British Nordic Walking Challenge Series 2016


2016 is the third year of the British Nordic Walking Challenge Series and there are four key events to enter:

Wollaton Park | Nottingham | 15 May 2016
Margam Park | South Wales | 26 June 2016
Lydiard Park | Swindon | 4 September 2016 ENTER HERE Entry closes 30.8
Black Park | Buckinghamshire | 16 October 2016 ENTER HERE

The format follows the INWA (International Nordic Walking Federation) race rules and distances. This year we have increased the 20Km category to make it a full half marathon. Entrants can challenge themselves to complete either a 5Km, 10Km or 21Km distance, and if they wish compete against other Nordic Walkers in the following categories:

  • Fastest man and woman 5Km
  • Fastest man and woman 10Km
  • Fastest man and woman 21Km
  • Fastest team in each distance (calculated on the combined times of a named team of four people)

Please email if you would like to join our Challenge Series mailing list for the latest information on booking.

Start times are typically the following, but please check your final joining instructions for finalised starts times for each venue.

5Km | Starts 11:00am

10Km | Starts 10:00am

21Km | Starts 9:30am

Some people enjoy the challenge of racing against others and many just enjoy the festival atmosphere, meeting other Nordic walkers from all over the UK, and enjoying a good Nordic Walking a beautiful setting. All are welcome.

All the routes are off road and traffic free. Suitable for all levels of fitness. If you are new to Nordic walking you must have a lesson prior to taking part in the Challenge. Please contact us for details of how to book a Nordic Walking lesson.

Pole hire available and free taster sessions available for those new to Nordic Walking

Watch the highlights of the inaugural Bristol event:


View race rules

Entry fee for advance booking (on-line booking typically closes 7 days prior to the event):   

5 Km - member* £10 | non member £12
5 Km - childs (14 and under) | £6
10 Km - member* £14 | non member £16
21 Km - member* £18 | non member £20

There is no entry booking on the day


*Join British Nordic Walking for £12 per year, click here for more information