top of page

Sun, 08 Sept


Taunton Racecourse

Blackdown Hills Trail Run - 10K & Half Marathon!

Head for the highest point of the iconic Blackdown hills with views stretching across all of Somerset. Choose from a half marathon or 10K distance run & expect stunning forest trails, idilic country roads and muddy paths.

Blackdown Hills Trail Run - 10K & Half Marathon!
Blackdown Hills Trail Run - 10K & Half Marathon!

Where & When

08 Sept 2024, 09:00

Taunton Racecourse, B3170, Taunton TA3 7BL, UK

Event information

Blackdown Hills trail run - 10K & half marathon distances! 

We are super excited to be holding this event for the third time with a new and update route, taking in even more fantastic forest trails!  2022  & 2023 were both sell out years with brilliant feedback so thankyou all for your support! Here is a link to our 2022 event to give you a taste of what to expect from our trail runs! - Our 2022 Video

Setting off from Taunton racecourse where you will head up onto the hills, discovering tucked away trails, quiet country roads and unrivalled scenery through the Blackdown hills area of outstanding beauty.  Enjoy technical forest trails, challenging climbs  (Upto the Heightest point in the Blackdowns if you take on the half marathon) with absolutely  awesome views!!   The course will be way marked clearly, brilliant marshals throughout, professional medical team and superb feed stations ensuring you have a fantastic, safe and enjoyable run!'

Both the 10K and the half marathon route will have feed stations along the way to help fuel your journey to the finish line... Where you will be rewarded with an epic wooden medal & other goodies!

We look forward to seeing you at the event and can’t wait for you to experience this amazing trail route!

Event Centre: 

Taunton racecourse, 

Taunton, Somerset


Interactive map of event centre

Here you will find...

  • Free parking
  • Registration area 
  • Toilets
  • Local refreshments before or after your event
  • Race start and finish line
  • First aid
  • Picnic area
  • Merchandise

We are offering 2 different distances for this event so you can choose the best suited for yourself -

  • 10KM route below (Actaully 10.8KM with 200M Elevation)

- Downloadable GPX file 

- Strava route map

- OS maps 

  • Half Marathon route - (Actaully 22.4KM with 510M Elevation)

- Downloadable GPX file 

- Strava route map

- OS maps 


  • Somerset west & Taunton council.
  • Forestry Commission 
  • All local authorites 
  • Lots of friendly farmers (:

Age Restrictions: 

- Half Marathon: Entrants must be 19 years of age or older to participate

- 10k Entrants must be 16 years of age or older to participate

Important timing information:

- Parking opens @ 7:00AM

- Registration  @ 7:15AM - 8:45AM

- Event brief @ 8:50AM 

- Events Starts @ 9:00AM

- Event cut off time @ 1.30PM 

Feed stations -

We know how important it is take to take on good quality food throughout a challenging run and therefore aim to provide you with some great fueling options to keep you on your A game throughout the run. Expect to see energy drinks, electrolytes, water, carbs in many many forms and some good encouragement from our team!

What you can expect -

  • Finishers medal
  • Fully insured event
  • Feed stations
  • First aiders on site 
  • Timed event & online results
  • Fully signed route
  • Awards for top 3 male / female

What you need to bring - 

  • Running shoes
  • Running clothes, suitable for the weather
  • Fully charged mobile with race director's number stored
  • 500ml water bottle 
  • Waterproof jacket

Helping at one of our events...?

We always welcome volunteers at our events so if you fancy joining the team for the day or even a few hours at registration or with parking, please get in touch.


  • Blackdowns - 10K

    10K distance trail running ticket for the blackdowns hills trail run

    +£0.63 service fee
  • Blackdowns - Half Marathon

    Half Marathon distance trail running ticket for the blackdowns hills trail run

    +£0.85 service fee



Share this event

bottom of page