The Bedgebury Forest 10 & 5 Mile

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Have a productive Sunday morning with this 5/10 mile race through Bedgebury Forest. Perfect for runners of all abilities, the route weaves through this impressive woodland over undulating tracks and trails. Come to clear the Sunday morning cobwebs or for the unique finisher's medal.
5 Mile, and 10 Mile
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Sun, 22 May 2022
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Goudhurst, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest, Bedgebury Rd, Goudhurst TN17 2SJ, UK
Start times
Sun, 22 May 2022
10 Mile:
9:00am |
5 Mile:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Bedgebury Forest 10 & 5 Mile
5 Mile
£18.00 - £20.00
10 Mile
£24.00 - £26.00
Route information
This event takes place at Bedgebury National Forest in Kent and runners will race through towering trees and over exposed roots within this spectacular setting.
If the 10 Mile option isn't for you, then get involved in the 5 Mile race as this is not an event to miss.
Naturally undulating, the route starts and finishes at the same point. The course will be well marshalled throughout and there will be a sweep runner to ensure that all athletes are accounted for.
What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Finish line goodies
  • On-site first aid
  • Series prizes
  • Marshalled course
  • Chip timed
  • Refreshments
  • Event photography
How to get there
Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest, Bedgebury Rd, Goudhurst TN17 2SJ, UK
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10 Mile participants will park at the Walled Garden, while 5 Mile entrants will use the main car park. There will also be bicycle parking.
Your entry fee includes vehicle admission charges.
By Car
From London
Leave the M25 at junction 5 and join the A21 towards Hastings. Bedgebury is signposted off the A21 on the B2079, approximately 12 miles southeast of Tunbridge Wells and 16 miles northwest of Hastings. You will find the entrance to Bedgebury on your right hand side approximately half a mile after leaving the A21.
From the South
Take the A21 to the Flimwell Crossroad, drive straight across and then follow the sign to turn right onto the B2079. Bedgebury can be found approximately half a mile along this road on the right hand side.
By Train
The closest stations are Etchingham, and Tunbridge Wells. Both are served by regular trains to and from London Bridge, Charing Cross, and Hastings.
Event day logistics
09:00 10 Mile and 5 Mile start
Please arrive at least 45 minutes before the race begins in order to complete the registration process.
Race Packs
Entrants who have entered in good time will have their race packs sent in the post 10 days before event day.
Those who have entered in the 10 days before race day will collect their race pack at registration on the day of the event.
If your race pack hasn't arrived, head to the registration desk at race HQ and you can be issued with a new one.
A full set of race instructions will be sent via email before the event.
Both male and female toilets will be available on site.
Bag Drop
Baggage can be dropped off at race HQ prior to the start of the event.
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Nice Work are an event organiser based out of Rye in Sussex, who offer one of the most comprehensive inventory of running events in the UK. From coastal 10ks, to trail marathons, to inner-city fun runs, these events have an ever-growing and loyal community of runners who are in it for the love of the sport. If you’ve ever sat on the fence or been unsure about taking on your first running event, then checking out Nice Work’s offering is the perfect place to start.
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Spectator Info
This is a great event for spectators who can enjoy the beautiful surroundings while cheering on the runners.
The looped nature of the course means supporters can be there for the two most important stages - the start and the finish.
Will there be an area to leave bags at The Bedgebury Forest 10 & 5 Mile?
A secure baggage storage facility will be provided at The Bedgebury Forest 10 & 5 Mile.
Are there on-site toilets at The Bedgebury Forest 10 & 5 Mile?
There will be a toilet facility at the race HQ for The Bedgebury Forest 10 & 5 Mile.
Where can I access my race time for The Bedgebury Forest 10 & 5 Mile?
Results and race positions will be posted on Nice work will also endeavour to display results live at the Race HQ.
Will I get my race pack before the day for The Bedgebury Forest 10 & 5 Mile?
Yes. Your race pack will be posted out to you 10 days before event day. If you signed up in the 10 days leading up to the event or if your race pack doesn't arrive, you'll pick it up from the registration desk at race HQ on the day.
98 reviews
Did the 10 Mile in 2022
Lovely route.. though hill training recommended before signing up for this one!
Did the 10 Mile in 2022
As always, the weather makes all the difference. Would be nice to have whole day parking since you state our parking charge is included in our entrance fee.
Did the 10 Mile in 2022
Fantastically organised, spectacular scenery, undulating course through forrests, well marshalled by cheerful people , one of the best events in the south east
Did the 5 Mile in 2022
Beautiful scenery. Challenging course. Lovely medal. Possibly requires a reminder that the start is far from the car park so to allow plenty of time but apart from that I have no suggestions re improvement
Did the 10 Mile in 2022
Loved it! Well organised, a tough but fantastic course taking in the forest and the pinetum. Would definitely recommend it!
Did the 5 Mile in 2022
We've been going to this event (usually in winter) since 2016 - love it. Love the mud, atmosphere, people, sun, trees - the colour of the flowers today was amazing!!.
Did the 10 Mile in 2022
Another excellent event, great location and good number of participants (not too many) and something for everyone with the 5 and 10 mile options
Did the 10 Mile in 2022
Fantastic Marshall’s, lots of well needed water stops
Did the 5 Mile in 2022
It was my first time doing a 5 miler at Bedgebury. I did enjoy the course. It incorporated part of the old 5K route, existing 10K route and the picturesque Pinetum. The course was undulating and challenging but well worth doing. I would recommend this race to anyone.
Did the 10 Mile in 2022
Stunning run through the forest on mainly trail paths. Tough route especially the climb from mile 4 to 6 but some reprieve on the long downhills! Was a very hot day so definitely would have preferred to do the run on the original day in March!
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Recent Questions
Geneviève Owen
I've seen a couple of comments about the route being a bit slippy in places. Can anyone recommend some good trail running shoes, i'm in need of a new pair that provide decent grip?! Thanks!
Michelle Hollins
I wear Inov8 Roclite they are great shoes - hybrid my feet love them
Constantine Louloudis
I haven't tried Roclite like Michelle, but 100% agree that Inov8 make great trail shoes - I have a pair of X-talons that provide great grip and have lasted for ages. Good luck!
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