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The Bedgebury Pinetum Summer 10k & 5K Series - Race 1

Start line opens - 6.00 pm
Start line closes - 7.00 pm

We’re out of the woods – and into the forests!!

At long last we’ve been given the go ahead for racing to return to the UK’s forests – and our first race back is at our spiritual forest home – Bedgebury!

We have been using forest paths and trails in and around Bedgebury Pinetum for some years now. Bedgebury is an award winning visitor attraction with something for everyone. It is home to a world-leading collection of conifers and provides a beautiful setting for peaceful walks, picnics …. And running!

Our popular 10k and 5k Summer Series is open to runners of all abilities, from novices to experienced athletes, with 5k runners completing one lap of the scenic off road forest trails and 10k runners completing two. The route is undulating, with both races suitable for those new to racing as well as experienced runners.

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).

Series prizes are also on offer for the leading man and lady with points awarded for race positions across the series.

The races will incorporate our tried and tested Covid safety measures and adhere to the guidelines laid down by UK Athletics.

You can view our Covid protocols here.
A copy of our Participants Code of Conduct can be viewed here.
A copy of our Spectators Code of Conduct can be viewed here.

  • Toilets
  • Baggage Drop Off
  • Refreshments
The Course

The race features a scenic, undulating course using the forest tracks and trails within Bedgebury Pinetum. Runners will complete one lap for 5k and two laps for 10k. 


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. 
‚ÄčYour individual time and position will be recorded by your electronic chip. Results should be available on our website www.nice-work.org.uk as soon as you cross the finish line. Provisional results will be published as soon as possible after the race has finished and final results will be published as soon as is practical on the day after the race.

Trophies and awards will be sent in the post after the event.


All entrants that have supplied a valid and legible email address will receive a copy of the results by email as soon as possible on the first working day after the race.
Race Location: Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest, Bedgebury Road, Goudhurst, Kent, TN17 2SJ

Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest is just off the A21 in Kent. The race is best accessed by car and your entry fee includes vehicle admission charges. There will be parking on site.

The area is also accessible by bicycle.

UKA Licence Number

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Course record holders

  • George Duggan - 34.49 - Nathan Chapman - 17.59
  • Jennifer Smith- 43.42- Jennifer Wood- 21.13

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