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Forest Runner 5k and 10k running series

We’re back with a new running series!

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

Hosted at ten 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! 

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Find your local Forest Runner event

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Sunday 12 September
4pm
near Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Run amongst one of the world’s finest botanical collections.
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Sunday 19 September
9am
Near Chester, Cheshire
Run through Delamere's mature trees on tracks and trails in the heart of the Cheshire plain.
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Sunday 26 September
9am
near Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Explore the forest amidst the stunning conifers in the National Pinetum.
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Sunday 10 October
9am
near Northampton, Northamptonshire
A run through beautiful tree lined avenues and scenic ponds.
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Sunday 17 October
9am
near Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Surround yourself in Sherwoods stunning setting of Pine.
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Sunday 24 October
9am
near Bishop Auckland, Durham
Take in the beautiful valley views during your run.
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Sunday 31 October
10am
near Brandon, Suffolk
Like running within flat forest? These runs are for you!
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Sunday 7 November
9am
near Keswick, Cumbria
Expect unforgettable views and red squirrel sightings.
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Sunday 14 November
9am
near Rugeley, Staffordshire
Run amongst the peace and tranquillity of Cannock Chase Forest.
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Sunday 28 November
9am
near Coleford, Gloucestershire
See what wildlife you can spot as you run around Mallards Pike Lake.

Prizes

All finishers will receive a goody bag which includes a fantastic Forest Runner neck tube. Beautiful solid oak trophies are up for grabs as well as some super prizes from our event sponsors, Merrell.

Not only that, you’re helping us to plant more trees; all profits go back into your local forest so that we can keep growing, shaping and caring for our forests across the nation.

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Got a question?

Head over to our frequently asked questions (FAQs) to find an answer.
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Terms and Conditions

Read our full event terms and conditions in preparation of your run.

Managed in partnership with Events of the North