Cannock Chase Forest Runner

Cannock Chase Forest, Rugeley, Staffordshire

Cannock Chase Forest, Birches Valley, Rugeley, Staffordshire WS15 2UQ

Sun 14th November 2021

Starting at 09:00

2 races

£22.00 - £24.75

COVID-19 INFORMATION

All of our races will be managed in accordance with UK Athletics guidelines and Covid protocols. Participants must follow the latest UK government COVID-19 guidance in place at the time of the event. Please also visit our website for our coronavirus visitor safety guide

C-19 PLAN
Forestry England has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

Our forests are the perfect place to run, and this Autumn we are excited to bring you Forest Runner, a new series of 5k and 10k events, hosted at ten of our beautiful forests across England. Choose your challenge and enjoy some beautiful surroundings.

Cannock Chase is the UK’s smallest mainland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Run amongst the peace and tranquillity of Cannock Chase Forest.

Races

  • 5 Km

    Ages 12yrs+

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £22.00
  • 10 Km

    Ages+ 16yrs

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £24.75

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  • 5 Km

    Ages 12yrs+

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £22.00
  • 10 Km

    Ages+ 16yrs

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £24.75

What's Included

All finishers will receive a goody bag which includes a fantastic Forest Runner neck tube. Beautiful solid oak trophies are up for grabs as well as some super prizes from our event sponsors, Merrell.

Not only that, you’re helping us to plant more trees; all profits go back into your local forest so that we can keep growing, shaping and caring for our forests across the nation.
Forest Runner events are managed in partnership with Events of the North.

Join in the conversation in the run up to the event using #ForestRunner.

Course Details

The 5km route starts on Pingleslade, a large open grassy area surrounded by birch and pine. Runners will then head down into the Fairoak valley passing Princess Anne’s rocks and several pools. Here, the 5k runners will return through majestic pine trees before passing an area of wet woodland habitat that provides an important home to many wildlife species including Crayfish and Kingfishers. This route is well surfaced and is great for new and seasoned runners alike.

The 10k route follows the 5K until the end of the pools. It then continues further into Fairoak valley, passing one of our stunning veteran oaks before being shadowed by mature Pine and Larch trees. The trail starts a short but challenging climb and then undulates across the contours of the Fairoak valley, covering a more challenging terrain underfoot including loose stone, mud, and puddles. The route heads further into the heart of the forest into an open area, showcasing the stages of the forest lifecycle as saplings and mature trees grow side by side. The trail follows a tree lined path before coming out into an area of young birch and heather, important for species such as Nightjars, before descending back towards the pools. Here the 10km re-joins the 5km route towards the finish. This route has areas of unsurfaced trail which can be loose and muddy in wet conditions.

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Doing

Gavin Webster

Sam Guest

Mia Rana

Maybe

Rebecca Carroll-Lees

Hilton Mendelsohn

Joel Spencer

Location

Cannock Chase Forest, Rugeley, Staffordshire

Forest Runner 2021 Series

5k & 10k Trail Runs at Forestry England sites across the UK

14 Nov 2021

£22.00 - £24.75