West Wycombe Trails is an exciting community event that will start and finish at West Wycombe Park.

The course is multi-terrain and completely off road race around the beautiful grounds of West Wycombe Park. The 5k run is open to everyone from the age of 13+ years and the 10K for those of 16+ and over on or before the race date.

The organising team comprises members of Hazlemere Runners, a friendly running group providing safe and supportive run coaching for the local community by qualified leaders and coaches.

West Wycombe Trails is proud to be supported by many local sponsors, friends, family and volunteers.

 Profits from the race will go to Child Bereavement UK, whose patron, Lady Dashwood, has kindly agreed to allow us to use the park grounds. Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying or when a child faces bereavement.With this in mind, donations are gratefully received. If you would like to raise money for this fantastic charity, download a sponsorship form or click on the following link for more information.

Race information

The race car parking, assembly, registration, start and finish are all in the historic grounds of West Wycombe Park by kind permission of Sir Edward Dashwood, 20th Bt. Lady Dashwood is a patron of Child Bereavement UK and profits from the races will be donated to the charity.

Four reasons why you should run:

  1. Unique – no other race has access to the route we have planned
  2. Stunning – Take in the lakes, all the follies around the estate and the many beautiful aspects of the park
  3. Challenging – The 5K feels more like 5 miles and the 10K feels more like 10 miles!
  4. Training – A brilliant opportunity to get some training in ahead of the Wycombe (Hell Fire) Half and 10K races that will follow in 6 weeks time

The route will be sign posted and marshalled at all key points to ensure that you follow the correct pathways and to ensure your safety.

The route includes a wide range of terrain from grass to gravel and woodland but never at any point will you need to run on a public road.

5K

£12 £10 UKA affiliated

10K

£15 £13 UKA affiliated

Please note: Entries on the day will be subject to an additional £3 administration fee.

5km – £15

10km – £18

Entrance on the day up until 9:30am

10am start 10km and 10:10  start 5km

Your race number needs to be placed with safety pins on the front of your vest/shirt and MUST be visible at all times

Race times will be as accurate as possible. We do not use micro chips to record timings.

The finish times will be published on our website following the event.

2018 Results

Changing facilities 

Unfortunately there are no designated changing facilities or showers on site so please arrive in the clothing you intend to wear for the event.

Toilets

Available in the car park AND close to the start/finish point, including a disabled toilet.

Bag drop/Cloakroom

A stewarded bag/key drop area will be available for the duration of the event. The facilities will not be locked so please do not bring valuables for storage and any items are left at the owners risk.

If you need first aid at any point during the event, please notify a marshal who will contact our first aiders and/or paramedics.  We will have marshals every few hundred metres.  The marshals along the course are there for your safety and the safety of your fellow competitors.  Please make sure you listen to any instructions they give you and pay attention to any race signage.

Once registered a condition of entry to the race includes the medical disclaimer that the runner consents for his/her personal and medical details to be released by the medical team to the race organiser (to inform next of kin and statutory authorities reiterated to the runners who pick up their number on the day of the race) in the event of a medical emergency.

In the event of adverse weather conditions that force us to cancel the race, an email will be sent to your registered email address, a text to your registered mobile phone and information posted on the website as soon as possible.

FAQs

Enter online now by clicking a link on the homepage of this site or on the day event registration opens two hours before the first race and closes 30 minutes before the first race.

Yes, of course you can. Just get in touch!

Email hazlemererunners@hotmail.com  or use our contact us form

Contact Us

Yes!  Race profits go to Child Bereavement UK, whose patron, Lady Dashwood, has kindly agreed to allow us to use the park grounds. If you would like to support this good cause or get involved please click on the following button to fill out our contact form or simply email hazlemererunners@hotmail.com 

Get involved

Hazlemere Runners take the safety of our entrants extremely seriously. When you enter our events you do so in the knowledge that you are fit and healthy, without any conditions that could affect you adversely. It is essential that any conditions that may affect you are brought to the attention of our registration team, who will assess whether you should take part in our event. You should remember that our events take place over various terrains. AB Medical (events paramedics service) provide medical cover for our events but cannot be held responsible for any injuries suffered. We strongly recommend that you hold your own personal insurance.

Whilst you are all winners to us and our events are run for enjoyment and personal achievement, someone has to win! We give prizes in each race for:

10k – Men

1st, 2nd & 3rd in Mens Open
1st in the following categories:

1st in the following categories:

  • M -20(junior)
  • M60+

10k – Women

1st, 2nd & 3rd in Womens Open
1st in the following categories:

1st in the following categories:

  • W -20(junior)
  • W60+

5k – Men

1st, 2nd & 3rd

5k – Women

1st, 2nd & 3rd

Our trail events are mixed terrain and elevations and we suggest you dress appropriately. You should, especially, wear suitable running footwear with good grip! In the unlikely event that damage occurs to your clothing or footwear during one of our events Hazlemere Runners  will not be held responsible.

Firstly a great run on routes not usually open to the public and a great day out!

You will also receive:-

  • A race Medal
  • Trophies for 1st2nd3rd
  • On course refreshments
  • Event safety cover
  • Warm up cool down

We love spectators and actively welcome them, especially those that cheer on runners! Due to the nature of the private locations we may have to restrict spectator access but this will be clearly signed. Don’t worry we ensure that spectators can see the start, end and as much of the race as possible.

There will be a covered bag drop area available at each event and whilst we take every care possible of your kit we cannot be held responsible for any loss. Please do not leave valuables in the bag drop area.

Plenty of free car parking on site.

West Wycombe Trails are run predominantly on private land, the majority of which cannot be accessed by trail runners and the general public at any other time of the year. You get to enjoy mixed terrains including around the beautiful lake and ancestral home, forest tracks, single tracks, moorland, fields, possibly some tarmac (but as little as possible), and even some stream crossings (with bridge alternatives)!  All through the lovely estate of West Wycombe Park, thanks to the Dashwood family.

Get in touch

Join our Facebook group page to keep up-to-date and chat to those entering this year

Sign-up today!

The next race will take place on Sunday 2nd June 2019 at 10am

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Once online entries close, you can register on the day from 8.00 am to 9.30 am at the registration desk.


To enter by post download the entry form here