Hello and welcome to our new events for 2020! ENTER our 10 & 20 mile trail races HERE now! Scroll down for race details.
The Nene Valley Trail Races are organised by runners for runners. The three of us, Janine, Claire and Anna are all members of our local club the Stamford Striders. Our friendly, supportive marshals are also mainly runners too, lots of them from our club – they know how to give a good cheer! Enter here. Watch the 10 mile race recce here. Get race GPXs here.
These two races start from Castle Farm Campsite in Fotheringhay, where you and your family can park and camp for free on Friday and Saturday nights. There will be portaloos all weekend, and on race day food and drink vans with delicious hot and cold food from independent, environmentally-friendly local companies.
The races are fully waymarked, marshalled with one aid station for the 10 mile and two for the 20 mile race, stocking things like jelly babies, flapjacks and Vegan snacks, water and cola. GF and other allergies available on request, please let us know.
Please bring your own cup/bottle as we are trying to make this race as eco-friendly as possible, thank you.
Please also car share as much as possible to reduce the race’s environmental impact too. You are very welcome to join our Facebook group to arrange this with fellow racers near you. Thank you!
At the end you will get whopping great cheer from all the supporters and marshals, and a beautiful Nene Valley Races MEDAL designed by award-winning local artist Steven Hall, illustrator for Trail Running, Trail, Country Walking and Bird Watching magazines.
We are delighted to announce that we are partnering with Kings Cliffe Bakery (near the first aid station checkpoint on the 20 mile route) who will provide us with a delicious flapjack for every competitor at the end of each race, spot prizes and discount codes!
NENE VALLEY RACE ROUTES
Nene valley 10 mile race
Cut off time: 3hrs
Enter: Through SiEntries here
The 10 miler takes you on undulating trails through fields and woodland to Nassington then on to Yarwell (look out for the field of llamas!), and through Yarwell Mill where there’s a cafe if you fancy a coffee and cake stop! Then it’s back along the river to Elton and Warmington before a final gentle climb over the last hill to the campsite. Enter here. Watch the 10 mile race recce here. Race GPXs here.
Nene valley 20 mile race
Cut off time: 6hrs
Enter: Through SiEntries here
The 20 miler takes you north west from Fotheringhay on rolling trails through fields and woods to the picturesque villages of Wood Newton, Apethorpe and Kings Cliffe. You dive down a newly created footpath along the old railway line here before looping back round through fields and woodland via Nassington (look out for the field of llamas!), Yarwell (grab a coffee and cake as you pass Yarwell Mill campsite!). Some beautiful riverside running then takes you to Elton, followed by Warmington. Then save some energy for the last (small!) hill back to the campsite. Enter here. Race GPXs here.
£1 from every race entry will go to Transition Kings Cliffe, the small charity working to restore and maintain footpaths, protect and promote wildlife in the local area. The 20 mile race uses one of their maintained paths along the disused railway line and it is one of the highlights of this route.
Enter the Nene Valley Races 10 and 20 mile trail running events on Sat 13 Jun 2020 here.