpinesque switchbacks over Thursden Valley in this mid week trail run. A perfect event for trail runners of all abilities, and even trail novices, this run is well supported and well organised.
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Tue, 13 Sept 2022
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Worsthorne, United Kingdom
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5 to 20m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Simply Fields Weddings & Events, N/A, Hurstwood Ln, Worsthorne, Burnley BB10 3LF, UK
Start times
Tue, 13 Sept 2022
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Switchback Valley Trail Race 2
Route information
Elevation: 275m
Terrain: Woodland paths - Fields - Trails
This 8.8k trail route starts at the entrance to Hurstwood and heads into the woods before passing the Hurstwood reservoir towards the switchbacks at Thursden Valley.
After all the hard work getting up towards Thursden Valley and along the Pennine Bridleway, the second half of this run will be mostly downhill. Runners will be treated to sunset and dusk views over Pendle Hill and the Pennines before the super-fast finish through the woods.
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What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Professional Photography
  • Prizes for individuals and teams
  • 3 race series
  • On-site parking
  • Bag drop
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Finisher's Medal
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How to get there
Simply Fields Weddings & Events, N/A, Hurstwood Ln, Worsthorne, Burnley BB10 3LF, UK
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Parking will be available at Simply Fields.
By Car
Simply Fields is under a 10 minute drive from Burnley town centre along Harry Potts Way, Brunshaw Road, Red Lees Road and then a left onto Salterford Lane and then Jurstwood Lane.
Event day logistics
What to bring
On a dry day, road shoes or light trail shoes are recommended. On a day with poorer conditions, trail shoes with more grip or fell shoes are more likely to assist you in your run.
What kind of shoes should I wear for the Switchback Valley Trail Race 2
Trail shoes are preferable for this event and will be required if there has been wet weather in the days leading up to the event. Road shoes will be acceptable if the weather has been dry.
Will there be a bag drop at the Switchback Valley Trail Race 2?
Yes, there will be a place to leave bags at the race HQ. Please note that all items are left at their own risk and valuables should be left in your car or kept on your person.
How will I know that my entry for the Switchback Valley Trail Race 2 has been confirmed?
You will get a confirmation email from Let’s Do This once you have completed the booking process.
What time shall I arrive to the Switchback Valley Trail Race 2?
It is recommended to arrive at least 45-60 minutes before the start of your race to allow plenty of time to register, collect your race pack, attach your race number and warm up.
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