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Overload Run

£15.00 - £50.00Free injury protection
Route description
Route description

OVERLOAD is an obstacle and mud run which you can run on your own or as part of a team. As the name suggests, this obstacle race is overloaded with challenges, packing a whopping 40 obstacles into a loop that is 5-6k long. This event offers something for the whole family, from obstacle course veterans to those looking to accomplish something new, you will walk away from this experience with a smile.

For those looking for speed, there will be a UKOCR trophy race wave with prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female who complete all the obstacles and are first past the post.

Following this wave are the open waves, where runners are encouraged to challenge themselves to go out of their comfort zone, and try to complete every obstacle thrown at them along the way. This is a chance to run the same course as fast or as slow as you want, join your friends, run with the family or run alone. Everyone is welcome to run, each lap will be around 5-6k long and you can run more than one lap at no extra cost.

The terrain of this course has it all, runners will have to wade through water, pull themselves out of sticky mud, carry their teammates or heavy objects, and all in all push their limits over challenging terrain.


1 loop is do-able so long as you can run or walk a parkrun - however will your mental state let you get over, under or through some of our obstacles

2 loops are race distance - take your time and enjoy it with friends or race it and feel the burn

3 loops - This is where it starts to get serious, that's 120 obstacles and 15k minimum

4 loops - Only 3 people to date have managed this in the 3-hour time limit

5 loops - This has never been done, will you be the first to conquer it?

Logistics and schedule


09:00 Gates and Registration open

10:30 - 11:45 Start times depending on wave.

14:15 Course closes - if you think it will take you longer than 2h30m to complete the course, it is advised you enter an earlier wave.

The OVERLOAD Village

The event village will be set up in the field next to the car park. With food and drink for both runners and spectators, it's set to be a great atmosphere. Most of the obstacles are all within 5 minutes of the event village, promising that spectators will have entertainment for the whole day.

Arriving at the event

Please arrive at least an hour before your wave to give you time to get parked, register for the run, drop off bag and valuables and take part in the recommended complimentary warm up.

Runners can only run in the wave they have been entered into. Different coloured wrist bands will signify which wave you are in.

Event Registration

The Registration Tent will be set up in the Overload Village and is where you will need to pick up your running wristband for your wave. You’ll be asked to provide ID to confirm your registrations details.

Do not forget your ID – if you can’t provide it at registration you won’t be able to take part in the event.

Age Restrictions

You have to be 8 or older on the day of the run in order to participate.

How to get there

Mercaston Ln, Ashbourne DE6 3BJ, UK

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There is on-site parking at the event and a £5 parking fee. Roads in the area are very narrow. Please do not park on the verges or block driveways or roads etc. as your vehicle will be removed.

Please make sure you park your vehicle safely and securely. OVERLOAD cannot be held liable for theft or damage to your vehicle caused whilst at the event.

Camping (Friday & Saturday)
Camping will be available Friday and Saturday night for only £10 per person. With this, you will get a premium parking spot right next to the event village, separate utilities, and easy access to showers. You can even bring a small BBQ to cook up a storm at night.

Frequently asked questions
Will I be able to store my belongings at the Overload Run?
Its recommended that you leave any valuables in your vehicle but make sure they are not on show. A valuables tent will be available on the day. The OVERLOAD event cannot take responsibility for vehicles or personal belongings in the car park or any valuables left with them on the day.
Will medical help be available on the day at the Overload Run?
There will be first aiders and medical team on the day in the event village. Marshals will also be posted around the course. If you become injured on the course please make your way to the medical tent, or tell the nearest marshal that is close to you.
Can I bring my dog to the Overload Run?
Only well-behaved animals will be allowed on site in designated areas and must be kept on a leash at all times.
What facilities will be provided at the Overload Run?
In the event village, participants and spectators will find toilets, a number of food and drink stalls, and merchandise pop-ups. For runners, there will be water stations halfway around the course.
What is the age limit for Overload?
You have to be 8 or older on the day of the run in order to participate in the event.
Could the Overload Run be cancelled due to awful weather?
The event will only be cancelled if the weather is deemed unsafe to run in. If not, the weather becomes just another obstacle for you to overcome.
Is the Overload Run timed?
Timing chips will not be provided on the day. If you are a competitive runner it's recommended you time yourself, and make sure any watches you wear are waterproof and shockproof to prevent damage.
Do you have to complete the Overload course?
The run is supposed to challenge you to your limits and feel the great sense of accomplishment to completing the obstacle course. If you find you are struggling, other competitors and marshals are more than willing to help you so you can accomplish your goals. If you find you simply are unable to complete an obstacle, you do not have to complete it. Please speak to the nearest marshal if you feel as though you are unable to complete the course.
Booking related questionsDo you have a question about bookings, cancellations, or refunds?
10:30am Sat 28th Aug 2021
5k - Team
11:30am Sat 28th Aug 2021
5k - Child (13-15)
10:30am Sat 28th Aug 2021
5k - Child (8-12)
10:30am Sat 28th Aug 2021

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£15.00 - £50.00Free injury protection

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