The Salcey Forest Christmas 10k & 5k

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Booked 4 times in the last week
£14.00 - £20.00
Warm up for the holiday season as you fly around the beautiful Salcey Forest trails. Perfect for novices and veterans of the sport alike, the race will take you through the flat, mixed-terrain trails within the forest. Come for the lovely atmosphere or the festive finish line goodies.
5k, and 10k
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Sat, 3 Dec 2022
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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Salcey Forest, Salcey Forest NN7, UK
Start times
Sat, 3 Dec 2022
10:00am |
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Salcey Forest Christmas 10k & 5k
2 Loops
£18.00 - £20.00
1 Loop
£14.00 - £16.00
Route information
The beautiful, tree-lined paths of Salcey Forest are the venue for this wonderful trail race. Runners will race along the hard-packed trails within the forest and with the route being naturally flat, it is perfect for anyone trying to run a fast time or anyone new to trail running.
The course will be well marshalled and follows a 5k route entirely within Salcey Forest. 10k runners will complete two laps of the course.
What's included
  • Unique finisher's medal
  • Festive finish line goodies
  • Well marshalled course
  • Prizes for top finishers overall and in age categories
  • Parking
  • Toilets
  • Bag drop
How to get there
Salcey Forest, Salcey Forest NN7, UK
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By Car
Salcey Forest is between Northampton and Milton Keynes and is accessible from the M1.
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
09:50 5k start time
10:00 10k start time
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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What will finishers get after The Salcey Forest Christmas 10k & 5k?
All finishers will receive a bespoke medal and festive finish line goodies.
Where can I find results for the Salcey Forest Christmas 10k & 5k?
The results will be published on the Nice Work website after the race.
What facilities will be at the Salcey Forest Christmas 10k & 5k?
There will be on-site parking, as well as toilets and a bag drop.
What surface is the course at the Salcey Forest Christmas 10k & 5k?
The route is on hard-packed trails and generally flat.
Will there be medical assistance at the Salcey Forest Christmas 10k & 5k?
Yes there will be medical assistance at the race, as well as a sweeper marshal covering the course after the race.
12 reviews
SceneryStunning scenery
FriendlyFaceFriendly atmosphere
CrowdsIncredible crowds
Did the 10k in 2021
Well marshalled route, the start and bagdrop area was a little small for everyone to congregate and listen to any instruction. Course is fairly flat but can quite muddy and slippery under foot so keep an eye on the weather, normal running shoes were perfectly fine for the route though.
Did the 5k in 2021
Loved the event but was disappointed by the amount of single use plastic (cups for water, each medal in a cellophane bag, no recycling effort for the plastic bottles). Seemed a little ironic as we were in a forest.
Did the 5k in 2021
Excellent course which is nice and flat All the marshals and volunteers were friendly, encouraging and helpful.
Did the 5k in 2021
My first ever race and it was a great experience. Everyone was really friendly and the course was lovely. Ran a great race with a much faster time than I expected which I think was due to the flat course. Already looking for my next event!
Did the 10k in 2021
A really well organised, fun event with lovely, friendly Marshall’s who went above and beyond in their witty encouragement, especially the guy at about 7.5k! Thank you and to the great chap at registration who helped me as I left my number at home….. Great event and enjoyed running with my good friends too 🤩
Sophie W
Did the 10k in 2019
Really well organised apart from not enough room to park and the presentation wasn’t where it was supposed to be so I missed it!
Amanda webster
Did the 10k in 2019
Little music, not much warm up, the courses are already mapped so very high ticket price Just to do the same lap twice. At the end not clear who’s doing what, get medal. Poor selection of food and drink at end considering ticket price. Poor medal With no date, year or distance on. Was no different to running a free park run
Angela G
Did the 10k in 2019
Loved it ! Thanks to everyone involved in the organisation.I would definitely do it again. Great venue
Marie D
Did the 5k in 2019
Thoroughly enjoyed this lovely festive 5 mile run. Would recommend to those who want to achieve PB's. Great flatcourse.
Did the 5k in 2019
Lovely course. Wasn't happy about the presentation as was told it was at the reg tent at a certain time, so I went to get a coffee and they held it at the start line. I had to be told by someone else they'd held it and only got my prize for position, not age cat.
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