The race will take place on Sunday 31st October at 10am.
Hosted from the National Trust visitor centre at Dunstable Downs, our half marathon follows a stunning trail route around the Downs and out to Kensworth Quarry.
The route is fully marked and marshalled — all you have to do is turn up and run.
This event is permitted by the Trail Running Association and will be run under UK Athletics rules. Runners must be 17 or older.
Sun 31st Oct 2021, 10am
National Trust - Dunstable Downs
1 (passed twice at 5.8km and 12.5km)
Our fully marked half marathon route begins at the National Trust centre within Dunstable Downs.
The first quarter of the race takes runners on a short loop towards the Tree Cathedral, along to Bison Hill and back past the centre on some quality undulating trails with great view towards Ivinghoe Beacon.
Once past our aid station (5.8km), runners embark on a full loop of the Kensworth Quarry perimeter trail, providing some unusual views on wide undulating dirt paths.
Upon rejoining the Downs and passing the aid station again (12.5km) the runners complete an out and back to Five Knoles, where the biggest climb of the race is tackled.
The final section dips back onto the lower Downs trails to run what was the first 5km, now in reverse, all the way to the finish line.
09:00 Car park and registration opens
09:50 Registration closes
10:00 Race start
13:30 Finish line cut-off
Please view the resources section to view/download the GPS of the route.
You will find our aid station at both 5.8km and 12.5km on the route. This will be stocked with:
There will be limited numbers of paper cups, so please carry a bottle of soft cup if you plan to use the checkpoint.
Registration is £32 (or £30 to affiliated runners).
There will be 150 entries available. Once all places are sold out we will operate a waiting list.
We do not allow transfers or deferrals on this event.
Please view our withdrawals page
There is no mandatory kit, however we recommend you carry the following whilst running:
If possible, please keep everything else in your car. We will have a small bag drop area for those that need to use it.
All runners will receive a unique finishers medal.
The top 3 male and female runners will receive a prize, along with the first V40 and V50 male and female finishers.
To view a list of our race rules please click here.
The address for the event base is: Dunstable Downs, Whipsnade Road, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 2GY.
If you are arriving by car, please park in the car parks provided by National Trust (open from 9am).
Please note that you will need to pay £3.50 for parking, payable via the PayByPhone app, or exact change. National Trust members park for free.
If you have a question please email [email protected]
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