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The Lucky Horseshoe Challenge
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The Lucky Horseshoe Challenge will have participants running across 6 hours, completing as many laps of the grounds as they can. With a 5k, 10k half, marathon, and ultra marathon to choose from this has something for all types of runners. Come for the bespoke medal and exclusive venue.
5k, 10k, Half Marathon, and 2 more
Sat 14th Aug 2021
Horseheath, United Kingdom
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The event experience
Perfect for a Personal Best
<5m elevation gain per km
Where and when
Horseheath racecourse, Horseheath, Cambridge CB21 4QP, UK
Half Marathon:9:00am |
In this 6-hour event, run as much and as far as you can during the time allowed and push your own boundaries. With an easy-to-navigate 5.3k lap through the grounds, focus on your running and complete as many laps as you can. Run as much or as little as you want, go all 6 hours or rest and listen to music after each lap at the aid station, take it at your own pace.
The course is a 5.3k lap of the grounds, with only a small section of the course on a rarely-used public footpath. With small inclines rather than hills, this course is primarily flat and mainly follows an undulating pathway.
Whether you're taking on your first ever 5k or you're looking for a new challenge in the ultra, this multi-terrain, mostly-flat undulating course is ready for you.
As long as you are leaving base camp by 5:59:59 you get to run the course again.
- Bespoke finisher's medal
- Free parking
- Water/aid stations
- Race HQ/Base Camp
How to get there
Horseheath racecourse, Horseheath, Cambridge CB21 4QP, UKGet full directions
Parking is included in the ticket price for participants. An event attendant will be onsite to help direct cars as they arrive.
Event day logistics
09:00 Event begins
15:00 Event ends
Participants can pick up their race number from Race HQ/Base Camp at the allocated time told to them upon arrival.
Participants will be called to the start in their corals of 5 and 6 people. There will be a small briefing and then the race will begin.
Zig Zag Running
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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.
How long do I have to run my chosen distance at The Lucky Horseshoe Challenge?
The entire event lasts 6 hours, so each participant has within this 6 hour window to run as much as they want.
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.
Will there be plenty of space to run while still socially distancing at the Lucky Horseshoe Challenge?
Definitely! The event site has lots of space so you won't have to be near anyone if you don't want to.
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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