Abbott Trail Run 2024

Sunday, July 28, 2024

Abbott Trail Run 2024

Sunday, July 28, 2024

What you need to know

Postal registrations are available. Please request an application form by contacting us at

On July 28th 2024, Tamworth based children's charity, Simon's Heroes, is holding a 5K/10K trail run through Hopwas Woods, a beautiful ancient woodland situated in the district of Lichfield in Staffordshire. It offers a mixture of natural single tracks, dirt tracks and some short steep descents, perfect terrain for this type of event and takes in some wonderful scenery. BBQ/refreshments will be available in the main event area for participant's children / supporters to enjoy during the event.

> Trophies for the first male and female finishers in the 5K and 10K event
> Race medal and goody bag for all runners

All profits will be added to our charity pot where they will help make a difference to local children in need.

Simon's Heroes is a local charity which aims to improve the quality of life and make a positive difference to local children in need. The charity raises money through corporate sponsorship, sponsored events including obstacle runs, fun days and galas that help them to provide resources and opportunities that are not always available through the NHS and other funding routes, but go a long way towards helping children with life limiting illnesses lead more independent and fulfilling lives. This event will help to generate much needed funds for and awareness about the group, as well as providing some muddy-ish fun on natural trails.

The event is dedicated to Karen Abbott, a very inspirational lady and dearly loved member of the charity, who sadly passed away in March 2016. Karen made a huge contribution to Simon's Heroes, having participated in countless races, raising funds and offering her support when needed.

5K start time: 9:30am

10k start time: 10:30am

Don't miss out, sign up today!




The event site is located along Hints Rd, Hopwas, Tamworth, Staffordshire B78 3AD. The event will be clearly signposted along with directions to the parking facilities. 


Is available in the nearby field, at a cost of £2 all day (cash only).

Baggage Area:

Due to parking availability near the start and finish, there will not be a bag drop point.


The course is situated in scenic woodland. The 5k and 10k runs will be mainly on natural single track, dirt tracks and some short steep descents. There are a couple of small bomb holes and some leafy forest sections.

Health and Safety:

A risk assessment has been carried out and this will be displayed near the start. Please acquaint yourselves with the details of this to ensure you are aware of the hazards and the measures that have been put in place to reduce the risk of injury.

First Aid:

First aid officers will be in attendance and will be clearly visible near the finish area.

Late Entries:

If the event has not sold out prior to the closing date, you will be able to register on the day, however we cannot guarantee availability. Registration on the day will close promptly at 09:15 for the 5K and at 10.15 for the 10km.

Course Marshalls:

The course will be well marshalled. For the safety of yourself and those around you please obey all instructions given by marshals and officials.

Race Numbers/Timing Chips:

Race numbers and timing chips will be available for collection from the registration point. Please display your number clearly on the front of your vest or t-shirt. They must not be folded, cut or mutilated in any way, this will allow for clear recognition and recording of your place at the finish line. Safety pins will be provided.


Will be available at the finish and also along the route.

Prizes and Presentation:

All competitors in the 5km and 10km will receive a medal and goodie bag upon finishing. Trophies will be awarded to the first male and female finisher for each distance.


An email will be sent out to participants shortly after they cross the finish line with their time from the appointed timing services company. A link to the full results table will also be available to view on the charity's Facebook page.


  • Sunday, July 28, 2024 9:30 AM
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