Beacon Trail Half Marathon 2017

What is it?

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.

Where is it?

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!

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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