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: Epping Forest, London, E4 7QJ (please see below for details on how to get there)

Take on a Tough 10 run in London's largest open space, Epping Forest.

No obstacles - this is the chance to take on 10k of root-laden, uneven trails as you dart through the forest and countryside found in East London.

Set within ancient woodland on the border of London and Essex, the Epping Forest course will challenge your stamina as well as your balance.

The 10k route takes in a single lap over uneven woodland trails, steep grassy hills, and large boggy areas.

Once you have completed several tough hill climbs, your next challenge will be to remain upright as you battle through the muddy woodland and around the winding forest paths – this is not a course for setting a personal best!

Here are some of the key statistics of the terrain:


45% woodland trails
30% marked paths
25% grass

​This is just an initial course description as it may change 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
  • 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. 

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.

Are dogs allowed?

Dogs are allowed in the event site, but not on the course.

The meeting point for this event is off Bury Road, close to Chingford Station. Limited parking will be available at the venue, however we do advise using public transport if possible. 

By train

The nearest train station is Chingford Station which is around a 6-8 minute walk to the forest. Take a left up Bury Road before finding the event area up on the right.

By bus

Catch the 397 and get off at the Ranger’s Road stop then walk up Bury Road before finding the event area up on the right. The bus timetable can be found here.

The race will start at 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.

The route at Epping Forest is a mixture of paths, woodland trails and fields. 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 all 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

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