The Buff Joust 24hr & 12hr

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Come and take on your new challenge at the demanding 24hr & 12hr timed race. Stay and camp the whole weekend, there's even an event for your little ones. Enjoy the community feel and the satisfaction of earning your finisher's medal.
24 hour, 12 hour, Kiddies Joust, and 1 more
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Fri, 24 Jun 2022 - Sat, 25 Jun 2022
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Holt Heath, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Top Barn Farm Shop, Top Barn Farm, Worcester Rd, Holt Heath, Worcester WR6 6NH, UK
Start times
Sat, 25 Jun 2022
24 hour:
10:00am |
12 hour:
10:00am |
Kiddies Joust:
Fri, 24 Jun 2022
Camping :
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Buff Joust 24hr & 12hr
£15.00 - £20.00
Kiddies Joust
£5.00 - £25.00
12 hour
£70.00 - £74.50
24 hour
£85.00 - £386.00
Route information
This timed event takes runners around a 5.56 mile route as many times as you dare. Perfect for runners looking for a new challenge or to push themselves to a new distance, this event is entirely in your hands.
24hr Joust
If you can run just 18 laps in your chosen time period you'll have completed just over 100 miles, an impressive feat for anyone. If you do manage to complete 100 miles you'll be awarded with a Buckle to show off to your mates.
Those running in a team will have to complete 200 miles to earn their 200 mile Buckle.
Competitors will need to complete their lap within the time frame for it to count, with any runner who is still on the course after their cut-off times not counting.
12hr Joust
This 12 hour race will see runners completing 50 miles in just 12 hours. There will be a pacer at the event to keep runners on track over the course of the day.
Water Stations
Water stations will be available at the start location, at the turning point of The Wagon Wheel at Grimley, and two further stations before you complete your loop.
All of these stations will have water, and be manned throughout the night and operate as control points with recording of times as each runner passes through.
Please remember to bring your own drinking-cup or water bottle as the Buff Joust is a plastic-cup free race.
What's included
  • Finisher's medal
  • Event T-shirt
  • Water stations
  • Chip-timed results
  • Camping
  • Massage from Eric from Malvern Buzzards
  • Race photographs
  • Trophies for race leaders
  • Marked and marshalled course
How to get there
Top Barn Farm Shop, Top Barn Farm, Worcester Rd, Holt Heath, Worcester WR6 6NH, UK
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Camping Accommodation
Tent pitch is included in the ticket price. All competitors are able to arrive from Friday evening or Saturday morning to set up their tents.
Tent Hire
There will be 30 solo tents available for hire at the event which will have prime positioning right next to the course.
These will be erected before you arrive and packed away after you leave, so there's nothing you'd need to worry about.
There will be toilets and showers available at the campsite.
Event day logistics
10:00 12 Hour race starts
10:00 24 Hour race starts
14:00 - 15:00 Kiddies Joust
22:30 - 07:00 Campsite quiet time
All competitors can arrive on Friday night or Saturday morning to set up their tents.
On-site catering is provided by Natalie Guy of Food Court who will be provided a selection of food for the duration of the event for those not wishing to bring their own food.
This will be individually priced by the catering company. If you wish to bring your own food/BBQ you are welcome to but disposable BBQ’s are not allowed. All litter must be taken with you at the end of the event.
Night Running
All runners must wear a head torch or carry a hand torch after 7pm. Runners are also expected to carry a mobile phone and whistle. It is very much encouraged that during the hours of darkness competitors run together with either support crew or other competitors – this isn’t a mandatory requirement, just a recommendation, and the decision rests with each individual competitor.
Knights of Worcester
During the night there will be non-competitive runners who will be available to run with to support. If you fancy being a “Knight” please email the event organisers at to note your interest. Each Knight will receive a Knights of Worcester tech t-shirt and a Knights of Worcester bespoke medal as a thank you.
The 24hr Run can be entered as a solo runner or a team. Each team must have a team captain who is responsible for the behaviour of the whole team. Runners can register as teams of 2, 3-5, or 6-8.
Teams will take it in turns to run laps of the course. You must have one runner on the course at all times. Runners must complete one full lap before switching over with their team mate and passing on the joust (relay batten). After the event has begun teams cannot change the members of their team but they may change the order in which they run. Members of the team can run more than 1 lap at a time if they choose to do so.
The 12hr Run must be run as an individual.
Kiddies Joust
Enter groups of children in teams of three members or more to run/walk/jog over a 1 hour period. If you haven’t got anybody to make up a team don’t worry – enter as a single entrant and you will be added to another team.
Each team member can run/walk/jog as little or as much of the course as they like. For each lap run the kids will collect a ‘lap band’. Once they have finished running these will be added up to confirm distance run. The course is set up in the second camping field which is very safe and everybody is clearly in view at all times*.
Due to the Kiddies medals being the same quality as the main event (only smaller) it is imperative that places are booked early to ensure medal availability.
*All children must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times whilst they take part.
Spectator Info
Friends, family and supporters will need to register that they plan to attend before the event. A pitch costs £12 per night and if required £5 per hook-up.
Please book this in advanced using the “Non-competative Tent Pitch” option. Hook-up charges to be paid on the day.
The camping location provided may be in a different location to the competitor camping areas.
What to bring
All participants running through the night must have;
  • Head/ hand torch
  • Fully charged mobile phone
  • Whistle
Do I have to run all 50 miles in the 12hr Joust?
Yes, entrants must run 50 miles in 12 hours for the 12hr event. Those running in the 24hr race can run as many or as few laps as they'd like in their time frame.
How far is each lap at The Buff Joust 24hr & 12hr?
Each lap totals 5.56 miles around an easily navigable and relatively flat route!
Can I run in a team at The Buff Joust 24hr & 12hr?
Entrants in the 24hr Joust can run individually, or in a team of 2, 3-5, or 6-8 people. Runners in the 12 hour event must run as a solo competitor.
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