You decide! The 3.3-mile loop at Salcey Forest means your race can be 5k or over 60k! You decide how many laps you're going to do on the day within the 6-hour time limit. If you're looking to cover a marathon distance you'll need to complete 8 laps (26.4 miles) and a half marathon will be 4 laps (13.2 miles!). This is a relatively flat course with minimal elevation changes.
No entries on the day
There is an entry limit. Once the event gets down to the last places we'll endevour to make people aware through social media and emails. Once the event is full a waiting list will be created. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information on this.
You do have to pay to park (£4.00 at the time of writing). This money goes to the forest, it is a great space that needs money and this is their main revenue stream. That said, be a hero and car share, save money and the world!
The route is along well maintained pathways. They aren't asphalt and are mainly crushed stone. Obviosuly being in the middle of a forest the narrower ones are covered in tree ditritus and can become a bit muddy and grimy, especially when wet. On a dry day road shoes will be perfectly acceptable, on a wet day it would be either or as some parts cane become a bit slippy. We always put pictures on social media the day before the event however to help you decide. Check out photos from our previous events here
Yes. Please read our page on cupless events if you haven't experienced it before. It's obviously good for the environment to reduce plastic use and general waste. Yes, you wont break a world record having to stop to fill a bottle of water or carry a hydration pack but over a marathon distance it would probably add less than a minute to your time. We will have water, isotonic drinks, tea and coffee and real Coca Cola for you, but to be clear - we wont supply disposable cups for drinks. If you'd like to purchase a foldable cup we have them for sale here.
Permission for this event is being obtained from the Forestry Commission.
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