Wolf Run – Winter Wolf

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Distances in this event

  1. Winter Wolf – Saturday

    Run 10km
    £55
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  2. Wolf Run – Sunday

    Run 10km
    £55
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Wolf Run – Winter Wolf routes

There will be a course map near the registration area that will show the location of the obstacles. Kilometer markers will also be included on the course.

Event details

  • Race packs collected on the day
  • Finisher’s t-shirt
  • 8000 participants

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The toughest of all Wolf Runs, Winter Wolf returns to Stanford Hall. Designed for the hardiest of you and embracing the harsh bite of Winter, the once refreshing streams and lakes become brutal and challenging with the ice cold water. This event will help you push yourself to a different level.

Those courageous few who complete all four seasons this year will become Alpha Wolves and are presented with a prestigious medal by our Wolf Run team.

What’s Included

Celebrate with friends and family in our event village and heated marquees. Relive the action with indoor TV screens showing live footage from around the course. Hot chocolate stands compliment the usual facilities, including Wolf Pack bar and food stalls.

Raceday Logistics

Registration:

Registration opens at 9am. You will see signs for the registration tent from the car park. Once at the tent, you must read and sign a legal disclaimer. There are plenty of these (and pens) in or in front of the registration tent. Hand this in to receive your runner number and wristband. Please then complete your medical details section on the reverse of your runner number prior to attaching it to the front of your running top (safety pins are provided). Runners must be registered at least an hour before their start time.

To save time, you can print out, read and sign your Wolf Run Disclaimer (available at https://thewolfrun.com/) in advance and bring it with you on the day.

You can also ask the WR staff to write your number onto your arm/chest/forehead with permanent marker, so if you lose your runner number on course, you will still be able to find your Wolf Run photos when searching the Peachysnaps site.


Site details:

The Wolf Run takes place on privately-owned properties, which include working farmland. The private estate, farmhouse and outbuildings that can be seen from the event area are completely out of bounds. Dogs are not allowed.

Photo ID:

If you are fortunate enough to look under 25, you will be asked for proof of age and photo ID will be required.

Car keys & bags:

Where possible, please leave all bags in cars. The team at the key drop tent can take a very limited number of bags, but this is only for runners who do not have access to a car. Car keys should be placed in the personalised envelope that you receive when you register and handed in at the key/bag drop. They will only be handed back to the individual whose name is on the envelope, so please don’t assume that a pack member who finishes before you can pick up your car keys! There is a ‘Check In’ point to hand in your keys and a ‘Check Out’ point to collect your keys. Priority will be given to runners checking out. All keys and bags are left at the owners risk and Lionheart Events is not liable for any loss or damage to such property. The key drop facility is free of charge, however if you wish to make a donation to our partner charity, you can do so here. Staff from the charity will be on hand to discuss and give an overview of their work.

Safety briefing:

A safety briefing and warm up session will be given to each wave before they start. You will be called to this 20 minutes prior to your wave time. Any runner who misses this briefing cannot take part in the Wolf Run, so please make sure you are registered and at the start area at least half an hour before your start time. The Wolf Run is classified as an extreme event for several reasons:

The ground is very uneven – please be careful where you put your feet when running.
The mud is very deep in areas and very thick – please tighten your shoelaces or risk losing a shoe.
Please keep an eye on head-height branches as you run through woodland and watch your eyes.
When you tackle the obstacles, please ask the marshals for help where needed and follow their directions at all times.
Our swim section looks fairly short and easy. However, it’s very cold indeed and exhausting even for fairly strong swimmers. If you are not a confident swimmer, please take the alternative route indicated by the marshals. If you get into trouble whilst swimming, please raise a hand in the air and wait for the lifeguard to come out to you.

Water station:

There is a water stop half way around the Wolf Run course.

Finish line:

The finish line is very close to the start area. When you have crossed the finish line, you will be presented with your goodie bag and your Wolf Run finisher's shirt.

Freshening up:

Water hoses will be available to get the worst of the mud off. Please bring your own towels (and a change of clothes) – baby/face wipes are also good for getting mud off!

