Salcey Spring Challenge

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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.
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6 Hour Challenge
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Calendar
Tue, 27 Apr 2021
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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Salcey Forest, Salcey Forest NN7, UK
Start times
Tue, 27 Apr 2021
6 Hour Challenge:
9:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Salcey Spring Challenge
6 Hour Challenge
Distance
360min
£27.00 - £33.00
Route information
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.
What's included
  • Finisher's medal
  • Flapjack & beer
  • Official race photography
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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.
Event day logistics
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.
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Big Bear Events
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!
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FAQs
Is this the first running of the Salcey Spring Challenge?
While this is the first Series event, Big Bear have run multiple similar events at Salcey Forest.
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Is the Salcey Spring Challenge cupless?
Yes, this is cupless event. Disposable cups will not be supplied by the organiser.
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What is the satnav postcode for the Salcey Spring Challenge?
Use the post code NN7 2HX for Sat Navs.
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