Leicestershire, 1 & 2 June 2019
The Summer Wolf Run takes place at one of the most epic venues the UK has to offer. It has all the ingredients for the ideal off-road obstacle course and with the after-party and camping it certainly has the best atmosphere too!
Set in the grounds of the striking Stanford Hall estate, Leicestershire, wild springs and dense woodland make this course both beautiful and challenging. Intricate trails, lakes and streams are combined with impressive man made structures to provide you with a tough full body work out. The infamous Mud Sucker obstacle is the highlight for many Wolf Runners... drawing out the pack support mentality in all.
This year we have some exciting additions to this weekend including the new Junior event (see below), we also teamed up with the British Health and Fitness Festival. A free festival which will be showcasing everything from sports equipment and clothing to food and nutrition.
The Summer Wolf has a festival feel with a large event village hosting a range of exhibitors; live bands, DJs, Wolf pack bar, food stalls and plenty of other entertainment for friends and family to enjoy.
Introducing our first ever Junior Wolf Run taking place on the Sunday of the Summer Wolf event weekend.
For ages 7 to 17, this a chance for the younger generation to get stuck in and enjoy wild running and obstacles too! We are going all out creating a 3/6km special course with suitable obstacles for the juniors! Supervision required for 7 to 11 year olds.
Bring your family and friends to make the most of this fun and active weekend in the great outdoors!
For a taste of the junior fun - select images below to enlarge. They will love it!
Some of your questions answered... get in touch for any other questions!
When and where is the Junior event?
On the Sunday of the Summer Wolf (2nd June 2019) at Stanford Hall LE17 6DH. Waves will run every 10 mins from 9am. You will need to arrive an hour before your start time and report as a pack/team to the registration tent. It is essential that all consent/waiver forms are brought to registration, failure to do so will result in elimination without refund or deferment.
How old must I be to take part?
Wolf Run Juniors must be aged 7 to 17 years on the day of the event.
Can an adult run both events on the same day?
Adults can only run as an accompanying adult to a wolf run junior. If you enter both Summer Wolf Run and Wolf Run Junior on Sunday please let us know at so that we can make your start time enables you to complete both.
Do I need to be accompanied?
If you are under 12 it is compulsory that you have a registered participating accompanying adult, who has been nominated by your legal guardian. An accompanying adult may be responsible for up to but no more than 3 children. 12-17 year olds can run unaccompanied as long as you have a signed guardian consent/waiver.
What distance is the Wolf Run Junior?
The course is 3 km with the option to do a second lap. Once you exit the course and cross the finish line you will not be permitted re-entry.
What's in the goodie bag?
A Wolf Run medal, wristband, sticker and water.
Is there a water stop?
Yes there will be a water stop at the half way mark and a bottle of water at the finish line.
Do I need to sign a waiver?
A parent/guardian needs to sign a consent/waiver form.
Prices per Person (Prices correct 06/2018)
|Adult||£10/night or £15/night without pre-booking|
|Child||£5/night for 6-14 years|
|Infant||Free for 0-5 years|
Please purchase online by 21 May to ensure your pitch.
Friday night: Although the campsite will be open and in full swing for Friday night, there will be no official entertainment or access to the Wolf Run venue. The tent pitches are adjacent to the Stanford Hall Caravan Park which has a convenience shop and further facilities.
Saturday night: Campsite guests have full access to the Wolf Run venue where a night of live bands and DJs will make for an exciting party atmosphere. We will have lots going on for people wanting to celebrate after running or those looking to soak up the experience before taking part on Sunday!
The Car Park is located next to the event field. Please remember there will be a £5 per car, £10.00 per minibus parking charge collected by the Stanford Hall estate on entry to the grounds. Please have the right change ready to prevent queuing. Please note that all cars are left at the owner’s risk.
Buses & Coaches
Coach parking is extremely limited and must be booked in advance. The parking fee for a coach/bus is £50. Alternatively there is drop off and collection point. Please email to let us know if you are coming by coach.
Wolf Run Site
The Wolf Run takes place on privately owned properties which include working farmland. The private estate; farmhouse and outbuildings that can be seen from the event area are completely out of bounds. Dogs are not allowed.
Registration opens at 9am. You will see signs for the registration tent from the car park. Once at the tent, you must read and sign a legal disclaimer. There are plently of these (and pens) in or infront of the registration tent. Hand this in to receive your runner number and wristband. Please then complete your medical details section on the reverse of your runner number prior to attaching it to the front of your running top (safetly pins are provided). Runners must be registered at least an hour before their start time.
To save time, you can print out, read and sign your Wolf Run Disclaimer in advance and bring it with you on the day.
You can also ask the WR staff to write your number onto your arm/chest/forehead with permanent marker, so if you lose your runner number on course, you will still be able to find your Wolf Run photos when searching the Peachysnaps site.
Photo ID Required
If you are fortunate enough to look under 25, you will be asked for proof of age and photo ID will be required.
