Hamsterley Forest Canicross 10k and Half Marathon

Saturday, 11 January 2025 @ 10:30

Our Hamsterley Forest Winter trail Canicross 10k and Half Marathon follow the wonderful crisp trails and tracks of the beautiful forest park, undulating but rewarding with spectacular views of the valley and forest. This is the perfect opportunity to spend some time working off festive indulgences in a spectacular winter wonderland location.

In it's third year, this is our most popular event and, early booking is recommended.

Award for 1st Male & Female A bespoke event Mug (new design for 2025)
Hot soup and roll
Free downloadable event pictures
A packet of Wild flower seeds
Venue: Hamsterley Forest Park, Bishop Auckland DL13 3NL
Start Time: 10:30am
Registration: 8 - 9.30 am

Hamsterley Forest is the largest forest in County Durham and covers 4900 square acres.

The Forest is great for trail running and enjoying the local wildlife, if you are lucky you may spot one of the Deer, Badgers or Squirrels. Starting and finishing at the visitor centre which is at the main car park. The route follows well marked footpaths, forest trails and woodland tracks.

Our partners at Greener Miles are an eco-friendly company and, on that basis, do not use disposable plastic cups and do not offer T shirts as standard as many go to waste after events. We will be collecting Pre-loved running kit so that we can pass it all onto an up-cycling scheme which we are supporting. We are actively encouraging participants to give something back to the environment which is why your race goodies are a little bit different. We are including a packet of mixed wild flower seeds for you to plant which will encourage bees and other pollinators to visit your garden and is great for the environment.

You can access Greener Miles car sharing group on Facebook, where you can arrange car sharing opportunities with other race day participants. Great for the environment and great for your pocket.... and you could win free race places in our car share raffle! Car Share group

Terrain conditions are a mixture of hard packed gravel tracks, single twisting dirt tracks and occasional muddy bridleway.

Ideal for novices and more experienced Canicross runners.
The route will be fully waymarked.
There will be a race HQ with toilets.
There are plenty of car parking spaces but participants are encouraged to car share when possible. You may need to walk for 10 mins or so to registration so please allow time. Discounted parking charges apply.
There will be medical support from Rapid Reaction NE Ltd who will be on the course throughout the event.

Weather: at this time of year it is normal for the temperature to fall below freezing therefore there will be a mandatory kit list for your safety. This will be communicated in the pre event communications.

*please note that Half Marathon is limited to 1-dog teams due to narrow trails on route

The details ...

  • When

    Saturday, 11 January 2025 @ 10:30
  • Where

    Ride Hamsterley by Bird Cycleworks, Bishop Auckland, DL13 3, United Kingdom
  • Max' Entrants

  • Close

  • Min' Age

    18 yrs


Organiser T&C's

Entries are non refundable (may be transferred to later event - deferral request must be made before the entry cut-off date)

Entrants must be over 16 (human) and over 1 year - 18 months (dogs) on date of event

Dogs must be under the control of an adult at all times (16+)

By registering you confirm that you and your dog are physically fit to participate

You also confirm that you have read and agree to our Code of Practice and Pre Event Declaration by continuing to register

The course includes potential tripping hazards and technical running surfaces, therefore appropriate clothing/footwear must be worn

All dogs must be wearing a suitable running harness attached to a bungee line and waist belt.

Times are individually recorded by 2 x independent timekeepers.

Team name must be entered when signing up to be eligible for team awards - Team awards will be decided aggregate time of all members (total time divided by 5)

Full terms and conditions available at fit2thecore.uk/canicross


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Hamsterley Forest Canicross 10k and Half Marathon

  • 10k Canicross £23.00
  • Half Marathon £23.00