Next Race: 09/02/2025
Cannock Chase, Penkridge Bank Road, Rugeley, WS15 2UA
Important: There are no entries on the day available for this race. Please do not travel without a ticket.
Join us for a spellbinding trail race through dappled sunlight at Cannock Chase Forest.
This is a Nice Work race
This means that this is an original Nice Work race, fully hosted and organised by us.
This popular race uses the forest paths and trails in and around Cannock Chase Forest. It is a beautiful and challenging course with some hills, but it's a spectacularly rewarding run and well worth every step! The event welcomes runners of all abilities from novices to experienced athletes and it is the perfect race for spring marathon training.
This race follows the demanding but delightful trails and footpaths within Cannock Chase Forest, and includes a few steep but satisfying inclines. Those completing a 10 Mile distance will run two laps, whilst those in the 5 Mile race will only complete one lap. The route will be quiet and with no vehicle traffic; it's racing at its best!
You can view the route map here. You'll be able to download the route in different formats including GPX.
Our thanks to...
Forestry England for their continued support.
For over 100 years, we have been growing, shaping and caring for over 1,500 of our nation’s forests for the benefit and enjoyment of all, for this generation and the next. You can find out more about the forests they protect and their amazing work at... https://www.forestryengland.uk/we-are-for
10 Mile / 5 Mile
Bespoke medal for all finishers.
Trophy with e-certficate & £5 voucher prize for 1st, 2nd & 3rd male & female winners (both distances)
E-certificates and £5 voucher prize for 1st male & female age group categories (10 mile only)
E-certificates and £5 voucher prize for 1st male junior & female junior (both distances)
Team prizes on offer! - First male and female team - 3 to score and must be in club kit (10 mile only)
On-the-day Entry Fees (subject to availability only):
10 Mile race: £30.00
5 Mile race: £25.00
Event information will be sent to all registered entrants prior to race-day.
Race HQ and Start of the event:
Located just off Penkridge Bank Road, within Cannock Chase. The race is best accessed by car and there will be parking on site at Takeroo. Please follow signs to the designated car park. Please note that the race HQ is not located at the Main Go Ape Visitor Centre.
Rugeley Town is the closest train station to the start location, situated 2.7 miles away. Those travelling by train could use this distance as a warm up for their race.