The Lucky Horseshoe Challenge


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The Lucky Horseshoe Challenge will have you running across either 4 or 6 hours, completing as many laps of the grounds as you can. With a 5k, 10k half, marathon, and ultra to choose from, this event has something for all types of runners. Come for the bespoke medal and exclusive venue.
5k, 10k, Half Marathon, and 2 more
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Sat, 13 Aug 2022
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Horseheath, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Horseheath racecourse, Horseheath, Cambridge CB21 4QP, UK
Start times
Sat, 13 Aug 2022
9:00am |
9:00am |
Half Marathon:
9:00am |
9:00am |
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Lucky Horseshoe Challenge
1 / 2
£28.00 - £35.00
£28.00 - £35.00
Half Marathon
£28.00 - £35.00
£28.00 - £35.00
Route information
In this 6-hour/4-hour event, you will run as much and as far as you want during the time. The easy-to-navigate 5.3k lap through the grounds means you can focus less on navigation and more on your running and completing as many laps as you can.
There are two waves for this event, meaning you have the choice to start at 9 am or 11 am. Wave 1 runners will have a 6-hour time limit and wave 2 runners will have a 4-hour time limit.
This course only has a small section on a rarely-used public footpath, meaning there will likely be few interruptions. With small inclines rather than hills, this course is primarily flat with a slightly 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 the 05:59:59 time mark, you can get one more lap in.
What's included
  • Medal (Lucky-Dip Medal or Event Medal)
  • Coffee and Cake for all finishers
  • Event marshals
  • Water/aid stations
  • Bag drop
  • Free parking
  • Chip-timed results
How to get there
Horseheath racecourse, Horseheath, Cambridge CB21 4QP, UK
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There will be free parking available on site. The parking fee is included in the cost of entry.
Event day logistics
09:00 Wave 1 starts
11:00 Wave 2 starts
15:00 Event ends
Participants have the choice to start their race at 9 am or 11 am. Please note that both waves will end at 3 pm, meaning those in the second wave will have a shorter time limit than those in the first wave.
You can select the wave you wish to be part of at the checkout.
Cut-off Point
The cut of point for this event is 3pm. As long as you are leaving base camp by the 5:59:59 time mark, you can get one more lap in.
Race Pack
Participants can pick up their race number from Race HQ/Base Camp at the allocated time told to them upon arrival.
Lucky Dip Medal
The lucky dip medal gives runners the chance to receive 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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How long do I have to run my chosen distance at The Lucky Horseshoe Challenge?
The entire race lasts 6 hours. If you enter in the first wave you will have a 6-hour time limit and if you enter in the second wave, you will have a 4-hour time limit.
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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Did the Half Marathon 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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