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The Wendover Woods Marathon, Half Marathon & 10k

We are excited to launch the 2021 race dates for our long awaited return to Wendover Woods!
Sadly, the Trail Marathon and Autumn Festival of Running was not able to go ahead in 2020 due to the Covid pandemic. This year because of the growing race calendar, we are launching an Autumn Race Weekend on 20th & 21st November which will include a marathon, half marathon, 10k and Canicross races.
If you are looking for something a little bit different to the big city, mass participation races, then this could be the event for you! You will be running on beautiful off-road forest trails, rewarded with stunning scenery as you clock the miles.
Situated in the beautiful surroundings of the Chiltern Hills, Wendover Woods is a perfect location for trail racing. There is plenty of parking, an on-site Cafe and lots to do for your supporters! Bring the family to enjoy Go Ape Tree Top Adventure, adventure play areas, Gruffalo Trail, bike trails and it's dog friendly!
The route is multi lapped along a challenging undulating course. The event is open to runners of all abilities, from novices to experienced athletes and is perfect for those looking to clock some miles this Autumn.
We will also have a 1k race for our younger runners! All children will receive a medal – Covid restrictions permitting.
The race features chip timing and there will be bespoke 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).
For those looking to enter the marathon distance - Your entry fee includes:
Quality bespoke medal
Drawstring goody bag
Technical t-shirt
Well stocked aid stations
  • Toilets
  • On Site Parking
  • Baggage Drop Off
  • Refreshments
The Course
The course is two laps for the half marathon and a single loop for 10k of an undulating route around the trails and paths within Wendover Woods. The Marathon Route will be four laps. 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.

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.

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"I'm just writing to say how much I enjoyed the event yesterday. It wasn't too big a crowd and the course route was wonderful. I normally struggle on the hills but on this occasion the views were a great distraction to keep my mind off the gradient.

please pass on my thanks to the marshalls (those jelly babies at the water stops were most welcome) and everybody who helped to make this such an excellent event.

I'm definitely going to do this race again in 2020."

- Wendover Woods Half and 10k