B F F (Best Foot Forward) on National Friendship Day

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Take on this six-hour event at Haughley park to see how far you can run. The course is set out in a 5.3k loop which encompasses the grounds. Runners can choose how far they would like to run from a 5k all the way up to an Ultra. Come to earn your finisher's medal.
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Ultra, Marathon, Half Marathon, and 2 more
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Calendar
Sat, 30 Jul 2022
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Haughley, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Haughley Park Haughley, Haughley, Stowmarket IP14 3JY, UK
Start times
Sat, 30 Jul 2022
Ultra:
9:00am |
Marathon:
9:00am |
Half Marathon:
9:00am |
10k:
9:00am |
5k:
9:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for B F F (Best Foot Forward) on National Friendship Day
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Ultra
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360min
£28.00 - £35.00
Marathon
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26.2mi
£28.00 - £35.00
Half Marathon
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13.1mi
£28.00 - £35.00
10k
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10km
£28.00 - £35.00
Route information
This 5.3k looped course is perfect for all looking to challenge themselves, whether you are running your first 5k or 100th marathon this event is great for all participants. The terrain is mostly comprised of pathways with some small sections of the course along trails and woodland.
The route is self-contained within the picturesque Haughley park so come along to race whatever distance you fancy.
You will have 6 hours to complete as many laps as you can, and if you're lucky maybe a little bit more because if you leave the base camp before 5:59:59, you can complete one more lap!
What's included
  • Medal (Lucky-Dip Medal or Event Medal)
  • Coffee and Cake for all finishers
  • Event marshals
  • Water/aid stations
  • Bag drop
  • Parking (small fee)
  • Chip-timed results
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How to get there
Haughley Park Haughley, Haughley, Stowmarket IP14 3JY, UK
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Parking
There will be parking included in your entry. You will have a parking attendant show you where to park, they will check your name, give you your race bib and show you where the Race HQ/Base camp is.
By Car
Signed 'Haughley Park' on the A14, nine miles east of Bury St Edmunds (off junction 47a). one-mile north-west of Stowmarket (off Junction 49).
By Rail
The nearest station is Stowmarket. There is frequent direct service which is a 1 hour 20-minute journey from London Liverpool Street, plus a 10-minute taxi ride to the estate.
By Air
Stansted airport is a one hour drive, north on the M11, onto the A11 direction towards Newmarket. Then east onto the A14 towards Bury St Edmunds (then follow the direction for by car).
Event day logistics
09:00 Wave 1 starts
11:00 Wave 2 starts
15:00 Cut-off time
Race briefing
Approximately a week before the event, you will receive a detailed race briefing pack by email explaining the times and the set-up of the event.
Wave start times
You can choose the wave start time you would like when booking. If you start at 9 am you will have 6 hours. If starting at 11 am you will have 4 hours.
Lucky dip medal
The lucky dip medal gives runners a chance of receiving a previous Zig Zag Events medal for a slightly reduced cost. This can be chosen when registering and ensures a little surprise on the event day.
Age Requirements
You must be at least 18 years old to take part.
Water stations
There will be a water station located at the start and lap point.
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Zig Zag Running
Since 2000, Zoe of Zig Zag Running started running, starting from scratch with the feat of trying to get to complete a 5k, taking the couch to 5k training plan. It just didn't stop there, over the years pushing herself, this self motivation eventually evolved into marathon running. Zoe has completed Marathons, Ultra Marathons, 5 Marathons in 5 Days, 52 marathons in 52 weeks, 10 marathons in 10 days, 100 marathons in 100 weeks, a 50k & a 50 mile Ultra marathon, with her target next of completing a 100 mile race. ​ Stephens background is in Hypnosis, therapy, sports coaching and Entertainment. ​ During this time we have both gained valuable experience in what it takes to organise a good marathon, we have also both met and made friends with some wonderful people who are such fun to be around, with useful advice, assistance and encouragement throughout the country and even in other corners of the world Our mission is to give our runners the best experience and encourage others to achieve their goals and dreams and to also impart the ideals of good sportsmanship, community and health.
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Spectator Info
All spectators are welcome to come along and cheer on their friends or family.
Backpack
Kit List
It is suggested to wear road trainers but depending on the weather before the event you may want to bring trail shoes, but they are not essential.
FAQ's
When does the race start at the B F F (Best Foot Forward) on National Friendship Day??
The 6-hour race starts a 9 am, and if you start at 11 am you will have 4 hours.
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What is the luck dip medal option at the B F F (Best Foot Forward) on National Friendship Day?
The lucky dip medal gives runners a chance of receiving a previous Zig Zag Events medal for a slightly reduced cost. This can be chosen when registering and ensures a little surprise on the event day.
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What is the course like at the B F F (Best Foot Forward) on National Friendship Day?
The course is mainly along pathways with small sections on trails and woodlands.
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