Event status

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NB We may not have an internet connection required to update this page, whereas the above will be updated right up to the last minute. NB If the event is canceled, our Twitter alerts will be your ONLY notification, so please check before making the trip (you may not be emailed or telephoned).

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Entry closing date for all events: unless specified below, entries close on the Monday prior to the event

Event: CANIX CANNOCK 29, 30, 31 MAY 2021

Saturday and Sunday 5km course. 

Monday 10km course

 2.5km (cubs, juniors and have- a - go)  Please note have a go class does not score CaniX National Championship points. 


Entries close: Monday 24th May  ENTRIES ARE OPEN

All entrants and their supporters are expected to follow our covid-19 mitigations as a condition of entry.  

Address is Cannock Chase Visitor Centre, Marquis Drive Hednesford WS12 4PW,  Please note the postcode will not take you directly to the start and the following instrucitons should be followed.  

If parking at the Visitor Centre; Walk towards the visitor centre/ toilet block.   follow the path between the two, past the bikewash.  At the end of this path turn left.  After approximately 50m you will see the camping area and the startline/ finish area to your right.   The what3words location for the start area is https://w3w.co/cabs.opinion.carefully 

If parking at the start area:  From Hednesford... stay on Brindley Heath Road until you pass the visitor centre.  Take the next right onto Marquis Drive.  Stay straight on Marquis drive you will come to a gate.  If this gate is locked you will need to proceed on foot to the what3word location above, collect the key and return for your vehicle.  If open, continue down the dirve.  Take the next turning on your right.  Then right again and you will see the start and finish area ahead.  

 Parking  at the start and finish line is free of charge to day visitors.  However, the following conditions apply.  

  • Arrival BETWEEN 8am and 8:30am 
  • strict observance of speed limit of 10mph on Marquis Drive and inside the venue
  • Departure following the race will be restricted to set times of 10:15. 11:00 and 11:30.   This will be undertaken in convoy with a marshal escort to ensure safety of pedestrians on Marquis Drive. 

All camping and parking is at owners risk.   This will be on a rally field on grass.  Please be aware of over-hanging branches, or osticles in the grass.  

Timetable (unless otherwise stated or temperatures dictate an earlier start, check Twitter  prior to departure or  on the morning of the event) 

  • CaniX
  • Race office opens, bib collection: 8:00
  • Race briefing: will be via email and facebook
  • Race start: 09:00
  • Prizegiving: there will be no prize giving; any vouchers will be posted or emailed to podium placed athletes. 

The course will be marked by mid Friday afternoon; you are advised to walk the course prior to running.  The course has been adapted due to the addition of a cow enclosure (we avoid entering this) This gives us an additional technical single track section on the 5km and a significantly altered 10km route. 

 This whole area is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and Nature conservation area, please DO NOT let dogs off lead in nature reserves, where they may disturb ground nesting birds and other wildlife. 


Times from both saturday and sunday will be acumulated to give podium placings.   Monday will be a stand alone event.