Salcey Summer Challenge

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Find your limits in this 6 and 12 Hour event. Your race can be as short as 5k or up to a full marathon so runners of all levels are welcome to join. The route entails a 3.3mile lap of Salcey Forrest and takes you along well kept pathways. Come to see how far you can go!
12 Hour Challenge, 6 Hour Challenge - Afternoon, and 6 Hour Challenge - Morning
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Thu 8th Jul 2021
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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Salcey Forest, Salcey Forest NN7, UK
Start times
6 Hour Challenge - Morning:
9:00am |
12 Hour Challenge:
9:00am |
6 Hour Challenge - Afternoon:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Salcey Summer Challenge
6 Hour Challenge - Morning
12 Hour Challenge
6 Hour Challenge - Afternoon
Route information
The route takes runners along well-maintained pathways, mainly made of crushed stone. Runners can enjoy the forest views as they travel down (potentially) muddy, narrow paths.
There'll be plenty of sun in this beautiful summer event, littered with shaded sections for a welcome cool stretch of running.
This 6 and 12 hour event is designed with all abilities in mind. Run, walk, hike as much or as little as you'd like over the time limit.
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 25th lap at 20:55 and finish in 12hr30 having covered over 100k!
What's included
  • Finisher's medal
  • Flapjack & beer
How to get there
Salcey Forest, Salcey Forest NN7, UK
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By Car
To get to Salcey Forest, use the post code NN7 2HX for Sat Navs. It's 18 minutes from Northampton and 9 minutes from Junction 15 of the M1.
You do have to pay to park (£4 at the time of writing). This money goes to the forest, it is a great space that needs money and this is their main revenue stream. That said, be a hero and car share, save money and the world!
By Train
The closest train station is Northampton.
Event day logistics
09:00 12 Hour Challenge and Morning 6 Hour Challenge Start
15:00 Afternoon 6 Hour Challenge Start
21:00 Event ends
Age Requirements
All entrants must be 17 and over on race day to enter the 6 Hour Challenge, and 21 and over to enter the 12 Hour Challenge
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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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Can I enter the Salcey Summer Challenge on event day?
Unfortunately there are no entries on the day.
Is there parking at the Salcey Summer Challenge?
You do have to pay to park (£4.00 up to 2 hours £6 all day at the time of writing). This money goes to the forest, it is a great space that needs money and this is their main revenue stream. That said, be a hero and car share, save money and the world!
Is the Salcey Summer Challenge cupless?
Yes. It's obviously good for the environment to reduce plastic use and general waste. You won't break a world record having to stop to fill a bottle of water or carry a hydration pack, but over a marathon distance it would probably add less than a minute to your time. There will be water, isotonic drinks, tea and coffee and real Coca Cola for you, but no cups. You can buy a foldable cup on the day.
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