BigMud Marathon & 16 Miles
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Get muddy with this challenging trail run through the South Downs National Park, and part of the BigFeat Classic Elements Race Series. There'll be plenty of rolling hills to work through as well as one whopping 518ft climb to contend with.
Marathon, and 16 Miles
Sun, 26 Feb 2023
Horndean, United Kingdom
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The event experience
Based on location
5 to 20m elevation gain per km
Where and when
Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Gravel Hill, Horndean PO8 0QE, UK
Sun, 26 Feb 2023
16 Miles:8:30am |
Distance: 16 mile
Distance: 26.2 mile (Marathon)
Both the 16 mile and marathon routes will be trail runs in and around the scenic Meon Valley in the South Downs National Park. Prepare for there to be lots of mud and rolling hills with one 518ft climb up Buster Hill right at the start.
You'll take one large loop along the trails, starting and finishing at Buster Hill.
Classic Elements series
This is the second event that is a part of the Element series. The 4 elements are Air, Fire, Water and Earth with this event representing earth. All will take place in the same location come to see if you can conquer all 3 other elements. Enter the other elements below
Organizer route images
- Bespoke Finisher's Medal
- Well stocked aid stations
- Friendly & enthusiastic volunteers
- Fully marked and marshalled
- On course photography
- Free parking
How to get there
Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Gravel Hill, Horndean PO8 0QE, UKGet full directions
There will be free on site parking for this event.
The event HQ is located just off the A3/ London Road which connects to both Portsmouth and London
Event day logistics
08:30 Marathon & 16 miles starts
13:30 16 Mile cut-off time
16:00 Marathon cut-off time
Please arrive at least 45 minutes before your race start time to ensure plenty of time to register, attach your race number and warm up.
- Marathon: Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to participate
- 16 mile: Entrants must be 17 years of age or older to participate
There'll be fully stocked aid stations at regular intervals around the course to keep your energy up and get to that finish line.
Classic Elements Race Series
The BigMud is the second instalment of the Classic Elements Race Series, with the other races being announced at a later date.
There will be cut-off times in place for both routes which are 5 hours for the 16 mile route and 7.5 hours for the Marathon route.
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Will there be water on the BigMud course?
Yes, there'll be aid stations regularly throughout the course, fully stocked with water, other drinks and snacks.
How hilly will the BigMud course be?
There'll be rolling hills to keep your blood pumping as well as one big climb of 518ft up Buster Hill at the start.
What will the terrain be like underfoot for the BigMud?
You'll be running on trails in February, so be prepared for a serious amount of mud!
What is the BigMud event?
The BigMud is the second in the Classic Element Race Series, and symbolises Earth, meaning there'll be plenty of muddy patches along the route!
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