Salcey Forest Challenge
24 April 2018
What is the Salcey Forest Challenge, where is it and when is it?
The Salcey Forest Challenge is at Wootoon Road, Salcey Forest, Northampton, NN7 2HX on Tuesday 24th April 2018 at 09:00.
How far is the race?
You decide! The 3.2-mile loop at Salcey Forest means your race can be 5k or over 55k! You decide how many laps you're going to do on the day within the 6-hour time limit. If you're looking to cover a marathon distance you'll need to complete 9 laps (28.8 miles) and a half marathon will be 5 laps (16 miles!). This is a relatively flat course with minimal elevation changes.
Early Bird fee (before 24/10/17) - £16 (£18 unaffiliated)
Standard fee (24/10/17 - 23/03/18) - £18 (£20 unaffiliated)
Late Fee - (24/03/18 - 22/04/18) £22 (£24 unaffiliated)
No entries on the day
There is an entry limit. Once the event gets down to the last places we'll endevour to make people aware through social media and emails (join the mailing list here!). Once the event is full a waiting list will be created. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information on this.
You do have to pay to park (£4.00 at the time of writing). This money goes to the forest, it is a great space that needs money and this is their main revenue stream. That said, be a hero and car share, save money and the world!
Course map/course description
The course route can be found here. It is over a varied terrain. There is some truly off road elements that are virtually impassable in the winter and there is some much more runnable cycle track. There are no road crossings, as with most of our runs, however there are bridleways and cycle paths to be aware of. The forest itself is a wonderful backdrop for a few hours of running.
Where is it?
There is a map at the bottom of the page, use the post code NN7 2HX for Sat Navs. It is 18 minutes from Northampton and 9 minutes from Junction 15 of the M1. The closest train station is Northampton.
Is there a GPX file?
Yes. Here it is - GPX file
Permission for this event has been obtained from the Forestry Commission.
TRA licence number
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Registration open from: 00:00:00