Car Keys and Bags
Where possible, please leave all bags in cars. The team at the key drop tent can take a very limited number of bags, but this is only for runners who do not have access to a car. Car keys should be placed in the personalised envelope that you receive when you register and handed in at the key/bag drop. They will only be handed back to the individual whose name is on the envelope, so please don’t assume that a pack member who finishes before you can pick up your car keys! There is a ‘Check In’ point to hand in your keys and a ‘Check Out’ point to collect your keys. Priority will be given to runners checking out. All keys and bags are left at the owners risk and Lionheart Events is not liable for any loss or damage to such property. The key drop facility is free of charge, however if you wish to make a donation to our partner charity you can do so here. Staff from the charity will be on hand to discuss and give an overview of their work.
A safety briefing and warm up session will be given to each wave before they start. You will be called to this 20 minutes prior to your wave time. Any runner who misses this briefing cannot take part in the Wolf Run so please make sure you are registered and at the start area at least half an hour before your start time. The Wolf Run is classified as an extreme event for several reasons:
- The ground is very uneven - please be careful where you put your feet when running.
- The mud is very deep in areas and very thick - please tighten your shoelaces or risk loosing a shoe.
- Please keep an eye on head height branches as you run through woodland and watch your eyes.
- When you tackle the obstacles, please ask the marshals for help where needed and follow their directions at all times.
- Our swim section looks fairly short and easy. However, it’s very cold indeed and exhausting even for fairly strong swimmers. If you are not a confident swimmer please take the alternative route indicated by the marshals. If you get into trouble whilst swimming please raise a hand in the air and wait for the lifeguard to come out to you.
Course Map and Markers
There will be a course map near the Registration area that will show the location of the obstacles. Kilometer markers will also be included on the course.
There is a water stop half way around the Wolf Run course.
The finish line is very close to the start area. When you have crossed the finish line, you will be presented with your goodie bag and your Wolf Run finisher’s shirt.
Water hoses will be available to get the worst of the mud off. Please bring your own towels (and a change of clothes) - baby/face wipes are also good for getting mud off!
Wolf Run After-Party
The Wolf Run After-Party will run throughout the day. There will be a bar selling Wolf Beer, usual alcoholic favourites and soft drinks. Our in house DJ keeping the atmosphere pumping in the main tent. Music will start at 12pm. There will be delicious hot and cold food available to purchase, including a local pig roast, baked potatoes and sandwiches. We have entertainment for the children too.
See camping infomation above.
Money: Cash Machines
ATM Cash withdrawal facilities will be available.
Toilet facilities will be available including disabled and baby changing facilities. We provide a good number of toilets but there is ALWAYS a queue just before the Run kicks off, as 3000 people all have a last minute loo stop! Please arrive earlier if you don’t want to queue!
All runners must wear suitable footwear: enclosed shoes so that toes and feet are fully protected, with decent soles. Trail running shoes are recommended but running trainers are also fine. Absolutely no spikes on any running shoes! Please note: if you are not wearing suitable footwear, you may not be allowed to run, so if you have any queries about footwear please email us in advance on .
If running with a GoPro it’s a good idea to insert a note with your name and number in the waterproof casing.
Runners should be aware of the weather forecast and bring appropriate clothing, sunscreen etc. Good quality running gear is recommended. Gloves are a good idea if you are concerned about potential scratches from rough wood/bark. Sunglasses and watches will get lost if they are not secured. iPods will definitely not survive the mud and water! A change of warm clothes, shoes and towel should also be in your kit bag.
We are happy to welcome runners wearing fancy dress. However, your costume has to be Wolf Run course-friendly - there are obstacles including deep water and tunnels that would be tricky in a very large costume! We reserve the right to restrict or ban inappropriate fancy dress costumes.
We welcome spectators at The Wolf Run. There is a lot on offer for spectators including; big screen showing the course obstacles, many food and drink options, games, live music and a D.J. We kindly request that spectators stay in permitted areas at all times, and do not obstruct the course.
If you find any lost property at the Wolf Run, please hand it in at the info desk or to the DJ in the main marquee registration area. If you lose property please go to the info desk to report it lost.
Event photography is provided by Colin and Andy from Peachysnaps. If you see them on the course - smile! Their photos will be available to buy in hard copy or as a Facebook profile shot by the Wednesday after the Run. Links to the photos will be posted on the Wolf Run Photos page and our Facebook page. A notification will be sent to your email address and social media announcements will be made when they are ready to view.
If the course is reviewed prior to the Wolf Run and deemed unsafe due to extreme weather conditions, we will reschedule the event. The course is reviewed in the week before the Wolf Run and on the Friday before the event. Please check the website and Facebook in addition to your emails for updates in the week before the Wolf Run. If we were forced to delay the event, we would email you as soon as the decision is taken and you would be given the option of attending the rescheduled event or another Wolf Run at a later date.
Accidents and Injuries
There will be doctors in attendance with a full medical team to deal with any accidents or injuries.
Any more Questions? Contact the Wolf Run team
Location & Directions
Stanford Hall, Lutterworth, Leicestershire, LE17 6DH
Stanford Hall is brilliantly located right in the heart of England with access to all train lines, motorways and airports (50 minutes from Euston, 1 hour from the base of the M1 and 35 minutes from Birmingham International Airport). There are easy links to the A14 at junction 1, the M6 at junction 1, the M1 at junction 20 via the Lutterworth Road from Swinford, and the A5 via Rugby Road and Shawell Lane. Wolf Run signs on the roads near the event location will guide you directly to the site on the day.
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Come and say hello at the event... we will be manning the bag and key drop and also the bouncy castles.