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Willow Miner Trail Race

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Wednesday 27th July 2022

Entries Open
Monday 30th May 2022
Entries Close
Tuesday 26th July 2022
Entries So Far
200 Participants
Entry Fees

Attached          £10
Unattached     £12

Fiona Brannan

Elvet Striders are delighted to once again host the Willow Miner Trail race now kindly sponsored by LETS RUN.

The course covers 5.4 miles of beautiful trail through woodland and nature reserve, those returning to the race can witness how the woodland trust has grown and matured since the inception of the event.  After a winding start through Houghall woods, the course drops into the undulating section of the Durham Woodland Trust, climbing up to views over the River Wear and Croxdale Woods before descending to wildflower meadows and around to the Willow Lady.  A singletrack section along the bank of the River Wear leads to a climb up towards the Willow Miner, before traversing back to Houghall Woods and the finish.  The route will be fully marked and marshalled so no navigational experience is required.

Parking and toilets will be at the Graham Sports Centre (Maiden Castle), DH1 3SE as in previous years.  

Registration, start and finish will take place in the farm at Houghall College.  This will be signposted and marshalled from the car park.  Registration will open from 6pm and the race will start will at 7pm.

There is no required kit list, however the course covers some steep, muddy and uneven ground so trail or fell shoes are highly recommended both for grip and reducing the chance of injury. In the event of inclement weather a waterproof top may also be required.  There will be space to leave luggage not needed for the race by the start.  

Our sponsor LETS RUN will also be in attendance by the start with a mobile shop, so arrive in time for a browse!

Please note: to enter as a UKA attached athlete you must enter your own UKA number, available to look up here: Athlete registration check. Please note that entrants must be at least 16 years of age to enter.

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This event offers the option to purchase XCover, so that participants may be able to get a refund if they are unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances.

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