Thursday June 29th 2017


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10K and Junior 1500m race Thursday 29th June

1500m race starts at 18:15.  Is for Primary school children and below - no lower age limit - parents allowed to accompany child.

Senior 10k race starts at 19:00

Registration opens at 17:00 for both events.  Entries accepted on the day or in advance for 10k only on link above. 

Please note - much of the route is run on private grounds.  Please do not run the route without express permission of all relevant landowners.

2nd year of the 'new' very popular off road 10k. Set in the heart of West
Dorset, the Forde Abbey 10k Cross Country was a renowned race that rolls
through woodlands, meadows and rivers on the stunning Forde Abbey
Estate. TA20 4LU.

The 10km route includes mud, rocky tracks, hills, big
views, more hills and two river crossings near to the end, after some
more hills. Few race routes rival this for spectacular rural scenery.
What better way is there to spend a summer evening?

If you didn't run it last year and you remember the old route, then you'll find
a couple of changes to take account of an unusable woodland part near
Hewood. The first river crossing is not so severe. The total length is
now 10k - it was somewhat shorter beforehand.


As with all Chard Road Runner events, we won't be doing postal entries -
just online here, or enter on the day. Medal for all participants.

Obviously weather dependent but it is great location to bring a picnic to and stay on after the event


A Junior 1500 metres race within the grounds of the park is being held,
starting at 18:15. It is open to primary school children and below.
There are no lower age limits. Cost is £3 and entries are only on the
day. Medal for all participants

Please arrive in plenty of time to pick up your number from Race HQ - numbers will not be sent out.

Map of 10k course below




2016 results are below:

Forde Abbey 10k result 2016

Forde Abbey Junior race result 2016