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The Forest of Dean Christmas 5 Mile Race

Join us for this brand new Christmas event using the challenging forest paths and trails in and around Beechenhurst in the Forest of Dean.

Come dressed to impress Santa and get your Christmas run up off to a flying start!

The event is open to runners of all abilities, from novices to experienced athletes and is perfect for those new to running.

There will be bespoke medals and festive goodies on offer to all.

The race also includes a 1 Mile Santa Dash and 300m Elf Dash!

Start times 
Elf Dash - 9:45 am
5 Mile - 10.00 am
1 Mile Fun Rum - 10:10 am
  • Toilets
  • Baggage Drop Off
  • Refreshments
The Course
The course is a single lap route covering the paths and trails around Beechenhurst in the Forest of Dean. The course has been measured using GPS but, because of its multi-terrain nature, it cannot carry a certificate of course accuracy. The route will be clearly marked using large route arrows and directional cones, as well as being marshalled throughout. We would ask you to remember that we do not have exclusive use of the forest and you should be aware that other users will be on the course.

You can view the course map here.

First Aid
A medical team will be in attendance on the day and the course will be marshalled to provide assistance. There will also be a sweep marshal 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 your electronic chip. We will endeavour to display results as they come into the race centre. 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.

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