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Event summary

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.

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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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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
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60 Km
Sun 18th Apr 2021

Run 60km

13 1 Miles
Sun 18th Apr 2021

Run 26.2mi

10 Km
Sun 18th Apr 2021

Run 13.1mi

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4.7
3 reviews
Lynn
Star
4.3
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! … read more
Rae
Star
4.7
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 … read more
Rae
Star
5.0
Did the 5 Km in 2016
A lovely event.… read more
Frequently asked questions
FAQ
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.… read more
FAQ
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.… read more
FAQ
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.… read more
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Route description
Route description

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.

Lynn
Star
4.3
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!
Rae
Star
4.7
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
Rae
Star
5.0
Did the 5 Km in 2016
A lovely event.
4.7
3 reviews
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Logistics and schedule

Packet Pickup: race packets can be collected at registration

Schedule

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

Spectators

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.

How to get there

Thoresby Hall Hotel, THORESBY PARK, Netherfield Ln, Ollerton, Newark NG22 9WH, UK

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Address: Thoresby Park, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, NG22 9EP

Parking: There will be free onsite parking at this event, in order to minimise impact on the environment the organisers ask participants to car share.

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.

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.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
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.
FAQ
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.
FAQ
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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