Now in it's forth year, the Beacon Trail Half Marathon is a 2 lap trail race within the boundaries of the Beacon Hill Country Park. The route takes you through the beautiful scenery of the Beacon Hill Park and includes hills, woods, fantastic views and fast downhill sections. The route is run on the designated mountain bike/horse/walker trails within the park.
The Beacon Hill Country Park, Lower Car Park, Breakback Road, Woodhouse Eaves, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 8TA.
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As part of our 2017 GreenMan inspired series of medals, we're thrilled to bring you a brand new piece of race-bling for Beacon Trail - a must have to round off the year!
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'.
Race Briefing at 9:45am
Race Start : 10am
£20 - Affiliated
£22 - Unaffiliated
Numbers and chips to be collected on the day
Race information emailed out within 2 weeks of the event
As specified by LCC, per vehicle to be paid at Race HQ.
2 laps around Beacon Hill Country Park, mostly on compacted multi-use trails.
There is a cut off time of 3hrs 15 mins.
Provided by SNP.
Male & female overall
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 1st Vet M&F
Course record (M&F)
2016 - 1:19:55 (Tony Woodward)
2015 - 1:30:21 (Nicki Nealon)
Every finisher will receive a custom made commemorative medal & goody bag
Bottled water on course & at the finish.
At the lower & upper car park
The majority of the race is on compacted trails around Beacon Hill Park. The vast majority of runners will choose road shoes. Weather dependant, trail shoes may be advisible.
ARC permit : applied for.