Big Bear Challenge

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Choose how far you go in this 6 hour challenge through Daventry Country Park. Run 5k or 50k, everyone collects an epic finisher's medal. All abilities are welcome in this beautiful and unique event, so lace up your shoes and come on out.
Participants
6 Hour Challenge
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Calendar
Tue, 8 Feb 2022
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Daventry, United Kingdom
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5 to 20m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Location
Daventry Country Park, Reservoir Cottage, Northern Way, Daventry NN11 2JB, UK
Start times
Tue, 8 Feb 2022
6 Hour Challenge:
9:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Big Bear Challenge
6 Hour Challenge
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360min
£30.00 - £35.00
Route information
This 6 hour event enables all ability of runner to join in the fun. Walk, run, hike as many laps of the 5k course in 6 hours.
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 6hr30 having covered over 50 miles! It’s completely up to you.
With the majority of the course taking place over crushed stone, the stunning route takes runners into the woodland and around the (muddy) meadow.
What's included
  • Finisher's medal
  • Drink & flapjack
  • Cafe on-site
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How to get there
Daventry Country Park, Reservoir Cottage, Northern Way, Daventry NN11 2JB, UK
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Parking
The country park has a large car park, cafe and children's play area and is located just 20 minutes from the M1 at Junction 16.
Parking will cost £2 and the money goes directly to the country park.
By Train
Long Buckby is the closest train station to the event site and is just 10 minutes away by car.
Event day logistics
09:00 Event start
15:00 Event ends
Age Requirements
Entrants must be 17 and over on race day to enter.
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Big Bear Events
The majority of our events are challenge events - multi-lap races with a time limit rather than a set distance. This means people can run all different distances on the same day, making for a great atmosphere. Lapped events can get some negative feedback but our laps are around beautiful locations. We avoid out and back laps and coming back to the wonderful aid station (full of your requests) can be a good motivator. Whether it's your A race, you need to do some long training runs, you have a 100-mile ultra in a few weeks or you want to hammer out a quick 10k, our races allow everyone to get involved together. We’re also expanding our mid-week evening 10K series too. Keep an eye out for updates on these as we are continually adding more. Expect the same care and attention and in the same great locations!
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FAQ's
Is the Big Bear Challenge cupless?
Yes, this is cupless event. Disposable cups will not be supplied by the organiser.
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Is there an age cut off for Big Bear Challenge?
Yes, entrants must be at least 17 years of age to enter the event.
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Can I run with headphones at the Big Bear Challenge?
You are welcome to run with headphones but please be aware of your surroundings while you race.
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Did the 6 Hour Challenge in 2022
My first Big Bear event and absolutely loved it… can’t wait to do another!!!Thank you for a great day!!!
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