The Run Before Christmas 2021

Sunday, 28 November 2021

Celebrate the fact it's CHRISTMAS with 'The Run Before Chrismas' and earn yourself an amazing themed medal....lets just hope the run doesn't turn out to be a Nightmare! This is a 6.5 hour timed event where you can choose your distance from 5km to ultra. You can complete as many laps of a 3.28 mile (5.3km) course around the Herrington Country Park, in the shadows of Penshaw Monument.

We welcome runners of all abilities and welcome walkers too. For us it is about you having the flexibility to choose how far you want to run and for how long. This means as long as you complete one lap you are an official finisher and you will receive our fantastic medla and a great goody bag too (vegan goody bags are available). Alternatively, you may carry on running and complete as many laps as you can manage within the time limit! We also have a 50k option for those wishing to run this distance.

The course is classified as a trail run and the aid station is at the start & finish line and therefore available every 3.28 miles. The aid table has everything you could wish for including a fantastically wide selection for our vegan runners.

Toilets are available next to the start area where there is also a cafe. Parking is onsite with sufficient spaces for all runners. Places are strictly limited and event registration will close once these are sold out. The minimum age for online entries is 12 years old. If you have a runner under 12 then please contact us. We will be operating two events, with the main event being permitted under UKA and for all runners aged 18 and above. The second event will be for all under 18s and is not covered by the UKA permit.

The details ...

  • When

    Sunday, 28 November 2021 @ 09:30
  • What

    6hrs 30 mins timed event | Undulating | Multi-Terrain
  • Where

    Herrington Country Park, New Herrington, Houghton-le-Spring, DH4 7EL
  • Max' Entrants

  • Close

  • Min' Age

    12 yrs


Organiser T&C's

  • No refunds or deferrals to other events.
  • Transfer to another runner allowed up until 1 week prior to the event.
  • We do offer our partial deferral scheme within a week of the event, which will allow you to defer to another event and enter at a reduced price of £15.00.


Enter Now

The Run Before Christmas 2021

  • Affiliated £24.00
  • Unattached £26.00
  • Under 18 £22.00


  • Transfers are now closed