The Wendover Woods Autumn Festival of Running

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£5.00 - £37.00Free injury protection
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Treat yourself by taking part in this superb celebration of running. Great for athletes for all abilities, the courses wind their way along forest paths through the magnificent Wendover Woods. Come for the finisher's medal or for the scenic views.
Children's 1k, 10k, Half Marathon, and 1 more
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Sun 21st Nov 2021
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Aston Clinton, United Kingdom
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4.7
(13 Reviews)
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Elevation

5 to 20m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Location
Wendover Woods, Aston Clinton, Tring HP22 5NQ, UK
Start times
Children's 1k:
9:00am |
10k:
9:30am |
Half Marathon:
9:30am |
Marathon:
8:30am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Wendover Woods Autumn Festival of Running
Children's 1k
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1km
£5.00
10k
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10km
£18.00 - £20.00
Half Marathon
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13.1mi
£23.00 - £25.00
Marathon
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26.2mi
£35.00 - £37.00
Route information
Wendover Woods is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is managed by the Forestry Commission. Located on the edge of the Chilterns the Woods are great place to take the family, with lots of walking trails, a cafe, children's adventure playground, a fitness trail as well as the Go Ape high wire forest adventure.
The festival programme includes races over three classic distances – a Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k. All are trail races and will use the stunning forest paths and trails in and around the Woods.
Whilst the routes are challenging the events are open to runners of all abilities, from novices to experienced athletes.
The course is two laps for the Marathon and a single loop for both the Half Marathon and 10k. All races incorporate challenging routes using the trails and paths within Wendover Woods.
The routes should be quiet with no vehicle traffic, although there will be other forest users and bicycles crossing the routes, so runners should be alert to other users.
What's included
  • Finish Line Goody Bag
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Prizes for Category Winners
  • Marshalled Course
  • Aid Stations
  • Refreshment Stations
  • Scenic Routes
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Finisher's Medal
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How to get there
Wendover Woods, Aston Clinton, Tring HP22 5NQ, UK
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Parking
There will be plenty of parking onsite for both runners and spectators.
Event day logistics
Schedule
08:30 Marathon starts
09:00 Children's 1k starts
09:30 Half Marathon & 10k start
Age Requirements
All entrants must be 17 and older to enter the Half Marathon, 18 and older to enter the Marathon, and 15 and older to enter the 10k.
Runners can be any age to enter the Children's Dash.
First Aid
St John Ambulance or an alternative medical provider will be in attendance on the day for all first aid needs. The course will also be marshalled to provide assistance as well as there being a sweep runner to ensure that nobody is left behind.
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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
Is there a bag drop at The Wendover Woods Autumn Festival of Running?
Yes there is a bag drop available for runners. Runners are encouraged to bring as little baggage as possible to the event.
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Will the The Wendover Woods Autumn Festival of Running provide chip timing?
Yes, the races will be chip timed.
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How do I attach my timing chip for The Wendover Woods Autumn Festival of Running?
Your timing chip is incorporated into your race number and should not be removed. Please place the race number on the front of your vest/shirt and not on your leg or back.
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Reviews
4.7
13 reviews
FestivalFestival vibes
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SceneryStunning scenery
Helen H
Star
5.0
Did the 5 Mile in 2019
A challenging hilly course that you would expect being a woodland run in the Chiltern Hills. Really fabulous volunteers and the race director Rachel was a super star as were the chaps doing the timings. So well organised and thoroughly enjoyable. I'll be back next year.
Mathew W
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5.0
Did the 10k in 2019
The race, although small had a great and supportive atmosphere. Much more so than many races I have done across the UK previously.The course itself was stunning and I would definitely participate again in the future.
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5.0
Did the 5 Mile in 2019
Small crowd, probably due to bad weather the day before and a known challenging route, but it was still a lovely atmosphere and well organised race.
Hermione
Star
4.3
Did the 5 Mile in 2019
It was a great local event, very challenging terrain and a step up from Parkrun! I may be back next year...Thanks for organising so well.
Laura T
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4.7
Did the Canicross 10K in 2019
Absolutely beautiful course, though a little bit challenging (expect hills - up and down). Very dog friendly... Just a shamell
Steve W
Star
5.0
Did the 5 Mile in 2019
It was the second time I've run in this event and enjoyed the beautiful if very tough route. Very well organised & a great medal at the end too. Many thanks and look forward to next year.
Sam P
Star
5.0
Did the Canicross 10K in 2019
Great, well-organised and friendly event. I didn't realise Canicross meant canines though, so I was the only runner without a dog! I wanted to run a 10K and didn't see anything on the marketing material about it being for dogs. I now know!
Sam P
Star
5.0
Did the Canicross 10K in 2019
Thank you!...........................................................................................
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4.0
Did the Canicross 10K in 2019
It was not clear where the race registration was as it was down a hill from the cafe with no signs to tell you where to go. The start was not well organised, we set off in waves of 10, but they had not been pre-arranged, so 10 random people were called up to the start line at a time - it was pretty chaotic. The course itself was great, muddy and hilly. It was wide enough for overtaking. Would recommend even if the start was pretty crazy.
Charles G
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4.0
Did the Canicross 10K in 2019
There were no signs to direct you to the race registration and it wasn't in an obvious place. Organisation at the start was pretty poor, they set us off in waves by just asking any 10 people to step up to the start line at a time - it was quite chaotic. That said, the organisers were very friendly. The course was great, very muddy and some good hills for variability. Course was wide enough for several runners and their dogs side-by-side so that overtaking was not an issue. I'd recommend it even if the start was a bit disorganised!
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Samantha Hayes Purvis
9/26/2021
Are we allowed to jist walk the route?
Samantha Hayes Purvis
9/26/2021
Are we allowed to jist walk the route???
Amit D
7/6/2021
What's the elevation for the half marathon?
Steph Ede
10/1/2020
This course is described as "challenging and hilly". Has anyone run it before and know the approx elevation? Also, given the terrain, would you suggest trail shoes or will normal running trainers do?
John Myles
10/1/2020
Hi, choice of shoes would depend on the weather leading up to the race. I ran the 10mile last year which is 2 laps of the 5 mile route. I think I wore trail shoes and would probably wear the same again whatever the weather was like. Regarding elevation, there is a lot of it! I think its 216m climb on each lap. It's a challenging course especially if you do 2 laps! Good luck😉
Steph Ede
10/5/2020
Hey John! Thanks so much for this, super useful. I think I'll stick to trail shoes as you recommended and start training for some hills!
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