Run for Cake 2025

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Run for Cake 2025
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£30 - £36
5k, 10k, Half Marathon, and 2 more
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Sun, 9 Feb 2025
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Ferry Meadows in Nene Park, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Ln, Peterborough PE2 5UU, UK
Start times
Sunday, 9 Feb 2025
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 Run for Cake 2025
£31 - £36
£31 - £36
Half Marathon
£31 - £36
£30 - £36
Route information
RUN FOR CAKE - Back for its 3rd year
LOCATION: Ferry Meadows, Ham Lane, Peterborough, PE2 5UU
Ferry Meadows is one of the largest country parks in the region. Situated less than three miles from Peterborough City Centre, at the heart of Nene Park, its varied landscapes make it the favourite destination for thousands of visitors throughout the year.
Run for Cake is a 6 hour event (if you a 9am start) or a 4 hour event (if you 11am start), run as far as you can during the six hours and a little bit more if you're lucky, as long as you are leaving the Base Camp by 5:59:59 you get to run another lap, we have a 5.3k lap throughout the forest consisting of gravel footpaths and some grass areas - a multi-terrain course.
You can run as much or little as you want to, you can rest between laps if you like and head out for some more.
You may be completing your first official 5k,10k, Half Marathon, Full Marathon or even ultra-Marathon, or it may be your 100th or 1000th.
This race is also ideal for those who want to try and achieve a Marathon distance and for those who also want the option to push a little further, possibly an ultra but without the complications of trail ultras, with next to no navigation, no kit required, an aid station every lap and straightforward logistics.
When you enter the race, you will receive an email from your entry portal and then a confirmation from Zig Zag Running which will contact the race briefing information about the day.
Parking is chargeable at the park. From the toilets and the parking payment machines you will see our start arch and gazebos.
On the day
Once you have parked your car, look out for the main toilet block. To the left of the block you will see our race arch and gazebos. You will also see a sign for race registration. Proceed to the Race Registration area to collect your bib numbers.
There will be a space for baggage to be left but these are left at your own risk and should not contain valuables.
The Race HQ/Base Camp is located at the start and Lap point we will have our water/aid station.
The terrain consists of country park footpaths and grass areas. Our suggestion is to wear road trainers, but depending on the weather before the event you may want to bring trails if you have them but not essential.
We have designed a Bespoke medal for the event, which you will receive at the end of the race. (Unless you have chosen the Finisher Medal Option. You will receive a medal but it will not be specific to the event)
We will have virtual spaces available for anyone who wants the run for the medal but cannot make the event date. These are only available on our Zig Zag Running website
Getting here
Ferry Meadows lies three miles west of Peterborough and just two miles east of the A1. On all major routes into the city, look for and follow the brown tourist attraction signs for NENE PARK or the country park symbol. Ferry Meadows is signed on Oundle Road (A605).
If using navigation, we recommend entering "Ham Lane, Peterborough" or the postcode PE2 5UU
Important note: Parking is additional for this venue
* When selecting your ticket at the checkout, please remember that these distances are simply guidelines, and not definitive distances.
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
How to get there
Ferry Meadows in Nene Park, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Ln, Peterborough PE2 5UU, UK
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Parking is available at this venue, though at an additional fee to your entry ticket.
Event day logistics
08:50 Runners called to the start line for wave 1
09:00 Wave 1 starts
10:50 Runners called to start line for wave 2
11:00 Wave 2 starts
15:00 Event ends
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 Packs
Race bibs will be collected on the day from registration.
Age Restrictions
All entrants must be 18 and older to enter the event.
Water/Aid Station
There will be a water/aid station at Race HQ, which will be situated at the start and lap point of the route.
Bag Drop
The car parking will be a short distance from the race route. It is suggested that your baggage is left in your cars.
Lucky Dip Medal
The lucky dip medal gives runners a chance of receiving 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.
Will there be a bag drop at the Run for Cake?
No, but the car park is a short distance from the run route so it is suggested baggage is left in vehicles.
Is there a minimum age I have to be to participate in the Run for Cake?
Yes, all participants must be 18 and over in order to compete.
Do I need to run for the entire 6 hours of the Run for Cake?
Not at all! How fast, slow and far you run is entirely up to you. You can sprint to the finish after one lap or keep going for as long as you can.
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