Pumpkin Plod 2024

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Pumpkin Plod 2024
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£30 - £35
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Take on this spooky run around Brandon Country Park next October. Challenge yourself to a new distance or complete as many laps as you can in the time limit. Fancy dress is strongly encouraged!
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5k, 10k, Half Marathon, and 2 more
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Calendar
Sun, 27 Oct 2024
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Brandon, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Brandon Country Park, Bury Rd, Brandon IP27 0SU, UK
Start times
Sunday, 27 Oct 2024
5k: 9:00 am10k: 9:00 amHalf Marathon: 9:00 amMarathon: 9:00 amUltra: 9:00 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Pumpkin Plod 2024
5k
Distance
5km
£30 - £35
10k
Distance
10km
£30 - £35
Half Marathon
Distance
13.1mi
£30 - £35
Marathon
Distance
26.2mi
£30 - £35
Route information
This 6 hour timed event is a wonderful opportunity for runners of all abilities to come and enjoy pressure free running.
Competitors will complete laps of a 5.3k lap through the forests and winding paths of Brandon Country Park. The course itself will be flat over mixed terrain, with a combination of gravel footpaths and grass sections. You will have 6 hours (or 4 hours if you start at 11am) to complete as many laps as you can, and if you're lucky maybe a little bit more because if you leave the base camp before 5:59:59, you can complete one more lap!
But don't be alarmed by this long time limit, this event is for runners of all abilities. This could be a great opportunity to run your first 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon or even Ultra Marathon. You can run as few or as many laps as you wish, resting between laps or pushing yourself through the whole 6 hours. Note that runners starting at 11:00 will only have 4 hours to run their chosen distance.
For those more experienced athletes looking to really push themselves, this is a brilliant opportunity to run a long distance with no other complications, no navigation, no kit required and with feed stations every lap.
Whether you are looking to run your 1st 10k, or your 50th Marathon, the brilliant Zig Zag Running team will cheer you all the way around.
What's included
  • Medal (Lucky-Dip or Event Medal)
  • Coffee and Cake for all finishers
  • Event marshals
  • Water/aid stations
  • Parking (small fee)
  • Chip-timed results
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How to get there
Brandon Country Park, Bury Rd, Brandon IP27 0SU, UK
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By Car
Brandon Country Park is just South of Brandon, five minutes from the A11 at Elveden, less than 30 minutes from Bury St Edmunds, and under an hour from Norwich, Cambridge and Ipswich. Brandon Railway Station is 1.5miles (2.4km) away. Postcode for satnavs: IP27 0SU
It is also just under 4 miles from Centre Parcs if you were thinking of making this race part of your break away.
Parking
Parking will be available a short walk from the race start. A marshal will be present to assist you with parking and direct you to the venue. Parking is an additional cost, payable on the day at the machines.
Event day logistics
09:00 Wave 1 starts
11:00 Wave 2 starts
15:00 Event ends
Waves
Participants have the choice to start their race at 9 am or 11 am. Please note that both waves will end at 3 pm, meaning those in the second wave will have a shorter time limit than those in the first wave.
Race Pack
You will collect your bib number on the day when you register at the event base camp.
Age Restrictions
You must be at least 18 years old to take part.
Lucky Dip Medal
The lucky dip medal gives runners the chance to receive a previous Zig Zag Events medal for a slightly reduced cost. This can be chosen when registering and ensures a little surprise on event day.
Cupless Event
Please note the event has gone cupless, so please bring your own water bottle to the event.
FAQs
Do I need trail running shoes for the Pumpkin Plod?
Normal running trainers should be plenty for this event. If there has been wet weather trail shoes may be helpful, but running trainers should still be fine.
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Will there be an aid station at the Pumpkin Plod?
Yes there will be an aid station supplying water and sugary snacks. It will be at the event Base Camp situated at the lap point of the 5.3k course.
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Will there be parking at the Pumpkin Plod?
Yes there will be parking at race HQ. There will be a cost for parking which is payable at the machines on site.
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Reviews
4.8
38 reviews
£30 - £35
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