Forestry England have just announced their brand new series of 5K and 10K races at forests across England
If, like us, you’ve been feeling a bit lacking in real-life races this year, an autumn race series is the perfect solution. And this one sounds like a treat for us and our feet – Forestry England have just announced their brand new Forest Runner series.
Kicking off on Sunday 12th September, the races will run all the way through to the 28th November at ten beautiful forests across England. The events promise a mix of flat and hilly terrain, with exciting forest landmarks to watch out for on the way, from red squirrels to specialist trees. You can choose from a 5K or a 10K, and all races will be chipped, if you like to track your timings.
All finishers will receive a goody bag (which includes a snazzy Forest Runner neck tube to keep you warm through the winter), and race sponsors Merrell are also providing prizes to the fastest runners.
Tickets cost £20 for each 5K and £22.50 for each 10K, with profits going back to maintain and look after your local forest. Do make sure that you sign up in advance, as on-the-day entries are not currently allowed due to COVID restrictions. You can find all the dates and locations here, and sign up here.