The Lucky Horseshoe Challenge

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£20.00 - £35.00
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Explore the Suffolk scenery in The Lucky Horseshoe Challenge. Starting and finishing at Suffolk Running Centre, this challenge will have you running as many laps as you can in the 7 hour time limit (if you start at 9am) as you can. Come to spot racehorses at the Gallops or a fun finisher's medal.
Participants
5k, 10k, Half Marathon, and 2 more
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Calendar
Sat, 16 Sept 2023
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LocationPin
Bury Saint Edmunds, United Kingdom
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4.8
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Where and when
Location
Suffolk Running Centre, Church Rd, Bury Saint Edmunds IP29, UK, UK
Start times
Sat, 16 Sept 2023
5k:
9:00am |
10k:
9:00am |
Half Marathon:
9:00am |
Marathon:
9:00am |
Ultra:
9:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Lucky Horseshoe Challenge
5k
Distance
5km
£20.00 - £22.00
10k
Distance
10km
£20.00 - £22.00
Half Marathon
Distance
13.1mi
£22.00 - £27.00
Marathon
Distance
26.2mi
£30.00 - £35.00
Route information
Terrain: Road
Elevation: 600ft
Route Type: 6.55 mile Out-and-Back
The Gallops route is a lap starting and finishing at Suffolk Running Centre and has next to no navigation or kit required. You'll have fantastic views across Suffolk as well as Newmarket and to the Gallops where you might spot racehorses in training.
Whether you are looking to run your 1st 10k, or your 50th Marathon, the brilliant Zig Zag Running team will cheer you all the way around. This event is ideal for those looking to achieve marathon distance, or even wanting to push a little further to a possible ultra.
What's included
  • Medal (Lucky-Dip or Event Medal)
  • Coffee and Cake for all finishers
  • Event marshals
  • Water/aid stations
  • Bag drop area (not secure)
  • Free Parking
  • Chip-timed results
Train
How to get there
Suffolk Running Centre, Church Rd, Bury Saint Edmunds IP29, UK, UK
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Parking
There will be free parking available on site. Please use the postcode IP29 5AX to find where to park.
Event day logistics
08:50 Runners to start line
09:00 Wave 1 starts
11:00 Wave 2 starts
16:00 Event ends
Waves
Participants have the choice to start their race at 9 am or 11 am. Please note that both waves will end at 4 pm, meaning those in the second wave will have a shorter time limit than those in the first wave.
Race Packs
Race bibs will be collected on the day from registration.
Age Restrictions
All entrants must be 18 and older to enter the event.
Water/Aid Station
There will be a water/aid station at Race HQ, which will be situated at the start and lap point of the route.
Bag Drop
There will be a space for runners to leave their bags and belongings, however they are left at your own risk and should not contain valuables. It is advised by the organiser to leave your belongings in your car, keeping valuables out of sight.
Lucky Dip Medal
The lucky dip medal (where available as an option) gives runners a chance of receiving a previous Zig Zag Events medal for a slightly reduced cost. This can be chosen when registering and ensures a little surprise on event day.
Cupless Event
Please note the event has gone cupless, so please bring your own water bottle to the event.
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Zig Zag Running
Since 2000, Zoe of Zig Zag Running started running, starting from scratch with the feat of trying to get to complete a 5k, taking the couch to 5k training plan. It just didn't stop there, over the years pushing herself, this self motivation eventually evolved into marathon running. Zoe has completed Marathons, Ultra Marathons, 5 Marathons in 5 Days, 52 marathons in 52 weeks, 10 marathons in 10 days, 100 marathons in 100 weeks, a 50k & a 50 mile Ultra marathon, with her target next of completing a 100 mile race. ​ Stephens background is in Hypnosis, therapy, sports coaching and Entertainment. ​ During this time we have both gained valuable experience in what it takes to organise a good marathon, we have also both met and made friends with some wonderful people who are such fun to be around, with useful advice, assistance and encouragement throughout the country and even in other corners of the world Our mission is to give our runners the best experience and encourage others to achieve their goals and dreams and to also impart the ideals of good sportsmanship, community and health.
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Backpack
Kit List
* Please note the event has gone cupless, so please bring your own water bottle to the event.
FAQs
How long do I have to run my chosen distance at The Lucky Horseshoe Challenge?
The entire race lasts 7 hours. If you enter in the first wave you will have a 7-hour time limit and if you enter in the second wave, you will have a 5-hour time limit.
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Is there somewhere to leave my bag in the Lucky Horseshoe Challenge?
The car park will be very close to the start/finish so participants are more than welcome to leave their items in their cars. For those who don't come by car, there will be attendants at the event site to help you find somewhere to leave your items.
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What qualifies me to run as an affiliated candidate at The Lucky Horseshoe Challenge?
Participants must be affiliated with a EA/UKA club and have an EA/UKA number to qualify as an affiliated candidate.
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Reviews
4.8
6 reviews
natalie
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
Best run I've ever been to. Never met such friendly enthusiastic people. Perfectly run and well supported. Thanks for a great day.
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