NATURALLY, THE UK’S TOUGHEST HALF-MARATHONS
SATURDAY 3RD OCTOBER 2020 – DELAMERE FOREST, CHESHIRE
About the venue
IT’S A HELL OF A HALF MARATHON! This is the UK’s toughest Half Marathon. Many make the claim of being the toughest. We’ll let your punished sole judge for itself. This event set the bar for off-road running at a new level when it extended its distance from a measly 10 miles in 2014. The terrain at Delamere Forest is unforgiving, peppered with water features and beyond rough underfoot.
Now in its 7th year at Half Marathon distance, witness HellRunner’s signature features including the legendary Bog of Doom, the Devil’s Disco, Hills of Hell and Lucifer’s Lido.
As running experiences go, this is both Heaven and Hell. A hellish challenge, but Heavenly support and services on hand.
On-site parking is available at £5 in advance and is limited. TO BUY PARKING, LOG IN TO YOUR RACE SPACE ACCOUNT HERE
Our full course is a 13 mile route. There are no obstacles, just hellish natural challenges. Bogs, hills, water, mud, mud and more mud. Entry is available for runners with a high pain threshold over the age of 16 years.
WAVES: EVERY 15 MINUTES FROM 09:30
09:30 every 15 minutes until 11:15 HellRunner Half Marathon. Please note there is a £5 premium to run in the first wave and have the first bash at Hell!
WAVES WILL DEPART EVERY 15 MINUTES WITH A MAXIMUM OF 110 PEOPLE PER WAVE TO ENSURE A QUALITY ON-COURSE EXPERIENCE FOR ALL RUNNERS.
EVENT FACILITIES AT HELL UP NORTH
Valuables and baggage
Small valuables that fit in an A4 envelope can be left free of charge in our manned valuables drop located in the main marquee close to the Start / Finish. There will also be a fenced area for bag drop that is uncovered and unsecured. In this bag drop area, all baggage shall be left at the owner’s risk. We recommend that some items that can be quickly pulled on after the run are left in a waterproof bag.
For the main HellRunner class there will be three opportunities en-route where drinking water will be made available in addition to that provided at the finishline. Before the run we recommend you come hydrated and with your own bottle of water.
Portable toilets will be available within the event village and close to the start / finish area. It is always a good idea to visit the loo before arriving on site.
Medical support will be present on the course and at the finish. You should be relatively fit and have no known medical conditions. Please note – do not run with a cold or flu. This can be extremely dangerous.
Charity Hose Down*
The Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service will again be providing a charity hose down adjacent to the start / finish area at Hell Up North. Please bring your £2 coin donation and register before the event commences. *This facility is at Hell Up North ONLY.
Our team will operate an onsite registration process. Rat Rags, bib numbers and pre-purchased HellRunner tech tees are collected at registration. Don’t forget that YOU WILL NEED PHOTO ID and to fill in our disclaimer form in order to register.
On the course there will be a two water stations for those doing the full Hell Up North and Down South routes.
EVENT TIMINGS: SATURDAY 3RD OCTOBER
All information is correct at time of event launch. Precise details subject to confirmation in the weeks before the event. Any changes will be communicate din pre-event confirmation.
8am: Car Park Opens / Registration Opens
8am: Valuables Drop opens
9:30am: HellRunner first wave
10:45: Registration Closes
11:15: HellRunner last wave
4:00pm: Valuable Drop closes
4:00pm: Run route closed
All prices are person. Teams of 5-9 save 5% off solo price, teams of 10+ save 10%.