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Kings Forest Trail Ultra Marathon, Marathon & Half

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Tickets £30–£34

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Distances in this event

  1. Ultramarathon

    Run 50km
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  2. Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
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  3. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
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Event details

  • Trails
  • 150 participants

From the organizer

Organizer's website

The Kings Forest is just 4 miles outside Bury St Edmunds, easily accessible from East Anglia, London and the East Midlands. Provides a wonderful traffic free course on forest tracks.

Kings Forest Trail Ultra Marathon, Marathon & Half route

What’s Included

All finishers will be awarded a bespoke medal. Water, squash & sweet/savoury snacks at checkpoints.

Course Details

This is a one lap flat course for half marathon and two for marathon, Ultra runners will continue to complete a 3rd lap of 4.8 miles. The course will be clearly marked. There will be drinks stations approx. every 7 miles.

The course is off road* and traffic free using footpaths and tracks across breckland and in the forest.

* At the beginning and end of each lap runners will cross the road back into West Stow Country Park. These are the only road crossing and will be marshalled.

The surfaces are generally good, and are suitable for normal road shoes.

The course has not been measured by a UKA approved course measurer, therefore all distances are approximate.

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

  1. WHEN WILL YOU SEND ME MY RACE NUMBER? : Race numbers are collected on the day at registration (safety pins also provided) . We'll also give you your 'chip' transponder to wear
  2. ARE DOGS ALLOWED ON YOUR EVENTS? Much as we love our four-legged friends, UK Athletics who grant our race permits, do not allow dogs in our events
  3. DO YOU PROVIDE CUPS? To help do our bit for the environment by trying to reduce plastic waste and also the amount of rubbish going to landfill, we no longer provide plastic cups on events. Please bring a re-usable bottle that you can re-fill during the race, and also a cup/mug suitable for a hot drink in your finish bag.
  4. DO I NEED TO BRING FOOD/DRINK? Your event price includes refreshments. We provide drinks & snacks (and hot food on longer events). Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements. Supporters will need to bring their own food & drink. On ultra events we have a 'drop' box for you to leave your own bottle/snack with us to take to the half-way point.
  5. CAN I VOLUNTEER? YES! The success of every event depends on a crew of volunteers.
  6. CAN I WEAR HEADPHONES? Yes we permit headphones. Please take note of safety information at race briefings, and remove earphones on road sections/crossings
  7. WILL YOU TAKE RACE PHOTOS? We don't have an official photographer but Crew make take a few photos to capture the event and use on the website / social media. Please let us know if you don't wish to have your photo used in this way
  8. WHEN WILL I GET MY RESULTS? We use chip timing at our events, and usually don't have internet access out on site. When we have an indoor finish venue we generally show results live on a screen, however full results will be published online within 48 hours of the event. Please let us know if you do not wish for your name to be published in the results
  9. WHAT HAPPENS IF I RETIRE MID-EVENT? We do everything we can to support participants to finish, but if you need to retire please do so at a checkpoint by notifying the Crew and handing in your chip-timing strap. You are responsible for transport home, however if we have Crew vehicles available we will try to assist with transport to the finish
  10. DO I REALLY HAVE TO BRING THE MANDATORY KIT? Mandatory kit is exactly what it says, MANDATORY! Yet we frequently receive e-mails questioning it. We only require it for your own safety and to reduce the risk to all participants, Crew & medics of dealing with avoidable medical problems or dangerous situations. Kit checks will be carried out and participants not carrying mandatory items will be withdrawn from the event

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