Cannock Chase Trail Half Marathon

The Cannock Chase Half Trail Marathon. 13.1 miles of undulating trails around the area of outstanding natural beauty of Cannock Chase. In our view a true trail runners paradise! The only single lap Half Marathon on Cannock Chase. 100% fully off road, we take you along single track trails, fire roads many of which are off the normal beaten track. A true adventure!

Unlike many of the events on Cannock Chase, we work really hard to design a course that really excites us. You can come along and run along the main fire roads anyway of the week. We want to take off the beaten track. This is course that will challenge all but at the same time isn’t too difficult making it suitable for new and long time runners alike.

Check out the 2019 event -

This is an event for all, yet like all of our other events our main aim is bringing like-minded people together to enjoy a sport we all love… Running. If you want to take it serious then great but if like many just making it round is your challenge then fantastic! We will support you every step of the way

For the first year the entries will be limited to 600 so please enter early to avoid disappointment.

CaniX - After testing CaniX at last years event we've decided to make it a category for the 2020 event. CaniX will get a slightly earlier start so they get space to run free.

Event Information

Distance: 13.1 Miles

Surface: Trails / Undulating / 100% Off Road

Route: 1 Single Lap

Water Stations: Every 3 Miles

Distance Markers: Every Mile

Parking: Off Road / Free / 100 Meters From The Start

Facilities: Toilets / Catering / Photographer / Free Parking / Free Camping

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Male & Female / 1st Vet Male & Female / CaniX 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Freebies: Medal / Goodie Bag For All Finishers


£20 Pre Entry / £25 On The Day

Strictly limited to 600

Event program

8am - Site & Enquiries Open

8.30am – Late Entry Open (Only If The Event Hasn’t Sold Out)

9.45am – CaniX Start

10am – Half Marathon Start

11.30am – 1st Runner Expected Back

12.30pm – Prize Giving


Tackeroo Camp Site

Penkridge Bank Road

Nr Rugeley


WS15 2UA

The venue at Tackeroo is ideal for holding events at. Easily accessible from the north or the south Tackeroo is around 15 minutes from the M6 motorway junctions at Cannock (South) or Stafford (North).


We understand that friends and family may wish to come along and watch you suffer. Therefore we've done our best to keep the course as close to the start / finish arena as possible. The course makes a figure of 8 shape around the arena meaning spectators don’t have to walk far to see and support you a number of times. Entry and parking is free for spectators so please invite friends and family along.

Thank You

We’ve also managed to secure some great support from our sponsors

Run & Ride

On Running


Who will be supplying prizes for the top 3 in each category and spot prizes for those that we feel have captured the true spirit of the event.

Course Profile:

The start / arena area is based at the Tackeroo Campsite in the heart of Cannock Chase. The course based on a figure of 8 which makes it ideal for spectators as from the arena they will get to see you at the start ,after 1 mile, 3miles, again after 10miles and then at the finish.

The route is on mainly rolling terrain, hard stone tracks with a few singletrack sections that add an extra bit of fun to the course. We recommend trail shoes as the surface is un-even and could be muddy in sections.

From the beginning you head out of the arena into the trees and loop around and back into the arena before heading down into the valley on a mile long singletrack fun section. From the bottom of the valley to head along a steady climb back up into the arena. At this point you’ll find the first feed point.

Now you head out in the opposite direction where the course flattens out for a few miles. You’ll zig zag through some dense wooded areas before heading back into a valley. Now you’re faced with a long steady climb back up on the top of the ridge bringing you to the half way point.

Again the course flattens out before heading into another valley and an area called Brindley Heath. A really picturesque section of the course, you run along the valley with a stream and heathland to your right and wooded area to the right.

Now your heading back toward the arena at which you come to at the 10mile point. You can pick up encouragement from spectators before heading off on a final loop around the arena that includes more fun single track.


Please follow the signage from Penkridge Bank to the car park area. From there you will be directed to the start / finish arena. We recommend that you arrive at this area at least 30 minutes before the start of the event. There will be a secure bag storage area for you to leave clothing / keys etc. Spend some time and warm up before the start and make sure you wear suitable clothing for winter conditions. The start area can get quite windy so a windproof jacket and full length bottoms are recommended.

Other Information:

Prize presentation will take place around 30 minutes after the 3rd place female has crossed the line. Prizes for the Team events will be posted out a few days after the event.

