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The Salcey Forest Christmas 10K & 5K

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Warm up for the holiday season as you fly around Salcey Forest in this 5K and 10K event. 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 festive atmosphere or for the post-race mince pie.

Review summary

7 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


Angela G
"Loved it ! Thanks to everyone involved in the organisation.<br />I would..."


Sophie W
"Really well organised apart from not enough room to park and the presentation..."


Amanda webster
"Little music, not much warm up, the courses are already mapped so very high..."
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The Salcey Forest Christmas 10K & 5K routes

The course follows a 5KM route, with 10KM runners completing two laps of the course, while 5KM athletes will complete one.

Athletes will race along the hard-packed trails within the forest and the route is naturally flat, making it perfect for those getting into running.

The course will be well marshalled on the day and there will be a sweep runner to make sure that all athletes are accounted for.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Unique finisher's medal
  • Post-race goodies
  • Course marshalled
  • First aid on-site
  • Prizes for leading male and females
  • Age-grade prizes
  • Chip timing
Raceday Logistics


0950: 5KM start
1000: 10KM start

Participants are advised to arrive at least 45 minutes before the race start time in order to drop your bag, register, and have a good warm up.


Spectators are more than welcome to come along and join in with the Festive Spirit.

After, those supporting can enjoy a mince pie for themselves and behold the beautiful surroundings.


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

At what time does the Salcey Forest Christmas 10K & 5K start?
The race start at 10am on Sat 14th Dec 2019
What will finishers get after The Salcey Forest Christmas 10k & 5k?
A bespoke medals and festive finish line goodies on offer to all finishers.
Where can I find results for the Salcey Forest Christmas 10K & 5K?
The results will be/is published here:
When will I receive my registration pack?
You should have received an email stating if you will receive your pack before the event. If not then you will be able to collect your pack on the day at the registration office.
I can no longer run the race, am I able to walk the course?
Yes you are able to walk the course.
What surface is the course?
The route is on hard-packed trails and generally flat.

Meet the organiser

We are a specialist race management company, organising more than 140 races across the UK each year. We offer everything from small community events to larger races organised on behalf of running clubs, charities, local authorities and private companies.



The Salcey Forest Christmas 10K & 5K reviews (7)

3.9 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
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    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!
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    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
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    Angela G

    Did the 10K in 2019

    Loved it ! Thanks to everyone involved in the organisation.
    I would definitely do it again. Great venue
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    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.
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    M R

    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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    Melanie Snutch

    Did the 5K in 2019

    A great event.
    Thank you to everyone involved in making it happen at Nice Work.
    Great course and fantastic Marshall’s .
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    Lorraine P

    Did the 10K in 2019

    This was my first ever official 10k event which I really enjoyed and was pleased with my finishing time. However it would of been nice to have received my medal rather than been told to take it off the table!
    I did really enjoy it and it has inspired me to enter more events next year
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