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The Wendover Woods Autumn Festival of Running

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Event summary

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.

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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.

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How to enter

Tickets available until Sat Nov 20 2021

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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4.7
13 reviews
FestivalFestival vibes
ThumbsUpWell organized
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.… read more
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.</p><p>The course itself was stunning and I would definitely participate again in the future.… read more
Lucia
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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. … read more
Frequently asked questions
FAQ
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. … read more
FAQ
Will the The Wendover Woods Autumn Festival of Running provide chip timing?
Yes, the races will be chip timed.… read more
FAQ
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.… read more
Route description
Route description

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.

Helen H
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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.</p><p>The course itself was stunning and I would definitely participate again in the future.
Lucia
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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
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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
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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
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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
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5.0
Did the Canicross 10K in 2019
Thank you!...........................................................................................
Charles
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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!
Lee S
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4.0
Did the 10k in 2019
The info on course conditions and elevation etc via Facebook page was very helpful. The course was very challenging and a really good test of stamina. The marshals and organisers on the day were great, really encouraging and helpful. It was a shame that there were not more people there as it lacked a bit of buzz and atmosphere that you would normally find on a race day. It was good to see the results appear on the website so quickly. A couple of members from our group seemed to have trouble with not being on the runners list when they had previously registered, but all resolved ok on the day.<br />Also, a fellow runner was set upon by a dog towards the finish. While he wasn't hurt it caused him to fall over and maybe compromised his finish position. <br />Overall it was a good morning and If I feel like a real challenge then I'll be back!
Emmanuelle
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5.0
Did the 10k in 2019
A challenging course but beautiful sceneries, super friendly marshals, well organised and a stunning medal!
Julia
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5.0
Did the 10k in 2019
Its 2 laps but you don't get bored. You need to pay for parking which I think is bit cheeky as you already pay entry. I probably won't do this location again because of this and the fact other trail runs have free parking. Volunteers lovely
4.7
13 reviews
FestivalFestival vibes
ThumbsUpWell organized
SceneryStunning scenery
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Logistics and schedule

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.

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.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
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.
FAQ
Will the The Wendover Woods Autumn Festival of Running provide chip timing?
Yes, the races will be chip timed.
FAQ
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.
Booking related questionsDo you have a question about bookings, cancellations, or refunds?
Children's 1k
9:00am Sun 21st Nov 2021
£5.00
10k
8:30am Sun 21st Nov 2021
£18.00 - £20.00
Half Marathon
9:30am Sun 21st Nov 2021
£23.00 - £25.00
Marathon
8:30am Sun 21st Nov 2021
£35.00 - £37.00

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