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National Forest Way 36 / 75

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Saturday 8th September 2018

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Wednesday 20th September 2017
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Saturday 1st September 2018
Courses
NFW36; NFW75
Entry Fees
Solo / NFW75 (per person)   £80.00   
Solo / NFW36 (per person)   £40.00   
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The National Forest Way 75 is the first point to point ultra marathon of its kind, covering the length of the National Forest. Starting at the stunning 150 acre National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, and finishing with the breath-taking views at Beacon Hill in Leicestershire. Our participants can take part as a solo, in pairs, or in teams of 4.

Our runners can expect a fun, challenging and competitive event in the heart of the English countryside. 

Courses

The course consists of a 75 mile route along the National Forest Way that will take runners on a transforming landscape from the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, heading East to Beacon Hill Country Park in Leicestershire. Covering 3 different counties, you’ll be running through new and old woodlands, and open spaces which make up the 21st century new forest.

Expect to see views over the Trent Valley, the climb up Battlestead Hill, and head to the most Northerly point of the National Forest Way – the Hangmans stone. Taking in the breath taking views of Calke Abbey, you’ll then head back to the historic market town of Ashby de La Zouch, passing through the stunning Bradgate Park, famous for the 18th Century Old John Tower and finishing at one of the highest points in Leicestershire, at the beautiful Beacon Hill.

The National Forest Way 36 is a perfect introduction to a part self navigation ultra marathon. Taking on 36 miles of the beautiful National Forest Way. Runners will start at the National Memorial Arboretum and took across a beautiful landscape that include Branstone Water Park the villages of Yoxall, Rosliston and Blackfordby in between trails, woodlands and canal paths, and finishing at Hartshorne village hall in the heart of The National Forest Way.


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