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Panda Bear Challenge

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Challenge yourself to see how far you can go in this 6 hour running event at Ryton Pools Country Park. The relatively flat out and back loop of 3.3 miles is perfect for all runners, and the ability to craft your own distance makes it a unique event to add to your summer running calendar.

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The majority of our events are challenge events - multi-lap races with a time limit rather than a set distance. This means people can run all different distances on the same day, making for a great atmosphere. Lapped events can get some negative feedback but our laps are around beautiful locations. We avoid out and back laps and coming back to the wonderful aid station (full of your requests) can be a good motivator. Whether it's your A race, you need to do some long training runs, you have a 100-mile ultra in a few weeks or you want to hammer out a quick 10k, our races allow everyone to get involved together. We’re also expanding our mid-week evening 10K series too. Keep an eye out for updates on these as we are continually adding more. Expect the same care and attention and in the same great locations!

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Tickets available until Fri Jun 26 2020

What's included:

  • Refreshments at beginning of loop - water, electrolytes pop
  • Bottle of beer, cider, or apple juice upon finish
  • Official photographs
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Frequently asked questions
Will I be able to enter this event on the day?
Unfortunately there will be no entries available on the day. … read more
Is there an age limit for this event?
Entrants need to be at least 17 years of age to compete in this event. … read more
Is there a minimum distance I have to run?
The beauty of this race is that runners get to decide how far they want to run in the 6 hour period. With the loop being 3.3 miles, that is the minimum distance, however, participants are free to walk, run, or hike this event for as long as they please. … read more
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Route description
Route description

This unique 6 hour timed event allows the runner to call the shots on how many laps of this 3.3 mile course they wish to complete during the time limit. With a relatively flat course that has just a few small rises, it is the perfect course to challenge yourself to complete as many miles as possible, potentially even cracking 50+ miles.

The terrain is crushed stone and a very small section of single track, however it is a very runnable course, and runners will enjoy scenic views of Ryton Wood, one of Warwickshire's largest remaining semi-natural ancient woodlands.

Completing a marathon will be 8 laps of the course, while a half marathon will be 4 laps.

Logistics and schedule


09:00: Race start


Spectators are welcomed and encouraged at the start/finish line to cheer on our runners to keep pushing.

How to get there

Ryton Pools Country Park, Ryton Rd, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Coventry CV8 3BH, UK

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Address: Ryton Pools Country Park, Ryton Rd, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Coventry, CV8 3BH.

To get to Ryton Pools Country Park, use the post code CV8 3BG for Sat Navs. It's 15 minutes south of Coventry and 15 minutes from Junction 16 of the M1.


You do have to pay to park (£3 at the time of writing). This money goes directly to the country parks, they are great spaces that do need money and this is their main revenue stream. That said, be a hero and car share, save money and the world.


The closest train stations are Rugby and Coventry.

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