Christmas Canter Race

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Booked 8 times in the last week
£28.00 - £35.00

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About
Get yourself ready for Christmas Dinner with this brilliant event around the Horseheath Race Trials. Runners of all abilities will have 6 hours to complete as many, or as few laps of the out-and-back course as they wish. You're bound to love the friendly and exciting race atmosphere too.
Participants
5k, 10k, Half Marathon, and 2 more
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Calendar
Sat, 17 Dec 2022
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Horseheath, United Kingdom
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4.4
(3 Reviews)
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Where and when
Location
Horseheath, Cambridge CB21 4QP, UK
Start times
Sat, 17 Dec 2022
5k:
9:00am |
10k:
9:00am |
Half Marathon:
9:00am |
Marathon:
9:00am |
Ultra:
9:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Christmas Canter Race
5k
Distance
5km
£28.00 - £35.00
10k
Distance
10km
£28.00 - £35.00
Half Marathon
Distance
13.1mi
£28.00 - £35.00
Marathon
Distance
26.2mi
£28.00 - £35.00
Route information
Competitors will complete an out-and-back course through Horseheath Race Trials. The course itself will be over mixed terrain. You will have 6 hours to knock over as many kilometres as possible.
But don't be alarmed by this long time limit, this event is for runners of all abilities. This could be a great opportunity to run your first 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon or even Ultra Marathon. You can run as few or as many laps as you wish, resting between laps or pushing yourself through the whole 6 hours.
For those more experienced athletes looking to really push themselves, this is a brilliant opportunity to run a long distance with no other complications, no navigation, no kit required and with feed stations every lap.
Whether you are looking to run your 1st 10k, or your 50th Marathon, the brilliant Zig Zag Running team will cheer you all the way around.
What's included
  • Medal (Lucky-Dip or Event Medal)
  • Coffee and Cake for all finishers
  • Event marshals
  • Water/aid stations
  • Bag drop
  • Free Parking
  • Chip-timed results
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Event Medal
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How to get there
Horseheath, Cambridge CB21 4QP, UK
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By Car
The Horseheath Race Trails are located just off the A1307 between Linton and Horseheath.
By Train
Participants can take the train into Cambridge then arrive at the event site via taxi.
Parking
There will be free parking available on site. The parking fee is included in the cost of entry.
Event day logistics
09:00 Wave 1 starts
11:00 Wave 2 starts
15:00 Event ends
Waves
Participants have the choice to start their race at 9 am or 11 am. Please note that both waves will end at 3 pm, meaning those in the second wave will have a shorter time limit than those in the first wave.
Race Information
You will receive a confirmation email upon entering the race which contains your race briefing pack.
You will collect your bib number on the day when you register at the event base camp.
Age Restrictions
You must be at least 18 years old to take part.
Race Start
The race director will call all participants to the start line for a socially distanced race briefing before you progress to the start line for a mass start.
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 event day.
Cupless Event
Please note the event has gone cupless, so please bring your own water bottle to the event.
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Zig Zag Running
Black Friday discounts on now! Choose your event below to see unique event offers. 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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FAQs
Will there be a bag drop at the Christmas Canter?
There will be a space for baggage to be left (subject to COVID restrictions being lifted) but these are left at your own risk and should not contain valuables.
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Do I need to wear trail running shoes at the Christmas Canter?
Normal running trainers should be plenty for this event. If there has been wet weather trail shoes may be helpful, but running trainers should still be fine.
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Will there be a food and drink station at the Christmas Canter?
Yes there will be an aid station supplying water and sugary snacks at the event Base Camp situated at the lap point of the 5.3k course.
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Reviews
4.4
3 reviews
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5.0
Did the race in 2021
Friendly & inclusive - has a great community rather than corporate feel to the event. Also really top coffee and cake.
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4.7
Did the race in 2021
An excellent organised event at Hinchingbrooke Country Park with Zig Zag events. This one saw around a hundred Santa's and Elves take to the 3.3 mile course. Stephen, Zoe and the team are always welcoming to new runners and created a lovely Christmassy atmosphere. The course is great, varied with trail through the trees and paths around the lake. In some small parts it was super muddy but this was part of the challenge. Lovely support all round from the marshals, plenty of pictures taken, post run cake, hot drink and a large warm events room awaited the finishers and supporters.
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3.7
Did the race in 2021
Well organised, good course with lovely scenery and awesome coffee and cakes afterwards! The medal was really good too and make the struggle worthwhile!
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Recent Questions
Emma Davies
31/10/2021
Are there prizes for distance or time or any prizes
Emma Davies
31/10/2021
Are there prizes for distance or time or any prizes
Emma Davies
31/10/2021
Are there prizes for distance or time or any prizes
Tim Yearsley
15/10/2021
Is the route very hilly?
Stephen Mills
15/10/2021
Strava says it is 55ft per lap. There is a small climb at the start of the lap
Tim Yearsley
15/10/2021
Is the route very hilly?
Ellis Powles
05/09/2021
How far is the ultra
Charlie Grimshaw
06/09/2021
For the Ultra it's anything over 9 completed laps, so more than 26.2 miles!
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