The Birthday Run

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£30.00 - £35.00
About
Run with Zig Zag on their 3rd Birthday and celebrate with fun 6 hour run, if you select 9am start. This event will follow the Mount Barrow road route and is perfect for every level of runner. Come to make unforgettable experiences or for your medal.
Participants
5k, 10k, Half Marathon, and 2 more
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Calendar
Sat, 13 May 2023
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LocationPin
Bury Saint Edmunds, United Kingdom
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4.8
(13 Reviews)
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5 to 20m elevation gain per km

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Where and when
Location
Suffolk Running Centre, Church Rd, Bury Saint Edmunds IP29, UK, UK
Start times
Sat, 13 May 2023
5k:
9:00am |
10k:
9:00am |
Half Marathon:
9:00am |
Marathon:
9:00am |
Ultra:
9:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Birthday Run
5k
Distance
5km
£30.00 - £35.00
10k
Distance
10km
£30.00 - £35.00
Half Marathon
Distance
13.1mi
£30.00 - £35.00
Marathon
Distance
26.2mi
£30.00 - £35.00
Route information
Terrain: Road
Route Type: 6.55 mile Out-and-Back
The Mount Barrow route is a lap starting and finishing at Suffolk Running Centre and has next to no navigation or kit required. You'll have fantastic view across Suffolk.
Whether you are looking to run your 1st 10k, or your 50th Marathon, the brilliant Zig Zag Running team will cheer you all the way around. This event is ideal for those looking to achieve marathon distance, or even wanting to push a little further to a possible ultra.
Each lap there will be an aid station stocked full of cold drinks and nibbles. Take a break at the aid station after each lap if you like, you can run as much or as little as you fancy on the day. So long as you leave base camp before the 6 hours is up (before 5:59:59) you've still got time for one more lap.
What's included
  • Medal(Lucky-Dip or Event Medal)
  • Coffee and Cake for all finishers
  • Event marshals
  • Water/aid stations
  • Bag drop area (not secure)
  • Free Parking
  • Chip-timed results
Train
How to get there
Suffolk Running Centre, Church Rd, Bury Saint Edmunds IP29, UK, UK
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Parking
There will be free parking available on site. Please use the postcode IP29 5AX to find where to park.
Event day logistics
08:50 Runners to start line
09:00 Wave 1 starts
11:00 Wave 2 starts
15:00 Event ends
Waves
Participants have the choice to start their race at 9 am or 11 am. Please note that both waves will end at 3 pm, meaning those in the second wave will have a shorter time limit than those in the first wave.
Race Packs
Race bibs will be collected on the day from registration.
Age Restrictions
All entrants must be 18 and older to enter the event.
Water/Aid Station
There will be a water/aid station at Race HQ, which will be situated at the start and lap point of the route.
Bag Drop
There will be a space for runners to leave their bags and belongings, however they are left at your own risk and should not contain valuables. It is advised by the organiser to leave your belongings in your car, keeping valuables out of sight.
Lucky Dip Medal
The lucky dip medal (where available as an option) gives runners a chance of receiving a previous Zig Zag Events medal for a slightly reduced cost. This can be chosen when registering and ensures a little surprise on event day.
Cupless Event
Please note the event has gone cupless, so please bring your own water bottle to the event.
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Zig Zag Running
Since 2000, Zoe of Zig Zag Running started running, starting from scratch with the feat of trying to get to complete a 5k, taking the couch to 5k training plan. It just didn't stop there, over the years pushing herself, this self motivation eventually evolved into marathon running. Zoe has completed Marathons, Ultra Marathons, 5 Marathons in 5 Days, 52 marathons in 52 weeks, 10 marathons in 10 days, 100 marathons in 100 weeks, a 50k & a 50 mile Ultra marathon, with her target next of completing a 100 mile race. ​ Stephens background is in Hypnosis, therapy, sports coaching and Entertainment. ​ During this time we have both gained valuable experience in what it takes to organise a good marathon, we have also both met and made friends with some wonderful people who are such fun to be around, with useful advice, assistance and encouragement throughout the country and even in other corners of the world Our mission is to give our runners the best experience and encourage others to achieve their goals and dreams and to also impart the ideals of good sportsmanship, community and health.
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Backpack
Kit List
Road Trainers are recommended for this event. However, depending on the weather, trail running shoes may be more appropriate, though they are not essential.
Please note the event has gone cupless, so please bring your own water bottle to the event.
FAQs
What qualifies me to run as an affiliated candidate at The Birthday Run?
Participants must be affiliated with a EA/UKA club and have an EA/UKA number to qualify as an affiliated candidate.
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Is there a minimum age I have to be to participate in The Birthday Run?
Yes, all participants must be 18 and over.
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Is The Birthday Run route difficult to navigate?
No, the Mount Barrow route is lapped and requires little to no navigation.
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How late can I start my last lap of The Birthday Run?
You can start your last lap as late as you like under the 6 hour limit. The last time to leave base came for a final lap will be at hour 5:59:59.
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Do I need to run for the entire 6 hours of The Birthday Run?
Not at all! You can run as much or as little as you like. You can even take a rest at the aid station after every lap for a while before heading out for more.
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Reviews
4.8
13 reviews
owen
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2022
brandon has a couple nice hills
lauren
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2022
Greta people, very well organised and very friendly
noran
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2022
Beautiful course, great team. Everyone was very helpful.
roy
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4.7
Did the race in 2022
Good weather & organisation Thank you all !
amanda clare
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
Im pretty sure everything would have been fabulous but due to unforeseen circumstances I couldnt do it but they transferred my entry to another event immediately and in such short notice......not many events would do that! Worth travelling for a Zig Zag event!
paul
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
Loved the challenging course, ZigZag team are always encouraging and helpful.
aunty
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
I enjoy the run today .I did half marathon and the organisation is great help full. Marshal are fantastic. The thing is fantastic .
kate
Star
4.7
Did the race in 2022
I loved the opportunity to choose an 11am start. The flexibility of the Zig Zag events lengths is fab - so many course distance options because of the cleverly planned lapped route. I will be back for more!
paul
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2022
Very well organised event with super friendly marshalling. Highly recommended.
shaun
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2022
Great atmosphere, relaxed and friendly. Will be booking up soon for sure
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