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Penrose Woods 10k

  • Part of the 2019 South West Outdoor Festival weekend, but open to all!

  • 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!)

  • Freedom Racing multi-functional headwear race memento plus soup afterwards!

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 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 28th September.  Registration (to collect your race number) from 9am, race start 11am.

Where  -  SWOF Event Village, The Stables @ Penrose. Find out more about the 2019 South West Outdoor Festival!

Parking - Higher Penrose Farm (follow SWOF signs!), Helston, TR13 0RB

Dogs  -  Unfortunately dogs may not accompany you running.

Provided  -  Water Station at halfway.  Fully signed and Marshaled Route.  Professional Event Medical cover.  Sweeper Runner.  

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

Entry closes midday Wednesday 25th September or when capacity is reached.  

Minimum age 16 years.

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Freedom Racing events largely take place off road, and can be on rough, rocky, muddy surfaces in potentially unforgiving outdoor locations and therefore have inherent risks associated with them. It is your responsibility to ensure you are fit and healthy to take part in them and aware of the nature of the event.

There are no refunds or substitutions for this event.  Places can be deferred to this or another event of a lesser or equivalent value with no refund on price given, until 2 days before the event.  After this point no deferrals can be made.  The value of this entry can be deferred towards a more expensive race entry.


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 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/penrose, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/activecornwall 

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