The Woodland Challenge

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After the race
Can I enter on the day?

Yes, it is possible to enter on the day. Entry forms will be available at Race HQ but please arrive a little earlier if you're planning on entering on the day. On the day entries are subject to a race limit of 400 places being reached. Please remember on the day entries will cost you an additional £2. You can register from 5.30pm. We recommend you register as early as possible to beat the rush.

Can I transfer my race entry?

You may transfer your entry upto 7 days before the race. After this time we can no longer transfer your entry to another runner.

What time can I register from?

Registration for both the Fun Run and on the day entries for the Woodland Challenge will open from 5.30pm.

Where do I collect number from?

All race numbers will be given out on the day of the race at Race HQ. Registration will be open from 5pm but we would advise that you arrive to register as early as you can to avoid having to queue.

What is the course distance?

The course is approximately 6 miles.

What footwear would be appropriate?

The multi-terrain route is highly likely to be muddy, slippery and uneven in places. You may feel it more appropriate to wear trail or off-road shoes dependent on conditions.

Is the course traffic free?

The course is 95% woodland trail and footpaths. There are however a few short sections of road connecting the woods, these are country roads but please be mindful that there may be some traffic. These sections will be well marshalled. Runners are to use footways where possible and follow the marshal's instructions at all times. Our priority is for a safe and enjoyable run for all.

Running well
Are there showering/changing facilities?

Yes, showers and changing facilities are available at the venue. Why not freshen up before you get ready to enjoy an evening of live music, beer and BBQ!

Is the race suitable for beginners?

The Woodland Chalenge is indeed a challenge and whilst we encourage runners of all abilities, this year, the route is possibly the most challenging it has been so far. Please bear in mind that this is not a flat road race. There are sections of technical ground with lots of tree roots and uneven camber, rocky sections, steep climbs, downhills and possibly mud and the odd stream!

What is the minimum age requirement?

The minimum age limit is 16 years of age on the day of the race. However, there is an all age fun run suitable for all the family prior to the main event – visit our fun run page for more information.

Is there somewhere I can safely leave a bag?

Yes we have a secure left luggage facility that is free of charge and manned. We would recommend you bring your bag here so that you can freshen up straight after the race and enjoy the band, bar and BBQ. Car parking is 5 minutes walk away.

Multi terrain run
Is the course suitable for wheelchair users?

We are sorry but the course is not suitable for wheelchair users.

Can anyone enter the fun run?

Yes, we actively encourage all ages – this is a family event and you can run, jog or walk the course. You don’t have to have children to enter the fun run. The emphasis is on taking part and having fun.

How do I find out the results of the race?

Race results will be posted in Race HQ as soon as possible after the race. Full results will also be available on this website.

How do I know if my entry has been accepted?

If you have entered online then you'll receive a confirmation email. If you entered by post and gave us a valid email address or enclosed a SAE then we'll contact you either by email or post. If you are in any doubt, you can always contact us.

How will the results be calculated?

In accordance with standard race practice, the results and finishing positions are calculated using gun time.

My friend isn't running – can they come along to the after party?

Of course they can! There will be a bar and a BBQ, both of which will be open throughout the evening. There will also be a FREE face painter on site to create some wonderful faces, for both young and old!

How do I get to the Woodland Challenge?

Visit this link at Google Maps, click on "Get Directions" and Google will do the hard work for you!

Is there plenty of parking available?

Yes, there is ample parking within the grounds of Storthes Hall. Our parking marshals will direct you to the car parks. These are all approx a 5 minute walk away from the Race HQ, so why not bring your bag with you to avoid having to go back to the car straight after the race.

Still got a question?  Contact us!