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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.
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5k, 10k, Half Marathon, and 2 more
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Calendar
Sun, 19 May 2024
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Brandon, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Brandon Country Park, Bury Rd, Brandon IP27 0SU, UK
Start times
Sunday, 19 May 2024
5k: 9:00 am10k: 9:00 amHalf Marathon: 9:00 amMarathon: 9:00 amUltra: 9:00 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for The Birthday Run
5k
Distance
5km
£30 - £35
10k
Distance
10km
£30 - £35
Half Marathon
Distance
13.1mi
£30 - £35
Marathon
Distance
26.2mi
£30 - £35
Route information
In this 6-hour/4-hour event, you will run as much and as far as you want during the time. The easy-to-navigate 5.3k lap through the beautiful Thetford Forest means you can focus less on navigation and more on your running and completing as many laps as you can.
There are two waves for this event, meaning you have the choice to start at 9 am or 11 am. 9am starters will have a 6-hour time limit and 11am starters will have a 4-hour time limit.
Whether you are looking to run your 1st 10k, or your 50th Marathon, this multi-terrain, undulating course is ready for you and the brilliant Zig Zag Running team will cheer you all the way around.
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)
  • Chip-timed results
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How to get there
Brandon Country Park, Bury Rd, Brandon IP27 0SU, UK
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By Car
Brandon Country Park is just South of Brandon, five minutes from the A11 at Elveden, less than 30 minutes from Bury St Edmunds, and under an hour from Norwich, Cambridge and Ipswich. Brandon Railway Station is 1.5miles (2.4km) away. Postcode for satnavs: IP27 0SU
Parking
Parking is available at this venue, though at an additional fee to your entry ticket.
By Train
Brandon Train Station is the closest train station to the start location. It would take roughly 30 minutes the walk from the station to Brandon Country 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.
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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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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4.8
26 reviews
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