The Broads Walk Challenge

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This event will take you through a beautiful National Park, with stunning country views and fantastic wildlife. Whether you want to run, jog or walk, this fully supported experience has something for everyone. Enjoy the picturesque countryside and winding rivers as you take on this challenge.
25k, 90k, and 50k
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Sat, 11 Jun 2022
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Acle, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Norfolk Karate, Recreation Centre, Bridewell Ln, Acle NR13 3RA, UK
Start times
Sat, 11 Jun 2022
7:30am |
8:00am |
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Broads Walk Challenge
£42.54 - £59.58
£63.84 - £80.88
£85.14 - £97.92
Route information
The open air, great company, and of course the stunning scenery are just a few of the things previous entrants have loved about The Broads Walk Challenge. The event covers distances you may never have taken on but with the help of an enthusiastic team, breathtaking views, and the goodies around the course will inspire you to take on something you might not have done otherwise. With 3 distances on offer, theres something for everyone here.
90k Challenge
Start: Acle
Finish: Acle
The 90k challenge is a circular route, starting and finishing in Acle, via Aylsham and Hickling. Competitors can also choose to start and finish in Hoveton, Aylsham or Hickling. The route takes you through the beautiful local countryside, walking in grassy meadows and alonside winding rivers.
The terrain will be a mixture of roads, disused railways and solid footpath, as well as a 2 minute ferry crossing 18k in. There will be 7 rest stops along the route, all providing snacks, water and hot drinks.
Main meals will be available at the following checkpoints: Hoveton 24k, Aylsham 38k, Hickling 66k, and the finish 91k.
50k Challenge
Start: Aylsham
Finish: Acle
The 50k Challenge will go from Aylsham to Acle, via Hickling. Participants will experience much of the same beautiful countryside as the 90k route, and experience very similar terrain. 4 rest stops will be available along the route, all providing snacks, hot drinks and water.
Main meals will be provided at Hickling 29k and the finish 54k.
25k Challenge
Start: Hickling
Finish: Acle
The 25k Challenge will go from Hickling to Acle. Still with much beautiful coutryside to enjoy, the terrain on this route will be roads and solid footpaths.
The rest stop on the route will have snacks, hot drinks and water, then a hot meal will be provided at the finish, 25k.
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What's included
  • Fully supported for 24hrs
  • 50k & 25k will have an optional bus service from Acle to the start line
  • Hot drinks and Snacks to start the day
  • Bag drop service will take your kit to the finish line
  • Live, chip-timed results
  • A fully signed route & route map
  • Manned checkpoints en-route
  • Rest stops every 12-15k, with toilets and event medics
  • Free snacks, drinks and water at rest stops
  • Halfway lunch stop for the 90k and 50k routes
  • Finishers medal and t-shirt
  • Hot meal post challenge
How to get there
Norfolk Karate, Recreation Centre, Bridewell Ln, Acle NR13 3RA, UK
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Event Transport
For anyone doing the 50k or 25k challenge, there will be a bus service available from event HQ at Acle to the start of the respective events. This will mean your car is waiting for you at the finish of your event in Acle.
  • 50k - Acle to Aylsham 07:00
  • 25k - Acle to Hickling 07:45
Or you are able to make you own way to the start of your respective event.
By Car
There will be plenty of free parking available at the Acle Recreational Centre, with a short walk to race HQ. The venue is easily accessible from the A47.
By Train
The nearest train station is Acle which is approximately 1 mile from the event HQ.
Alternative Starts
You are free to make your own way to any start line and register at the appropriate start.
  • 50k - Aylsham Train Station, NR11 6BW
  • 25k - Hicking Village Hall, NR12 0YU
  • Relay - 2nd runner – Horning Ferry, NR12 8PS
Event day logistics
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How do I get to the start at The Broads Walk Challenge for the 50k or 25k?
You can make your own way there or there will be a bus service from Acle.
Will The Broads Walk Challenge be supported?
Yes it will be supported fully for 24 hours from 07:30 on race day. There will be multiple rest stops with snacks and drinks as well as stops for main meals. There will be toilets and medical staff available.
Can I bring my dog with me for The Broads Walk Challenge?
Yes! Dogs can be brought along on the challenge. All dogs nead to be kept on a lead as some of the areas the route meanders through is incredibly sensitive, from delicate flora to bird life which is very susceptible to disturbance.
Do I have to run The Broads Walk Challenge?
No you can walk, run or jog your challenge. There is over night camping available if you want to take it steady.
Can I enter on the day for The Broads Walk Challenge?
No you cannot enter on the day of the race.

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