The Wendover Woods Autumn Festival of Running

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About
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.
Participants
Children's 1k, 10k, Half Marathon, and 1 more
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Calendar
Sun, 21 Nov 2021
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LocationPin
Aston Clinton, United Kingdom
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4.5
(27 Reviews)
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Where and when
Location
Wendover Woods, Aston Clinton, Tring HP22 5NQ, UK
Start times
Sun, 21 Nov 2021
Children's 1k:
9:00am |
10k:
9:45am |
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
Distance
1km
£5.00
10k
Distance
10km
£18.00 - £20.00
Half Marathon
Distance
13.1mi
£23.00 - £25.00
Marathon
Distance
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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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 starts
09:45 10k starts
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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FAQs
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
4.5
27 reviews
FestivalFestival vibes
ThumbsUpWell organized
SceneryStunning scenery
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2.3
Did the race in 2021
Really enjoyed the scenery and the race volunteers were helpful and supportive. Sadly the after event support hasn't been brilliant. No timings despite being in touch. Will amend the review of anything changes. Also, still awaiting proper medal and the organisers promised 'goody bag' upon finish. Unless we missed something it was just more bourbon biscuits.
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5.0
Did the race in 2021
A well run event with lots of helpful staff and volunteers! Stunning scenery, especially for a first marathon! A perfect venue for family to come and watch and support. If you want to be challenged this is the race for you!
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5.0
Did the race in 2021
Great organisation and communication in the lead up to the race. Would have liked to know more details of the course beforehand like elevation profile but that’s the only minor thing to improve on. Would definitely run again.
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4.3
Did the race in 2021
Amazing race! Great support from friendly volunteers throughout the route.A bit hard to find the car park and the starting point.
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5.0
Did the race in 2021
Great hilly course through Wendover Woods, good mix of climbs and descents. Only criticism would be the two aid stations were within 3km of each other with the longest climb between them.
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5.0
Did the race in 2021
A very well organised race. Super great with 4 laps of 10k. A big thanks to the cheerful marshalls. A great race, but i didnt see any goodybags ?
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2.7
Did the race in 2021
Beautiful and tough course. The scenery was great.Communication was poor: the course was advertised as one lap on the Nice Work and Let's do this websites, but when the race details came out it had been changed to two laps including a dog leg. Also in the race instructions email it stated the dogleg should be completed in lap one in one part of the email and lap two in another part of the same email. There was no information on the total climbing, which was was just under 1400 feet.The course was short!: My Garmin stated it was 12.89 miles not 13.1. I'm pretty sure the issue was the dogleg being too short. This is both frustrating and disappointing.Unless these issues are resolved, I wouldn't do this race again.
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3.3
Did the race in 2021
Really nice course and setting with easy parking (not free though). But communication was poor in the run up - mix up on start times. The course had a poor out and back to get you up to the supposed 13.1 mile distance. But it was still short overall by about 500m which is pretty annoying. Lovely setting, a steep course in places, but plenty of downhills and great marshalls , but if you advertise it as a HM, it needs to be!
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5.0
Did the race in 2021
Such a lovely atmosphere and a beautiful setting. It was so well organised too, just really easy to enjoy the day. I’m really happy to have done my first 10k here.
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3.7
Did the race in 2021
A beautiful challenging course with great pre-event communication. The only things that let it down was the very poor quality medal for the 10k and the 10k course coming up slightly short. Really must do better with the 10k medals guys! Other than that, a really enjoyable trail run.
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Recent Questions
William Ellis
13/11/2021
Is there a route map for the marathon
Kenji Holdsworth
09/11/2021
How many aid stations are there for the marathon please?
Chris Edgar
09/11/2021
About 3 per lap
Kenji Holdsworth
09/11/2021
Thanks!
Kenji Holdsworth
09/11/2021
Thanks!
Arancha Greene
07/11/2021
What is the elevation gain for the 10k race?
Arancha Greene
07/11/2021
What is the elevation gain for the 10k race?
Arancha Greene
06/11/2021
What is the elevation gain for the 10k race?
Arancha Greene
06/11/2021
What is the elevation gain for the 10K race?
Arancha Greene
06/11/2021
What is the elevation gain for the 10K race?
Arancha Greene
06/11/2021
What is the elevation gain for the 10K race?
Arancha Greene
06/11/2021
What is the elevation gain for the 10k?
Claire Fletcher-Jones
28/10/2021
Is there a route map?
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