"Due to the likelihood that COVID 19 restrictions will not be lifted by the date of The Watership Down run, and the community centre organising the event remains closed at this time it has been agreed to postpone the event until a later date when the situation once again allows participation.
All entries have been automatically registered to the new event which we hope to take place later this year and you need take no action regards future registration"
In the meantime please stay safe.
The Multi Terrain Watership Down 10k and 5k Charity Race starts and finishes in the quiet picturesque Hampshire village of Kingsclere, a place that can trace its history back to 872 when it was originally part of the crown estates of King Alfred.
From the start of the race at the Fieldgate Centre, a short road section quickly leads into paths and open tracks. After about 700 metres the 5k and 10k routes separate with the 10k following a long flat path along one of the gallops horse training routes followed by a short but steep climb up to the ridgeway of White Hill. After a short off road grass section that allows the runners unobstructed views across Hampshire, West Berkshire and Watership Down the route joins the Wayfarers Path. After a short distance the route heads back down from the ridge through a farm to join the 5k route.
After running through a small wood with open glades both the 5k and 10k route cross Winchester Road leading to a flat long straight picturesque run along a second gallops race horse training area. At the end of this straight, the route joins a small quite private road before once again crossing Winchester Road and passing through Gaily Mill. Runners have an option to track for a short time through the stream by the abandoned Mill or along the narrow footpath before heading up and returning to the finish at the Fieldgate Centre.