delamere forest


 a brand new trail marathon and half marathon race contained fully within Delamere Forest. 

Half Marathon & 50K Ultra

The marathon will folllow 2 laps of the half marathon route. Starting and finishing at Delamere Forest visitor centre, the

race will take you deep into the forest, around the Blakemere Moss, along the Sandstone Trail, and up Old Pale Hill for panoramic views of the Cheshire countryside.


Delamere forest is a shady oasis in the midst of the agricultural landscape of the Cheshire Plain.
South-west of Manchester, it is a place to escape the crowds and enjoy the trails through the heart of the forest.

Accessible by its very own train station, you’ll find easy-going trails for all abilities, perfect for experienced and first time trail racers alike.


To download the GPX file for your race, simply click the button below. This will open a new page from which you can download the file.

Event Details

Date: Sunday 5th November 2023

Start Times: Marathon = 8am | HM = 9am

Prices: Marathon = £34 | HM = £28

Location: Linmere, Delamere, Northwich CW8 2HZ

Parking: On-site Parking (£3 all day)

Cutoff Times (Marathon only)

For the safety of runners and staff we will be imposing a strict 7 hour cutoff for our marathon participants. This is a very generous cutoff and should give all runners plenty of time to finish. More information to follow.

Cupless Aid Stations

In an effort to reduce waste, all of our races are now cup-free, meaning you’ll need to pack along your own cup for fluids at aid stations during the race. We suggest that you bring either a hand flask, running vest with water bottles or a collapsible cup.


Recommended Items

Trail running shoes

Hydration pack

Phone/GPS watch

Technical running clothing


Trail Running Poles

ReQUIRED KIT (Marathon Only)

Hooded waterproof jacket

First aid kit (to include minimum blister plasters, bandage and tape to secure dressing)

Spare long-sleeved base layer top

Hat & gloves


Mobile phone and/or GPS device (fully charged)

Head Torch

Emergency foil blanket or bivi bag

Emergency food & drink


A UTMB Index race contributes towards every Finishers UTMB Index in the corresponding category (20K, 50K, 100K or 100M) and gives privileged access to the UTMB World Series Events or Majors.

What You Get

Official Chip Timing

All our events are chip timed, providing accurate results for all runners.

Bespoke Medal

Race finishers will receive a bespoke medal as a memento of their achievement.

Fully Marked Course

All routes will be accurately marked with marshals to help you along the way.


Official race photos can be found on our Facebook page.

Baggage Drop

There will be a baggage drop available for runners who need to leave their belongings while they race.

Water Stations

There will be water stations on route. We recommend runners stay hydrated in the lead up to the race.

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