Northampton Military Challenge
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Take on this 6 hour challenge in Northampton this spring. Perfect for runners looking to test their hand at a new distance, runners can run as many laps of the 5.17 mile course as they please. So whether you're shooting for a 10k or an Ultra Marathon, everyone is welcome.
10k, Half Marathon, Marathon, and 1 more
9:00am Sat 28th May 2022
Northampton, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Holiday Inn Northampton, an IHG Hotel, Bedford Rd, Northampton NN4 7YF, UK
9:00am Sat 28th May 2022
Half Marathon:9:00am |
Here's what races are available for Northampton Military Challenge
Terrain: Tarmac / Grassy Trails
The 5.17-mile course is a loop along the River Nene and around surrounding floor storage reservoirs. Runners will be able to run as many laps as they can within the 6 hour time limit.
A completely off-road route, participants will travel across 45% tarmac and 55% grassy trails.
There will be a small 0.35 mile out and back near the base camp for Marathon runners to complete the full 26.6 mile distance. If you want to complete a half marathon then it's two full laps and a 2.78 mile short lap.
- Half Marathon - 2 laps
- Marathon - 4 laps
Organiser route images
- Finisher's Medal (choice of D-Day, VE Day or Battle of Britain Medal)
- Finisher's Goody Bag
- Well-stocked base camp
How to get there
Holiday Inn Northampton, an IHG Hotel, Bedford Rd, Northampton NN4 7YF, UKGet full directions
There will be free parking at the event, which is located just a few yards from the start/finish lines. Please only park in the rear and side car parks.
Please register your registration number with the hotel reception upon arrival.
Northampton station is 2.8 miles from the event site.
Event day logistics
07:00 Event opens
07:30 Registration opens
08:50 Race briefing
09:00 Event starts
Race numbers will be available for collection from a meeting room within the hotel. If the weather is good registration may take place at base camp.
Children over the age of 11 are permitted to take part in this event so long as they are accompanied by an adult at all times and do not exceed the following distances.
- Aged 11-12 can run a maximum of 5k
- Aged 13-14 can run a maximum of 6k
- Aged 15 can run a maximum of 10k
- Aged 16 can run a maximum of 15k
- Aged 17 can run a maximum of 25k
You'll visit the aid station after every 5.17 mile lap. This will be fully stocked by the event organiser but you are welcome to leave your own on the table for runner's supplies.
Headphones and Earphones
You will be able to use headphones and earphones during the 6 Hour Challenge. Please have the volume low and be aware of others you are sharing the space with.
Is there somewhere I can leave my bag at the Northampton Military Challenge?
There won't be a dedicated bag drop but participants are free to leave their bag at the start/finish.
What if I can't complete the full distance I signed up for at the Northampton Military Challenge?
That's no problem at all. You only have to complete one 5.17 mile lap in order to finish and collect your medal. All efforts deserve celebrating.
Will there be toilets at the Northampton Military Challenge?
Yes, toilets are located next to the start/ finish area.
Will there be somewhere to park at the Northampton Military Challenge?
Yes, parking will be included with entry.
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