Rayneing Medals Anniversary Challenge

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Rayneing Medals Anniversary Challenge
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£18.50 - £37.50
Celebrate 7 years of Hare & Tortoise running with this relaxed February race. Choose from a variety of distances, from a 5k to their 6-hour timed challenge event, ideal for novice runners and experienced athletes alike. Mark your achievement with a choice from a range of bespoke finisher's medals.
Marathon, 6 Hour Challenge, 5k, and 2 more
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Sun, 18 Feb 2024
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Rayne, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Station Rd, Rayne, Braintree CM77 6RX, UK
Sunday, 18 Feb 2024
9:30 am |
6 Hour Challenge:
9:30 am |
9:30 am |
9:30 am |
Half Marathon:
9:30 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Rayneing Medals Anniversary Challenge
6 Hour Challenge
Route information
Commemorate the founding of Hare & Tortoise Running with this friendly event suitable for all abilities and levels of runner. Beginning in Rayne, the route journeys along the traffic-free Flitch Way, which boasts spectacular views of the Essex countryside as you follow the old railway line towards Bishops Stortford.
The improved route from 2023 allows runners to choose which way they want to run, allowing racing in different directions to make for an exciting race. Runners can run the same 5k loop or alternate to create a 10k loop with an aid station at the 5k mark. The slightly undulating course is easy to follow, with an out-and-back format.
Runners will complete laps of the course to reach their desired distance:
  • 5k - 1 lap
  • 10k - 2 laps
  • Half Marathon - 4 laps
  • Marathon - 8 laps
  • 6 Hour Challenge - as many as you can!
What's included
  • Bespoke finisher's medal
  • Goody bag
  • Chip timing
  • Fully stocked aid stations
  • Traffic-free course
  • Marked course
  • 100 Club qualifying event
How to get there
Station Rd, Rayne, Braintree CM77 6RX, UK
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Rayne is easily accessible from the A120 between Braintree and Little Dunmow.
There will be limited parking available at Rayne Station itself, but there will be plenty of parking on New Road, on the opposite side of the Flitch Way.
By Public Transport
The nearest train station is at Braintree, which has regular services to London Liverpool Street. From Braintree Station, you can catch the 133 bus from the Bus Interchange towards Stanstead Airport and then alight when the stop on The St, from which it is a short walk to the race start.
Event day logistics
09:30 All races start
Please arrive at least 30-45 minutes before the event starts to ensure you leave enough time for registration and to warm up. Registration will be located at Rayne Station.
Age Requirements
Entrants must be the following ages to enter the events:
  • 5k: 11 and older
  • 10k: 16 and older
  • Half Marathon: 17 and older
  • Marathon: 17 and older
  • 6 Hour Challenge: 17 and older
Aid Stations
There will be an aid station at the end of every lap where flapjacks, fruit and nuts, water and squash will be provided. You are also welcome to leave your own nutrition at the stations to remove the burden of carrying all your fuel and unleash your speed.
Please note this is a cupless event, so runners should bring their own receptacle for hydration.
Do I have to run the whole 6 hours of the 6 Hour Challenge at the Rayneing Medals Anniversary Challenge?
Not at all! The event is designed so you can run for as little or as long as you would like.
Is the Rayneing Medals Anniversary Challenge a 100 Club qualifying event?
Yes, it is a 100 Club qualifying event.
Can I run with a buggie in the Rayneing Medals Anniversary Challenge?
No - for safety reasons, buggies and prams will not be allowed.
What will the terrain be like for the Rayneing Medals Anniversary Challenge?
You'll be running along the hard packed trails of The Flitch Way.
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