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

clock iconTime: Starts at 10am

cost iconPrice: £25 

tough icon Toughness Rating: Tougher

venue iconVenue: Cannock Chase, Staffordshire (please see below for details on how to get there and parking)

Take on a Tough 10 run in Cannock Chase forest.

No obstacles - this is the chance to take on 10k of exposed tree roots, narrow paths and the occasional head-height branch that will keep you on your toes.

This course follows popular cycling trails as well as heading off the beaten track into the dense Cannock Chase forest. The terrain you'll cover will include steep inclines, rocky garden streams and exposed tree roots.

Your efforts will be rewarded with views of the picturesque Sherbrook Valley with its mixture of woodlands, hill-climb trails and open heathland as you run on multi-terrain paths into Abraham's Valley.

• 80% of the course is on forest trails and through woodland
• 20% of the course is on paths

​This is just an initial course description as it may change before the event. A course map will be available within the next few weeks. 

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 on the course 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 allowed on the event site but must be on a lead. Due to the nature of the course dogs will not be allowed. 

Is the spectator area wheelchair accessible/suitable for pushchairs?

Due to the nature of the terrain the course is not suitable for wheelchair or pushchair access. The main event site is hard standing along with the car park, but please note that the car park is a 10-15 minute walk from the main site. 

The spectator viewing point can be accessed on path and is about 10minutes from the main site. 


The event is being held at Cannock Chase, Staffordshire.

Cannock Chase lies close to a superb rail and road network providing easy access. The A5 and A34 trunk roads, M6 and M6 Toll provide east-west and north-south routes. Being close to the M54 also provides access from the Telford area. 


Car parking for this event will be based at Takeroo Campsite which is about a 5 minute drive from the event area. The nearest post code for this is WS15 2UA.

Once in the Cannock Chase area you can follow our signs. There will be no charge for parking.

For more information on how to get there visit http://www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/infd-8jhhah

Race start time 10am

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.

This route is predominantly through uneven, winding forest paths with lots of exposed tree roots so strong, supportive running shoes are essential. There are some hills which can get wet and muddy so trail shoes will help if you have them.

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 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

Fancy a different challenge?

We have a variety of Tough 10 events available, including Tough, Tougher and Toughest challenges in spectacular locations across the country.