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.
Beacon Hill Country Park, Beacon Road, Woodhouse Eaves, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 8SP.
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A whole new medal is being devised, more details here as it's finalised!
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 brief : 9:45am
Start : 10am
Affiliated : £22
UnAffiliated : £24
Minimum age on race day : 18 years.
Numbers to be collected on the day
2 laps around Beacon Hill Country Park, mostly on compacted multi-use trails.
There is a cut off time of 3hrs 15 mins.
£3 per vehicle, as specified by LCC, to be paid at Race HQ.
Provided by SNP.
Male & female overall
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 1st Vet M&F
Course record (M&F)
2017 - 1:19:49 (Andrew Siggers)
2017 - 1:44:22 (Jo Brown)
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.
LCC permit : Granted