Next Race: 03/12/2023
Birches Valley, Rugeley WS15 2UQ
Grab those elf shoes and get festive! Put your legs to the test in this beautifully scenic, but challenging Christmas run.
This is a Nice Work race
This means that it is an original Nice Work race, fully hosted and organised by us.
Join us for a delightful seasonal dash through the beautiful forest at Cannock Chase. You will take to the trail and wind your way through the trees, celebrating the great outdoors and the arrival of the festive season in one, perfect event. Don't forget, seasonal fancy dress is most welcome! Get those Santa hats at the ready, folks!
The course takes place mainly on hard track and forest trail. If the weather has been inclement, then the ground will likely be muddy. The course is gently undulating but with a Christmas gift of 167' climb at 3 & 8km. You'll enjoy looping around the lakes. The 5km is one lap and the 10k is at two laps. The start area is a wide, open space - perfect for spectators who want to cheer on friends and family!
Also new to 2023, is a new out and back Junior Fun Run of 1.2km - fancy dress is optional but very much encouraged!
We hope that you will join us in welcoming our aspiring racers to the start line!
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
10K / 5K
Bespoke medal for all finishers.
Trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd male & female winners (10k & 5k distances)
1st male & female age category winners (10k only)
On-the-day Entry Fees (subject to availability only):
10K race: £25.00
5K race: £25.00
Junior Fun Run: £6.00
Event information will be sent to all registered entrants prior to race-day.
RACE HQ: Cannock Chase Visitors Centre
Race Start/Finish: Located near the Birches Valley Forest Centre & Go Ape.
The Visitor Centre is located around 3 miles from Hednesford, near Cannock. Leave the M6 at junction 12 and follow signs for Cannock, then take the A460 to Hednesford. The Visitor Centre is on Marquis Drive, off the Brindley Heath Road. There is some parking available at the visitor centre. The parking charge is £3.50 but this allows you to park onsite for the whole day.
The nearest railway station is Hednesford, which is 0 miles away.