Ranscombe Winter Challenge Weekend

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Ranscombe Winter Challenge Weekend
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Get down to the beautiful Ranscombe Farm Nature Reserve for a superb weekend of running. Sign up for the 8 hour challenge on Saturday or Sunday where you'll run as many 3.74 mile loops as you can for a bespoke medal. With stunning views and a friendly atmosphere this is not an event to miss.
Winter Challenge - Saturday and Random Ranscombe - Sunday
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Sat 28th Jan 2023 - Sun 29th Jan 2023
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Cuxton, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Ranscombe Farm Nature Reserve, 7 Ranscombe Farm Cottages, Cuxton, Rochester ME2 1LA, UK
Start times
Sat 28th Jan 2023
Winter Challenge - Saturday:
Sun 29th Jan 2023
Random Ranscombe - Sunday:
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Ranscombe Winter Challenge Weekend
Winter Challenge - Saturday
Random Ranscombe - Sunday
Route information
There will be different routes for the Winter Challenge on the Saturday and the Random Ranscombe on the Sunday. Both will be approximately 3.7 or 4.4 mile loops entirely within the beautiful Ranscombe Farm Nature Reserve and will be very muddy! There'll be excellent views over North Kent and the Medway with rolling chalk hills, wildflowers and plenty of wildlife.
Winter Challenge Route - Saturday
This 3.74 mile 'Green' route loop will have 380 feet of elevation gain. The route sits between two railway lines, a road, fencing and a river so you'll know if you've gone off course. The route will be clearly marked with green tape and arrows.
Random Ranscombe Route - Sunday
The 'Red' route is slightly flatter with 350 feet of elevation gain. You'll be running through some beautiful meadowlands. The route will be clearly marked with red tape and arrows.
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What's included
  • Bespoke Finisher's Medal
  • Goody bag at finish
  • Well stocked base camp & aid station
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets
How to get there
Ranscombe Farm Nature Reserve, 7 Ranscombe Farm Cottages, Cuxton, Rochester ME2 1LA, UK
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Parking on-site is very limited so please car share or park off-site where possible. There is a car park at the entrance to Ranscombe Farm with only 10 spaces and a car park next to the race base camp with 30 spaces.
Please note that if there is severe weather leading up to the event, parking options will change. Further parking details will be sent out to participants closer to the event.
By Car
Ranscombe Farm Nature Reserve is located just off Junction 2 of the M2 on Sundridge Hill, Cuxton.
By Train
Cuxton station is the closest train station to the start location, situated 1.3 miles away, which should take roughly 30 minutes to walk. Alternatively, ride the number 151 bus (towards Chatham) from the stop 'The White Hart', alighting at 'Ranscombe Farm'.
Event day logistics
08:00 8 Hour Challenge starts
16:00 8 Hour Challenge finishes
08:00 8 Hour Challenge starts
16:00 8 Hour Challenge finishes
Race Numbers
You'll pick up your race number on the morning of the event from the registration desk at the race base camp.
Age Requirements
Children over the age of 11 are permitted to take part in this event so long as they are accompanied by an adult at all times and do not exceed the following distances.
  • Aged 11-12 can run a maximum of 5k
  • Aged 13-14 can run a maximum of 6k
  • Aged 15 can run a maximum of 10k
  • Aged 16 can run a maximum of 15k
  • Aged 17 can run a maximum of 25k
Aid Station
You'll visit the aid station after every 3.74 mile lap. This will be fully stocked by the event organiser but you are welcome to leave your own so long as all items are clearly labelled on the table for runner's supplies.
On-site Facilities
There will be portable toilets available close to the start/finish area.
Headphones and Earphones
You will be able to use headphones and earphones during the 8 Hour Challenge. Please have the volume low and be aware of others you are sharing the space with.
Finisher's Medals
The medals for the Winter Challenge on Saturday will be from the brand new Ranscombe medal series.
The medals for the Random Ranscombe will be a lucky dip from the collection of previous iterations.
Can I listen to music whilst I run the Ranscombe Winter Challenge?
Yes. Please keep the volume low so you're aware of your surroundings as the space is shared with the public.
What kind of shoes will I need to wear for the Ranscombe Winter Challenge?
Trail shoes are recommended for this course. The majority of the route will be along muddy paths.
Will there be toilets at the Ranscombe Winter Challenge?
Yes, there are portable toilets close to the start/finish area.
Will there be a bag drop at the Ranscombe Winter Challenge?
No, there won't be an official bag drop area but you are welcome to leave your bag at the start/finish area. Someone will always be around however all items are left at their own risk.
When will I get my race number for the Ranscombe Winter Challenge?
All race numbers will be picked up on the day from the race base camp.
Do I have to run for the whole 8 hours of the Ranscombe Winter Challenge?
Not at all! You can run as many or as little laps as you can or want to. You will have to complete a minimum of 1 lap in order to get a bespoke finisher's medal.
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