The New Forest Running Festival incorporating the New Forest 50 Km Ultra

21st - 22nd March 2015

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The New Forest Running Festival 2015 incorporating the New Forest 50 Km Ultra

Location: Red Shoot Camping Park, Linwood, BH24 3QT

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THE NEW FOREST FESTIVAL OF RUNNING IS BACK IN 2015!!! Set to be an iconic event in the 2015 Running calendar, where nothing else matters but just putting one foot in front of the other in the beautiful national park that is The New Forest.

We have 6 races for you to choose from and judging by the success in 2014 we are getting closer to making this a ‘perfect’ running event!

One Ultra Distance not enough? Why not try the ‘New Forest Triple’ – 50 Km on the Saturday followed by the 20 miler on Sunday and then the Open Half in the afternoon for only £70!!

Why choose the New Forest Running Festival 2015?

  • Phenomenal Location & facilities (toilets and hot showers) in the heart of the New Forest an area of outstanding natural beauty
  • 4th Year running and growing every year!!
  • Beautifully Crafted medal & Performance T-Shirt for every runner
  • Cash or Voucher Prizes for all 6 races
  • Multiple Feed & Water Stations
  • Secure Valuable and Car Key monitoring
  • Only £1 for car parking (optional) – proceeds donated to 2515 Air cadets who manage the car parking
  • Bouncy castle, face painting and adventure playground for the kids

Friendly experienced marshals!!

*Weather Permitting

+ For the New Forest 50 Km Ultra in 2015

  • 50 Km Race specific Medal and T – Shirt
  • Post race massage included in the price
  • Full nutritional support from the feed stations – all the jelly babies, bananas, mini cheddars, pretzels and electrolyte drinks you can get down!!

Your event options…

Saturday 21st March 2015
Time Event
0930 hrs 50 Km* ENTRY £52
1530 hrs Ladies Only Half Marathon (13.3 miles)**  ENTRY £23
1545 hrs Ladies Only 10 Km ENTRY £15
Sunday 22nd March 2015
Time Event
0900 hrs 20 Miler (20.5 miles)** ENTRY £30
1430 hrs Open Half Marathon (13.3 miles)**  ENTRY £23
1445 hrs Open 10 Km ENTRY £15

* There is no cut off time for the 50 Km although marshals will be collected after 7 hrs but signage and finish line will remain

** The Half Marathon and 20 miler start point is 0.5 kms from the finish and runners are required to walk to this point. Half Marathon course is measured at 13.3 not 13.1 miles for your reference and the 20 miler at 20.5 miles


This is the New Forest – it’s raw, rugged and it’s untouched – it’s truly an area of outstanding beauty. The courses are all on vehicular tracks, road or bridle paths (only on the Half Marathon distances or above). These aren’t flat courses, they are undulating and if the weather turns damp, the challenge increases! In 2012 we had 24 degree heat, in 2013 we registered 0 degrees on the plain with the wind chill, it’s unpredictable, it’s great fun but above all – it’s as nature intended!!

Road Crossings – it’s your responsibility!!

We only supervise road crossings and open road sections of the courses, we don’t manage them. We aren’t legally allowed to manage traffic – it is your responsibility to check traffic when crossing or running on an open road.

Course distance markers

We do not use course distance markers as, at some points, we have 3 different races running at the same time and all 3 routes are different which would make it very confusing for runners. Sorry for any inconvenience – you can always ask another runners who you can see wearing a GPS if you don’t have your own.

Project Ability – our charitable partner

Project Ability is a venture set up by the charity ‘Youth Sport Trust’ to aid children with special needs experience and be included in competitive sport. We have been approached by the Swindon & Wiltshire faction of this unit (where we are based) to support them in 2015 to put on a big scale event for the children in the area. Please donate what you can at the checkout and on the day.

Confirmation emails if you have a free email account

Some of our entrants who use free email accounts do not receive our confirmation emails because the security is set to filter auto-responder emails. This may affect entrants with Yahoo, Hotmail, BT Internet, Talk Talk etc. email accounts so please accept your PayPal Notification as confirmation of your booking; there is no need to contact us if you don’t receive an email from us as we are linked to PayPal. You will receive all other emails provided your email settings are set to accept them. ALL UP TO DATE INFORMATION IS POSTED ON THE EVENT AT ALL TIMES TO ENSURE YOU DON’T MISS ANYTHING.


To book your race, simply click on the button on the top right of this screen and a confirmatory email will be sent to you after you have made payment. We will contact you 4 weeks prior to the event to remind you to check out this event page as we will post the ‘Final Information’ on here for the entire event specifics that you need to know.

Refunds and Cancellations

You will be able to apply for a refund UP TO 6 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE EVENT i.e. FRIDAY 6TH FEBRUARY, IS THE FINAL DAY WE WILL ACCEPT REQUESTS FOR REFUNDS. If you have booked more than 60 days prior to this date, your refund will be subject to a 10% security processing fee levied by PayPal.
Anyone applying for a refund having booked less than 60 days prior to the 6th FEBRUARY is welcome to a full refund. Please see Runner’s World event description if you have booked this event through them as the conditions for refund are different and less flexible due to Runner’s World’s terms of operation. Booking your race with us is acceptance of these terms.