Whinlatter Forest Runner

Whinlatter Forest, Keswick, Cumbria

Whinlatter Forest, Whinlatter Pass, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5TW

Sun 07th 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.

Set within the Lake District, a World Heritage Site, Whinlatter is England's only mountain forest. You're guaranteed a very hilly run, with the 10k having over 1400 feet of elevation. Expect unforgettable views and red squirrel sightings.

Races

  • 5 Km

    Age 12+ Yrs

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £22.00 CLOSED
  • 10 Km

    Age 16+ Yrs

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £24.75 CLOSED

Book

  • 5 Km

    Age 12+ Yrs

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £22.00 CLOSED
  • 10 Km

    Age 16+ Yrs

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £24.75 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 are managed in partnership with Events of the North.

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

Course Details

Taking place in England's only mountain forest, you're guaranteed a very hilly 10k, with over 1400 feet of elevation. This challenging 10k route presents some very testing climbs and you’ll soon warm up as you take in the first climb, up towards Beckstones. As you round the corner, a spectacular view emerges of Derwentwater, Keswick and the Skiddaw mountain range. Enjoy the long and flowing descent as you’ll be climbing again soon, passing Hallgarth ponds, to meet the bridleway.

The next section is long and steep with a hardcore climb taking you to the summit of Seat How. At this point you should take a moment to pause and take in the magnificent views of the Lake District. From Seat How, the route takes you through a mixture of Scots pine and Sitka spruce ending with a final descent as you make your way back to the towards the visitor centre for a well-earned rest!

Whinlatter is a working forest, as such the routes may be subject to small changes.

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Ryan Hughes

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Gemma Scire

Helen Heald

Location

Whinlatter Forest, Keswick, Cumbria

Forest Runner 2021 Series

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