The Salcey Forest 10k & 5k

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Speed through the picturesque Salcey Forest in this wonderful trail race. Ideal for newcomers or seasoned pros, the lapped route meanders through the mixed-terrain tracks within the forest. Come for the beautiful setting and your bespoke finisher's medal.
Participants
5k, and 10k
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Calendar
Sun, 26 Jun 2022
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4.7
(15 Reviews)
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Elevation

5 to 20m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Location
Salcey Forest, Wootton Rd, Northampton NN7 2HX, UK
Start times
Sun, 26 Jun 2022
10k:
10:00am |
5k:
10:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Salcey Forest 10k & 5k
5k
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5km
£14.00 - £16.00
10k
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10km
£18.00 - £20.00
Route information
The beautiful, tree-lined trails make this a memorable race for anyone taking part. The terrain will be hard-packed trails and with the route being naturally flat, it is perfect for those looking for a fast time or those just getting into trail running.
The race takes place entirely within Salcey Forest, the course will be well marshalled and follows a 5k route, with 10k runners completing two laps.
What's included
  • Finisher's medal
  • Post-race goodies
  • Well marshalled course
  • Prizes for top finishers overall and in age categories
  • Parking
  • Toilets
  • Bag drop
Train
How to get there
Salcey Forest, Wootton Rd, Northampton NN7 2HX, UK
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By Car
Salcey Forest is between Northampton and Milton Keynes and is accessible from the M1.
Parking
There will be parking on site.
Public Transport
There aren't any train stations nearby, however there are bus stops in Hartwell close to the event venue.
Event day logistics
10:00 5k and 10k Race start
Registration
Once you have entered, you will receive an email with all the necessary information for the race.
On race day please arrive early, allowing plenty of time for parking, registration and warm-up.
Age Restrictions
Runners must be at least 11 years of age to run in the 5k, and 15 years for the 10k.
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.
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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
Will there be a bag drop at the The Salcey Forest 10k & 5k?
Baggage facilities will be provided at this event.
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When can I access my time for The Salcey Forest 10k & 5k?
Nice Work endeavour to display live results at the Race HQ. Additionally, all times will be uploaded to www.nice-work.org.uk in the aftermath of the race.
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Are there toilets at The Salcey Forest 10k & 5k?
There will be toilet facilities at the Race HQ.
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Can I bring my dog to race with me at The Salcey Forest 10k & 5k?
Sadly dogs cannot take part in the race, but can be brought along to spectate.
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Do I need trail running shoes to take part in The Salcey Forest 10k & 5k?
Normal running trainers are great for this race. However, if there has been lots of rain then you may have to consider trail running shoes.
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Reviews
4.7
15 reviews
Sarah m
Star
5.0
Did the 10k in 2019
Really enjoyed this course and will defo be doing it next year, the staff were friendly and loved loved the Jaffa cakes at the end
Sarah m
Star
5.0
Did the 10k in 2019
It was a great race, atmosphere was awesome the organisation of it was great. I loved doing this race and will defo do it again next year
Star
3.7
Did the 10k in 2019
Bit congested for the first km , quite small pathway to run along making it difficult to pass so get away quickly if you don’t want to be held up. Event well organised . Will enter October race
Barry H
Star
5.0
Did the 10k in 2019
Decided to enter the night before so thank you for accepting entries on the day, not many races do this now.I think this is the third Nice Work Race I have done this year and they have all been including this one first class venues, with first class organisation & helpful & friendly people. I will be at Redhill next Sunday so keep up the great work. Barry H
JT
Star
4.7
Did the 10k in 2019
Very well organised and great course, friendly staff. Perhaps a staggered start in future to avoid congestion along the route?
Star
4.7
Did the 5k in 2019
Loved the course and very friendly team but think there should be two starts as 5 k runners were impeded by slower 10 k runners so was a bit frustrating as would have been nice to get a good time as otherwise could have done a parkrun instead also would be nice to have chip times ranking column as due to narrow start we couldn’t get over start line until nearly a minute after then gun went ... my husband was 8 th by chip time but 12 th gun time.. we don’t usually care but as this was a paid race would be nice to see how we did. And people with headphones on couldn’t hear faster runners coming through either. But all in all a lovely course friendly team and great medal!
SD
Star
4.7
Did the 5k in 2019
Fab race but narrow paths in some places made it difficult to overtake other runners, especially when they insisted on running 2 abreast with their friends.
Anna j
Star
4.7
Did the 10k in 2019
Was a lovely run. Great forest route . Nice to get away from the tarmac .Really enjoyed it . The end of the 5k going for sprint finish cause a slight problem with the 10k turning around and continuing . Just need to maybe keep left at this point . But will definitely be signing up again
Kerry M
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4.3
Did the 10k in 2019
Lovely course, relatively flat and nicely shaded! A little narrow in places which meant it was down to single file but that wasn't for too long.. My spectators who weren't from the area found it difficult to know where the course was to know where to stand but other than that a great course and one I would recommend. Well marshalled and signed as you were running round. I'll be back to try and beat my time next year!
MJ
Star
4.0
Did the 10k in 2019
Loved the course, even though it was two laps. Fairly flat course. Organisation was good, there were toilets and food. Atmosphere was lovely and relaxed.
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Recent Questions
Rachael Eden
4/29/2019
Are dogs allowed?
Stephy Dennis
4/30/2019
Hello there, unfortunately dogs are prohibited from this running race. You are allowed to bring them to spectate but they must be kept under control at all times. All the best!
Sue Clayton-Drabble
5/10/2019
Hi! I booked and paid for this event earlier today, only to find out that I am unable to do it! Please can someone let me know how I can cancel and get a refund or credit for another event? With thanks
Stephy Dennis
5/10/2019
Hi there. Thanks for getting in touch. If you ping our customer support team an email they will be happy to help - support@letsdothis.com
Michelle Norton-Green
6/30/2019
Hi will we be receiving an email before the event with instructions about postcode, where to park etc?
Stephy Dennis
7/1/2019
Hi there! Absolutely, the organisers will be in touch before the run with all the pre-race info you could possibly need :)
Michelle Norton-Green
6/30/2019
Can we wear headphones?
Stephy Dennis
7/1/2019
Hi there! I'm afraid headphones aren't allowed when running. However you may wear bone conducting headphones during the run :)
Cathryn de Freitas
7/9/2019
Hello can you advise if you can wear normal shoes on this race or do you need trail shoes?
Stephy Dennis
7/11/2019
Hi there. Thanks for getting in touch. Just to let you know that normal trainers are absolutely fine for this race. It is on relatively flat forest paths and trails in and around Salcey Forest. If it has been wet and rainy in the lead up to the race you might consider trail trainers
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