The popular Westonbirt 10K is returning to the National Arboretum on Thursday 9 May 2019, 7pm, as part of the Forestry Commission 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. Raise £50 and receive early bird entry in 2020, raise £90 to receive an exclusive Westonbirt 10K T-Shirt and early bird entry in 2020. 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.
Get your trainers on and run for the trees!