Bolt Round the Holt
Next Race: 29/09/2024
Alice Holt Forest, Bucks Horn Oak, Farnham, GU10 4LS.
Join the fight against bowel cancer as you take to the trail at Bolt Round the Holt, and with every tantilising twist and turn, with every step, raise valuable funds for GUTS.
This is a Partner Race
This means that we are working with a host Partner Organisation and providing timing and/or race management services for their event.
This stunning race explores the sun-dappled tracks and trails that weave through Alice Holt Forest. And, whilst you're wending your way beneath the forest canopy and enjoying the buzz of a super race-day, you'll also be helping to raise valuable funds for GUTS, a fantastic organisation working to improve bowel cancer survival. Refreshments are available on site and the race always attracts super support and crowds that help cheer our runners as they cross the finish line. The event has become the charity’s biggest fund raising event and in its 1a year history it has so far raised nearly £100,000 for them.
This family friendly, traffic free cross-country running event is entirely off-road and explores the stunning Alice Holt Forest in Farnham. The undulating route uses a captivating 5k forest trail with half marathon runners completing four laps, 10k runners two laps and 5k runners a single lap. There will be a water station located at the start of each lap.
All about GUTS
GUTS stands for Guildford Undetected Tumour Screening, fighting bowel cancer.
1 in 8 of us will suffer from bowel cancer during our lifetimes. In the UK, 120 people receive a bowel cancer diagnosis every day and annually, this awful disease claims around 17000 lives. Diagnosed at its earliest stage, there is a 90% chance of survival. GUTS is a charitable organisation working hard to improve bowel cancer survival through early detection and treatment. They work towards this goal by funding equipment and facilities to improve care, screening and detection, by supporting research into the disease and raising awareness around causes and prevention.
And so, your participation in Bolt around the Holt is helping them achieve amazing things. However, as your entry fee covers the cost of the event, they ask if you could please raise as much as you can for this very worth while cause so that they can continue their hard work. You can do this via their JustGiving page or gifting a donation whilst you book your race entry!
We would like to thank our wonderful sponsors, Alton Sports, for helping support this race and our wonderful community of runners. Through their efforts, we are able to deliver a wonderful event enjoyed by many and raise valuable funds for GUTS.
Alton Sports was founded in 1999 with the simple objective of ensuring that runners are fitted with the best footwear for them. They understand the dedication and passion that drives all athletes and, whether you're a competitive runner, weekend hiker, gym-goer or a complete beginner they now offer a vast selection of products, including running shoes, clothing and outdoor gear from all the top sports and fitness brands such as Nike, Altra, Saucony, Asics, Mizuno and more. They are constantly striving to improve and bring you the latest products and technologies in the industry at affordable prices and bring their experience to the table with staff who enjoy running distances from 800m to half marathon and triathlon, and everything in between. They welcome innovation in the industry and are keen for customers to try the latest in running trends to fing the best fit for their sport.
Available Races/ Distances:
Half Marathon / 10k / 5k / 1k
Race Start Times:
1k Children's Race... 9:30am
Half Marathon... 10:00am
10k & 5k... 10:05am
On The Day Entry Fees (subject to availability):
Half Marathon race: £35.00
10k race: £25.00
5k race: £20.00
1k race: £6.00
Bespoke medal for all finishers.
Event information will be sent to all registered entrants prior to race day.
Race HQ: Alice Holt Forest, Farnham GU10 4LS
Parking is available on-site. You can find further details at... https://www.forestryengland.uk/alice-holt-forest