date iconDate:  2017 date TBC

clock iconTime: TBC

cost iconPrice: £25 

tough icon Toughness Rating: Tough

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.

Register your interest for 2017

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.

​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

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. 

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 TBC

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.

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.