Western Heights Trail Races

Prepare to take on the historical challenge as we invite you to conquer the fortifications of the Western Heights during our exhilarating 5 & 10k trail running event.

Join the fun: Join us for an exhilarating journey through history as we traverse the fortifications of the Western Heights, including the Drop Redoubt and Citadel Fortress. These remarkable structures stand as a testament to the ingenuity and determination of the past, built to protect the UK coastline from Napoleon's invasion.

Lace up your running shoes and prepare to conquer both kilometers and centuries as we blend the excitement of trail running with the awe-inspiring backdrop of historical significance.

 

About the Fortifications: The fortifications of the Western Heights, including the Drop Redoubt and Citadel Fortress, offer a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the history of coastal defense. These formidable structures were vital in safeguarding the UK's shores during the Napoleonic Wars.

 

Be transported back in time, feeling the echoes of history beneath your feet.

 

Why Run with Us?

  • Historical Significance: Experience the thrill of running through living history, surrounded by the very structures that defended these shores centuries ago.
  • Scenic Route: Enjoy breathtaking views across the channel to France.
  • Community Spirit: Whether you're a seasoned runner or a first-timer, our event welcomes participants of all ages and abilities. Join us for a day of camaraderie, achievement, and fun.
  • Awards: Each finisher can look forward to receiving one of our beautiful Scottish Oak medals crafted by our partner charity.
  • Winners Trophies: The fastest male and female will receive one of our beautiful trophies.

Register Now: Secure your spot in this unforgettable event by registering today. Don't miss your chance to be a part of history in the making and to make your mark on the fortifications of the Western Heights.

 

 

Western Heights Trail Races 10K:

Explore the Historic Fortifications

Join us for the Western Heights Trail Races 10K, an exhilarating challenge through the historic Western Heights, including the renowned Drop Redoubt and Citadel Fortress. Experience the thrill of a challenging course while enjoying the camaraderie of the Hellfire Community.

What's Included:

  • A scenic and challenging route through historic fortifications
  • Support from enthusiastic volunteers and spectators
  • Free post-race refreshments
  • Beautiful Scottish Oak finisher medals made by our charity partner, The Workshop Aberfeldy
  • Winners' trophies for top finishers

Date: 06.10.2024

Start Time: 10:00

Distance: 10.28KM / 6.39 Miles

Ascent: 285 Metres / 935 Feet

Terrain: Mixed Terrain 

Minimum Age: 16 Years on the day of the race

Maximum Age: No age limit

Entry Fee £24.99 - £29.99 Discount available to club members 

5K Trail Event: Journey Through History

Come and join the Hellfire community for an engaging 5K trail run through the historic Western Heights, including the Drop Redoubt and Citadel Fortress. This event caters to all levels of runners, with generous cut-offs and a course easily walkable within the time limits.

What's Included:

  • A scenic route through historic fortifications
  • Support from enthusiastic volunteers and spectators
  • Free post-race refreshments
  • Beautiful Scottish Oak finisher medals made by our charity partner The Workshop Aberfeldy 
  • Winners' trophies for top finishers

Date: 06.10.2024

Start Time: 10:00

Distance: 5.5 KM / 3,421 Miles

Ascent: 140 Metres / 459 Feet

Terrain: Mixed Terrain

Minimum Age: 14 years old on race day

Maximum Age: No limit

Entry Fee £19.99 - £23.99 Discount available to club members

The Mighty Miles Children's Races

Join us for The Mighty Miles children's races, in collaboration with the White Cliffs Athletics and Running Club. Featuring one- and two-mile runs, this fun event takes place inside the Citadel's revetment. It's the perfect opportunity for kids of all ages to enjoy a day of fitness and excitement!

What's Included:

  • A relaxed atmosphere focused on inclusion
  • Loads of support from the cheering crowd
  • Free post-race refreshments
  • Beautiful Scottish Oak finisher medals made by our charity partner, The Workshop Aberfeldy
  • Winners' trophies for the fastest boy and girl from each distance

Date: 06.10.2024

Start Time: 09:00

Distance: 1.715KM / 1.076 Miles

Ascent: 43 Metres / 141 Feet

Terrain: Mixed Terrain (Mostly grass)

Minimum Age: 4 (Young children may be accompanied by an adut)

Maximum Age: 13

Entry Fee £7.99 Discount available to club members

Date: 06.10.2024

Start Time: 09:00

Distance: 3.353 KM / 2.09 Miles

Ascent: 82 Metres / 269 Feet

Terrain: Mixed Terrain (Mostly grass)

Minimum Age: 10

Maximum Age: 15

Entry Fee £9.99 Discount available to club members

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