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The Bedgebury Forest Half Marathon & 10k

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Booked 12 times in the last week
£20.00 - £27.00Free injury protection
About
Wind your way through the stunning Bedgebury Forest in either a half marathon or 10k. Great for those breaking into trail running and veterans alike, the course meanders through the narrow trails of this woodland. Come for the epic scenery or for that cherished finisher's medal.
Participants
10k, and Half Marathon
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Calendar
Sun 31st Oct 2021
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LocationPin
Goudhurst, United Kingdom
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Star
4.6
(39 Reviews)
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Where and when
Location
Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest, Bedgebury Rd, Goudhurst TN17 2SJ, UK
Start times
Half Marathon:
9:00am |
10k:
9:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Bedgebury Forest Half Marathon & 10k
Route information
This is a 10k route through stunning Bedgebury Forest, with Half Marathon athletes completing two (and a bit) laps of the course.
The route kicks-off from the same place and the run will take place across the naturally undulating mixed-terrain walkways and trails within the forest.
The course will be well marshalled throughout the race, with a sweep runner to make sure all athletes are accounted for.
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What's included
  • On-site first aid
  • Top 3 Male and Female prizes
  • Veteran prizes (V40, V50, V60)
  • Fully marked and marshalled
  • Chip timed
  • Finisher's medal
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How to get there
Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest, Bedgebury Rd, Goudhurst TN17 2SJ, UK
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By Car
Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest is in Kent, just off the A21.
Parking
The entry fee includes on-site parking. Please follow signs to your designated distance car park. Half marathon runners will be parking within the Walled Garden, with 10k entrants parking in the main car park.
Event day logistics
Schedule
09:00 Race starts
Please arrive at least 45 minutes before the race begins in order to complete the registration process.
Age Requirements
Entrants must be 15 and older to enter the 10k, and 17 and older to enter the Half Marathon.
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Nice Work
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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FAQ's
Are there on-site toilets at The Bedgebury Forest Half Marathon & 10k?
There will be a toilet facility at the race HQ.
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Where can I see my race time for The Bedgebury Forest Half Marathon & 10k?
Nice Work endeavours to display live results as runners come in and official times will be uploaded to www.nice-work.org.uk after the race is complete.
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Is parking free at The Bedgebury Forest Half Marathon & 10k?
Entry to the event includes the vehicle parking fee.
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Reviews
4.6
39 reviews
BigMedalAmazing medal
ParkingGreat parking
SceneryStunning scenery
David S
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4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
A challenging, undulating course with some energy sapping mud! Good parking/ toilet facilities, could have done with a goody bag or cake at the end.
Stefhan Lewis
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4.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Great event, definitely challenging but the fresh air and beautiful scenery makes it worth the effort. A tea/coffee tent at the finish would have been lovely as we didn't want to walk to the main cafe restaurant all tired, cold and muddy.
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4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
No changing facilities. Lock the toilets at end of run so had to change underwear/ muddy clothes in car park ! Helpers were lovely , must have got really cold standing out there all that time. Lovely huge medal 😀 nice shirt too . Very muddy but can’t do much about that !
Tim C
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
A fantastic event and a really good challenge. Half marathon course was set out really well, very wet and muddy in place that would not have looked out of place in a swamp, however this made it a very tough but rewarding challenge. Not a PB course but one that is just as rewarding as a PB. Well organised and friendly and helpful volunteers, overall a great day. Can not wait for next years event. 👍👍
Gary T
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
My first organised half marathon and was smiling all the way round, it'll be a tough one to beat. Gorgeous location, glorious mud
Robin H
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4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
A great course around the woods without massive ascent and descent. Generally good trails with occasional serious mud. More surprising was a Forestry England version of cobbles which was less predictable and needed care, and seemed to appear at random over short stretches. Nice downhills towards the end of each lap. The final 200 metres was interesting, as if the grass had been ploughed up specially for the race, but a fitting end to a good test. Well organised and encouraging marshals, and no rain on the day. I look forward to attempting this again.
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Very well organised event. Great atmosphere and stunning scenery. Challenging course with varied trails for all abilities. This was a great, fun event for my first half marathon so a good introduction for new runners but has plenty challenging terrain for the more experienced runner.
Carolyn
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4.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Stunning location, challenging course more undulating and more muddy than expected but that just added to the experience. Well organised and encouraging volunteers, and thank you to the lady who opened up the toilet block to lessen the long toilet queues at the start. Would definitely recommend and run this again.
Donny
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1.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
The course conditions were a joke. The race is advertised as being mainly on hard surface forest trails. The start and end was half a mile through a waterlogged muddy field and there were several steep hills in thick mud - impossible to run. No one could hear the PA at the start and the baggage area was a small groundsheet surrounded by mud. The drink stations were all plastic cups - not exactly eco friendly in a forest setting and the drink stations (no bins) were bizarre - first one after a mile?! Never again.
Harry H
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
So good to get that finisher's medal for my final race of the year. It was a fantastically run event and lovely route.
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