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Bodenham Bound 5k and 10k Charity run has now closed and you will not be able to sign-up for it. Please check the Organiser's Description for any organiser updates.
This event is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.

Organiser's Description

The Race:

Join us for this exhilarating, sixth annual event, kickstarting 2024 in style!

Embark on a thrilling journey with options of either a 5km or 10km run (2 laps of the 5km course) through the stunning expanse of Bodenham Arboretum. This charity run promises a challenging, multi-terrain experience, with proceeds this year benefiting H.E.L.P, a local charity in Kidderminster who support homeless people and people in need within Wyre Forest.

The Arboretum is situated in the convergence of three valleys, so there will be challenging hills and definitely plenty of mud, in addition to a few hard surfaces, as you run the boundary of the arboretum.

  • You will get muddy!
  • You will get wet!

The Details:

  • Water at the Finish line
  • All Abilities Welcome 
  • Friendly Marshals along the way and Sign-posted Route Markers
  • Finishers Medal 
  • Finishers Donut!
  • Tea, coffee and hot chocolate on sale
  • Bacon sandwiches on sale
  • Car parking
  • Trail shoes recommended


Event Date: Sunday, 7th January 2024

Venue: Bodenham Arboretum Dy11 5TB

Run Distance: 5km and 10km (2 laps of the 5km course)

Surface: Multi-Terrain

Entry fee: £16.50 online,  No on the day entries

Age restrictions: If under 18 the runner must be accompanied by an adult.

Wheelchair accessibly: No

Event Address: Bodenham Arboretum, Wolverley, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, Dy11 5TB

Closing Date: 4th January 2024

Charity: H.E.L.P Community Centre

Total Places: 160

Run Start: 9:00am
Please ensure you arrive earlier to provide yourself enough time to sign in and pick-up your running number.

5k or 10k: When signing up please indicate which distance you would like to run. However, due to the nature of the course you will be able to change this decision on the day of the race. However if you swap to the 5k on the day, please make us aware so we can alter this information on the timing system, other wise you will have run a very speedy 10k.  Great for you, but not great for those that have run the 10k

Registration & Number Pick Up:  From 8am until 8.30pm on the terrace at Bodenham Arboretum

Runners must identify themselves on arrival and a running number will be made available to collect at the registration desk on event day.  Please note you will not receive anything by post.

Additional Information:  Sorry no changing facilities on site, please arrive race ready.

Please respect the arboretum premises when using their amenities and remove muddy training shoes before entering any of the buildings! 

The arboretum opens to the public at 10am so we kindly request that any runners or spectators in the grounds after 11am, purchase a ticket from the visitors centre.

Own Risk: The Terrain could be challenging especially if the weather has been poor.  All runners run at their own risk and should be appropriately dressed for the conditions.

Refunds: Due to the charity nature of this event: The race organisers are unable to refund entry fees if you withdraw beforehand or the race has to be cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control.

Alternative date: .Should the event need to be postponed due to adverse weather conditions, we will make every attempt to run the event on Sunday 21st of January 2024.  If you cannot make the alternative date you are able to swap your place, but you must let us know by 12noon on Sunday 14th of January 2024

In the unlikely event that the alternative date is also unfeasible no refunds will be given as all profits will be given to our chosen charity.

Weather and Ground Conditions:  Sections of the route can get very muddy, the mud can get quite deep in places, the slopes can be very slippy and there are exposed tree roots and maybe branches along the route. In frosty weather the tarmac surfaces can become icy and slippy.  Please take extreme care in these sections of the course.

Depending on the weather and ground conditions it may be necessary to alter the route, provide alternative routes and alter the start, this may shorten the distance run. 

Timings: We are going to use a bar code scanning system linked to wrist bands to time the race.  This system worked well last year however timings may not be 100% accurate and can be affected if runners swap from the 5 to 10k or vice a versa on the day, so please if timing is important please use your own timing system.

Further Information: 

Facebook Page: Bodenham Bound Facebook Page for full race details

Organisers: Harkaway Scout Group - 11th Wyre Forest

Phone: 07765 394456


A huge thank you to Bodenham Arboretum for hosting and supporting this event!


05 Jan 2024 23:59£16.50

To sign-up for this event, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up

Dates and Status

Date: 07/01/2024

09:00:00 - 11:00:00

Status: Closed

Total Places: 160

Places Available: ??


Sandra Hill


Bodenham Arboretum, Wolverley, Kidderminster, Worcestershire Dy11 5TB