The Bolt

The Bolt 2017 is now open and taking entries! We will be back in Alice Holt Forest, although in a slightly different area due to the ongoing development.

Runners at the finish line during The Bolt race

£6 - £26
Event Time:
Event Date: 
Event Distance:
1 - 21KM

The Race Course for The Bolt

New for 2017 is the 1/2 Marathon Team Challenge Relay. Enter as a team of 2, 3 or 4. If there are less than 4 of you, It’s up to you to decide how many laps your team members do. If there are 4 of you, one of you does 6k the other 3 each do 5k. At the end of your lap, you pass the time chip onto your team mate.

Get a team together and challenge your friends, challenge your rival clubs or challenge your rival businesses! More importantly, raise funds for GUTS!


Now in it’s 9th year this family friendly, traffic free cross-country running event raises money for GUTS Fighting Bowel Cancer and always sells out. In 2016 over £16,000 was raised, of which £8,000 was by Ed Nicholas and his family who were running in loving memory of Ed’s wife Jane. More about Ed’s story can be found below.

As your entry fee covers the cost of the event, we ask you to please raise as much as you can for this very worth while cause so that GUTS can continue their hard work. Click on Support to donate or you can add a sum when you enter the event.

4 cross-country, traffic free, running races on 2 courses.

09:00am 1k for kids (6-9): on the 1k lap

09:58am All canicross runners

10:00am 10k: 2 laps of the 5k course

10:00am 5k: 1 lap of the 5k course

10:00am 5k for kids (9 - 13): 1 lap of the 5k course

10:03am  21k: 1 lap of the 1k course, followed by 4 laps of the 5k course. Team Challenge runners start in this wave.

Cani-Cross runners are welcome.

What you get for your entry fee: 

Choice of four running races, access to the forest, medals for all, free photos, on site parking, chip timing, swift results on line, winners prizes, massage, secure bag drop, energy gels, secure children's play area, onsite cafe.

Event Location: Alice Holt Forest, Bucks Horn Oak, Farnham, GU10 4LS