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Salcey Winter Challenge

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This brilliant event lets runners choose their own distance. The ~3 mile circuit around Salcey Forest makes for a great challenge, or a leisurely jog. Runners can push themselves to the limit by running the looped course non-stop until the 6 hours is up, or they can relax and complete just one.

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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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How to enter

Tickets available until Thu Feb 13 2020

What's included:

  • Race Entry
  • Marshalled course
  • Finisher's medal
  • Official race photography
  • Access to Cafe and toilets
6 Hour Challenge
9:00am Tue 25th Feb 2020
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What people think
5.0
2 reviews
SceneryStunning scenery
BigMedalAmazing medal
ThumbsUpWell organized
Hannah
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5.0
Did the 6 Hour Challenge in 2020
Awesome organisation, lovely snacks, friendly staff, medal was beautiful, flapjack was gorgeous. Would deafo do it again. … read more
Rebekah V
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5.0
Did the 6 Hour Challenge in 2020
First time running with this company, really enjoyed it, everyone was really helpful and friendly, looking forward to the next event… read more
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Route description
Route description

This is a flat course with minimal elevation changes. The route is along well-maintained pathways, mainly on crushed stone. Obviously being in the middle of a forest, the narrower ones are covered in tree detritus and can become a bit muddy, especially when wet.

The route covers 3.3 miles and is open for 6 hours. This event is about setting your own pace and seeing how many miles you can crack out in the beautiful setting that is Salcey Forest.

Hannah
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5.0
Did the 6 Hour Challenge in 2020
Awesome organisation, lovely snacks, friendly staff, medal was beautiful, flapjack was gorgeous. Would deafo do it again.
Rebekah V
Star
5.0
Did the 6 Hour Challenge in 2020
First time running with this company, really enjoyed it, everyone was really helpful and friendly, looking forward to the next event
5.0
2 reviews
SceneryStunning scenery
BigMedalAmazing medal
ThumbsUpWell organized
Logistics and schedule

Schedule:

09:00 - Race Start

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before the race starts to allow enough time to register and warm up.

Spectators

Spectators are encouraged to get out and cheer on their family and friends. Due to the lapped nature of this event, it makes for a great place to watch participants push their limits.

How to get there

Salcey Forest, Salcey Forest NN7, UK

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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 (£6 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.

The closest train station is Northampton.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Is this the first running of this event?
Not really! We've had multiple 6-hour events at Salcey Forest over the last couple of years, but this is the first time we've had a series here.
FAQ
Is this event cup-less?
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. Big Bear events will have water, isotonic drinks, tea and coffee and real Coca Cola for you, but to be clear, they won't supply disposable cups for drinks. You can buy a foldable cup from them on the day.
FAQ
Do I have to pay for parking?
Yes, you will have to pay ~£6 for the whole day of parking.
FAQ
Where is this event?
This event takes place at Salcey Forest.
FAQ
Do I need to qualify for this event?
No, the idea with these events is that anyone can take part. It is recommended that you are fit enough to take on the challenge you decide on the day, but you are encouraged to to push yourself.
FAQ
Is there a medal for participating?
Yes, there will be finisher's medals for those participating.
FAQ
Can I wear headphones?
Yes, because this event is a closed road race participants are able to wear headphones. However, please be aware of your surroundings at all times.
FAQ
Is this the first running of this event?
Not really! We've had multiple 6-hour events at Salcey Forest over the last couple of years, but this is the first time we've had a series here.
FAQ
Is this event cup-less?
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. Big Bear events will have water, isotonic drinks, tea and coffee and real Coca Cola for you, but to be clear, they won't supply disposable cups for drinks. You can buy a foldable cup from them on the day.
FAQ
Do I have to pay for parking?
Yes, you will have to pay ~£6 for the whole day of parking.
FAQ
Where is this event?
This event takes place at Salcey Forest.
FAQ
Do I need to qualify for this event?
No, the idea with these events is that anyone can take part. It is recommended that you are fit enough to take on the challenge you decide on the day, but you are encouraged to to push yourself.
FAQ
Is there a medal for participating?
Yes, there will be finisher's medals for those participating.
FAQ
Can I wear headphones?
Yes, because this event is a closed road race participants are able to wear headphones. However, please be aware of your surroundings at all times.
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6 Hour Challenge
9:00am Tue 25th Feb 2020
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