The Great Barrow Challenge - 10 in 10

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This was the first 10 in 10 multi-terrain marathon event in the UK, with 10 marathons in 10 days on offer. Runners can choose which marathons to run, or can tackle all 10. The event is very flexible. Mixed terrain event in the heart of Suffolk. Maps and routes etc will be given out on the day along with your race numbers..
10 In 10 Marathons, Day 1 Marathon, Day 2 Marathon, and 8 more
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Thu, 27 Jun 2019 - Mon, 29 Jul 2019
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Barrow, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Start times
Thu, 27 Jun 2019
10 In 10 Marathons:
Day 1 Marathon:
Fri, 28 Jun 2019
Day 2 Marathon:
Mon, 29 Jul 2019
Day 3 Marathon:
Sun, 30 Jun 2019
Day 4 Marathon:
Mon, 1 Jul 2019
Day 5 Marathon:
Tue, 2 Jul 2019
Day 6 Marathon:
Wed, 3 Jul 2019
Day 7 Marathon:
Thu, 4 Jul 2019
Day 8 Marathon:
Fri, 5 Jul 2019
Day 9 Marathon:
Sat, 6 Jul 2019
Day 10 Marathon:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Great Barrow Challenge - 10 in 10
10 In 10 Marathons
Day 1 Marathon
Day 2 Marathon
Day 3 Marathon
Route information
All routes are a mixture of on and off-road. There are 7 different routes all starting and finishing here at The Academy.
We pride ourselves on a well signed course, provide you with a map (and instructions on a trail route) and every morning we hold a briefing, you can download your route onto Garmin, Endomondo or GPX.
HOWEVER - there is a clue in our name - this is a 'challenge' - our routes are on rural roads, and sometimes across fields, we sometimes have to deal with signs being removed or flooded roads.
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What's included
There are toilets and refreshments along the route and for those who complete their distance there is a medal waiting at the finish line, with a special trophy for those completing all ten Marathons. There will be access to sports massage (extra fee), medical team, ice baths and more as part of the fee.
How to get there
Church Farm, Church Rd, Barrow, Bury Saint Edmunds IP29 5AX, UK
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Where: The Academy, Church farm, Church Road, Barrow, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP29 5AX
We are just 8 miles from Bury St Edmunds or Newmarket rail stations.
There are multiple pulic transport options to the event?
Bus from Bury St Edmunds to Barrow
Other buses in the Bury St Edmunds area
Trains to Bury from a range of areas
Direct coach services to Bury St Edmunds from varying places
Trains from London to Bury St Edmunds
Train from Ipswich to Bury St Edmunds
We are just 8 miles from Bury St Edmunds and will try to give lifts back and forward to stations etc with enough notice and availability. The events start and finish at The Academy so transport is not required during your stay. There are 2 convenience stores in Barrow, and they're open 7am - 8pm Monday to Saturday.
Parking on-site (at the start/finish) is free.
Event day logistics
The start times are at 8am every day to ensure the checkpoints are in place for you, except For safety reasons the start time in the Summer for the Thetford course is at 10:00am.
The ultra runners also start at 8am, however, they will do one of our 6 mile routes after completing the marathon route. This will give you an option to call it a day at the marathon distance or continue on to do the ultra, and enables us to use the start/finish line as the last checkpoint and refreshments.
There is a cut-off time of 7 hrs for both the Marathon and the Ultra Marathon. For the marathon you must reach the last checkpoint in 5hrs 30mins to be allowed to carry on. Those who do not make the cut off will be collected by car and returned to the Academy. For the Ultras you must complete the marathon distance in 5hrs 30mins to be allowed to go out on the 10km ultra loop.
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The Great Barrow Challenge
The home of the only multi-terrain 10 day festival of marathon running in the UK. Challenge yourself over 19 different days throughout the year using our 7 different single loop courses in the heart of Suffolk. Choose from single/triple/quad/10-day marathons, and our multi or single day 32 mile UltraMarathon - for those who want an extra Challenge.
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Did the race in 2018
Excellent & very well organised running event! They don’t get much bigger than this, terrific atmosphere, definately a must do!!
Did the race in 2018
Excellent & very well organised running event! They don’t get much bigger than this, terrific atmosphere, definately a must do!!
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