Due to the severe winter storms the Forest 5 route has been changed as some of the original route remains unsafe. The revised route is slightly shorter and covers more varied terrain. The Route is 5 miles mostly on good quality forest tracks but there are some stepped boardwalks to negotiate.

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Please arrive in good time; the race start is outside the Leathers Smithy pub and is a 10 minute jog from the Visitor Centre. The final 0.5 mile of the race will change (see revised route) to now finish at the Visitor Centre. Marshalls will make sure that all runners are directed along the amended route through the woods to the finish.

Click here to see the competitor starting list so far.

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Parking and registration from 6:00pm at Macclesfield Forest Visitors Centre, Trentabank, Nr Langley (SJ 961712)

Cars must not be parked in the Leathers Smithy pub car park. Race parking is next to Ridgegate Reservoir and at the Macclesfield Forest Visitor Centre.
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The cost to enter is £6 for affiliated runners and £8 for unaffiliated runners, and we encourage as many people as possible to enter online in advance as limited entries will be available on the day.

If the online entry is full there may be an option to register on the evening. To access any additional places please arrive to register before 7pm.


Macclesfield Harriers

The Forest Five Race is a Macclesfield Harriers organised race, visit Macclesfield Harriers website for other races, training and membership details.