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Polar Bear Challenge

Run 6h

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Join us for the Polar Bear Challenge! This is a 6 hour running event at Ryton Pools Country Park.

How far is the race?

You decide! The 3.3-mile out and back loop at Ryton Pools Country Park means your race can be just over 5k or, given the relatively flat nature of the course, potentially 49.5 miles! You decide how many laps you're going to do on the day within the 6-hour time limit. If you're looking to cover a marathon distance, you'll need to complete 8 laps (26.4 miles) and a half marathon will be 4 laps (13.2 miles).

How to enter the Polar Bear Challenge

  1. 6 Hour Challenge

    Run 6h
    £26–£33
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Polar Bear Challenge route

The course is relatively flat with a few little rises that you might not notice much on the first lap, but you might do at the end of 6 hours! Underfoot is crushed stone with a very small section of single track and a few areas that are a little looser than others. It is a very runnable course.

Event Details

Raceday Logistics

No entries on the day please.

FAQs
Has the event been run before?

Sort of! We have held 2 Big Bear Challenges here, this will be the first Polar Bear Challenge but it's the same in all but name! This will be part of our Bear Series.

Polar Bear Challenge weather forecast

Windy in the morning.

10°C
Predicted highs
3°C
Predicted lows
IconModerate breeze possible, up to 16mph

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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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