Next Race: 20/10/2024
Cannock Chase, Penkridge Bank Road, Rugeley, WS15 2UA
Join us for autumnal delights and racing joy through 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 is a hugely popular race where hardy runners take to the trail for a challenging Half Marathon or 10k race at Cannock Chase. Although it's a demanding race, it's open to runners of all abilities, from novices to experienced athletes and is perfect for including in ongoing training schedules. Set against the backdrop of stunning woodland at a time when the sunlight is golden and falls through the autumnal canopy in dappled pools on the trail... who can resist?
The course uses the paths, trails and bridleways within Cannock Chase. The half marathon is a challenging two laps of their course map whilst the 10k is a single lap of theirs. It starts and finishes close to Penkridge Road Car Park and should remain relatively quiet with no vehicle traffic. However, there will likely be other forest users and bicycles crossing the race route and runners should race with care throughout the event.
The terrain is likely to be uneven; please keep an eye out for protruding tree roots and slippery surfaces especially if the weather has been wet leading up to race day.
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
Half Marathon / 10k
Bespoke medal for all finishers.
Prizes/trophies for 1st, 2nd & 3rd male and female winners. (Both races)
Prizes/trophies for 1st male and female age group catogories. (Half Marathon only)
On-the-day Entry Fees (subject to availability only):
Half Marathon: £35.00
Event information will be sent to all registered entrants prior to race-day.
Race HQ and Start: Located just off Penkridge Bank Road, within Cannock Chase.
Please note that the race HQ is not located at the Main GoApe Visitor Centre.
The race is best accessed by car and there will be parking on site at Takeroo. Please follow signs to the designated car park.
The area is also accessible by bicycle.