date iconDate: This event has closed however you can now register your interest for 2018.

clock iconTime: TBC

cost iconPrice: TBC

tough icon Toughness Rating: Tough

venue iconVenue: Ashton Court Estate (Church Lodge car park entrance), Bristol, BS41 9LX

Take on a Tough 10 run around the beautiful Ashton Court Estate in Bristol. 

No obstacles – this is the chance to take on 10k of challenging forest tracks and grassy inclines leading you to fantastic views of Bristol, before tackling the steep descents back to the finish line.

The route starts just up from the Church Lodge Entrance, taking in the gentle slopes before heading up the muddy trails into the forest. Following a mixture of muddy tracks and grassy hills you will eventually reach the highest point at the top of the estate where you will be rewarded with spectacular views across the whole of Bristol. 

Catch your breath and get ready for the return journey down steep pathways, forest trails, and grassy tracks back to the finish line. 

Here are some of the key statistics of the terrain:

• 60% grass
• 30% forest trails 
• 10% pathways

Please note this is an initial course description as the route may chance before the event. 

You must be aged 16 or over on the day of the event to take part. Persons aged 16 or 17 must take part with either a parent, guardian or, if having obtained their parent or legal guardian’s permission, another registered participant aged 18 or over.

Please see the Tough 10 Event Rules for more details.

  • A fully signed and marshalled route
  • Chip timing
  • Free parking
  • First aid response across the whole course
  • Training guidance and pre-event support
  • Fundraising support
  • Free bag-drop
  • Water station and water and electrolyte tablets at the end
  • Medal for every participant
  • We've teamed up with Get Event Fit to bring Tough 10 participants an exclusive free training and nutrition app to help you conquer your event. You can download the app here: http://fundraisers.geteventfit.com/tough10

Will there be a bag drop?

Yes. There will be a free of charge bag drop in the event area, however we cannot take responsibility for any belongings – please do not bring valuables with you.

Will there be water available?

Yes. There will be one water station on the course and a bottle of water for each participant at the finish line. 

What is available for spectators?

There will be refreshment stands where spectators can purchase food and drink.

Are there toilets?

Yes, there will be toilets at the venue.

Are there shower facilities?

There are no shower facilities at the event so we suggest bringing a change of clothes with you. 

Are dogs allowed?

Dogs are welcome at Ashton Court in spectator areas, however please be responsible, keep your dog under control at all times and ensure you pick up after it. 

Is the spectator area wheelchair accessible/suitable for pushchairs?

Due to the nature and terrain of the course it is not suitable for wheelchair access or pushchairs. Please note the main event venue is all on grass but there are pathways alongside. There is a small hardstanding car park in addition to the main car park so any wheelchair/pushchair users can access the venue or get close to the event depending on the weather. There are also spectator viewing points that will be accessible to all.

The event is being held at Ashton Court Estate (Church Lodge car park entrance), Bristol, BS41 9LX

By car

From the M5 come off at Junction 18 and head along the Portway – following signs to Bristol City Centre. Go under the suspension bridge and then follow signs for Weston Super Mare/Clevedon (A370).  You then take the third exit off this road. Take the slip road to the traffic lights. Follow the road around to the right – going back under the A370. Take the next right as if you were heading back into Bristol. The Church Lodge entrance to Ashton Court will be on your left (before The Ashton pub).

Drop Off Point

Participants can be dropped off in the hardstanding car park (Church Lodge Car park), which is on the left as you drive in rather than driving into the main event car park straight ahead. 

Disabled Car Parking

Disabled Parking is on the left as you drive in the entrance in the hard standing area (Church Lodge Car park) instead of in the main car park. 

By public transport

Local buses stop by The Ashton Pub which is next to the entrance. For more information see https://www.firstgroup.com/bristol-bath-and-west/plan-journey/journey-pl...

The race will start at 11am. 

Please arrive 30 minutes before the start. You will need your running number that will be sent to you in the post prior to your event.

Before the race starts there will be a short warm up and safety briefing.

The route at Ashton Court is a mixture of uneven paths, rocky and gravel tracks, and grass. Strong, supportive running shoes are essential, we would recommend trail running shoes, particularly if it is wet. 

Please make sure you bring spare layers for the cold autumn weather and dress appropriately for the conditions.

The race will be chip timed using ResultsBase.

The timing chip is a blue loop that attaches to one of your trainers and will be sent out to entrants the week before the event. 

 Here are some instructions on how to attach it on the day.

Event Day Volunteer

Whatever time you can join us at the event, there are so many ways you can help out on event day, whether you’re setting up marquees and putting out flags and banners or getting water to the start line and handing out medals at the finish. We’re on the lookout for volunteers with a proactive attitude and loads of enthusiasm to join the gang.  

Course Marshal Volunteer

Inspire, cheer and motivate participants by covering one of the marshal points on the course. This crucial role ensures the event runs smoothly and participants feel motivated. This role is perfect for team players with great communication skills who can use their initiative when dealing with anything that may occur on the course.

Sign up to volunteer

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