The final race in the 2017 Montane trail tour race series will take place in Delamere Forest. Stated as being Cheshire’s largest area of woodland, and home to a wide variety of woodpeckers and dragonfly, the luscious forest makes for a beautiful and scenic run both on and off the beaten track.
Date & Time
Sunday 10th September 2017 at 9:30am
The start and finish is located on Old Pale car park, about 100m down from the Forest Visitor Centre & Cafe. Please use the sat nav postcode CW8 2HZ and not the “mail” address postcode. This will get you onto Station Road, only a few minutes away from the Visitors Centre. The road turning for the Visitors Centre/Cafe is next to the railway station.
The Trail Running Schedule:
07:45 - Car park opens
08:00 - Registration opens
08:50 - Briefing and warm up Trail Kidz 1k (under the start gantry)
09:00 - Start of Trail Kidz 1k
09:30 - Compulsory event briefing for The Montane Trail 13 Half Marathon competitors
09:40 - Start of The Montane Trail 13 Half Marathon
09:50 - Compulsory event briefing for The Montane Trail 10 10K competitors
10:00 - Start of The Montane Trail 10 10K
12:30 - Prize presentation at registration tent for Trail 10
13:00 - Prize presentation at registration tent for Trail 13
You have a choice of two trail running distances, The Montane Trail 13 half marathon or The Montane Trail 10 10k.
Both the Trail 13 and Trail 10 routes set off along the same path initially. You will head out and complete loop 1, a lap of the Blakemere Moss Lake, before the two routes separate and head out on their separate ways.
The Trail 13 then heads over to the far side of the forest for some fun trails and little climbs, whereas the Trail 10 heads over to Eddisbury Lodge for loop 2. The Trail 13 eventually rejoins Trail 10 and you all descend down a great bit of narrow, twisty trail back into the main forest. From here, both races will face the final challenge, the climb up Old Pale before enjoying a well earned fast descent to the finish.
The routes are on forest trail which is mostly well compacted, however there are some small sections of rocky/stony/muddy terrain.
The Delamere trail running course will be fully signed with bright yellow directional signs together with our famous “motivational quotes” to keep you going.
There will be 1 feeding station on the course. The feeding station is at the cross junction of each loop so the Trail 10 will pass through it once whereas the Trail 13 will pass through three times in total.
Refreshments will be available at the event all day, near to the registration area and will provide a variety of food and drinks.
The Delamere Trail 13 and Trail 10 trail running race parking is free of charge as this has been included in your entry fee. We advise that you arrive early to make your experience of getting through the registration process stress free.
Please follow the instructions found within your competitor notes, the signs and the marshal instructions to use the dedicated race car park.
A long the course there will be an opportunity to win fantastic prizes on our Strava segments. To be eligible for the Strava Challenge you will need to be a member of our Trail 26 Strava Club to become part of our Trail Running Revolution. You can join the revolution and the club by CLICKING HERE. Once you are a member, to enter the Strava Challenge you need to upload your run onto Strava by 12noon on the Tuesday following the event, and the winners will be selected randomly.
In addition to the main trail races there will also be a free Trail Kidz 1k trail running event for children taking place at 9am, with medals for all finishers. You will have enough time to run with your children before taking part in the main event! There is no online registration for this event. You will need to register your child(ren) on the day at the Trail Kidz Registration Tent
There is no compulsory kit for this event. We do recommend that you wear trail shoes and suitable clothing for the weather on the day of the event.
How much to enter:
The cost to enter the Montane Trail 13 is £30 and the cost to enter the Montane Trail 10 is £25.
Included within your entry is:
Your pay and display car parking fee
A bespoke Trail 10 technical race t-shirt
A bespoke Trail 10 finishers medal.
To see the routes (PDF), select the relevant link below:
To see the routes (GPS download), select the relevant link below:
To download the event notes, click the link below:
Click here to download competitor notes (not yet available)