The Alice Holt Forest Runner is back and promises to be a fun day out for everyone.

It will take place on Sunday, February 25 at 10am, with 5k and 10k runs.

Active forest co-ordinator Helen Littlejohn described this year’s run as an “amazing course” for everyone to enjoy.

She said: “I’m encouraging people to run with a buggy, a wheelchair or if they are blind as we want to make it as accessible as possible.

“It’s a great day out for all the family as we’ve got a new Gruffalo trail going in, music will be playing and there’s the on-site café and Go Ape.”

It will be the perfect day to visit the forest as it will be starting to change over to spring.

Don’t worry if it’s your first time running in such a big event as there will be plenty of people to support you. 

Helen said: “It’s a real community event and you will feel part of a big crowd so it’s really supportive. 

“There will be team members and volunteers around the course to cheer you on.

“Running in a green space is not just good for our physical health but our mental health as well.”

First aid medics will be on stand-by and there will be post-race massages and food available including vegan and vegetarian options.

All proceeds from ticket sales will go back into Forestry England to help it “grow, shape and care for the nation’s forests, now and for future generations”.

To participate in the 5k run people must be 12 years old or above and book a ticket which costs £22.

Participants in the 10k run have to be 16 years old or above and book a ticket which costs £24.75.