Beacon Solstice Run


Race Info

Final race information is available here

What is it?

Returning for its 5th year, the Beacon Solstice Run is an approximately 5 mile run within the boundaries of the Beacon Hill Country Park. The race is open to runners of all abilities and Canicrossers. The route takes you through the beautiful scenery of the Beacon Hill Park and includes a couple of hills, woods, fantastic views and a fast 1 mile downhill stretch to the finish. The route is run on the designated mountain bike/horse/walker trails within the park..

The Beacon Solstice Run is open to runners of all abilities, Nordic walkers and Canicrossers. The route is definitely suitable for beginners and would make a great introduction into trail running. It is an undulating-to-hilly course, but what goes up must come down!

Where is it?

The Beacon Hill Country Park, Lower Car Park, Breakback Lane, Woodhouse Eaves, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 8TA.
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About Beacon Hill

The Beacon is a 240 acre site of undulating heathland, woodland, grassland, wetlands, rocky outcrops and meadows. Rising to a height of 245m, Beacon Hill is the second highest point in Leicestershire and boasts spectacular views of Charnwood Forest and the Soar Valley. The Country Park supports an important range of plants and animals and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Beacon Hill is also the site of a Bronze Age hill fort believed to be up to 3,000 years old. Look out for the unusual rock formation shown below as you run round the track near the summit. You will see why it has been christened the 'Old Man of Beacon Hill'.

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