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Defeat Delamere

Defeat Delamere

£25 - £30 No minimum sponsorship
17th September 2023 North West

Embrace the stunning scenery of Delamere Forest and defeat the mixed terrain course this September!

Take on a challenge of natural beauty and Defeat Delamere in our third race of the Ultimate Run Series. Choose between a scenic 5k or 10k forestry run this autumn.

Course Information

Defeat Delamere and enjoy the thrill of running through gorgeous woodland sites and over winding gravel paths, pushing yourself through the mixture of inclines dotted around the route.

It’s a course of endurance, and with a choice of two distances, it’s perfect for seasoned runners searching for a new experience and newbie runners wanting an introduction to trail running.

Both distances are open to all abilities with routes fully marked and marshalled to direct you throughout the race.


Secure your place to the race and Defeat Delamere.

Date: Sunday 17th September

Location: Linmere, Delamere, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 2HZ

Take on the ULTIMATE RUN series

Forming part of the four series, Defeat Delamere isn’t the only 5k or 10k forestry run you can take part in. Find out more about our run series below.

Smash Sherwood | Sherwood Pines | Sunday 11th June
Conquer Cannock | Cannock Chase | Sunday 23rd July
Defy Dalby | Dalby Forest | Sunday 8th October

Race features

Defeat Delamere, earn our exclusive new medal and enjoy a challenging yet scenic run through the forest. Find out more about registration, race day and Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.

  • Race pack (inclusive of race number, timing chip & safety pins)
  • Finisher medal
  • Finisher t-shirt
  • Post race hydration
  • Goody bag
  • Scenic rugged trails

Parking: Accessible parking is available with event discount of £3. Before race day we’ll send you a code to receive your on-the-day parking discount.

Refreshments: The café onsite at Delamere Forest visitor centre are open to serve hot/cold drinks and light snacks.

Toilets: The main toilet block onsite at Delamere Forest visitor centre is accessible to all runners, spectators, and volunteers.

Bag drop: There will be no formal bag drop onsite.

Lung cancer is a disease that affects so many people; young and old, men and women, smoker and non-smoker. Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation is the leading UK charity solely dedicated to supporting people affected by all forms of the disease and leading the charge to improve outcomes, so people can live well for longer with lung cancer.

It is the UK’s biggest cancer killer, with over 36,000 dying from lung cancer every year. It kills more people than breast, prostate and pancreatic cancer combined, and more women than breast and ovarian cancer combined.

It is our mission to ensure everyone diagnosed with lung cancer can live well with the disease for as long as possible.

By taking in part in Smash Sherwood you’re ensuring we can continue to help all those affected by the disease.

For more information about Defeat Delamere, contact our team by emailing events@roycastle.org.

Please take the time to read our terms and conditions before you register for the event. By completing the registration form you agree to abide by the terms and conditions. You must be at least 18 years old to take part in the 10k and 14 or over to run the 5k.

Not a runner or want to get your friends and family involved in Defeat Delamere, then why not volunteer? Click here to register your interest.