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Salcey Spring Challenge

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£31.00 - £33.00Free injury protection
Event summary

Entrants can choose how many loops of the 3.3 mile course they take on within the 6 hour time limit - be it 5k or 60k. Runners will be treated to excellently maintained pathways - come down to this highly regarded event for a chance to see just how far you can go.

Your organiser

The majority of our events are challenge events - multi-lap races with a time limit rather than a set distance. This means people can run all different distances on the same day, making for a great atmosphere. Lapped events can get some negative feedback but our laps are around beautiful locations. We avoid out and back laps and coming back to the wonderful aid station (full of your requests) can be a good motivator. Whether it's your A race, you need to do some long training runs, you have a 100-mile ultra in a few weeks or you want to hammer out a quick 10k, our races allow everyone to get involved together. We’re also expanding our mid-week evening 10K series too. Keep an eye out for updates on these as we are continually adding more. Expect the same care and attention and in the same great locations!

How to enter

Tickets available until Tue Apr 27 2021

What's included:

  • Finisher's medal
  • Flapjack & beer
  • Official race photography
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Route description
Route description

This 6 hour event enables all ability of runner to join in the fun. Walk, run, hike as many laps of the 5k course in 6 hours.

You can run one lap in 20 minutes, pick up your medal, flapjack and beer and go home! Alternatively you can head out on your 15th lap at 14:55 and finish in 6hr30 having covered over 50 miles! It’s completely up to you.

The race takes place on well kept, mainly crushed rock pathways. Given the race location, some paths are a little narrower and trickier to negotiate if wet, but usually very manageable. The organiser always publishes course photos close to event day to aid entrants with kit choices on the day.

Logistics and schedule


09:00 Race Starts

15:00 Event ends

You are advised to arrive well in advance of this to ensure you make it to the start in good time.


Volunteers are crucial to the success of Big Bear Events. Volunteers are rewarded with a bunch of goodies:

  • Free entry to another event
  • Beer/Cider/Juice and flapjack
  • Parking fee paid by the organisers (most venues)
  • £20 voucher off trainers at Coventry Runner

If you can only volunteer for part of the day, you'll still be thanked with free parking, a drink and flapjack!

If you're interested in volunteering please contact [email protected] for more information.

How to get there

Salcey Forest, Salcey Forest NN7, UK

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The postcode for Saley Forest is NN7 2HX. The forest is less than 20 minutes drive from Northampton. The closest train station to the event is Northampton.

Parking will cost £6 for the day (correct at time of publishing) - this money goes towards the upkeep of the forest.

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