The 10km race begins on tarmac roads but, after the first kilometre and a challenging ascent into Hogstock Coppice, the course continues on well-surfaced bridleways and farm tracks. Relatively flat through Sing Close, Long Row and Calcott's Coppices, half-way is reached at Six Cross Ways in Chetterwood. Past Strawberry Coppice and a gentle climb to Launceston Wood, the course then opens out to deliver a quite spectacular view over the North Dorset countryside. An exciting 800m descent on Common Drove leads to the road once again and a 600m sprint through the village to the finish. Approximately half of the race is in shade.
Water Stations (and energy gels) will be provided at the start/finish, 4km, 6km and 8km. STAY HYDRATED, especially if hot and sunny weather is forecasted.