Kelly's Cross Country Challenge

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Minimum age


There are minimum ages for the 5k (11 years+) , 10k (15 years+) and half marathon (17 years+) routes. Children under 11 years can take part in the children's races, but must remain the responsibility of a parent/guardian on the day. Children under 5 years must be accompanied at all times.


Points to note about the course
The routes on this course will be hilly and challenging, however all distances have fantastic views of the exclusive Loseley Estate!



We welcome all entrants. The course is off-road in nature, with the use of tracks, trails and some steep hills. If you have any disability or accessibility concerns regarding your entry please contact us to discuss your individual needs.

What to wear

Due to the nature of cross country running, if the weather has been wet, the course will be  muddy! As such we advise that trail running shoes would be better suited than road running shoes. 


Terms & Conditions

Click here to view the Terms & Conditions for the event.

Loseley Park, Guildford, GU3 1HY

Registration and Start Times
Event Registration Opens Warm Up Time Start Time
Half Marathon 08:30 AM 09:25 AM 09:30 AM
10k run 08:30 AM 09:25 AM 09:30 AM
5k run 08:30 AM 09:40 AM 09:45 AM
10k walk 08:30 AM 09:40 AM 10:00 AM
5k walk 08:30 AM 09:40 AM 10:00 AM
3k children's race 08:30 AM 10:25 AM 10:30 AM
1.5k children's race 08:30 AM 10:25 AM 10:30 AM

A message to runners from the Race Director

Thank you for entering Kelly’s Cross Country Challegne. We do appreciate your support and thanks for choosing us. As race day approaches we hope you will find below all the information you need for the day.

Race HQ

Race HQ is located within the grounds of Loseley Park, on Front Park, the field in front of the House. Race HQ will be open from 8:30am on Sunday16th October. You will need to collect your number and timing chip from here. Inside the Race HQ you will find a desk for collection of bibs/race numbers and a desk for those wishing to sign up on the day. The activites start at different times - 9:30 (10k run & half marathon), 9:45 (5k run), 10am (walks) & 10:30am (children) with short warm up to music before each run starts. Walkers are welcome to warm up with the 5k runners at 9:40am


We have arranged for a mobile catering unit to offer teas/coffees, a range of hot food and cold drinks. Please do make use of this! (We will be!!)


Portable toilets will be available, but unfortunately no changing facilities.


There is free parking neat the Race HQ. Please follow the instructions of marshals on arrival. The post code for your sat nav if travelling by car is GU3 1HY.

Baggage Drop

We will have a secure baggage drop provided by Kelly's Storage. You will find a baggage label in your race pack which you can bring with you when depositing your bags and belongings.

Medal presentation

Every finisher will receive a finishers medal. There will be a presentation of Winners Medals & Prizes at approximately 11am near to the race finish line. Please do stay for this and cheer on everyone’s successes. We hope to coincide the prizes with the winner of the half marathon finishing so it should be a great atmosphere as everyone gathers to cheer them in!


We will be displaying results at Race HQ, and if you have provided a mobile number the results will also be sent by text to you at the end of your race. These will also be displayed on our website in full later in the day. This can be accessed via

First Aid

First Aid will be provided by Blue Light First Aid Services, and we thank them for their involvement.

MP3/Music Devices

In line with UK Athletics rules runners are not permitted to wear MP3/Music devices during the race. The race route uses public footpaths which will be open for other users as well and so you need to be able to hear what is happening in your locality and the instructions of marshals. This is for your own safety and well-being.

Don't forget - we advise that trail running shoes would be better suited than road running shoes, due to the nature of the course.


We can confirm that the race is fully licensed by runbritain. As such we operate the race using UK Athletics/runbritain rules.


All that remains is to thank you again for choosing us and we look forward to seeing you on the 16th October

Barry Hopkins - Race Director


You can find the map for all events here, and children here or the techincal route maps broken down below:

Half marathon:





Loseley Park Click here for location map

Click here to view directions

Loseley House, GU3 1HY

By car from the A3:
Take the Compton / Godalming junction off the A3. Follow the signs to Compton on the B3000. DO NOT TURN LEFT ONTO POLSTEAD LANE. Continue past Polstead Lane to the front entrance of Loseley House. Look out for the signs and flags on the B3000 which will guide you left onto the Loseley Estate.
By car from Guildford:
Follow the A3100 towards Godalming. At the B3000 round about, turn right and follow the B3000. Follow the event signs. DO NOT TURN RIGHT ONTO STAKESCORNER ROAD. Continue on and look out for the flags at the front entrance of Loseley House. Free parking is available on the field adjacent to HQ, and accessible parking is available within the HQ village, please ask marshals if you need to park very close.
By Train:
The nearest station is Farncombe. It is 1.7 miles walk. Turn right onto Station rd. At Bourne Rd turn left. At Furze Lane, turn right. Continue on Furze Lane to the B3000. Turn right then left onto Stakescorner Rd. Contiunue on Stakescorner Rd and after 500m turn left onto the Loseley Estate. Follow the back road until you reach the race HQ.