The Swan Challenge is a 6 hour running event at Kingsbury Water Park, in Sutton Coldfield. The 3.3-mile out and back loop means your race can be just over 5k or, given the flat nature of the course, potentially 50+ miles! You decide how many laps you are going to do on the day within the 6-hour time limit. If you're looking to cover a marathon distance you'll need to complete 8 laps, and a half marathon will be 4 laps.
This is a new event, so you can be part of a new type of event for Kingsbury Water Park from its infancy! We hope to return many times, as we are super excited about this venue, so why not start at the first one!
Event specific finishers medal (a nice one too!)
A fully stocked aid station on each lap. Think kids picnic rather than water station!
Kingsbury Water Park, Bodymoor Heath Ln, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire B76 0DY
Kingsbury Water Park is very close to the M42 J9 and M6 J4, which is either great, or awful, depending on the traffic! Use the post code B76 0DY for Sat Navs.
You do have to pay to park (£4.50 at the time of writing). This money goes directly to the country parks, they are great spaces that do need money and this is their main revenue stream. That said, be a hero and car share, save money and the World!
In summary, it's flat. It's not quite as flat as a running track, but with only around 60ft of elevation per lap.
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