Enter the Nene Valley Races 10 and 20 mile events on Sat 11 June 2022 via SiEntries here. Please note that there are no refunds but until one month beforehand you can swap another person to race in your place via SiEntries, see how here.
PLEASE NOTE You need to bring your own cup to this race as we will not be providing plastic cups as part of our bid to help the environment.
Our friendly Nene Valley 10 and 20 mile trail running races will show you the best of this beautiful area. You’ll be running on easy tracks and paths through the undiscovered, rolling Northamptonshire Countryside. (Scroll down for more details)
Starting from Fotheringhay’s Castle Farm Campsite, both routes take you through green fields and ancient bluebell woodlands, along rivers and disused railway tracks and quiet, picturesque old villages.
Both distances are fully marked and marshalled (no need to navigate!) with well stocked aid stations. Both the 10 mile and the 20 mile course are ideal for people who have not tried a trail running event before, as well as experienced trail runners. Race GPXs here.
10 mile race
Start: Rolling starts from 9:30am (choose your option via SiEntries)
Cut off time: 3hrs
Enter: Via 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. Race GPXs here.
20 mile race
Start: Rolling starts from 9am (choose your option via SiEntries)
Cut off time: 5.5hrs
Enter: Via 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. 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.