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Poplar Challenge

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How far is the race?

You decide! The 2.8-mile off-road loop means your race can be just under 5k or even over 50k and anywhere in between. 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 10 laps (28 miles) and a half marathon will be 5 laps (14 miles).

How to enter the Poplar Challenge

  1. 6 Hour Challenge

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Poplar Challenge route

The course is mainly on a crushed stone pathway, with some sections on grass pathways. There is one notable climb to the top of the Forest Park, with a corresponding notable downhill! The rest of the course is relatively flat, however, allowing for some spectacular views across the lakes. There is even a section through the pine forest.

Each lap has around 170ft of elevation, making the marathon distance 1700ft of elevation.

Event Details

Raceday Logistics

The HQ and lap start and finish will be in the bottom car park.

No entries on the day please.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Poplar Challenge?
The Poplar Challenge is a 6h event run along a 2.8 mile off-road loop. You decide how long you want to go for, how far you want to run, and how fast.
What is a cupless race?
In order to look after the environment, the Poplar Challenge will not offer disposable cups at its rest stops. If you'd like to, you can purchase a foldable cup at any Big Bear event.
At what time does the Poplar Challenge start?
The event starts at 9AM.
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Poplar Challenge weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

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IconModerate breeze possible, up to 10mph

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