Caterpillar Challenge

Bedford, Bedfordshire

2FMR+2P Bedford, UK

Thu 8th September 2022

Starting at 09:00

1 race


Organiser's Description

We’re entering a new county and venue with the Caterpillar Challenge at Amptill Park in 2022. The park is well hidden but an absolute local gem. The route takes in the mature woodlands to the East of the park as well as the more open grasslands to the West. Given the time of the year conditions could be muddy or muddier! The run through the woodland will make you want to do lap after lap though, it’s truly gorgeous!

Ultimately you can run as many 5k (just over!) laps as you wish in the time limit. You can run one lap in 20 minutes, pick up your medal, flapjack and drink and go home! Alternatively you can head out on your 15th lap at 14:55 and finish in 6hr30 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 mates.


  • Caterpillar Challenge


    Thu 8th September 2022

    Booking for more than 1?


  • Caterpillar Challenge


    Thu 8th September 2022

    Booking for more than 1?

How to Get There

Amptill Park is on the outskirts of Amptill, Bedfordshire (MK45 2HX). It is 8 minutes from M1 J13.

Parking is plentiful and…. free!!

The nearest train station is Flitwick and buses go from Flitwick to Amptill.

Course Details

The route takes you around the perimeter of Amptill Park and then you complete a small internal loop too. Each lap starts with a remarkable run up through the woodland on well trodden unsurfaced paths. Depending on the weather leading up to the event this could be very muddy!

Once you come out of the woodland section you run through a small section of grazing field (there were cows in the field when we visited) and out across more open grassland along the North border of the park. As you complete the lap there is a mixture of crushed stone path and unsurfaced pathways.

It’s genuinely an amazing lap you’ll want to do again and again. It is likely a route you’ll want trail shoes for but how aggressive those shoes would ideally be depends on the weather leading up to the event.


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Bedford, Bedfordshire

8 Sept 2022



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