The Routes

The Santa Dash is a route of around 3 km and follows part of the 5 mile route.

There are 2 other options available, 5 miles and 10 miles – both challenging all taking in the spectacular countryside.

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5 Miles

Starting at the Park Gate Inn, the route takes you across the beautiful Dodford countryside, into the valley before entering the spectacular scenery of Nutnells Woods. Looping around the route heads over some quiet Dodford lanes and back into the valley up into the fields, back across Fockbury Road and back to the Park Gate pub for a well deserved drink!

10 Miles

Again starting at the Park Gate Inn, this route tracks the 5 mile course for around 4 miles but then turns left out of Nutnells Woods into more breathtaking scenery in the Chaddesley Woods nature reserve. The route is trickily undulating and not recommended for novice trail runners.  Next up is another beautiful wooded location, this time in Pepper Wood where another incline will test tired legs.  Then heading across a challenging bridle path before a real treat of a descent towards the village hall, another steep incline, then back down to the valley before you reach “the steps” then you’re not far from the finish!