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The Wendover Woods Autumn Festival of Running

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Stunning scenery

Friendly atmosphere

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Following the success of our inaugural March Festival of Running, we return to Buckinginhamshire for an autumn edition.

The festival includes a variety of events across the weekend, including canicross events on the Saturday and 10 and 5 mile races on the Sunday. There will also be a range of children's events covering 3K and 1K events across the weekend.

Review summary

4.7
13 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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Lucia J
"Small crowd, probably due to bad weather the day before and a known challenging..."

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Helen H
"A challenging hilly course that you would expect being a woodland run in the..."

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Mathew W
"The race, although small had a great and supportive atmosphere. Much more so..."
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How to enter the The Wendover Woods Autumn Festival of Running

  1. 3K

    Run 3km
    £7
    Event passed
  2. Canicross 10K

    Run 10km
    £18
    Event passed
  3. Canicross 5K

    Run 5km
    £15
    Event passed
  4. 1K

    Run 1km
    £5
    Event passed
  5. 10 Mile

    Run 10mi
    £20–£22
    Event passed
  6. 5 Mile

    Run 5mi
    £16–£18
    Event passed

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The Wendover Woods Autumn Festival of Running routes

The Wendover Woods 10 & 5 Mile:

This brand new 10 & 5 Mile will use the stunning forest paths and trails in and around Wendover Woods and is open to runners of all abilities, from novices to experienced athletes. The weekend is perfect for fitting into training plans. If a 10 Miler is too far, why not try the 5 Mile option?

The course is two laps for the 10 Mile and a single loop for the 5 Mile of a challenging route around the trails and paths within Wendover Woods. The route 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.

10K & 5K Canicross Challenge:

Bring your pooch down for a challenge around the picturesque Wendover Woods. With a choice of distances, there is a distance for those new to canicross running as well as the more experienced.

3K & 1K Children's Challenge:


We will have a range of children's events across the weekend including a 3K on the Saturday morning and 1K on the Sunday morning.

Event Details

What’s Included
The Wendover Woods 10 & 5 Mile:

There will be bespoke medals and finish line goodies on offer to all finishers.

There are prizes on offer to leading men and ladies plus a variety of age category prizes and team prizes for both male and female (3 to score).

10K & 5K Canicross Challenge:

We will have a range of treats for all finishers plus prizes for leading runners in both distances.

3K & 1K:

These will be chip timed with medals for all and open to children of all abilities.
Raceday Logistics

Let's Do This always recommend that you arrive at least 45 mins before your start time so that you have enough time to both register and prep for the race start.

Facilities:

Toilets
On Site Parking
Baggage Drop Off
Refreshments

First Aid:

St John Ambulance or an alternative medical provider will be in attendance on the day and the course will be marshalled to provide assistance. There will also be a sweep marshal following the race to ensure that nobody is left behind and that all runners are accounted for.

Results:

Your individual time and position will be recorded by our chip timing team. We will endeavour to display results as they come into the race centre, but please allow time for manual processing. Results will be uploaded to www.nice-work.org.uk as soon as possible after the race. All entrants that have supplied a valid and legible email address will receive a copy of the results as soon as possible after the race.

Volunteers

If you would like to volunteer to help at any of our events, there are a variety of roles available from marshalling to helping with event set-up. We offer our volunteers a free entry to a future race and, in some cases, expenses are available. If interested, please contact: [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

At what time does the Wendover Woods Autumn Festival of Running start?
The canicross challenge starts at 12pm on Saturday November 2nd.
Will the The Wendover Woods Autumn Festival of Running provide chip timing?
Yes, the races will be chip timed.
How do I attach my timing chip?
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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The Wendover Woods Autumn Festival of Running weather forecast

Drizzle throughout the day.

13°C
Predicted highs
6°C
Predicted lows
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IconModerate breeze possible, up to 16mph

The Wendover Woods Autumn Festival of Running reviews (13)

4.7 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

Reasons people recommend this event

Stunning scenery

Friendly atmosphere

Incredible crowds

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    Helen H

    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.
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    Mathew W

    Did the 10 Mile 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.

  • 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.
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    Hermione

    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.
  • L

    Laura T

    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
  • S

    Steve W

    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.
  • S

    Sam P

    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!
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    Sam P

    Did the Canicross 10K in 2019

  • 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.
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    Charles G

    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!