The Longhorn

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Booked 3 times in the last week
£10.00 - £59.00Free injury protection
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.
60k , Half Marathon, 10k, and 10 more
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Sun 24th Apr 2022
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Newark, United Kingdom
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(3 Reviews)
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Where and when
Thoresby Park Car Park, thoresby park, THORESBY PARK, Netherfield Ln, Newark NG22 9EP, UK
Start times
Sun 24th Apr 2022
60k :
8:30am |
Half Marathon:
8:30am |
8:30am |
8:30am |
9:30am |
8:30am |
Canircross 10k:
9:00am |
Canicross Half Marathon:
9:00am |
Canicross 5k:
12:15pm |
Nordic Walkers Half Marathon:
11:30am |
Nordic Walkers 5k:
11:00am |
Nordic Walkers 10k:
11:00am |
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Longhorn
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£10.00 - £15.00
Canicross 5k
Nordic Walkers 5k
Route information
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, 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.
50k and 60k Ultra runners will run 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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How to get there
Thoresby Park Car Park, thoresby park, THORESBY PARK, Netherfield Ln, Newark NG22 9EP, UK
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There will be free onsite parking at this event, in order to minimise impact on the environment the organisers ask participants to car share.
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 and 60k Ultra start
09:00 Canicross 10k and Canicross Half Marathon start
09:30 Marathon starts
11:00 - 11:30 10k Wave 1 starts
11:30 Nordic Walkers Half Marathon start
11:55 - 12:10 Half Marathon starts
12:15 5k Canicross starts
12:50 5k starts
14:00 10k Wave 2 starts
5k & 10k Nordic Walkers please join the main field & start at back please (or where pace suits you most) - note your wave time based on your pace.
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 runners are welcome across all distances but start separately for the 10k and half marathon to avoid the heat.
Canicross entrants are encouraged to bring the following kit:
  • Canicross running belt
  • Canicross running harness
Toilets are available along the course.
Bag Drop
Half marathon, marathon, 50k, and 60k Ultra participants will be able to leave their kit bags at a designated spot in the race village.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
3 reviews
Did the 10k in 2019
Throughly enjoyed The Longhorn 10km. The event was well organised with great communication leading up to the event and on the day itself with loud and clear announcements throughout the day. The course itself was mainly trail and very undulating which is explained in pre-race communication but it was still a shock! The course itself was very scenic set in lovely grounds. Thankfully the weather was good leading up to the day so the course was dry otherwise it could of been a whole different story. Can imagine it would be bad in awful weather conditions. The cows on route wasnt as bad as I thought they'd be! One to do again for sure!
Did the 10k in 2019
A really lovely event for novice and experienced trail runners alike; great organisation fantastic bling and options to purchase merchandise at reasonable prices. Amanda, Celsie and the team create brilliant, well organised events in some beautiful countryside- Mile/KM markers throughout and happy to marshal marshals
Did the 5k in 2016
A lovely event.
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Recent Questions
Angela Chapman
When will booking for the 2020 Longhorn open please?
Steph Ede
Hi there. Just to let you know that the entries for 2020 are now open and available to book
Luke Slaney
Is there a cut off time for the 60k ultra
Steph Ede
Hi there. Just to let you know that the ultra will have an 8 hour limit to complete the course
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