Two women smiling with race medals

Forest Runner 5k and 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.

Check back here soon to buy your ticket.

Keep exploring...

Running on a dog friendly trail

From 1km routes right up to 10km, our new  way-marked running trails have been designed with both beginners and seasoned runners in mind. They provide an opportunity to run on safe, off-road, traffic-free trails in beautiful forest locations. 

Running on forest trail
02 November 2021
It's time to get off the treadmill and into the forest!
women running in forest

With thousands of forest trails to run, walk, jog or skip down, mountain-bike tracks to challenge your balance and midweek activities to take part in - our forests are the perfect way to get active outdoors.

Whether you're just starting out on your active journey or a seasoned fitness fanatic, we're sure you'll gain huge benefits from being active in our woodlands! 

Woman doing Pilates pose in the forest

Looking for a different way to keep fit without the gym? Want to de-stress or just meet like-minded people? Discover a wide range of instructor led fitness and wellbeing classes that take place in the heart of the forest.

Whether your aim is to get active, improve your wellbeing or just try something new, there is something for everyone to get involved in. 

Managed in partnership with Events of the North