Hamsterley Forest 10k & Half Marathon (Autumn)

Hamsterley Forest South, Bedburn, County Durham

Organiser's Description

--- This event has been cancelled due to ongoing concerns regarding Coronavirus. The race organiser will be in touch with you in due course if you have made a booking for this event. ---

Set in County Durham's largest forest, this spectacular course is an undulating to hilly 10k lap on good loose stone trail paths. Views over the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty make for a truly memorable event.

Race HQ is near Grove Car Park, Hamsterley Forest South, Bedburn, Bishop Auckland.

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  • Half Marathon Must be 17 yrs or over
    £30 CLOSED
  • 10 km Must be 16 yrs or over
    £20 CLOSED

All finishers receive a bespoke medal

Free unlimited digital photo downloads.

Chip timing & live results

Cash prize fund total = dependant on event entries

A feed station will be placed at least every 3.1 miles stocked with cupped water, electrolyte, sweets, chocolate & cake

Bag drop

On course portable toilets

The Forest is roughly 10 miles West of Bishop Auckland.

The venue is near Grove Car Park, Hamsterley Forest South, Bedburn, Bishop Auckland DL13 3QN

The nearby roads, particularly the A68, will direct you to the car park with signage. Follow signage to car park from the surrounding roads then signage to Registration.

Parking at Hamsterley Forest is on a new Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system.

Car parking will be charged.

Registration will take place at the start/finish area and opens at 8am

Half Marathon: 10:00am start

10k: 10:30am start

Cut off times - all races 4 hours

A bag drop area is located at the registration. Baggage is left at your own risk and is sometimes not manned. Please put your own labels on any baggage with name and race number on.

No headphones as the route is also open to the public.

Please be aware phone signal is very poor in and around Hamsterley Forest.

Results will be on our website with split times for each lap. (Recorded each time you cross the lap mat).

TRA race permit with a course accuracy certificate

The area has plenty of opportunities for spectating, although you may get distracted by the stunning views and potential for wildlife watching. You might want to go for a peaceful wander while the race is happening.

This is an undulating to hilly 10k lap race on good loose stone trail paths.

Half marathon runners complete 2 full laps and a short additional section at the start.

10k runners complete 1 full lap from

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  • Half Marathon Must be 17 yrs or over
    £30 CLOSED
  • 10 km Must be 16 yrs or over
    £20 CLOSED

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