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Bluebell Challenge

Run 6h

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In this 6 hour running event, you get to be the organiser of your own race, as you decide how many loops of 2.88 mile course you wish to run during the time limit. This event is perfect for runners of all abilities, and the hilly course sets to test just how far you're willing to push.

How to enter the Bluebell Challenge

  1. 6 Hour Challenge

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Bluebell Challenge route

This hilly course through beautiful Hartshill Hayes Country Park is not to be underestimated; with each lap of this 2.88 mile course, runners will experience over 280ft of elevation change. If you choose to run a marathon, there will be over 3000ft of climbing.

Luckily, the beautiful scenery of the course makes it all worth it. The course runs mainly through the mature woodland, and there's a killer set of steps you get to run down and some stunning views across four counties at the start of each lap. There's a very short section of tarmac (around 20m) followed by some compact trail, but the vast majority of the course is woodland trail. The blanket of bluebells that usually covers the course at this time is an added bonus to make this a truly rewarding trail.

A unique part of this event is the ability to make it your own. With nothing but a 6 hour time limit on the course, runners are able to decide just how many loops they wish to complete on the day. Those wishing to cover a marathon will need to complete just over 9 laps, while the half marathon will be just over 4 laps.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Beer, cider or apple juice at the finish line
  • Refreshments at the event village - water, electrolytes, pop
Raceday Logistics


09:00 - Race start

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I enter this event on the day?
Unfortunately, there will be no entries on race day.
Is there an age cut off for this event?
Yes, entrants must be at least 17 years of age to enter the event.
Will there be free parking?
No, but parking will be available for £2.50. All money from parking will go straight to country parks.
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Bluebell Challenge weather forecast

Partly cloudy throughout the day.

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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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