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Christmas runs in Sherwood Pines

Posted onPosted on 28th Sep

Sherwood Pines is hosting two races in November as part of a Forest Series to celebrate the UK’s best woodlands and forests.

Nice Work Races, one of the leading race management companies in the UK,  has recently announced the ‘The Nice Work Forest Series’, supported by Forestry England, which will also see races in other stunning locations across England.

Organisers said the benefits of spending time in nature were well documented, so Nice Work has created the run collection to showcase the most serene and breathtaking green spaces in the UK.

Sherwood Pines is hosting Christmas 5k and 10k races on 26th November, aimed at anyone from seasoned pros to newbies, with a special Santa prize for the best dressed runner.

The looped course goes through naturally undulating trails in the forest and along dirt tracks. The 10k course is a two-lap route, while those running a 5k race will complete one lap.

There will be a medal for all finishers with prizes/trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female winners, prizes/trophies for 1st male and female age group categories (10k only), and prizes/trophies for 1st male and female affiliated team, three to count (10k only)

On-the-day entry fees (subject to availability only) are: 10k race, £25, and 5k race, £25.

Rachael Wood, managing director of Nice Work, said: “We believe the enjoyment and benefits of running are greatly enhanced by the natural world. Being close to trees and ensconced by dense forest has the ability to heal and improve mental health.

“Our forest series allows our runners to plunge into fresh green environments that provide a vital connection to mother nature whilst running. We invite all running enthusiasts of every level, locals, residents, and visitors alike, to join us for truly unique races across the UK. There is no greater feeling of peace and connectness than the sound of running footsteps among nature. It’s one of my favourite places to run.”  

Further information on the Nice Work Forest Run Series can be found here.