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Bluebell Challenge

Nuneaton, Warwickshire

Tue 23rd April 2024

Starting at 09:00

1 race


Organiser's Description

This an event that enables all abilities of runner to run together (or hike/walk!). Ultimately you can run as many 5k laps as you wish in the time limit. You can run one lap in 20 minutes, pick up your medal, flapjack and beer and go home! Alternatively you can head out on your 15th lap at 14:55 and finish in 6:30 having covered over 50 miles! It’s completely up to you.

There is no pressure from us, but we’ll also see if you want one more lap! The format is great for people looking to run further than they’ve ever done before, do a long training run for future events or to enjoy a sociable event with your friends.

If you're looking to cover a marathon distance you'll need to complete 9 laps and a half marathon will be 4 laps (+a tiny one).


  • Bluebell Challenge 2024

    Tue 23rd April 2024


    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    Association of Running Clubs (ARC) save £2.00

    Trail Running Association (TRA) save £2.00

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  • Bluebell Challenge 2024

    Tue 23rd April 2024


    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    Association of Running Clubs (ARC) save £2.00

    Trail Running Association (TRA) save £2.00

    Booking for more than 1?

Course Details

In summary, it's hilly! Really hilly. That isn't to sound tough or macho - it's a numerical fact! Each lap has over 400ft of up... and down...! It's a great course, mainly through the mature woodland with bluebells in full bloom hopefully. There is a killer set of steps you get to run down and some stunning views across countryside at the start of each lap. This is a truly rewarding course and the blanket of bluebells (that should be there if nature plays ball!) will really add to the event. There is a very short section of tarmac (around 20m) followed by some compact trail but the vast majority of the course is woodland trail.

How to Get There

It is 10 minutes from Nuneaton and 20 minutes from Junction 3 of the M6. The closest train station is Nuneaton. It appears to be Warwickshire’s best kept secret..


It has sufficient parking (£2.50) and a toilet block. There is no on-site cafe.


Hartshill Hayes Country Park (CV10 0TH) is run and managed by Warwickshire County Council.


  • Can I run with my dog?

    No, our canicross season finishes in March

  • I’m not that fussed by a medal, drink and flapjack…

    In that case our partnership with Trees Not Tees may be of interest! When you sign up to this event you can select to have no finish line swag and instead we’ll donate the cost of this to Trees Not Tees who will plant a tree in their Scottish woodland on your behalf!

  • Can I transfer or defer my place?

    Transfers and deferrals can be made anytime up to 7 days before the event.


The route may be subject to last minute changes and there will be plenty of markings up on race day so you do not need to have this - but I know some of you like to anyway!

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