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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 Grade1 listed 19th Century Thoresby Hall. Test yourself amid some of the last ancient woodland in England and earn the coveted finishers medal.

Review summary

3 Reviews
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  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


Lynn K
"Throughly enjoyed The Longhorn 10km. The event was well organised with great..."


Rae H
"A really lovely event for novice and experienced trail runners alike; great..."
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The Longhorn routes

5k: The 5k course starts and finishes at the main starting/finishing line on Cherry Tree Avenue. Follow the road travelling away from Thoresby Hall towards the stone bride. Cross the bridge and bear left to follow the forest path. Emerge from the trees, with the church on your left, turn left to run past the QRNLY Museum. Follow the signs to run through the small village of Perlethorpe and then begin 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 'round the front of Thoresby Hall where you will begin the second lap of the 5k course.

10k, 50k, and 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. 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 and marathon: The half marathon and marathon route is 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. 1.5mi-2mi is through open woodland. 2mi-3.5mi is through ancient oak woodland. 3.5mi-5.25mi is a mixture of open woodland and farmland. 5.25mi-5.75mi takes a route past the lake. 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.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Fully chip timed courses
  • Water/feed stations
  • Fully marshalled and signposted routes
  • Finishers medals
  • Trophies for top 3 men and women
  • 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
Raceday Logistics

Packet Pickup: race packets can be collected at registration


08:30 50k and 60k Ultra start

09:00 Canicross 10k and Canicross half marathon start

09:30 Marathon start

11:00-11:30 10k start in waves

11:30 Nordic Walkers half marathon start

11:50-12:05 Half marathon start in waves

12:15 5k start

14:00 10k race start

Nordic Walkers: Nordic Walkers please join the main field and start at the back for the 5k and 10k races.

Canicross: Canicross runners are welcome across all distances but start separately for the 10k and half marathon to avoid the heat.

Toilets: 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

Kit List

For Canicross

  • Canicross running belt
  • Canicross running harness

For Nordic Walking:

  • Nordic Walking poles
  • Nordic Walking shoes

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.


Volunteers help race day to be more than just an event. SBR Events volunteer marshals are provided hot food and drink as well as a £20 voucher to be used against any future SBR races. If you are interested in volunteering as a marshal, please sign up at

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I enter The Longhorn 2020 on the day of the event?
Yes, you can enter The Longhorn 2020 on the day of the event. However, on the day entry can only be paid in cash.
Is there a cutoff time for 50k and 60k Ultra runners at The Longhorn 2020?
Yes, the cutoff time for the 50k and 60k Ultra race is 8 hours.
Is there a cutoff time for the marathon at The Longhorn 2020?
Marathon runners must finish my 16:15, giving them a 7 hour time limit at The Longhorn 2020.
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The Longhorn weather forecast

Possible light rain in the afternoon.

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Meet the organizer

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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The Longhorn reviews (3)

4.7 out of 5 stars

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  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the 10 Km 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 10 Km 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

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