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.
Participants
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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4.8
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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
60k
Distance
60km
£64.00
Half Marathon
Distance
13.1mi
£41.00
10k
Distance
10km
£31.00
5k
Distance
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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Previous Finisher's Medal
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Train
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
08:30 50k & 60k Ultra races start
09:00 Canicross 10k & Canicross Half Marathon races start
09:30 30k & Marathon races start
11:00 - 11:30 10k starts (please book into the 11 am or 2 pm wave)
11:15 Nordic Walkers Half Marathon starts
11:55 Half Marathon starts
12:45 5k Canicross starts
13:30 5k starts
14:00 10k starts (please book into the 11 am or 2 pm wave)
*5k & 10k Nordic Walkers are to join the main field and start at the back (or where pace suits you most).
Age Requirements
Entrants must be the following ages to enter each event:
  • 60k Ultra - 18 and older
  • 50k Ultra - 18 and older
  • Marathon - 18 and older
  • Half Marathon & Canicross & Nordic Walking - 16 and older
  • 10k & Canicross - 13 and older
  • 10k Nordic Walking - 10 and older
  • 5k & Nordic Walking - 4 and older
  • 5k Canicross - 14 and older
Cut-off Time
There will be cut-off times in place for the Ultras and Marathon distances:
  • Ultras - 8 hours
  • Marathon - 7 hours
Nordic Walkers
Nordic Walkers please join the main field and start at the back for the 5k and 10k races.
Nordic Walkers are encouraged to bring the following kit:
  • Nordic Walking poles
  • Nordic Walking shoes
Canicross
Canicross runners are welcome for 5k, 10k & half marathon distances. The 10k and half marathon have an early start alone to avoid the heat.
Canicross entrants are encouraged to bring the following kit:
  • Canicross running belt
  • Canicross running harness
Toilets
There will be a number of portaloos at Race Village. 2 toilets are available along the 10k route course.
Bag Drop
Half marathon, marathon, 30k, 50k, and 60k Ultra participants will be able to leave their kit bags at a designated secured gazebo in the race village. 5k & 10k are advised to leave accessories in the car.
Volunteers
Start time is 7.35am & de-brief is 7.40-45am so that everyone is out onto course asap as the Ultra Runners start at 8.30am and reg opens at 8am. SBR Events expect the event to be finished by 5pm latest but would be grateful if everyone can stay at their places until the last man (or woman) finishes the race & to assist with breaking the event down as many hands make light work! (The cut off time for the marathon & ultra run is 4.30 pm to finish).
SBR Events provide a free hot tea/coffee & breakfast voucher and a bottle of water (usually they provide a snack bag but unfortunately due to COVID-19 guidelines this year they cannot offer this so please bring your own food/snacks).
PLUS, they offer either a £20 discount code (emailed after the event) off a future SBR Events event (to use within 1 year including Longhorn 2022), a free snood (neck warmer) which can also be used as a face covering (you can choose from over 20 unique designs) OR, a SBR Events ‘Footprint’ hoody.
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SBR Events
What are we all about? We are all about great sporting events! From Triathlons to Marathons, 10k or 10miles, Duathlons, Aquathlons & Ultra Runs. Putting onto the map events in superb locations with fantastic routes, that are up hill and down dale & even through the occasional wood. All of the events that we stage come with the guarantee of no-nonsense fun & are known for being the friendliest & most welcoming for novices & beginners - as well as ensuring a first class well organised event .
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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.
FAQs
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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Reviews
4.8
71 reviews
kerry
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2022
The event surpassed all expectations as someone had really thought things through and covered all the extra details.
jason
Star
4.7
Did the race in 2022
Lovely setting, great mixture of terrain
maurice
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2022
What an Awesome well organised event from first signing up to run the Longhorn 50k, the Communications have been brilliant keeping me informed of everything I needed to know about the event. As we arrived at the location it was well signposted and had marshals to guide you to the start and event village. The Village had everything you needed on the day, the food was of high quality and there was even a ice cream van which was a blessing on such a hot day. The races where well organised and everything flowed beautifully which is a testament to the organisers with so many races on the day. Now we come to the fantastic marshals who where so helpful, supportive and encouraging they made the race even more enjoyable and I can’t thank them enough. The 50K race was even better than I was expecting it’s a great physical and mental challenge through some of the most beautiful scenery you could ask for I would highly recommended any of the Longhorn races they where 10 out of 10 for me.
richard
Star
3.3
Did the race in 2022
There were too many loose rocks and uneven surfaces. Course went through a filthy farm at one point which was smelly and awful.I enjoyed the forest trails though.
laura
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2022
Fantastic, friendly, relaxed & beautiful event with multiple distances.
adeline
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2022
It was a very well supported event and feed stations were amazing. It was my first event here and I did the half marathon. Plenty of toilets at the start and clean, too. Scenic route and great atmosphere. Great organisation.
alison
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2022
It was a tough course for me but the Marshall's were all amazing and kept you going. Plenty of water stations which I was so thankful for as was warmer than expected but great experience!
vicky
Star
4.7
Did the race in 2022
Incredibly well organised events and the race marshals were fantastic. Thank you to everyone involved.
martin
Star
4.0
Did the race in 2022
I thoroughly enjoyed the run, beautiful setting, well organised and enough of a challenge to make it interesting, possibility of PB too!
mandy
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2022
The run was very picturesque. Not too many people and well spaced. Quiet, you could hear the birds. The marshalls were very friendly particularly noted because it was a long day for them. Loved it. I think my favourite run
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Recent Questions
Angela Chapman
30/10/2019
When will booking for the 2020 Longhorn open please?
Stephy Dennis
31/10/2019
Hi there. Just to let you know that the entries for 2020 are now open and available to book
Luke Slaney
05/10/2019
Is there a cut off time for the 60k ultra
Stephy Dennis
07/10/2019
Hi there. Just to let you know that the ultra will have an 8 hour limit to complete the course
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