New forest race series launched for autumn - Women's Running

New forest race series launched for autumn

Author: Kate Sellers

Read Time:   |  May 18, 2021

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.

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Kate Sellers

Kate Sellers

Kate is our Senior Digital Executive and a keen runner. She's also a qualified Personal Trainer and yoga teacher, so she knows her stuff about workouts, cross-training and stretching. She loves to combine running and exploring, so you'll often find her testing out the latest kit in exciting locations across the UK and beyond. Kate champions exercising for enjoyment. "Most of the year, you'll find me running for fun and wellbeing," she says. "That being said, I do still love the thrill of training for a race from time to time!"

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