Nordic Walking at the 2019 Henley Running Festival

You can now sign up for the Henley 12 AND 24 Hour Race as a Nordic Walker!  You can participate either as a solo Nordic Walker, or as part of a team of Nordic Walkers (2 to 5 people in each team). The rules are exactly the same as for the runners, except that you must use Nordic Walking poles and Nordic Walking technique (not “normal” walking), also please note, no skipping or running is allowed!

You can enter the event as a solo to see how far you could Nordic Walk in 12 or 24 hours, or as part of a team (2 to 5 people in each team). If you sign up as a team, only one person from each team is allowed on the trail at any one time (it’s a relay race! Although as long as you don’t cross the start/finish line with your chip on you are welcome to accompany an officially timed walker), and its simply a case of which team can do the most 8km laps in 12 or 24 hours.  This is an exciting category for us at Run101, our Nordic Walking friends have joined us for the last 3 years at the Cotswold event and last year at the Henley Festival, and we look forward to welcoming our Nordic Walking friends back to our 2019 event!

  • Sign up as a solo or a team of two to five people.
  • Nordic Walk a well marked off-road 8km course around the beautiful Henley in the heart of Oxfordshire.
  • Free camping for the duration of the event. You can arrive from 5pm on Friday 7th June if you want to camp the night before as well.
  • Full professional chip timing and lap counting.
  • You can pay extra for pre-pitched tent hire if you want accommodation provided and set up by the time you arrive. Visit our friends at Pillow.
  • Toilets and Showers.
  • Friends and Family can enjoy the event as well. Family Camping Tickets are available at £20 per adult, children under 16 years old are free
  • Entertainment Friday and Saturday evenings.
  • 24 Hour Food and Drink outlets.
  • Event T-Shirts are available at £15 each.
  • Free parking.
  • Sports Massage (£15 for 10 minutes) and free Ice Baths.
  • Fully Qualified Medical Support.
  • Medals for all finishers. 1st, 2nd & 3rd prizes for each category winner.