Reindeer Run 2022

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Suit up for this fan-favourite festive run. With a marathon and a 6 hour challenge event to choose from runners can set their own targets and challenge themselves. The stunning Essex countryside will make for a brilliant day out. Come along to earn your finisher's on this undulating course.
Marathon and 6 Hour Challenge
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Sun, 4 Dec 2022
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Rayne, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Station Rd, Rayne, Braintree CM77 6RX, UK
Start times
Sun, 4 Dec 2022
9:30am |
6 Hour Challenge:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Reindeer Run 2022
6 Hour Challenge
Route information
This out and back course takes participants through the beautiful hard-packed trails of the undulating Essex countryside. Get into your best Christmas spirit and join the crowds who are out to earn their Christmas Turkey. The out and back loops are 5.3k in the distance so you will need to do 8 to cover a full marathon distance.
There will be aid stations at the end of every lap so you won't have to carry all your gear with you. The aid stations will be stocked with flapjacks, fruit, and nuts, as well as water and squash to keep you going.
What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Aid stations
  • Refreshments & nutrition en-route
  • Traffic free course
How to get there
Station Rd, Rayne, Braintree CM77 6RX, UK
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By Car
If using a sat nav please follow directions to the following address: Station Rd, Rayne, Braintree CM77 6AB, UK
There is limited parking at the Booking Hall, but there is also plenty of parking availabnke on New Road (opposite side of Flintch Way).
Event day logistics
09:30 6hr Challenge starts
09:30 - 10:30 Marathon start window
Please make sure to arrive at least 45 minutes before the start of the event to get parked, registered, and warmed up. The exact registration time will be provided closer to the date of the event.
Age requirements
  • Marathon: All entrants must be over the age of 18 to participate.
  • 6 hour challenge: All entrants must be over the age of 16 to participate.
Aid Stations
This is a cupless event, all drinks and refreshments will be available at the aid station, however, you must bring your own water bottle or hydration pack to fill up with liquids from the aid station.
  • This is a cupless event so bring your own hydration pack or bottle to keep your liquids topped up.
  • There is a no littering policy so please dispose of any unwanted rubbish at the end of each lap in the provided bins.
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Hare & Tortoise Running
It's our aim to provide premier running events throughout Essex and the South East for all abilities. ​ Between us, we have accumulated more years running than we like to count and participate in as many races as we think we can get away with (either to stay injury-free or just to keep the family harmony)! ​ We think that this gives a really good idea about what makes for great running events and our aim is to provide awesome events with runners always at the heart of what we do. ​ We also recognise the enormous benefits of running for general well-being and mental health and want to encourage participation at every ability and for any age. For this reason, we have set up a running group to operate within the Run Together initiative.
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Spectator Info
Spectators are definitely encouraged to get down and join in all the Christmas fun, it makes a world of difference the participants to have a crowd cheering them on.
Do I have to run for the full 6 hours at the Reindeer Run?
No, this event is about having fun and setting your own personal challenges so you can do as many or as few laps as you like.
Is the Reindeer Run a cupless event and do I have to bring my own cups?
Yes, this event is cupless and you are encouraged to bring your own cups/bottles to drink from to prevent any unnecessary damage to the environment. There will be cups to purchase at the event but there is a limited supply of them.
Is there parking at the Reindeer Run?
There will be some parking at the Booking Hall but it will be limited. It is possible to park on New Road, on the opposite side of the Flitch Way.
1 reviews
Did the race in 2021
The thing that most stood out to me about this run was the support staff. They really were very supportive. Not just in a "Good job, you're nearly there" way, but in an extra caring and wanting to connect with you individually kind of way.

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