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Westonbirt Arboretum Forest Runner

The National Arboretum, Tetbury, Gloucestershire

Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8QS

Sun 12th September 2021

Starting at 16:00

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.

Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, in Gloucestershire, has one of the World’s finest botanical collections of trees and shrubs. Managed by Forestry England, it is perhaps the most important and widely known arboretum in the United Kingdom - what better place to enjoy a run.

Races

  • 5 Km

    £22.00

    Age 12+ Yrs

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    CLOSED
  • 10 Km

    £24.75

    Age 16+ Yrs

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    CLOSED

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  • 5 Km

    £22.00

    Age 12+ Yrs

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    CLOSED
  • 10 Km

    £24.75

    Age 16+ Yrs

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    CLOSED

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.

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Course Details

collections of trees and shrubs, what better place to enjoy a run.

The 10k route is a mildly undulating single lap, all on high quality gravel tracks except for a short section of tarmac. Starting on the downs, enjoy the flat start and soak up the views of the picturesque old arboretum. Catch a glimpse of Westonbirt house and maybe even spot a Gruffalo as you go around.

At around the half way point the route drops down across the valley and into Silk wood. This half of the course contains the undulations. Running through Silk wood is a chance to see many of Britain's native trees as well as specimens from further afield. You’ll run underneath the STIHL treetop walkway before the short but steep climb up Skilling hill to the finish line.

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Location

The National Arboretum, Tetbury, Gloucestershire

Forest Runner 2021 Series

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