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Swan Challenge

Push yourself in this 6 hour event and see how many miles you can rack up either running, walking or jogging. This multi-terrain event caters for all abilities and its relatively flat course will make each mile seem a bit easier on the legs.
6 Hour Challenge
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Fri 13th May 2022
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Coombe Country Park, Brinklow Rd, Coventry CV3 2AB, UK
Start times
6 Hour Challenge:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Swan Challenge
Route information
Coombe Abbey Park takes runners along stone pathways, through beautiful tree cover, and past stunning views. The Swan Challenge will take you through the woodlands before you burst into the open scenic spring meadow fields before circling the wonderful formal well maintained gardens. This challenge is perfect for all levels of runners - see how hard you can push yourself.
What's included
  • Bespoke Finisher's medal
  • Finisher's Goodies (Beer and a Flapjack)
  • Cafe on-site
  • Toilets
  • Aid Station
  • Water, Squash and electrolytes refills available. This is a cup-less event so bring a water bottle or hydration pack
How to get there
Coombe Country Park, Brinklow Rd, Coventry CV3 2AB, UK
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There is parking on site for up to £5 depending on how long you stay. There is also a toilet block next to the event site and a cafe.
By Car
Coombe Abbey Park is on the outskirts of Coventry and 6 minutes from Junction 2 of the M6.
By Train
The closest train station to the event site is Coventry.
Event day logistics
09:00 Start Time
15:00 Cut Off Time
You are advised to arrive well in advance of this to ensure you make it to the start in good time.
Age Requirements
All entrants must be 17 and over on race day to enter.
Toilets On site toilets are available to use each lap.
Bring your own bottle
This is a cup-less event so please bring your own bottle - there will be plenty of places to refill along the way.
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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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Is the Swan 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 from the organisers on the day.
Is there parking at the Swan Challenge?
There is parking at the event which costs up to £5 on the day. This money goes directly to the country parks, they are great spaces that do need money and this is their main revenue stream. That said, be a hero and car share, save money and the world!
Can I enter the Swan Challenge on the day?
Unfortunately there is no entry on the day.
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