I am a huge fan for this event that I’ve been asked to review. I’m probably best equipped to share my honest account of this event as I continue to attend year after year, that in itself speaks wonders.
The Wolf Run has become a firm favourite of mine and here’s why.
About Wolf – The Wolf Run is an obstacle-based challenge offering a distance of 5km or 10km for over 18’s and a junior course for ages 7 to 17. It isn’t timed or age categorised, so as an adult you will be on the start line with anyone aged 18 to 80. (Or above!)
The event is set in beautiful surroundings and makes excellent use of the terrain, hills and woods to offer an event with both natural and man-made obstacles, as well as woodland trails and field running. It’s a very inclusive event, open to all abilities, from charity fundraisers and fun runners to the hardcore OCR (Obstacle Course Race) athlete. The Wolf Run has a unique, friendly atmosphere where the focus is on completing the challenge, pushing yourself to your own limits and ultimately having a lot of fun in the process.
The Wolf Run has been operating for many years now and it continues to evolve, race after race, offering additions to The Wolf Run experience, year on year.
About me – I’ve been doing The Wolf Run since 2015 and it is ALWAYS one of the 1st events in my calendar. It is local (ish) to me but that isn’t the reason I make it my must do event every year.
I’ve been lucky enough to be 1st over the line on numerous occasions, competing against many different people from all walks of life over the years. The people I’ve met before, during or after an event have since become friends, friends I would never have met if I didn’t do this sport.
Not only do I take part and compete at The Wolf Run, (quite often more than 1 lap and sometimes in reverse) I also marshal for them.
Marshalling means I also get to give something back to the other runners on the day.Many people taking part in a Wolf Run might have never done an OCR before and I get just as much joy helping other people achieve things they didn’t think they could.
For many years now I’ve felt like part of The Wolf Run family. They are such a nice, friendly, giving community. I’ve formed incredible friendships and often get recognised elsewhere (nothing to do with cake I promise) and I thoroughly enjoy giving a little something back by helping others.
There is always a huge sense of achievement and buzz at the end of any event. The atmosphere before, during and after this race in the event village is extremely welcoming and there is something about the vibe that makes you feel like you’re on a natural high. There is always a variety of vendors on hand for food and refreshments as well as other essentials buys. (Medal hangers are a firm favourite.) The Wolf Run resident DJ plays the tunes out all day long and last but not least, there is a merch tent and bar.
Finally, it has been a privilege to become a multiple Alpha Wolf – obtained by doing all 4 events in the same calendar year. For 2023 The Wolf Run are back, reinvented, offering The Wolf Run Trilogy. You can enter now via www.thewolfrun.com and get 10% off when you book all 3.
I’m looking forward to being part of it!