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This cracking challenge will see runners take on this 2.5 mile looped course over 12 or 24 hours! Choose to take on the challenge on your own for the epic endurance feat or enter as team of up to 8 to take turns completing laps. Come for the awesome weekend and earn a finisher's medal and goody bag.
24 Hour Challenge, and 12 Hour Challenge
Sat, 27 Aug 2022
Layer Marney, United Kingdom
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The event experience
Based on location
<5m elevation gain per km
Where and when
Layer Marney Tower - Canvas Frills Lodge Separate Shower, Layer Marney, Colchester CO5 9US, UK
Sat, 27 Aug 2022
12 Hour Challenge:10:00am |
24 Hour Challenge:12:00pm
Runners can choose between two epic tests of endurance, either the 12 Hour or 24 Hour Challenge. The event is entirely within the grounds of Layer Marney Tower, a spectacular building, standing 80 feet tall surrounded by beautiful countryside. The Tower stands on the shores of the river Blackwater, and construction was initiated by Lord Henry Marney in the 1520s, a close friend of Henry VIII.
The 2.5 mile loop is in beautiful countryside, taking in footpaths, grassed fields and woodland. Runners can choose to run throughout or rest as often as they wish between laps, its totally up to you. There is no minimum distance and you do not need to run for the whole time limit! Runners can return to Race HQ as often as they wish to rest, refuel, change, and then carry on, should you choose to do so. Runners will have access to all the facilities in order to keep you running as long as possible.
The run will be chip-timed so you don't have to worry about losing count of your laps! And between laps, you will be able to access a personal bag at the Race HQ, where there will be a secure bag drop. The aid station will have a mixture of water, squash, flat coke, chocolate, peanuts, pretzels, flapjacks, jelly babies, Tribe and Chia Charge bars bananas and watermelon. There will also be basic hot food and drinks available on the aid station starting in the evening of the first day and continuing through the night.
You can choose to enter solo, or you can enter in a team of up to 8 people. You will be able to take it in turns on the course to see how many laps you can complete between you.
- Bespoke medal for taking part
- Goody bag with sweet and savoury treats
- Prizes for top performers
- Aid stations
- Hot food and drink
- Chip-timed results
- Bag drop
- Showers and toilets
- Free parking
- Camping pitch
How to get there
Layer Marney Tower - Canvas Frills Lodge Separate Shower, Layer Marney, Colchester CO5 9US, UKGet full directions
A tent pitch is included in the cost of your entry.
- Solo and pairs: 2m x 3m single tent pitch
- 3 - 5 person team: 4m x 4m area
- 6 - 8 person team: 6m x 5m area
Layer Marney Tower is situated approximately 8 miles South-west of Colchester and can be accessed from the B1022.
There will be free parking available all weekend.
Event day logistics
10:00 12 Hour Challenge Starts
12:00 24 Hour Challenge Starts
22:00 12 Hour Challenge Ends
12:00 24 Hour Challenge Ends
Runners must be 17 or over to enter this event.
There will be an aid station at the end of every lap where flapjacks, fruit and nuts, water and squash will be provided. You are also welcome to leave your own nutrition at the stations to remove the burden of carrying all your fuel and unleash your speed.
Please note this is a cupless event, so runners should bring a their own receptacle for hydration.
There will be camping, shower and toilet facilities at Layer Marney Tower.
Hare & Tortoise Running
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It's our aim to provide premier running events throughout Essex and the South East for all abilities. Between us, we have accumulated more years running than we like to count and participate in as many races as we think we can get away with (either to stay injury-free or just to keep the family harmony)! We think that this gives a really good idea about what makes for great running events and our aim is to provide awesome events with runners always at the heart of what we do. We also recognise the enormous benefits of running for general well-being and mental health and want to encourage participation at every ability and for any age. For this reason, we have set up a running group to operate within the Run Together initiative.
What to bring
As this is a 24 hour race you will need to bring a headtorch as a minimum, but runners will want to consider bringing some additional clothes for any kit changes and for when the temperature drops overnight. Warm clothing for any rest periods or for when you eventually stop are a must.
Camping pitches are included in the race entry and participants will be expected to bring their own tent and any associated equipment they may want. All food and hydration will be supplied at our race HQ.
Will there be toilets and showers at the OutRun24?
Yes, there will be sufficient toilets available which will be located at the race HQ venue which is the start and finish of the event. There will also be showering facilities available.
Do I need to bring my own cup to the OutRun24?
Yes, in order to reduce plastic waste this is a Cupless event. Drinks will be provided at the aid station but you will need to bring your own drinking vessel to be refilled. You will be able to purchase a Hydrapak Speedcup at registration for £3.00.
Will there be food and drink provided at the OutRun24?
Yes the aid stations will be well stocked with both sweet and savoury snacks, and at various times hot food and drink will be available.
Is a camping pitch included in the entry cost at the OutRun24?
Yes, a camping pitch is included in your entry fee. The size of the pitch is based on whether you are a solo entry or team entry.
Do I have to run for the entire 12 or 24 hours of OutRun24?
Absolutely not! There's no minimum distance you have to cover and you can take breaks and rest as much as you need to.
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