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Run Rabbit Trail Festival
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Set in the beautiful grounds of Marston Lodge, this multi-distance trail weekend is a fantastic addition to the Spring running calendar. The festival consists of 3 separate running challenges that can be done as standalone events, or combined together as 'The Quest for the Golden Carrot' - so there's something for everyone! As well as the running, there's inspirational speakers, food, and live music on the Saturday evening, plus free camping for everyone who enters an event.
Trail Mix Challenge, Quest for the Golden Carrot, Dual Entry, and 3 more
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Sat, 18 May 2024 - Wed, 31 Jul 2024
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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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Where and when
F227+64 Market Harborough, UK
Start times
Saturday, 18 May 2024
Trail Mix Challenge: 11:00 amQuest for the Golden Carrot: 11:00 amDual Entry: 11:00 amHeadlight Hop 10k: 6:30 pm
Sunday, 19 May 2024
Thump Trail Half: 9:00 am
Wednesday, 31 Jul 2024
Buy Merchandise: 12:00 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Run Rabbit Trail Festival
Trail Mix Challenge
Headlight Hop 10k
Thump Trail Half
Quest for the Golden Carrot
Route information
All races start and finish at: Marston Lodge, Dick’s Hill (off Sibbertoft Road), Marston Trussell, Market Harborough, LE16 9TT
Trail Mix Challenge
You’ll do a different 5k course on the hour every hour for five hours. 25k sounds like a lot of running... But broken down into five chunks, with time to rest and make sure that you are nourished and hydrated, it is manageable for most runners that have completed 5k and 10k races previously.
Headlight Hop 10k
This is a twilight 10k event. It contains wonderful rolling hills and seriously beautiful views across the estate. The route snakes along multi-terrain tracks across farmland and in and out of forest sections.
Thump Trail Half
This two lap route will provide an interesting challenge whether it’s your first half, you’re accustomed to road, or you’re a seasoned marathoner – it is a testing, rolling route that you’ll love!
The Quest for the Golden Carrot
If you are up for a serious challenge, then 'The Quest' is for you. Complete all 3 events totalling 56.1km over the 24 hour period, and the exclusive quest bling is yours.
For the elites, the top 6 males and females (lowest cumulative time) will then qualify for the Carrot Dash. This is a ‘winner-takes-all’ 1 mile race to win one of two exclusive Golden Carrot trophies.
What's included
  • Medals for all finishers
  • Free race photos
  • Golden carrot trophies for winners of the Carrot Dash
  • Festival vibes with inspirational speakers & live music on the Saturday
  • Free camping (Saturday night)
  • Food and bar
  • Aid stations (Thump Trail Half)
  • Medical aid
How to get there
F227+64 Market Harborough, UK
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Precise location
Marston Lodge, Dick’s Hill (off Sibbertoft Road), Marston Trussell, Market Harborough, LE16 9TT
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Please approach Marston Lodge via Sibbertoft Road and NOT via Dicks Hill.
For precise directions use the following address on Google maps:
There will be parking available at Marston Lodge.
Event day logistics
Saturday 18th May
09:00 Site and registration opens for competitors
11:00-16:00 Trail Mix Challenge. A different 5km on the hour, every hour
17:00 Entertainment - Guest speaker
18:30 Headlight Hop 10k starts
20:00 Entertainment - Guest speaker & live music
Sunday 19th May
09:00 Thump Trail Half starts
11:30(ish!) Carrot Dash - 1 mile sprint for top Quest finishers starts
12:00 Results presentation - who will take the Golden Carrot?!
Dual Entry
If you don't fancy doing all three events, but one isn't quite enough then this entry is for you. Choose any two races and benefit from 10% off!
The Festival
The Run Rabbit Trail Festival is all about bringing together like-minded people to enjoy running on a variety of awesome trails across 3 events over the course of the weekend, combined with inspirational speakers, food, and live music on the Saturday evening.
There’s free camping for everyone who enters an event, and the whole vibe of the weekend is very much about community and sharing our passion for what we do.
The 2024 speaker/music line-up will be announced soon! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for the latest updates!
The site has basic camping facilities with pitches suitable for tents, camper vans and caravans, including loos and showers. Open fires and BBQs are not permitted, neither are dogs due to the venue being a working farm.
Can I bring my family along to the Run Rabbit Trail Festival?
Yes! Spectators are welcome at no extra cost. If you wish to camp on the Saturday night please let us know when you make your entry.
Do I have to enter all three events at the Run Rabbit Trail Festival?
No! You can enter 1, 2 or all 3 events - it's totally up to you.
Can I bring my dog to the Run Rabbit Trail Festival?
Unfortunately not. The event is held at a working farm so dogs are not permitted.
What camping facilities will be available?
The site will have basic camping facilities with pitches suitable for tents, camper vans and caravans. There will be toilet and shower facilities, and cold running water near to the camping area. There will be no electric hook ups. Back to basics, folks!
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