Running at Godolphin
All abilities are welcome to take part in the trail runs at Godolphin estate. The free monthly 10km runs take in stunning views around the grounds and are a great way to blow away the cobwebs. Find out below how to get involved, when the runs take place, what to bring and what to expect.
Godolphin's trail run
The Trust10 is a free waymarked trail run that invites runners of all abilities to come along and enjoy the Godolphin estate. The monthly 10km run is free, fun and informal. Join in and try something new, train for a race, do it for fun or with family and friends. A 5km route is also available.
When is the run?
Trust10 happens on the fourth Sunday of every month and includes two laps of a 5km route at Godolphin, so 5km runners are welcome too.
Registration opens from 8.30am, pre-run briefing is at 8.55am and the run starts at 9am.
Where is the run?
The Trust10 follows a multi-terrain route, running along a farm track, through fields and to the top of Godolphin Hill. There's uneven ground, stiles and mud in sections, (it can be very muddy after heavy rain). It consists of two loops of a 5km route, so there's also an option to just do the one 5km loop.
The route is marked with pink flags and signs with arrows. There will also be marshals and a back runner. You can see the route and find out more on the RunTogether website.
Runners should park at Godolphin and meet in the field opposite the welcome hut. Parking charges apply and National Trust members can park for free by scanning their membership card.
What should I be aware of?
Devon Red cattle
The tenant farmer has Devon Red cattle grazing on Godolphin Hill, which also helps improve the habitat of the hill for nature. So, there may be livestock, either cattle or sheep, in some of the fields along the route.
Take care near livestock
Please take care around livestock. Slow down and if necessary, stop or detour around them. Do not pass between cattle and their young. In the unlikely case of an incident with livestock, the run will be ended and you may be asked to turn around and return to the start.
What should I bring?
This is a multi-terrain trail run, so we definitely recommend trail shoes for clambering over the hedges and negotiating the mud. Please bring your own timing device if timing is important to you, as this is an informal event and we don't provide times. It's also smart to bring water or other liquids to rehydrate.
Who is the run suitable for?
We welcome everyone to give the Trust10 at Godolphin a go, but be aware that it's not a flat parkrun-style event and does include going to the top of Godolphin Hill.
The recommended age of runners is 14 and over. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Can I bring my dog?
Well-behaved dogs are welcome, but must be kept under control and on a fixed lead, (not an extendable one), at all times. This is due to livestock being present on the route. If cattle approach then you should let your dog go.
Stiles and Cornish hedges
Unfortunately, the route is not suitable for buggies as the run goes over a number of stiles and Cornish hedges.
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