The Run Before Christmas

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The Run Before Christmas
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Catering for all abilities, this 6.5-hour timed event will surely send a shiver down your spine. This event will test your endurance to see how many 3.38mile laps you can run. This undulating course will ensure this run is challenging, sign up today to come and earn your finisher's medal.
6 hours 30 minute run
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Sun 28th Nov 2021
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Old Elvet, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Durham Amateur Rowing Club, Green Ln, Old Elvet, Durham DH1 3JU, UK
Start times
Sun 28th Nov 2021
6 hours 30 minute run:
Event summary
Here are the distances available for The Run Before Christmas
6 hours 30 minute run
£22 - £26
Route information
This undulating course will take you around Durham. The aim is to complete as many 4.37mile laps as possible in the space of 6 hours and 30 minutes. The route will be fully marked so no need for navigation.
If you are aiming for marathon distance you will need to complete 6 laps.
What's included
  • Choice of fun Finisher's Medals
  • Goody bag
  • Full aid table for runners
  • Toilets
  • Bag drop
How to get there
Durham Amateur Rowing Club, Green Ln, Old Elvet, Durham DH1 3JU, UK
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There will be onsite parking with sufficient spaces for all runners.
By Car
If using a Sat Nav please follow the route to the following address: Durham Amateur Rowing Club, Green Lane, Durham
Event day logistics
09:00 The Run Before Christmas starts
Start times
Due to the lack of light in the winter months, this event will be starting at 9 am.
Aid Station
There will be an aid station at the start line. Therefore you can access the aid station every 3.38 miles.
On-Site Facilities
There will be toilets near the start area where there is also a cafe.
Age Requirements
The minimum age is 12 years old, there will be two events operating, one that is permitted under UKA for all runners 18 and above. The second race is for those under 18 and is not a UKA race.
What is the minimum age for The Run Before Christmas?
There will be an under 18s race for those 12 and above and there will also be a UKA permitted race for those over the age of 18.
What is the terrain like for The Run Before Christmas?
The event is around the Herrington Country park which is mainly mixed terrain consisting of paths. The course is also rather undulating so make sure you are ready to tackle a few uphill slopes.
Do I have to run for the full 6 hours 30 minutes for The Run Before Christmas?
Absolutely not! The minimum distance to cover is 3.38 mi, but you're encouraged to go as far as you can in the 7 hours!
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