The Birthday Run - 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Full Marathon, Ultra Marathon event image

The Birthday Run - 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Full Marathon, Ultra Marathon

The Birthday Run - 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Full Marathon, Ultra Marathon event image The Birthday Run - 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Full Marathon, Ultra Marathon event image The Birthday Run - 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Full Marathon, Ultra Marathon event image The Birthday Run - 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Full Marathon, Ultra Marathon event image The Birthday Run - 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Full Marathon, Ultra Marathon event image

The Birthday Run - 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Full Marathon, Ultra Marathon

Brandon, Suffolk

Country Park Entrance, Bury Road, Brandon, IP27 0, United Kingdom

Sun 19th May 2024

Starting at 09:00

2 races

£32.00 - £35.00

Organiser's Description

Zig Zag Running is 4 years old!

Come celebrate with our Birthday Run!

LOCATION: Brandon Country Park, Bury Road, Brandon, Suffolk, IP27 0SU
Brandon Country Park is in the very heart of Thetford Forest.

It's a six hour event, (if you choose 9am start or 4hours if you choose 11am) run as far as you can during the six hours and a little bit more if you're lucky, as long as you are leaving the Base Camp by 5:59:59 you get to run another lap, we have a 5.3k lap throughout the forest consisting of gravel footpaths and some grass areas - a multi-terrain course.

You can run as much or little as you want to, you can rest between laps if you like and head out for some more.

You may be completing your first official 5k,10k, Half Marathon, Full Marathon or even ultra-Marathon, or it may be your 100th or 1000th.

This race is also ideal for those who want to try and achieve a Marathon distance and for those who also want the option to push a little further, possibly an ultra but without the complications of trail ultras, with next to no navigation, no kit required, an aid station every lap and straightforward logistics.

When you enter the race, you will receive a confirmation from Find A Race and then a confirmation from Zig Zag Running which includes a link to the race briefing pack

Parking is chargeable at the park, and we will have marshals directing you to park on the day.

Please note the event has gone cupless so please bring a cup or bottle for your refreshments

Races

  • Individual Entry - Bespoke Medal

    £35.00

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Individual Entry - Lucky Dip Medal

    £32.00

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    Booking for more than 1?

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  • Individual Entry - Bespoke Medal

    £35.00

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Individual Entry - Lucky Dip Medal

    £32.00

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    Booking for more than 1?

Course Details

A scenic woodland and grassy course starting at Brandon Country Park, that then leads off through Thetford Forest. The route consists of country park footpaths and grass areas. Our suggestion is to wear road trainers, but depending on the weather before the event you may want to bring trails if you have them but not essential.

What's Included

  • Bespoke Medal - upon choice selection above
  • Complimentary coffee/hot chocolate and cake to all finishers
  • Friendly low key event
  • Race Photos
  • 6 hours to complete
  • Toilets at base camp
  • Aid station each lap
  • Traffic free event

How to Get There

Brandon Country Park is just South of Brandon, five minutes from the A11 at Elveden, less than 30 minutes from Bury St Edmunds, and under an hour from Norwich, Cambridge and Ipswich. Brandon Railway Station is 1.5miles (2.4km) away. Postcode for satnavs: IP27 0SU

It is also just under 4 miles from Centre Parcs if you were thinking of making this race part of your break away.

Parking

Parking is chargeable within Brandon Country Park

We will position a marshal in the Car Park to assist you with your parking and direct you onto Race Registration.

Location

Brandon Country Park, Bury Road, Brandon, IP27 0SU

FAQs

  • MInimum Age Requirements

    18yrs old

on the day

We will position a marshal in the Car Park to assist you with your parking and direct you then onto the Race Registration. You will then proceed to the Race Registration area to collect your bib numbers.

There will be a space for baggage to be left but these are left at your own risk and should not contain valuables. You are likely to be passing by your car each lap too, giving you an another option.

The Race HQ/Base Camp is located at the start and Lap point where we will have our water/aid station.

Around 10 minutes before the start the Race director will call you all to the start line where you can remain socially distanced for the race briefing, then you will progress to the start line in your coral of up to 6 people to start the race.

The terrain consists of country park footpaths and grass areas. Our suggestion is to wear road trainers, but depending on the weather before the event you may want to bring trails if you have them but not essential.

medal options

We have designed a Bespoke medal for the event, which you will receive at the end of the race

If you choose the Lucky dip entry option you will receive a medal but it will not be specific to the event

select your wave

There will be two waves available; 9am and 11am

Please note the cut off point is 3pm, meaning that those that start at 11am only have 4hours to complete their distance

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