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Forest Runner 2022-23 | 5k & 10k running series

Forest Runner returns for 2022-23!

Our forests are the perfect place to run and this autumn we are excited to bring you Forest Runner, our series of 5k and 10k events.

Hosted at twelve of our beautiful forests across England, you can choose to run either a 5k or a 10k event and feel inspired to be a forest runner!

The profits from Forest Runner sales help us grow, shape and care for your local forest, now and for future generations.

We want you to feel inspired to be a Forest Runner, and we're working to make our events an inclusive and welcoming experience for all. We have added a third entrant category (non-binary) as a step towards achieving this and will continue to learn and improve in this area for future series.

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Find your local Forest Runner event

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Sunday 11 September 2022
4pm
near Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Run amongst one of the world’s finest botanical collections.
Woman in pink running at Forest Runner event
Sunday 18 September 2022
9am
near Rugeley, Staffordshire
Run amongst the peace and tranquillity of Cannock Chase Forest.
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Sunday 25 September 2022
9am
near Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Explore the forest amidst the stunning conifers in the National Pinetum.
Man and woman running at Forest Runner event
Sunday 9 October 2022
9am
near Northampton, Northamptonshire
A run through beautiful tree lined avenues and scenic ponds.
Group of runners on a dirt track in pine forest
Sunday 16 October 2022
9am
near Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Surround yourself in Sherwoods stunning setting of Pine.
Two smiling women running on a dirt track through woods
Sunday 23 October 2022
9am
near Bishop Auckland, Durham
Take in the beautiful valley views during your run.
three people smiling, running through open woods
Sunday 30 October 2022
10am
near Brandon, Suffolk
Like running within flat forest? These runs are for you!
Smiling man, running through woodland
Sunday 6 November 2022
9am
nr Exeter, Devon
Off-road routes, breathtaking scenery, what's not to love?
Woman in pink running at Forest Runner event
Sunday 20 November 2022
9am
near Coleford, Gloucestershire
See what wildlife you can spot as you run around Symonds Yat.
Happy women running in an event through the forest
Sunday 5 March 2023
9am
Near Chester, Cheshire
Run through Delamere's mature trees on tracks and trails in the heart of the Cheshire plain.
Runners in blue at Forest Runner event
Sunday 12 March 2023
9am
nr Pickering, Yorkshire
Experience stunning views over the unique ‘rigg and dale’ landscape of Dalby Forest.
Two men running at Forest Runner event
Sunday 19 March 2023
10am
nr Farnham, Surrey
See if you can spot a native species of deer while you run at Alice Holt Forest.

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Managed in partnership with Events of the North