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The Harewood Forest run is an annual event held each spring in the beautiful setting of the Harewood Forest, in the heart of the Test Valley. All proceeds from the event go towards the Wherwell Playing Fields Association and Wherwell School PTA.

Next race: May 2023!

Thank you to everyone who took part in the 2022 event and to all the volunteers who made it happen. See you next time!
  • On the day registrations will open at 08:30 and will finish at 09:30 sharp. Make sure you get there early as we will close registrations on the dot to allow for pre-race set up.

  • Min age for 10k: 12+

  • Min age for 5k: 7+ (7-11 to be accompanied by an adult). It is the adults responsibility for the welfare of the child during the race.

  • Dogs are welcome in this race however must be on a lead at all times, both during the race and afterward.

Start time and Regulations
  • The 10km and 5km will start at 10:00am 

  • The 2km race start time is approx 11.20am as this enables runner parents to watch their younger children run. Listen to the marshals at all times. They are there for your safety. We reserve the right to remove any participant who does not obey a marshals directive/s.

  • No headphones to be worn during the race. This is for your safety.

  • Toilets will be available in the Playing Fields club house.

  • First Aid will be available for any minor bumps, bruises and cuts. 

  • There will be two water refill stations at approximately the 3km and 7km points of the 10km race. These stations will be cup-less to prevent litter, so please ensure you bring your own cup to refill. Dog bowls will also be available at each water station.

  • Refreshments will be available to buy on the day 

Entry Prices
  • Online Pre-event Registration (closes Saturday 30th April 2022):

    • 10km - £13

    • 5km - £8

    • 2km - £4

  • On-the-Day Registration: Monday 2nd May 2022

    • 10km - £​15

    • 5km - £10

    • 2km - £5

  • The route is undulating and hilly, with a mixture of trail, tarmac, dirt and single tracks. It is challenging but beautiful.

  • There is a single road crossing at the start and finish of the 5km and 10km race. Please listen and obey marshals. We do not have the right to stop traffic.

  • There are multiple obstacles on the course - overhanging trees, rough terrain underfoot, mud, holes and ruts caused by farm equipment. Please wear appropriate footwear and be aware of the terrain, especially the overhanging branches.

  • The course will be marked with km markers, tape, signs, and we will have marshals on the course to help guide you.

  • The 2km kids event will be run entirely on the field.

  • The Harewood Forest Fun Run event site is at the Wherwell Playing fields SP11 7JP. Please drive slowly through Wherwell Village as there will be a lot of traffic passing through.

  • There will be onsite parking available. You will be directed to a parking space on the field on the day by marshals. 

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