date iconDate: Saturday 19 November 2016

clock iconTime: Starts at 10am

cost iconPrice: £20

tough icon Toughness Rating: Tough

venue iconVenue: Cannock Chase, Staffordshire

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.

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This 10k course follows popular cycling trails before 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.

Here are some of the key statistics of the terrain:


50% marked paths
40% grass
10% mud

​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 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.

Are there toilets?

Yes, there will be toilets at the venue.

Are there shower facilities?


More information will be added closer to the event.

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

The race will start at 10am. 

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 Tough 10 Staffordshire:

  • 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