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.
For runners affiliated to a UKA running club or directly for UKA (UKA - UK Athletics)
£13.00Dec 16 - Jul 9
For runners NOT affiliated to a UKA running club (UKA - UK Athletics)
£15.00Dec 16 - Jul 9
Runners to be aged 13 and over on the day of the Race. Under 13's may run free with a Responsible Fee Paying Adult
£7.00Dec 16 - Jul 9
Entry only when accompanied by a 5k Registered Responsible Adult. During the race the Under 13 remains the responsibility of the adult.
Free Place with 5k Adult EntryDec 16 - Jul 9
- James Cairns