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The Cannock Chase 10 & 5 Mile

Location: Cannock Chase, Penkridge Bank Road, Rugeley, WS15 2UA
Date: Friday 31st December 2021
Time: 10:00

We are expecting the Cannock 10 and 5 mile event to return to the Forest some time in 2021 – and we’re hoping for a late Spring date. However, Forestry England are not yet in a position to confirm any dates in their locations until lockdown restrictions are fully lifted and they are happy for running events to resume.

Once we have final permissions in place for the 10 and 5 mile race, we will then confirm the date and open up entries.

We are also hopeful that our Half Marathon and 10k scheduled for October 2021 will also take place – but, again, we are waiting for permissions from Forestry England before confirming.

The details below are from our planned 2020 race and these will be updated once we have the date confirmed, so please do come back and check – and look out for announcements on our social media pages.


Following a sell out debut in 2019 come and join us for this great 10 Mile race using the undulating forest paths and trails in and around Cannock Chase Forest.

The event is open to runners of all abilities, from novices to experienced athletes and is perfect for spring marathon training.

And if 10 mile doesn't quite suit, why not try the 5 mile option?

There will be medals and finish line goodies on offer to all finishers.

There are prizes on offer to leading men and ladies plus a variety of age category prizes and team prizes for both male and female (3 to score).

Photos from the event are provided by RandR Photography.
  • Toilets
  • On Site Parking
  • Baggage Drop Off
The Course
The course uses an undulating two lap route around the trails and paths within Cannock Chase. Starting and finishing close to Penkridge Road Car Park, the route should be quiet with no vehicle traffic, although there will be other forest users and bicycles crossing the routes, so runners should be alert to other users.

You can view the course map here.

You can view the elevation profile for each lap here.


First Aid
St John Ambulance or an alternative medical provider will be in attendance on the day and the course will be marshalled to provide assistance. There will also be a sweep runner following the race to ensure that nobody is left behind and that all runners are accounted for. 
Your individual time and position will be recorded by our chip timing team. We will endeavour to display results as they come into the race centre, but please allow time for manual processing. Results will be uploaded to www.nice-work.org.uk as soon as possible after the race. All entrants that have supplied a valid and legible email address will receive a copy of the results as soon as possible after the race.
Race Location: Cannock Chase Forest, Penkridge Bank Road, Rugeley, WS15 2UA

The race HQ and Start of the event is 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.

The area is also accessible by bicycle.

UKA Licence Number

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Course record holders

  • 10 Mile- David Dew: 01.03.44, 5 Mile- Dave Martin: 33.15
  • 10 Mile- Anna Begbie: 1.17.28, 5 Mile- Hannah Pinkney: 37.00

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