Chappel Ale Trail

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COMPANY OF RUNNERS, in association with Colchester Brewery, cordially invite you to strap on your drinking trousers and tie off your trail shoes to compete in a splendiferous scramble of just over five miles around the wonderful wilds of Chappel and Wakes Colne.

This is a timed event with a start window between 10.30 and 11am. Finishers receive a free bottle of beer thanks to Colchester Brewery and there is also a beer checkpoint when we run through the brewery yard.

You will self navigate using written instructions or a GPX route – there are no arrows, marked course nor marshals.

The race starts and finishes outside the Chappel Beer Festival, although you will need to purchase an additional ticket from the festival organisers to gain entry from We expect tickets to sell out for the Saturday session at the beer festival prior to the festival. There is no entry at the door.

No race entries on the day, runners are not permitted to run with dogs, no participants under 18y, TRA permit applied for. This event is held under UK Athletics rules.

DATE: Saturday September 10, 2022
DISTANCE: Just over 5 miles
LOCATION: Start/Finish at the Chappel & Wakes Colne Station, Wakes Colne, Colchester CO6 2DS
PARKING: Free parking at station/beer festival.
START WINDOW: 10.30-11am. Register, alert the team when you’re ready to start.
FACILITIES: Toilets inside station.
TERRAIN: Muddy, trail.
PRICE: £10 (Affiliated) £12 (Unaffiliated)
CUT-OFF: 2 hour max for runners/walkers.
MANDATORY KIT: Mobile phone.
WHAT’S INCLUDED: route instructions/gpx, congratulatory bottle of beer, one checkpoint providing beer and water only.
ENTRIES WILL CLOSE: by 8pm Friday September 2nd and final instructions and navigation links will be emailed a few days prior to the race.
REFUND POLICY: all refunds and transfers must be requested prior to September 2nd and will be subject to a £4 admin charge. No entries will be deferred to another race nor year.

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