*** We are sorry to say that due to the current situation and corresponding government restrictions our 2020 event has been cancelled. If you have already signed up, please contact [email protected] or call 01524 548040 to secure your refund. ***
Rather than signing up to a two-a-penny running event through one of the usual concrete jungles, why not consider one that takes you into some glorious countryside and out in the open air?
For the third year running, we’re teaming up with the OMM to bring you the Outdoors Magic Trail Race series. Part of the OMM Festival of Running, we’ll be putting on not just a 10k and a half marathon, but a full marathon distance as well, all sitting alongside the usual OMM Lite and OMM Bike two-day navigational challenges.
Each of our courses will take entrants around Cannock Chase in Staffordshire. It’s a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Site of Special Scientific Interest where 800 fallow deer wander through the woodland and heathland. As usual, the routes will all be fully signposted and marshalled, and there’ll be checkpoints to replenish your water supplies as well.
Last year’s event was a real corker with over 1,000 people taking part in various activities and events over the course of the festival weekend. It also went down in the record books as having the first ever disability inclusive trail race and were pleased to say that once again, the 10K will be open to disabled athletes/wheelchair users. Check out the OMM website for all the details on that.
Watch Chis Nicholson taking on the 10K in last year’s event…
Each race entry gets you two nights of free camping at the OMM Festival HQ where there’ll be evening talks, activities, a great bar, food, and live music. You’ll also be welcome to bring along a couple of friends or family – even if they don’t fancy taking part in any of the running.
The Saturday will see the full and half marathon events with the 10K then held on the Sunday.
The Essential Info
The 10k: £20
The Half: £30
The Full Marathon: £40
Location: Tackeroo Site, Cannock Chase, Nr Rugeley WS15 2UA
Dates: 1-3 May (races on 2 & 3)
Head on over to the Outdoors Magic Trail Race page on the OMM’s website to get signed up to one or more of the events.
Catch you at Cannock!