The Butterfly Effect – Silver

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Soak in the stunning scenery of Shipley Country Park in the silver medal event of the Butterfly Effect series by Rasselbock. Race around this varied loop past lakes and rolling parkland as many times as you can to claim your bespoke medal and goody bag.
6 Hour Race
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Sun, 4 Jun 2023
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Heanor, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Shipley Country Park, Slack Lane Heanor, Heanor DE75 7GX, UK
Start times
Sun, 4 Jun 2023
6 Hour Race:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Butterfly Effect – Silver
6 Hour Race
Route information
This course will take runners over mixed terrain through the stunning parklands of Shipley Country Park. Take in your surroundings as you run through the truly historical grounds which once held a stately home, hunting lodge and even a coal mine. Expect to run on a mix of compact gravel paths, roads and fields.
With a total elevation gain of only 80m per loop, this race is suitable for most ability levels, whether the 5.5km is achievement enough or if you want to complete a marathon by doing 8 laps. The 5.5K loop is fully marked with bright yellow arrows so you won't get lost along the way.
Please note that the park is open to other members of the public and the runners do not have right of way.
What's included
  • Bespoke medal at the finish line
  • Unlimited food and drinks from the aid station
  • Amazing goody bag, with full recovery pack
  • A team of first aiders on site for the duration of the event
  • Public toilets on site
  • Fully signed and marshalled course
How to get there
Shipley Country Park, Slack Lane Heanor, Heanor DE75 7GX, UK
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By Car
After exiting the A610, follow signs to Heanor. As you approach the town centre, you will see the sign posts directing you to Shipley Country Park.
By Train
The nearest major train stations are Nottingham and Derby. The nearest station is Langley Mill.
By Bus
There are buses from Nottingham and Derby to Heanor, check weekend timetables before booking.
There is ample parking available on site. Exit the car park at the bottom, cross over the footpath and enter the first field to get to the race start.
Event day logistics
08:00 Runners can start arriving
08:25 Runners can start to collect race numbers from the aid station
TBC Start time
Race Packs
You will collect your race packs on the day of the race.
Cut Off Time
You have 6 hours for this event. You must have completed the final lap before the time is up for the distance to be counted in your total.
Aid Stations
There will be an aid station, fully stocked with drinks and tasty treats at the start line/race base camp.
Bag Drop
There is not a secure baggage area, so you are recommended to leave valuables and anything non-essential in your car. However, you are welcome to leave your bags at base camp, where there will be a Rasselbock representative present at all times.
There are public toilets located at the cafe 80m from the start line.
Spectator Info
This is a small, family feel event and spectators are very much encouraged to come and enjoy all the park has to offer, while cheering on the competitors.
Kit List
  • Road shoes will suffice for this race
  • Water bottle - cups or bottles are not provided for this event
Can I bring my own food and drink for the aid station at The Butterfly Effect - Silver?
Yes - there will be a separate table at the aid station for personal food and drink items. Just make sure they are clearly labelled.
Is there a time limit for The Butterfly Effect - Silver?
Yes - you must complete your final lap before 6 hours is up in order for it to be counted towards your final distance.
Are headphones allowed at The Butterfly Effect - Silver?
Yes, but please make sure you are aware of your surroundings, particularly because the park is open to the general public.
Do I have to have competed at the other Butterfly Effect events to compete at this one?
No - they are standalone events.
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