After-party:

The Wolf Run After-Party will run throughout the day. There will be a bar selling Wolf Beer, usual alcoholic favourites and soft drinks. Our in-house DJ keeps the atmosphere pumping in the main tent. There will be delicious hot and cold food available to purchase, including a local pig roast, baked potatoes and sandwiches. We have entertainment for the children too.

Photographs:

Event photography is provided by Colin and Andy from Peachysnaps. If you see them on the course, smile! Their photos will be available to buy in hard copy or as a Facebook profile shot by the Wednesday after the Run. Links to the photos will be posted on the Wolf Run Photos page and our Facebook page. A notification will be sent to your email address and social media announcements will be made when they are ready to view.

Weather:

If the course is reviewed prior to the Wolf Run and deemed unsafe due to extreme weather conditions, we will reschedule the event. The course is reviewed in the week before the Wolf Run and on the Friday before the event. Please check the website and Facebook in addition to your emails for updates in the week before the Wolf Run. If we were forced to delay the event, we would email you as soon as the decision is taken and you would be given the option of attending the rescheduled event or another Wolf Run at a later date.

We would not automatically cancel/postpone any run due to bad weather but the most uncharacteristically adverse weather would be of little hindrance to the run itself. We reserve the authority to eliminate areas of the course that would be unsafe in bad weather, such as a swim section in extremely low temperatures, or woodland in extremely high wind. These decisions could be announced on the morning of the event or even during the run where necessary, but conditions will always be monitored in the build-up and throughout our events.

Accidents & injuries:

There will be doctors in attendance with a full medical team to deal with any accidents or injuries.

Kit List

Footwear:

All runners must wear suitable footwear: enclosed shoes so that toes and feet are fully protected, with decent soles. Trail running shoes are recommended but running trainers are also fine. Absolutely no spikes on any running shoes! Please note: if you are not wearing suitable footwear, you may not be allowed to run, so if you have any queries about footwear please email us in advance at [email protected]

Clothing:

Runners should be aware of the weather forecast and bring appropriate clothing. Good quality running gear is recommended. Sunglasses and watches will get lost if they are not secured. iPods will definitely not survive the mud and water! A change of warm clothes, shoes and towel should also be in your kit bag.

For the Winter Wolf, we suggest that long-sleeve tops or base layers are a good idea to keep the chill off and they help to save your arms from scratches too. You will be getting wet and muddy so think about clothing that will not hold the water and become heavy! Warm hats and gloves are a great idea for running on cold days. Remember, you must bring dry warm clothes to change into after the event!

Check out our Wolf Run Shop for ideas on what to wear at the Winter Wolf. We will have our full range of running gear at the event along with last-minute essentials such as hats and gloves!

Fancy Dress:

We are happy to welcome runners wearing fancy dress. However, your costume has to be Wolf Run course-friendly – there are obstacles including deep water and tunnels that would be tricky in a very large costume! We reserve the right to restrict or ban inappropriate fancy dress costumes.

GoPro:

If running with a GoPro, it’s a good idea to insert a note with your name and number in the waterproof casing.

Spectators
We welcome spectators at The Wolf Run. There is a lot on offer for spectators including a big screen showing the course obstacles, many food and drink options, games, live music and a DJ. We kindly request that spectators stay in permitted areas at all times, and do not obstruct the course.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I receive my race pack for the Winter Wolf?
Registration opens at 9:00. You will need to sign the legal disclaimer to receive your number and wristband.
Will there be medical staff on site?
There will be a medical team and doctors in attendance.
Is camping available?
Unfortunately, camping is only available for the Summer Wolf.
Have a question? Get answers from our team.

Wolf Run – Winter Wolf weather forecast

Drizzle throughout the day.

12°C
Predicted highs
6°C
Predicted lows
IconHigh chance of rain
IconLight breeze possible, up to 9mph

Wolf Run – Winter Wolf reviews

5 out of 5 stars

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  • Atmosphere

Reasons people recommend this event

Family-friendly

Challenging course

Well organized

  • Did the Wolf Run – Sunday in 2017

    Always bring dry warm clothes for after the winter wolf you will need them