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Thetford Trails Winter 10K & Canicross - Race 3

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Come along to the picturesque Thetford Forest for this winter 10K and canicross. Ideal for those looking to change up their usual park run, the route meanders through the woodland's wide fire lanes, with towering pines on either side. Come for the finisher's medal or to escape the city.

Review summary

6 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


Suzanne P
"I loved this run. Marshall s and everyone helping were really friendly. Plenty..."


Scott W
"I love the idea of having 3 races very close together on the same course. A..."


Tom M
"Well organised and great to do a trail run through a forest. Course itself was..."
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How to enter the Thetford Trails Winter 10K & Canicross - Race 3

  1. 10K

    Run 10km
    Event passed
  2. Canicross

    Run 10km
    Event passed

Thetford Trails Winter 10K & Canicross - Race 3 routes

The 10KM race will be a single lap loop around a marked course within Thetford Forest.

Kicking-off in an adjacent field to the High Lodge area, the course begins on the forest wide fire lanes with its looming pine trees on either side of you. Runners will remain on these for the majority of the course, before looping back into the field for the finish.

As this is an off-road, trail event, the terrain will be uneven throughout and could contain hazards such as tree roots or fallen branches.

Marshals will be out on the course throughout and first aid is on hand should it be required.


Runners can run with either one or two dogs, any more is strictly prohibited.

Dogs must remain on their leads at all times and suitable harnesses must be worn during the race itself.

The canicross will start in waves of two, going off every 20 seconds.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Chip timing
  • Bespoke finisher's medal
  • Reduced parking fee (£5 for the day)
  • Fantastic event facilities (cafe, toilets, shop)
  • Course marshalled
  • First aid on-site
  • Individual prizes
  • Official photography
  • Key drop
Raceday Logistics


0900 - 1015: 10KM Registration

0930 - 1040: Canicross registration

1020: Race briefing

1030: 10KM Race starts

1100: Canicross race briefing

1115: Canicross starts

Entrants will collect their race number and timing tag at the registration. Please arrive at least 45 minutes before your race to ensure there is ample time to complete this process.


Spectators are strongly encouraged to come along and support the athletes.

Afterwards, enjoy great facilities that High Lodge has on offer including a cafe, toilets, and a bike shop.


Inspire Races are always on the lookout for volunteers to help with their events. Roles vary from race-to-race but generally include:

- Course Marshalling
- Car park
- Bag drop
- Registration

In return, volunteers are offered free entry into one of Inspire Races fantastic events. If you would like to find out more simple follow the link here:

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an age limit?
All entrants must be at least 14 years old on the day of the event.
Are headphones allowed?
Headphones will be allowed in this race.
Are there on-course water stations?
There will be 1 water station during the route, which runners will pass twice.
Is there a bag drop on-site?
Inspire Races run a key drop at registration and bags can be locked in cars. If you have nowhere else to leave your bag then it can be left at key drop.

Thetford Trails Winter 10K & Canicross - Race 3 weather forecast

Rain until evening.

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IconModerate wind possible, up to 26mph

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Inspire Races is a team of dedicated sports enthusiasts, who for the past 15 years have been managing outdoor sports events. Made up of race directors, sports coaches and nutrition experts who deliver, promote and work alongside other organisations to deliver 5k and 10k runs, marathons, ultra runs, triathlons, fun runs and obstacle course races (OCR).



Thetford Trails Winter 10K & Canicross - Race 3 reviews (6)

4.7 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the 10K in 2019

    I love the idea of having 3 races very close together on the same course. A chance to improve and to experience different temperatures. I always find races where headphones are allowed to dampen the atmosphere. No one talked and encouraged each other. I tried to speak to a couple of runners only to get blanked. Great venue. Well organised. Well marshalled. Just needs a bit more atmosphere on the course.
  • Did the 10K in 2019

    Well organised and great to do a trail run through a forest. Course itself was a little boring for me - lots of straight trails for long periods of time. Would be good to have more turns and may be uphill and downhill but you can only work with the land you've got. Also a little annoyed to have to pay 3 for parking on top of the race costs - would have been good to have a special discount for just 2 hours rather than a whole day 3 charge.
  • Did the 10K in 2019

    I loved this run. Marshall s and everyone helping were really friendly. Plenty of parking at a reasonable price. My only complaint was the way in which the chips were collected at the end of the race. When you cross the line all you really want to do is catch your breath and walk it out. Instead, immediately after the finish line runners were stopped in order to have their chips cut from their trainers so I found myself, feeling slightly nauseous packed in amongst other runners and I couldn't get out which just made me feel claustrophobic. Overall though a great morning, I can't wait for the next one :-)
  • Did the 10K in 2019

    Enjoyable race, on a pretty flat course through Thetford forests wide tracks. Course quite hard packed so not many issues with gravel or sand. Quick and easy sign on and someone to warm you up. Really enjoyed it, and will be back next year.
  • Did the 10K in 2019

    This was an utterly pleasant experience. One of the benefits of doing trail running is that I do not care one bit about what time I do the run in, only what the scenery looks like as it slowly moves past me. Because of this, I was able to enjoy the lead up to the run by swapping my normal pre-race breakfast of water and fruit and some high protein energy bars for an altogether far more civilised bowl of frosties and a black coffee. The run started at 1030, and the sun was already out and the temperature was glorious. The set up at the race was impeccable, the staff all did a great job. The run itself was fantastic, mostly flat and a good solid track with minimal tree roots to trip on. The scenery was nice, the other runners were friendly (Im that guy who chats to people as I go round I think most people would rather I didnt but it encourages them to run faster away from me ) and all the correct amounts of water and snacks were given out by the race team. I highly recommend this event for people that are new to trail running and anyone that enjoys watching squirrels running for their little lives away from all the runners I did get a finish time, but ultimately who cares, I had a lovely time and got a snazzy little medal to add to the collection.
  • Did the 10K in 2019

    Really lovely day out and nice atmosphere. Route itself through the forest is really picturesque and relatively flat.
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