Jackals Run 10km & Half Marathon Trail Race

Thank you to all who came and enjoyed the beautiful trails with us in 2019! ​It was lovely and muddy and it was fab seeing so many smiling faces at the end! The beauty with trail running is exploring the trails and having fun... And that in mind!

The Jackals Sell Out Event is back in 2020...!

The Jackals Run is fast becoming known as one of the best trail races in the North West and there is a reason why!

Well organised, beautifully, challenging trail with amazing bling for your efforts plus hot food at the finish line and a bar... What more could one ask for!

There is plenty of parking and the atmosphere of the day is awesome!

After a tough climb out of Sunnyhurst woods, you will head into the picturesque tockholes forest before taking on Lions Den and Aggies staircase. From there you will head across to the Iconic Darwen Tower where our event photographer will catch a memory of your day with us before a steep and fast descent back into Sunnyhurst!

There is a reason we sell out every year... Because our events are tough and rewarding with amazing bling... surrounded by like minded individuals!

​​I must tell you though, it sells out quickly with only a field of 200,, Do not miss your place!



Start and finish at the Olde English Kiosk within Sunnyhurst Woods, Darwen. The trail will be very well signed and marshaled for your safety. From the startline, the trail gets steep, pretty quickly! So ensure you are conditioned to take on long, steep ascents!


Parking is minimal within Sunnyhurst woods, however, there is plenty of parking along Earnsdale road, next to the woods. Please be at the startline at 9.45am for a race brief.


Registration will take place at The Olde English Kiosk. There will also be a bag drop available at this location free of charge. Registration will be open from 8am.


Of course! And hot food at the finishline.. And the bar will be open!


There will be a medical presence located at the start line and on the route. If there is an emergency situation with a runner on the fells, Bolton Mountain Rescue are on standby to extract.


Please ensure you are carrying atleast 500ml water, snack, hat, gloves, jacket, fully charged mobile phone, money, GPX of the route OR map and compass.


Trail or Fell Trainers are an absolute must for this event.


Runners are permitted to listen to music but we ask you only have 1 earbud in so you are able to hear any instructions from marshaling staff.


There will be a water station on the route. Should you require more water on route, we advise you carry it with you. There will be a hot meal at the finish line after your race. There is also a licenced bar that will be open! We hope you stay and have a drink with us afterwards!


There are toilets near to the startline. There will be no change facillities.

​Are you up for the challenge?

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