PHOENIX - Spitfire Challenge Charity Run

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PHOENIX - Spitfire Challenge Charity Run
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Run for a cause with this event in Walton-on-Thames in aid of Rays of Sunshine Charity. The 3.28 mile course will take you along the stunning River Thames, and it's completely up to you how far you run within the 7 hour time limit. Come along to support a great cause and earn your themed finisher's medal.
Timed Event Including 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon, Ultra Marathon
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Sun, 25 Feb 2024
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Walton-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Walton-on-Thames KT12 2JG, UK
Start times
Sunday, 25 Feb 2024
Timed Event Including 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon, Ultra Marathon: 8:00 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for PHOENIX - Spitfire Challenge Charity Run
Timed Event Including 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon, Ultra Marathon
£37.95 - £39.95
Route information
This is a very special Charity Run and for those who remember our Hawker Hurricane medal from 2023, well, the Spitfire is the next in this epic series. The original Hawker Hurricane medal was donated to us by the awesome Alan Lovell and due to its popularity; we decided to recreate the 'blueprint, double sided' effect on a Spitfire version. It's a proper bit of bling at 130mm wide and is double sided with a beautiful schematic on the reverse side - this is a very clever and very beautiful medal indeed. This event will be held on Sunday 25th Feb 2024 with just 75 spaces available and all profits going towards our funding of a London Marathon charity space for the Ray's Of Sunshine Charity (giving children with life-limiting or terminal illnesses their lifetime wishes) and contributing to sending one of our lucky runners to the 2024/2025 London Marathon.
For details of this superb charity see this link -
So come and join us for one of our very popular timed events, with a marathon specific option, where you choose from 5km to 10km, half marathon to ultra marathon, you can complete as many, or as few, laps as you like of a 5.3km, 3.28 mile, out and back, course along the beautiful river Thames. We welcome all abilities of runner - complete one lap and you're both a finisher and a winner in our eyes, or keep going and see how far you can get in the full 7 hour time limit and everyone gets to chose fabulous bespoke finishers' medal.
We also operate our uniquely flexible 'rock up and run' start times within a 1 hour start window, so no waiting around if you arrive early and no added pressure if you're running a bit late. If you have any special start time requirements then just get in touch because depending on the distance you are planning to run we can pretty much accommodate all start time requests.
Not sure? Well the beauty of this format is that you don't even need to decide in advance - simply come and run a lap and see how you feel on the day and keep on going if it feels right.
Places will be strictly limited so don't leave it too late to enter.
What's included
  • Bespoke finisher's medal!
  • Epic aid station!
  • Flexible start times
  • Results e-mailed to participants and uploaded to website the same day
  • Digital finishers certificate available on Phoenix World site
  • Athlete profile available on Phoenix World site
How to get there
Walton-on-Thames KT12 2JG, UK
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By Car
The start at Elmbridge Xcel Leisure Complex is easily accessible by car from Walton-on-Thames and Hampton. The race is around 6 miles from the closest M25 junction.
Free parking is available a short 5 minute walk from the start line. Details are provided in the final event information which is emailed a week prior to the event.
By Public Transport
The nearest station is Hersham, which has regular services to London Waterloo and Woking. From the train station, participants can catch the 564 bus towards the Xcel Leisure Centre, which will take them directly to race HQ.
Event day logistics
The event will start in the small field just before The Weir Pub on Waterside Drive or on the patio of the Weir Pub depending on the weather. Just look for the Phoenix Running marquee, you can't miss it!
08:00 Event starts
15:00 Event cut-off time
Age Requirements
All runners must be aged 18 or older on the day of the event.
Spectator Info
Spectators are more than welcome! The Weir Pub is located right next to the start and finish line so offers an extremely convenient cheering-on point for spectators.
The Weir offers cold drinks, hot drinks and food from 11:00. There is also a café located at the nearby Xcel Leisure Centre. The Weir offers hotel rooms for those wishing to stay over but please book early as it always sells out.
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