The Longhorn

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Choose 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Full Marathon or 60k Ultra set in private areas of Sherwood Forest & the beautiful grounds of Thoresby Park; next to a Grade 1 listed 19th Century Thoresby Hall. Test yourself amid some of the last ancient woodland in England and earn the coveted finishers medal.
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60k , Half Marathon, 10k, and 10 more
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Calendar
Sun, 24 Apr 2022
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Newark, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Thoresby Park, Newark NG22 9EP, UK
Start times
Sun, 24 Apr 2022
60k :
8:30am |
Half Marathon:
11:55am |
10k:
11:00am |
5k:
1:30pm |
Marathon:
9:30am |
50k:
8:30am |
Canicross 10k:
9:00am |
Canicross Half Marathon:
9:00am |
Canicross 5k:
12:45pm |
Nordic Walkers Half Marathon:
11:15am |
Nordic Walkers 5k:
11:00am |
Nordic Walkers 10k:
11:00am |
30k:
9:30am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Longhorn
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60k
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60km
£64.00
Half Marathon
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13.1mi
£41.00
10k
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10km
£31.00
5k
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5km
£20.00
Route information
5k
Runners will follow the road travelling away from Thoresby Hall towards the stone bride, before crossing the bridge and bearing left to follow the forest path.
Here, runners emerge from the trees, with the church on your left, turn left to run past the QRNLY Museum and follow the signs to run through the small village of Perlethorpe, beginning a short climb past the old estate cottages. With the tree line on your left, turn into the forest, and head back to the starting line.
Emerge through the trees and loop back around the front of Thoresby Hall where you will begin the second lap of the 5k course.
10k, 30k, 50k, & 60k
Starting on the road adjacent to Thoresby, athletes will run a short distance downhill towards Cherry Tree Avenue, turning left to join the main route. The first 2k are on tarmac though open countryside, with 2k-3.3k is through open woodland, 3.3k-5.5k is through ancient oak woodland, 5.5k-8.5k is a mixture of open woodland and farmland. 8.5k-9.5k takes a route past the lake. 9.5k-10k is across paths close to Thoresby Hall.
30k 50k and 60k Ultra runners will run 3, 5 and 6 laps of the 10k route, respectively.
Half Marathon & Marathon
The Half Marathon and Marathon routes are 2 and 4 laps, respectively, of a 6.55 mile loop. Starting on the tree-lined road facing away from Thoresby Hall, athletes will run towards Stonebridge following the main route.
The first 1.5mi are on tarmac through open countryside, with the next 1.5mi-2mi taking runners through open woodland. Next, its 2mi-3.5mi through ancient oak woodland, before miles 3.5-5.25 as a mixture of open woodland and farmland. 5.25mi-5.75mi takes a route past the lake, and the final 5.75mi-6.1mi is across paths close to Thoresby Hall.
After lap 1 is completed, athletes turn down the Marathon funnel to follow the same route either 1 more time or 3 more times. The finish line is along Cherry Tree Avenue where you started in front of Thoresby Hall.
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What's included
  • Finishers Medals
  • Trophies for top 3 men and women
  • Chip-timed results
  • Free official race photography
  • Water/feed stations
  • Fully marshalled and signposted routes
  • Trophies for first place men and women in veterans categories
  • Trophies for first place Canicross runner
  • Winners certificate for first place Nordic Walker
  • Finishers certificates
  • Free unlimited race photos
  • Free post race massage
  • Race village
  • Full medical support
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How to get there
Thoresby Park, Newark NG22 9EP, UK
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Car
From Nottingham: A614 - at Ollerton roundabout take the exit for the A1 - in 2 miles turn left at Thoresby roundabout - drive along the County Road for 1 mile and turn left for Gallery and Courtyard, just before Thoresby Hall Hotel entrance.
From A1: Take the turning for Mansfield, Nottingham, A614 - pass Clumber Park on the right - at Thoresby roundabout turn right onto the County Road - drive along the County Road for 1 mile and turn left for Gallery and Courtyard, just before Thoresby Hall Hotel entrance.
By Train
The closest station to Thoresby Park is Retford, which is served by regular trains to and from York, Sheffield, Lincoln, and London Kings Cross. You will then need to take a taxi from Retford to Thoresby Park, which is approximately a 20 minute drive away.
Event day logistics
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Spectator Info
Spectators are welcome at this event, and there will be a a race village with entertainment for children, and vendors for both participants and spectators. As this is private land, there is restricted access to the course so you will not be able to venture far from Race Village.
FAQ's
Can I enter The Longhorn on the day of the event?
Yes, you can enter The Longhorn on the day of the event. However, on the day entry can only be paid in cash.
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Is there a cut-off time for 50k and 60k Ultra runners at The Longhorn?
Yes, the cut-off time for the 50k and 60k Ultra race is 8 hours.
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What do I need to bring for the canicross events at the Longhorn?
Participants must bring a running harness to be used, and there will be share water stations for you and your furry friend along the routes.
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Recent Questions
Angela Chapman
10/30/2019
When will booking for the 2020 Longhorn open please?
Stephy Dennis
10/31/2019
Hi there. Just to let you know that the entries for 2020 are now open and available to book
Luke Slaney
10/5/2019
Is there a cut off time for the 60k ultra
Stephy Dennis
10/7/2019
Hi there. Just to let you know that the ultra will have an 8 hour limit to complete the course
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