Thoresby 10

Choose from a race over 10k or 10miles, running along old military roads, cleared tracks through ancient woodland and grassed paths around the country estate. The 10k route is The Longhorn race in reverse, the 10 mile race is the 10k route with an extra 4 miles added through more of the estates ancient woodland. The route includes a few hills to offer a small challenge around the course in some of the most scenic Nottinghamshire countryside as well as the forest & past the lake. The elevation is on the downloadable map.

The Autumn colours should make this a race to remember in this natural area of beauty.The race takes you into Nottinghamshire's National Nature Reserve, through private areas that were once part of the 10,000 acres Royal Forest of Sherwood where the woodland is dominated by native Oaks as well as other native trees including Silver Birch, Rowan, Holly and Hawthorn. The reserve is also the site of Europe's oldest Oak tree plantation, containing over 1000 Oaks most of which are over 500 years old! Look out for the Longhorn Cattle of Thoresby Estate, who usually roam free in the forest, in their restricted fields for the race.

We are also offering a 5k run / walk for all levels. It's a different course that takes you past the beautiful church at Perlethorpe, through woodland groves & back onto the main field in front of Thoresby Hall. This event can be a gentle stroll with the family or a race to get your 5km PB. The 5km race is 2 loops of the course.

Race numbers (for all events) and your timing chip (for the 10k/10mile/5km race) will be given out on the morning of the race . Please allow enough time to collect these from Race Registration.

There will be hot food from Good Spuds (bacon butties & hot breakfsts - no potatoes) & homemade coffee & cake from Sunshine Van, plus bouncy castle or entertainment for the children - to be confirmed. Bring your supporters & a picnic blanket if the weather is good & they can sit on the lawns by the hall to watch the event unfold & cheer you on.

Our Charity Partner for this event is Nottingham Hospitals Charity - they have several projects including Haywards House - a hospice for cancer patients, Nottm Childrens Hospital & the Notts Helipad Appeal. We hope you can support them by fundraising for this event & on the day.

Thoresby 10 will have the following:

  • Trail Runners Association permit
  • 10k run race
  • 10 mile run race
  • 5k run race/ walk
  • Chip timing
  • Regular water stations around the course
  • Route fully marshalled and signposted
  • Distance markers
  • Bespoke race finishers medal for everyone
  • 10k & 10mile Trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd man & woman and 1st in age group (Age 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69)
  • Trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd team, plus 5th and 10th placed teams. The more teams that enter - the more we can give!
  • Team Spot Prize
  • 5k Trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd man & woman and 1st, 2nd, 3rd Veteran man & woman
  • Sports Therapist for post race massage
  • Full medical provision
  • Ideal for novice through to elite
  • Race village with hot food and beverages for sale
  • Good Spuds providing high quality hot breakfasts & bacon butties & more!
  • Little Sunshine Van providing home made cakes & hot drinks including specialist coffee & gluten free options
  • Free onsite parking-please car share to save our environment.
  • Bespoke hoodies & t-shirts for sale

See you SUNDAY 23rd OCTOBER to run round Nottingham's most beautiful course!

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