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Willow Miner Trail Race

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Wednesday 24th July 2024

Entries Open
Tuesday 4th June 2024 at 13:00
Entries Close
Tuesday 23rd July 2024 at 13:00
Substitutions are allowed for this Event.
Entries So Far
249 Participants
Waiting List Entries
23 Participants
Entry Fees
UKA Member   £10.00   
Non Member   £12.00   
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To get a waiting list entry just enter as normal. No payment is required at this stage as there is no guarantee of being offered a place. If the Event Organiser is able to offer you a place they will send you an email inviting you to enter. You will then be asked to come back to this site and make your payment to confirm your entry. For more details please see our Waiting List Help.

Elvet Striders are delighted to once again host the Willow Miner Trail race 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, and water will be supplied at the finish, but there will be no disposable cups so please bring your own cup or bottle.  

We are once again sponsored by LETS RUN the specialist running equipment shop. based in Great Ayton.

The race will be held under UK Athletics Rules (permit applied for). To enter as a UKA attached athlete you must enter your own UKA number, available to look up here: Athlete registration check. All entrants must be at least 16 years of age.

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Event Location
Graham Sports Centre (Maiden Castle), DH1 3SE