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Please note that due to COVID-19 the Westonbirt 10K has been postponed until Saturday 12 September, 4pm. We know that many of you will be disappointed, and were looking forward to the run in May, but the safety of all of our participants is our first priority. All runners will be automatically entered into the September run and there is no need to contact us to book your place.

If are unable to make the 12 September, then please email the box office no later than 31 May and our team will arrange for you to receive a refund. If you have any questions regarding your booking then please refer to our postponement FAQs.

Stay safe everyone, and we look forward to welcoming you in September.

The popular Westonbirt 10K is returning to the National Arboretum on Saturday 12 September 2020, 4pm, as part of Forestry England's Active Forests Programme.

One of the most beautiful running routes in the UK, the national arboretum is the perfect location for sporting events, and runners taking part in this race will be able to take in the world renowned tree collection at one of its most beautiful times of year, with spring blooms and flowering trees providing the backdrop to this popular 10K.

Perfect for those looking for a challenge in the new year, or veteran runners looking to achieve a new personal best, the course takes participants through the picturesque avenues of the Old Arboretum and into the peaceful tranquillity of the ancient Silk Wood, on largely flat terrain and hard paths.  

All those taking part in the race will be able to make a big difference to their fitness and wellbeing, but also to the nation’s heritage and environment. Every penny from the 10K goes back into supporting the nation’s woods and forests, and protecting these beautiful places for future generations.

All runners will also have the opportunity to fundraise for the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum. Upon booking everyone will have the opportunity to sign up as a charity runner, and raise funds for the Friends. All funds raised for the Friends go back into the arboretum, allowing us to continue our important work in conservation, community and preserving this unique place.

With a route that takes you past champion trees and some of the rarest species in the world Westonbirt 10K certainly isn't your average run!

Get your trainers on and run for the trees!