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Thetford Trails Summer Series

Thetford Forest, Norfolk

High Lodge, Brandon IP27 0AF, UK

Thu 8th July 2021

3 races

£14.00 - £21.00


Since the lockdown restrictions were eased at the beginning of August, we have implemented a number of strategies to ensure your safety and wellbeing, whilst continuing to offer high quality and value for money sporting events for you to enjoy.

Given the changes in some restrictions that came into place on Monday, we would like to take the opportunity to remind you that we will continue to arrange events in line with guidance from The Government, UK Athletics, British Triathlon and British Cycling.

In response to these guidelines, we have implemented and been adhering to the following measures at all of our current sporting events:

A limit on the number of available spaces
Required Pre-registration - with no registration available “on the day”.
Staggered wave starts with 15 minutes between each wave
No water tables or stops are provided – please ensure you bring your own drinking water
Sanitisation stations – available in the race village for your use
Race medals and mementos are posted out to everyone following the event
Two Meter Social Distancing measures are kept to in the race village and while out on the course route at all times
No spectators at the events or in the race village

We will endeavour to continue offering a regular programme of events as we have since restrictions were eased and do our very best to limit any disruptions to our calendar through cancellations. We are also continually looking forward to 2021 and being able to return to our normal events calendar whenever we can.

Inspire Race has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

Make the most of those long summer evenings, and join runners who are leaving the tarmac and traffic behind and hitting the beautiful trails of Thetford Forest. The 10km run takes them through the forest, along winding trails on great quality tracks. This atmospheric location, with its tall pines, brings each runner a little closer to nature. There's also a chance to share the experience with your canine friend; the 10km Canicross starts after the main race.

The race starts and finishes at High Lodge, which is a recreational site set in the heart of Thetford Forest offering extensive play areas, walking and cycling trails. There's a café, bike hire, as well as additional attractions for the whole family to enjoy.

If you're a park runner, these runs are the perfect way to challenge yourself. Chip timing and 5km split results are provided for each event so that runners can monitor their improvement across each race. Headphones are allowed.

We're working hard to reduce, reuse and recycle so please help us keep this event plastic-free!


  • 10km Trail


  • 5 Km Trail


  • 10km CaniCross




  • 10km Trail


  • 5 Km Trail


  • 10km CaniCross


What's Included








This will be in the Rabbit field (please see map below).

At registration you will be issued with your race number and timing tag. Please join the

appropriate line by surname. Your race number must be displayed clearly on your front for

the duration of the race. Please bring safety pins. Your timing tag must be secured to the

top of your shoe using the twist ties provided

Other Information


Transfers can be done through your active account at Transfers are free and need to be completed 5 days prior to race day


We will have some T-shirts that will be available for purchase on the day £15.00

If you have purchased a T-shirt online you will need to collect this on the day.


We will provide a key drop at registration. Your car should be parked near-by, so we

suggest your bags get left in your car. If you have nowhere else to leave your bag it can be

left at the Key Drop.


There will be a professional medical team on site. The medical positions will be

appropriately marked.


A briefing will take place at 18:50 near the start/finish line. All competitors must attend. Any queries about the event must be raised at this time with the Event Director.



This race is organised by WR Events Limited trading, as Inspire Races. None of its staff, sponsors, suppliers or agents will be liable for any injury, loss or expense which may arise as a consequence of your participation in this event.

Entry to this race is personal to each applicant and once issued, race numbers may not be sold or transferred unless through the active online registration software. Any runner who passes their race number to another runner is liable for sanctions and any runner who competes while wearing another runner’s race number will be disqualified and is liable for sanctions.

Once you have paid for your entry there can be no refund if you are subsequently unable to take part in this race. However, you may defer your place to next year’s race, this needs to be done before 5 days prior to the event, Please contact [email protected] for more information.

We reserve the right to refuse or cancel applications, including duplicate applications, or alter the date of the event, the course route or distance.

Entrants to this race undertake not to take part unless they are medically fit to run a 10k.
All runners are required to complete the contact and medical details on the back of their race number. This is a requirement of participation and may be checked by race officials prior to the start.

Race numbers must be pinned securely to the front of your running top using a safety pin in each corner. Timing chips much be secured firmly to the laces of one of your running shoes using the ties provided by us on race day.

Any keys left in the key drop area are stored at the owner’s risk.

Race marshals and medical team members have the authority to disqualify and remove any runner they consider to be acting dangerously, or to be unfit to compete.

Runners are required to report any casualties immediately to the nearest first aid post or race marshal.

Individual prizes will be awarded as listed on the website

In the event of any dispute the decision of the Race Referee shall be final.

Event Details

This 10km race is a 1 lap race around the designated course within Thetford Forest. The route starts in a neighbouring field to the High Lodge area. It then follows solid fire lanes for the majority of the 10km finishing back in the start field.

The course will be well signed we highly visible arrows and marshalled. The race map will be available from the Inspire Races website two weeks prior to the race. This is a trail event and as such the terrain will be uneven, and could contain hazards such as tree roots, fallen branches etc.

The route is all on forestry commission land and we therefore ask you to refrain from dropping any litter. There will be water stations at approximately 5km and at the finish.

Please make sure you are prepared for the weather.

- All finishers will receive a medal.

- We may record your race number at various points along the route so please keep it visible on your front and shout it out if asked.

- Marshals will be situated along the route and will summon first aid if required. Please let a marshal or race official know if you decide to withdraw from the event at any point after registering on the day.

- Please treat all marshals, race officials, organisers, volunteers and other competitors with respect and follow their instructions. Spectators are welcome. High Lodge is a family venue and therefore there are many activities to keep you interested for the day.







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