Festive Forest Challenge

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This festive forest challenge is great for runners looking to finish their year with a PB. With Half Marathon, 10k and 20 mile distances to choose from, there is something for all kinds of runners. Come and finish your year off with a medal and PB.
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Where and when
Bury Saint Edmunds IP28 6HG, UK
Start times
Sat, 12 Dec 2020
20 Miles:
9:00am |
Half Marathon:
9:00am |
10 Km:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Festive Forest Challenge
20 Miles
Half Marathon
10 Km
Route information
The course
Everyone will complete the first circuit (10km), half-marathoners and 20 milers will then complete a different circuit, after which the 20 milers repeat the second circuit. All courses will be clearly marked
The course is off-road* and traffic free using footpaths and tracks in the forest
*at the end of each lap participants will cross the road back into West Stow Country Park. This is the only road crossing and will be marshalled
The surfaces are generally good and suitable for normal road shoes
The course has not been measured by a UKA approved course measurer, therefore the distances are approximate
First aid:
First aiders will be present at the start/finish and along the course. If you develop medical problems, please alert the nearest marshal and prompt assistance will be provided
What's included
  • All finishers will be awarded a medal.
  • Refreshments: Drinks & snacks will be provided.
  • First Aid
  • Marked route
How to get there
Bury Saint Edmunds IP28 6HG, UK
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Start/Finish: West Stow Country Park Bury St Edmunds IP28 6HG
Event day logistics
Race schedule
9am Half-Marathon / 20 miles
9.15am 10km
Race numbers:
To be collected on the day at registration
Results details:
We use gun timing at our events, and also may be manually recording your race number at checkpoints/finish for safety reasons. Please ensure your race number is clearly visible to marshals at all times. We will endeavour to check & publish results within 48 hours of the event finish.
Cut off: Everyone to finish by 3:15pm
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Positive Steps Fitness & Wellbeing
Kevin Marshall set up Positive Steps in 2011, offering personal training services in the Bury St. Edmunds area. Since then, the business has grown to include and specialise in both Nordic Walking and putting on challenge events on the trails and in the forests around East Anglia.
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Spectator Info
Friends/family: Supporters are most welcome at our events. The West Stow venue has on-site parking (please bring change), toilets, and a cafe.
Kit List
Special info: Festive jumpers are optional, but encouraged! Spot prizes will be awarded.
Is there an age limit?
Participants must be 17 years and older for 10KM and half marathon and 18 years and older for the 20 mile event.
Are dogs allowed in this event?
Unfortunately no dogs will be allowed in this race.
Is it suitable for wheelchairs?
The course is not suitable for wheelchairs.
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Recent Questions
Jordan Allen
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I'm 17 years old and my birthday falls on christmas day. I'm interested in doing this but more into the 20 mile race as want to push my self but 12 days too young? Is there a way I can still do the 20mile race
Mary-Beth Fleming
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How do I apply for this race?
Stephy Dennis
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Hi there. Thanks for getting in touch. I apologise as there was an error with the date of this page. It has now been completely updated and you can book onto the event which is on December 7th 2019! :)
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