Take on a Tough 10 run in Delamere Forest - the largest wooded area in Cheshire.

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

date iconDate: Saturday 12 November 2016

clock iconTime: Starts at 11am

cost iconPrice: £20 - this event has closed for entries online but you can still register at the venue on the day

tough icon Toughness Rating: Tougher

venue iconVenue: Delamere Forest, Cheshire

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Delamere Forest is a popular local beauty spot, however we have created a course that is not for the faint-hearted.

The start line is behind the Old Pale car park and heads upwards towards the Sandstone Trail and Nettleford woodlands, before heading back into the undulations of the forest. The course will take you around some of the forest's sharp short climbs, with twists and turns that make the most of the natural terrain.

The course will be on woodland tracks with some ‘off road' sections.

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 energy gels on course; water and electrolyte tablets at the end
  • Medal for every participant
  • 20% discount at 2XU

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. There is also a cafe at the venue.

Are there toilets?

Yes, there will be toilets at the venue.

Are there shower facilities?


Are dogs allowed?

Dogs are not allowed on the course but are allowed in the spectator area. 

The event is being held at Delamere Forest, Cheshire CW8 2JD.

By car

Delamere Forest is situated approximately 10 miles from the outskirts of Chester and close to the M56. The forest is well sign posted from the A54, A556 and B5152.

Please note that due to recent weather conditions Delamere Tough 10 event parking will be at Whitefield Car Park, off the B5152. Please follow Tough 10 signage on arrival, and allow plenty of time as it is a short walk to the start.

By public transport

Delamere train station is situated on the outskirts of the forest and is a 5 minute walk from the venue. 

The race will start at 11am. 

Please arrive 45 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 November weather and dress appropriately for the conditions.

2XU discount!

2XU are offering 20% off full price purchases over £25 to all Tough 10 entrants. Full details available on sign up. Browse the collection on their website.

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.

Our events couldn't go ahead without the amazing support of our awesome volunteers. Right now, we are looking for the following roles for our Tough 10 in Delamere Forest:

  • Event Day Volunteer - whatever time you can join us at the event, there are many ways you can help out in this role. You could set up marquees, put out flags and banners, get water to the start line or hand out medals at the finish. If you have a proactive attitude and loads of enthusiasm then we want to hear from you!  Find out more about this role
  • 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 if things crop up on the course. Find out more about this role