Penrose Woods

  • 10k Trail race through woodland tracks, parkland and coast 
  • Classic loop of Loe Pool route through National Trust Penrose Estate
  • Flat* route for a fast race or one that is perfect for beginners  (*for Cornwall this is very flat!)
  • NEW!!!  Freedom Racing multi-functional headwear race memento plus soup afterwards!
  • GREAT race support and demo shoes to try from Salomon & At Your Pace

What -  The 'Penrose Loop' is a well known and loved route to run or walk, and makes for a perfect race!  This is an approximately 10k race on the Trail around the Loe Pool, Cornwalls largest natural freshwater lake.  Starting near the fairground car park at the boating Lake in Helston, the route goes onto the fields and woods of the East side of the pool.  Following the main path around the edge of the lake you make your way to the coast, cross the beach and return via the tracks and hill side path of the Penrose Estate, to join the tarmac section of track before finishing across the grass by the rivver to end the race!  Route map here.

There will be a hot Soup for all runners afterwards and NEW Freedom Racing 'buff / wrag / multi-functional headwear' 

Who  -  Everyone!  This route is ideal for a Trail 10k PB OR for beginners doing their first race or 10k distance!  This is a fairly flat, short race on good tracks and obvious paths with great support that can be taken at your own pace throughout!

When  -  Sunday 18th November.  Registration (to collect your race number) from 9am - Race start 11am

Where  -  Helston fairground car park (parkrun finish area), Porthleven Road,  Helston,  TR13 0RA

Dogs  -  Unfortunately dogs may not accompany you running.

Parking  - The Helston fairground car park is the main car parking area with plenty of space - but this  may fill up so car share where possible.  There is some on street parking nearby, and other car parks in Helston.  Please park considerately. 

Provided  -  Water Station at 3.2 miles.  Fully signed and Marshaled Route.  Event Paramedic cover.  Sweeper Runner.  

Included - NEW Freedom Racing 'wrag / buff / multi-functional headwear', plus Soup after the race.

Prizes - Will be provided through AMAZING race support from At Your Pace and Salomon

Entry closes midday Friday 2nd November or when capacity is reached.  

Minimum age 16 years.


The Penrose estate has been cared for by the National Trust since 1974, thanks to public support from many people including our members, visitors and team of volunteers.   With 17 miles of footpaths and bridleways to walk, pedal and ride, acres to explore, a bunkhouse for those group stays and a weekly parkrun, there is plenty to do all year round.   If you would like to support the National Trust’s work looking after the Penrose estate you can support their current coast path project, become a member or donate.  Find out more from, 

The National Trust is a charity, looking after special places for ever, for everyone.  Registered charity number 205846