Full results will be available online from Monday after the event. A link to these and the photos taken on the day will be posted on the Facebook page

Race Numbers:

Race numbers will be sent out on the Monday before the event. For anybody who enters after this date then you will need to collect your number on the day from general enquiries. Please arrive with enough time (we recommend at least 1hr before your event start) to sign on. Signing on will be open at 8.30 in the morning so to give any keen runners time to get sorted well before their start time. At signing on you'll need to find your name against your correct category and sign your name. For any under 18's we will need a parent or guardian to sign for you.

Cancelations / Making Changes:

We will be happy to process any cancellations up until 2 weeks before the event. Cancellations will carry a £5 admin fee. You will also have the option to change details, move category or transfer entries to another rider or have a refund. This can be done through the entry site. Transfer of entries will carry a surcharge of £1.00

Sorry but no changes or refunds after this date

Entry Options

Runner Half Marathon
CaniX Half Marathon


We will be happy to process any cancellations up until 2 weeks before the event. All refunds will carry a admin fee of £5. You will also have the option to change details, move category or transfer entries to another rider or have a refund. 

Transfer of entries will carry a surcharge of £1.00

Refunds will carry a admin fee of £5.00

Sorry but no changes or refunds after this date


  • You may trade your entry for a Transfer Credit FREE of cost until 21/03/2021.
  • You will have 12 months (from the date of the event) to spend your Transfer Credit. You may also use your Transfer Credit to enter someone else.
  • Click here for more info on Transfers.


  • You may Refund yourself the entry cost less £0.00 until 21/03/2021.
  • Click here for more info on Refunds.

You can manage your entries in the section of your Racer Dashboard.

Organiser Updates (1)

Event Postponed Until March 27th 2021

sent by Run & Ride on 24/05/2020 at 18:12
Hello all, 

We're really sorry to say that we've no choice but to postpone this years event to 2021. 

We're held back as long as we could but it's now clear that we're not going to out of lockdown enough for us to put on the event. It's very frustrating for us as we want to race, we want to put on events but things are out of our control. 

Slightly good news is that we've set dates for the the new event which is going to be held on March 27th 2021.

All current entries will be transferred to the new date.

We really hope you will join us then 

We have all the medals for the 2020 event ready to go so we'll be doing a virtual run so we can find them a home and they don't go to waste. 

The cost of cancelling events is huge. Money spent out on medals, marketing and the like goes to waste. On refunds we have to pay bank fees and fees to use the site which we estimate could cost in the region of £1500 (Just the fees) We're asking where possible if people would be happy to take a credit instead of a refund. The refund option is available and the choice is yours. 

Sorry to say that the event has been postponed until March 27th 2021

Please listen to the clip for details


1. Login to your Race Space account
2. Select 'My Entries' from the main menu (on mobile you'll need to select 'Racer Dashboard', then choose 'My Entries' from the dropdown)
3. Look for the button named 'Refund Entry
4. If you're happy with the terms, click 'Confirm Transfer'

Credit Your Account

1. Login to your Race Space account
2. Select 'My Entries' from the main menu (on mobile you'll need to select 'Racer Dashboard', then choose 'My Entries' from the dropdown)
3. Click 'Entry Actions' next to the ticket you're trying to transfer. If the entry is eligible for a transfer, then select 'Transfer Entry'*
4. If you're happy with the terms, click 'Confirm Transfer'

You now have 'Transfer Credit', which you can find on your Racer Dashboard, in the 'My Transfers' section

Discussion Board

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colin hann

colin hann

12/01/2021 13:11:34

HI Guys, Can you confirm the date of the cannock chase trail half marathon please, and also if i am entered lol. I deferred from last year but its still showing as 2020 in the my events profile.

Run & Ride

Run & Ride Organiser

14/03/2020 10:37:18

Given the current situation a number of people are questioning if the Trail Half will be going ahead or not. We are committed to the making the event happen on April 4th and as it stands are still proceeding with plans to make ready for that date. That said we are in an ever changing situation. As ever we are keen to see people out participating at our events whilst at the same time we never want to put anybody at risk. We are constantly watching as things develop. Taking information provided by the government and our land owners the Forestry Commision. We want to make double sure that any decision is the right one for our customers. Be sure that should the event not happen on April 4th then it will be rescheduled for later on in the year. Don't panic... Keep running and be Happy :-)