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Hamsterley Winter Trail 1/2 and 10k

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Saturday 13th January 2024

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Tuesday 31st January 2023
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Friday 5th January 2024 at 20:00
Half Marathon; 10k
Entry Fees

Half Marathon - £28 (affiliated) / £30 (unaffiliated)
10k - £22 (affiliated) / £24 (unaffiliated)

Event Organiser - Mark Marchant

Our Hamsterley Forest Winter trail ½ Marathon and 10k will both follow the wonderful crisp trails and tracks of the beautiful forest park, undulating but rewarding, with spectacular views of the valley and forest. This is the perfect opportunity to spend some time working off festive indulgences in a spectacular winter wonderland location.

In it's forth year, and sold out in the last two, early booking is recommended.

Half Marathon- £28 affiliated / £30 non affiliated

10k- £22 affiliated / £24 non affiliated

  • A bespoke event Mug
  • Hot soup and roll
  • Free downloadable event pictures 
  • A packet of Wild flower seeds
  • Venue: Hamsterley Forest Park, Bishop Auckland DL13 3NL
  • Start Time: 11 am
  • Registration: 9-10.30 am

Hamsterley Forest is the largest forest in County Durham and covers 4900 square acres.

The Forest is great for trail running and enjoying the local wildlife, if you’re lucky you may spot one of the Deer, Badgers or Squirrels. Starting and finishing at the visitor centre which is at  the main car park. The route follows well marked footpaths, forest trails and woodland tracks.

We are an eco-friendly company and, on that basis, we don’t use disposable plastic cups and don’t offer T shirts as standard – many go to waste after events. As with all of our races we will be collecting Pre-loved running kit so that we can pass it all onto an up-cycling scheme which we are supporting. We are actively encouraging participants to give something back to the environment which is why your race goodies are a little bit different. We are including a packet of mixed wild flower seeds for you to plant which will encourage bees and other pollinators to visit your garden and is great for the environment.

You can access our car sharing group on Facebook, where you can arrange car sharing opportunities with other race day participants. Great for the environment and great for your pocket.... and you could win free race places in our car share raffle! Car Share group

Terrain conditions – a mixture of hard packed gravel tracks, single twisting dirt tracks and occasional muddy bridleway.

  • Ideal for trail novices and more experienced trail runners.
  • The route will be fully waymarked.
  • There will be a race HQ with toilets.
  • There are plenty of car parking spaces but participants are encouraged to car share when possible. Discounted parking charges apply.
  • There will be medical support from Rapid Reaction NE Ltd who will be on the course throughout the event.
  • Water, sweets, crisps and fruit provided at mile 5, mile 10 and the finish area.

Weather – at this time of year it is normal for the temperature to fall below freezing therefore there will be a mandatory kit list for your safety. This will be communicated in the pre event communications.

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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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Event Location
Hamsterley Forest Cafe, Hamsterley Forest, Bishop Aukland, County Durham, DL13 3LN