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Marston 24 Hour Challenge 2022

Route description
Route description

This brilliant 24 hour event takes place in the beautiful surroundings of the Millennium Country Park. Runners will complete laps of a 4 mile course on hard packed cycle and foot paths, returning to the event HQ at the start/finish point each lap.

Given the 4 mile laps, runners will never be far away from the event HQ where they can access food and water and will receive plenty of encouragement from the 3-2-1-Go-Running team.

The goal of the event is to run as far as you can within the time limit, however the event is open to runners of all abilities whether you're trying to run 100 miles or just seeing how far you can go. Competitors can run, jog or walk their way round the course in this pressure free event.

Runners do not have to run for the whole 24 hours. The event is designed for a large range of runners and they can take as much rest as they wish throughout the event.

Logistics and schedule

Saturday

11:00 Registration

12:00 Race starts

Sunday

12:00 Race ends

Rest Area

There will be a large marquee on site for any runners who wish to rest or sleep during the challenge. There will be food and water and this is an area where competitors can chat and share encouragement, creating a wonderful team spirit and atmosphere for the event.

Pacers

Runners are welcome to bring pacers along, and this may be especially helpful during the night. Only runners registered for the event will receive the finisher's belt buckle.

Park Gate

The main gate will be locked over night between 20:00 on Saturday and 08:00 on Sunday for the safety of the runners and the site. The race director will have a key if anyone wishes to end the challenge early, but no cars will be able to enter the site during this time.

Kit

Runners must have a head torch and a back-up light source when it is dark between the hours of 21:00 on Saturday and 05:00 on Sunday.

How to get there

The Forest Centre & Millennium Country Park, The Forest Centre, Station Rd, Marston Moretaine, Bedford MK43 0PR, UK

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By Car

The Forest Centre is situated South of Bedford and is accessible from the M1. The venue can be found by then taking the A421 to Marston Moretaine.

Parking

There is pay and display car park in the park.

By Train

Millbrook and Stewartby Stations are both within 2 miles of the venue.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Do I have to run for the whole 24 hours at the Marston 24 Hour Challenge?
No, runners can run as little or as much as they like during the 24 hour period.
FAQ
Will there be somewhere I can sleep during the Marston 24 Hour Challenge?
Yes, there will be a large marquee where runners can rest and sleep and access food and water.
FAQ
Can I bring someone along to run with me during the Marston 24 Hour Challenge?
Yes, pacers are welcome but only runners registered for the event will receive the finisher's belt buckle.
FAQ
Is there anything I need to bring for the Marston 24 Hour Challenge?
Runners must bring a head torch and a back-up light source to run when it is dark between the hours of 21:00 and 05:00.
FAQ
Will there be food available at the Marston 24 Hour Challenge?
Yes, there will be food available throughout the event.
Booking related questionsDo you have a question about bookings, cancellations, or refunds?
24 Hour Challenge
12:00pm Sat 25th Jun 2022
£50.00

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