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Run the Wild are as passionate about running as we are about our local area, the beautiful Chilterns. We are always looking at ways to give back, whether via plogging (collecting rubbish as we run), or charitable events. This will be the second Wild Christmas Run, with profits going to charity! For 2020 we are pleased to announce that this year's charity will be The Hospice of St Francis.

We want to make this run as inclusive as we can, and we are encouraging runners to bring along other family members (this includes children and dogs!) by offering two distances and also a family ticket. The run will have two distances that you can choose from, a beautiful trail run of around 8km, and also a great 3km loop. Our Run Leaders will be providing trail running tips and environmental info along the way.

Prize for best fancy dress will be awarded at the finish! However, fancy dress is optional for the event.

We will start the run at the Musette Cafe, based in the quintessentially English village of Aldbury. We will end the run back at the cafe for mince pies! Musettes is dog friendly, but please be respectful, not everyone loves excitable muddy dogs as much as we do!

All abilities are catered for, so whether you are a new to trail running, or a veteran you're in good hands. This is a fun event, and a great opportunity to give back, so we really appreciate your support.

ACCOMMODATION & TRANSPORT

You will need to arrange your own transport to the start of the adventure in Aldbury, but there are regular trains from London Euston to Tring Station which take around 40 minutes and is only a short walk to the meeting point. There is also an onsite free car park should you prefer to drive. Accommodation is available nearby, please get in touch if you would like any recommendations.

ABILITY

As with all Run the Wild events, it's a team event so you will be grouped with similar ability runners and led by one of our experienced Run Leaders. We walk anything too steep and it's a good opportunity to get some trail running tips along the way. First time trail runners welcome! Experienced ones are too as all of our guides will be out on the trails!

We welcome any age children under 16yrs, as long as they are running with an accompanying adult. You can even bring your 4-legged friend, we just ask that all dogs are run in canicross equipment only, and are kept on lead at all times. We also have only a limited number of places for dogs, so please do let us know in the message section of the booking form that you would like to bring a dog. We will not accept dogs being run with a lead attached to their collar (if you have any questions on this, please drop us an email and our resident canicrossers can suggest equipment providers, and even places to try out kit). 

TIMING & LOCATION

The event will start at 9.30am, at the Musette's, Aldbury which has free parking and is walking distance from Tring Station with direct train connections to London Euston. The event will finish around 11am (full details in your booking pack).

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • A Run Leader for the team, with you every step of the way!
  • Trail running tips
  • Trails for all abilities!
  • Mince pie
  • Prize for best fancy dress!

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Personal insurance (recommended)
  • Travel to / from Musette's Aldbury
  • Food & Drinks

Kit

You can see a list of the mandatory kit for this trip here. When you book you will be sent a list of recommended items as well. If you have any questions regarding kit requirements please contact us.

COVID

Since this is a charitable event, our COVID policy is different to other events. If we are unable to run this event due to UK Government restrictions you will be automatically entered into a virtual event of the same distance for the planned date. All successful completions will receive a Run the Wild buff (free shipping to UK mainland). If you would prefer to receive a full refund (less booking fees) instead, then please write "full refund" into the message section of the booking form.

Booking

Start Date End Date Days Mileage Grade Spaces Price Status Pay Now
13th December 2020 13th December 2020 0.5 2 3k Child (<13yrs) 50 £10 Guaranteed

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13th December 2020 13th December 2020 0.5 2 3k Adult 50 £20 Guaranteed

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13th December 2020 13th December 2020 0.5 2 or 5 Family (2 Adult + 2 Child) 20 £50 Guaranteed

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13th December 2020 13th December 2020 0.5 5 8km Adult or Child 50 £20 Guaranteed

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Please ensure that you have read our Terms and Conditions and Rules of Participation, as by making payment you confirm that you agree and understand the conditions as well as risks involved with trail running.

PAYMENT

You can make payment above, using any form of payment (PayPal, Debit / Credit Card) on a laptop. If you are browsing from a mobile or tablet you will need to make payment by a PayPal account. You cannot purchase multiple tickets in a single transaction, so please enter seperate transactions. If you would like to buy multiple or group tickets or indeed prefer to make payment by bank transfer, please get in touch here. Once you've paid via PayPal you will be taken to a booking form, please fill in your details, if this does not load please email us.

We aim to respond to every booking within 24hrs. Our email will include your joining instructions and any other relevant details. Please check your spam folder for our email and if you haven't heard anything from us within 48hrs please get in touch!

AVAILABILITY

Availability Status Definitions:

  • Available – the trip is available – please go ahead and book!
  • Guaranteed – this trip is available but has also reached the minimum number to guarantee it running.
  • Few remaining – limited space left on the trip, sign up quick!
  • Sold out - sorry you've just missed it, please get in touch to get on the reserve list or create a bespoke trip!
  • Register Interest - let us know you are interested in booking

If there are are no dates listed - we will be looking to put up new dates soon, get in touch if you would like to register interest or book a private trip.