Rocket Around the Running Track

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This 12-hour rocket challenge will definitely test your physical and mental strength. Run as far as you would like around the track over 12 hours to earn your finisher's medal. As the night draws in, expect to see some local fireworks being set off for a unique bonfire night experience.
Participants
12 Hour Challenge
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Calendar
Sat 5th Nov 2022
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Ware, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Wodson Park Leisure Centre, Wadesmill Rd, Ware SG12 0UQ, UK
Start times
Sat 5th Nov 2022
12 Hour Challenge:
9:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Rocket Around the Running Track
12 Hour Challenge
£53.00 - £55.00
Route information
Traverse this flat course to see if you could be the next track star. All entrants will be running around a 400m athletics track for the whole 12-hour duration of the event. Aim for whatever distance you would like over the 12 hour period, for example, if you would like to run a marathon you will have to run 105 laps. This race will put your running ability to the test so make sure you're ready for this great firework festival of running.
With plenty of time on your hands, there will be plenty of opportunities for participants to get a PB no matter what distance they run. The number of laps for each distance is outlined below:
  • 5k: 12.5
  • 10k: 25
  • Half Marathon: 52.75
  • Marathon: 105.5
  • Ultra: 125
  • 12-hour Challenge: Unlimited
What's included
  • Bespoke Medal
  • Free Parking
  • Race Photographs
  • Chip-timed results
  • Music
  • Toilets and Changing facilities
  • Aid stations
  • Free tea, coffee, and cake for runners
Train
How to get there
Wodson Park Leisure Centre, Wadesmill Rd, Ware SG12 0UQ, UK
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Parking
There will be plenty of free onsite parking for entrants.
By Train
If taking a train the closest train station is Ware, from there you can take a bus to Amberley Green which is only a short walk to the race venue.
Event day logistics
08:00 Venue and registration opens
09:00 Event starts
21:00 Event cut-off time
Age Requirements
All entrants must be 18 years or above to participate.
Registration
Please arrive 30 minutes before the start time to collect your race number and receive the race briefing.
Rules
  • Overtake on the right-hand side
  • If you are going to walk some parts of the event, please stay in the outer lanes of the track
  • As it gets dark all participants will be required to wear a headtorch for the remainder of the event
  • You can run as little or as far as you like and you do not need to run for the whole 12 hours
Firework Festival
This event is a part of a larger series of running events taking place at the Wodson Park Leisure Centre on bonfire night hosted by Zig Zag Running. If this event isn't for you, here is a selection of races taking place that you may like to try out:
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Zig Zag Running
Since 2000, Zoe of Zig Zag Running started running, starting from scratch with the feat of trying to get to complete a 5k, taking the couch to 5k training plan. It just didn't stop there, over the years pushing herself, this self motivation eventually evolved into marathon running. Zoe has completed Marathons, Ultra Marathons, 5 Marathons in 5 Days, 52 marathons in 52 weeks, 10 marathons in 10 days, 100 marathons in 100 weeks, a 50k & a 50 mile Ultra marathon, with her target next of completing a 100 mile race. ​ Stephens background is in Hypnosis, therapy, sports coaching and Entertainment. ​ During this time we have both gained valuable experience in what it takes to organise a good marathon, we have also both met and made friends with some wonderful people who are such fun to be around, with useful advice, assistance and encouragement throughout the country and even in other corners of the world Our mission is to give our runners the best experience and encourage others to achieve their goals and dreams and to also impart the ideals of good sportsmanship, community and health.
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Backpack
Kit List
  • Head torch
FAQ's
Will there be parking available at the Rocket Around the Running Track?
Yes, there will be plenty of free onsite parking for all entrants.
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Is there a fitness requirement for the Rocket Around the Running Track?
No, there is no fitness requirement you can run as far or as little as you would like over the 12 hour period. If you would like to walk some of the event please stick to the outer lane of the track.
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What do I get with my race entry to the Rocket Around the Running Track?
All entrants will receive a bespoke medal, free tea, coffee and cake, race photograph. Most importantly, a chance to get a new PB on this completely flat athletics track.
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Do I have to run for the whole 12 hours in the Rocket Around the Running Track?
All entrants can run for as long or as little as you like over the 12 hour period and there is no set pace you must run at.
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