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The Bedgebury Forest Half Marathon & 10K

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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.

Review summary

39 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


Susan B
"Very well organised event. Great atmosphere and stunning scenery. Challenging..."


pat s
"No changing facilities. Lock the toilets at end of run so had to change..."


David S
"A challenging, undulating course with some energy sapping mud! Good parking/..."
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How to enter the The Bedgebury Forest Half Marathon & 10K

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    Entry Closed
  2. 10K

    Run 10km
    Entry Closed

The Bedgebury Forest Half Marathon & 10K routes

This is a 10KM 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.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Post-race goodies
  • On-site first aid
  • Top 3 Male and Female prizes
  • Veteran prizes (V40, V50, V60)
  • Course marshalled
  • Chip timed
  • Refreshments
  • Finisher's medal
Raceday Logistics


0900: Race starts

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before the race begins in order to complete the registration process.


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.


Nice work are always on the lookout for an extra pair of helping hands, there are a variety of roles available from marshalling to helping with event set-up.

In return, volunteers will be given free entry to one of their races and, race dependent, paid expenses. If interested, please contact: [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be an area to leave bags?
A secure baggage storage facility will be provided at this event.
Are there on-site toilets?
There will be a toilet facility at the race HQ.
Where can I see my race time?
Nice Work endeavours to display live results as runners come in and official times will be uploaded to after the race is complete.

The Bedgebury Forest Half Marathon & 10K weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

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The Bedgebury Forest Half Marathon & 10K reviews (39)

4.6 out of 5 stars

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  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
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    David S

    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.
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    Stefhan Lewis

    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.
  • 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 !
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    Tim C

    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. 👍👍
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    Gary T

    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
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    Robin H

    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.
  • 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.
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    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.
  • D


    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.
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    Harry H

    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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