Hamsterley Marathon 2020 Event Cancelled due to COVID

The marathon route will follow the wonderful trails and tracks of the beautiful forest park, undulating but rewarding, with spectacular views of the valley and forest. It will be similar to the winter half earlier in the year but twice the fun… twice the elevation and twice as satisfying. This event takes you high above the forest onto the stunning open moorland of Hamsterley Common where on a clear day you can enjoy uninterrupted views of the North Pennines AONB.

Your entry and whats included. £30-£32 non-affiliated

  • A Branded mug
  • Hot soup and a bread roll at the finish line.
  • free downloadable event pictures , printable event logo and certificate
  • a packet of Wild flower seeds.
  • Snacks and nibbles at the race start and finish
  • Cash prizes for the top 3 male and female finishers.
  • Free future event places for all category winners.
  • Venue: Hamsterley Forest Park, Bishop Auckland DL13 3QH
  • Start Time: 10 am on 26th September
  • Registration: 7.30-9.30

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’re lucky you may spot one of the Deer, Big birds of prey or Squirrels. Starting and finishing at the Nest/Grove carpark which is up the forest drive from the main car park. The route follows well marked footpaths, forest trails, woodland tracks and sections of stunning open moorland and fell of the North Pennines area of outstanding natural beauty.

We are an eco-friendly company and, on that basis, we don’t use disposable plastic cups and don’t offer plastic race T shirts as standard – many go to waste after events and are nor recyclable. As with all of our events we will be collecting Pre-loved running kit so that we can pass it all on to an up cycling scheme that 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 or small Tree for you to plant which will encourage bees and other pollinators to visit your garden and is great for the environment.

Greener Miles Running has signed up to the North Pennines Responsible Tourism Charter, which means that we commit to ensure that our events consider the environment, local economies, wildlife, landowners and farming etc. To find out more about the North Pennines Responsible Tourism Charter and the North Pennines AONB click on this link. https://www.northpennines.org.uk/what_we_do/tourism/sign-up-to-tourism-resources/responsible-tourism-charter/


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