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The Valentine's Day Challenge
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Although it's a day early, you can still share the love at The Valentine's Day Challenge. You will have 6 hours to complete as many, or as few laps of the 5.3k course as you wish. Come along for a friendly atmosphere, a cracking challenge and your finisher's medal.
5k, 10k, Half Marathon, and 2 more
Sun 13th Feb 2022
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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The event experience
Based on location
Perfect for a Personal Best
<5m elevation gain per km
Where and when
Hinchingbrooke Country Park, Brampton Rd, Huntingdon PE29 6DB, UK
Half Marathon:9:00am |
Although this is a day early, you can still share the love at The Valentine's Day Challenge. And even better, it won't take away from any of your Valentine's Day plans!
Competitors will complete laps of a 5.3k lap throughout Hinchingbrooke Country Park. The course itself will be flat over mixed terrain, with a combination of gravel footpaths and grass sections. You will have 6 hours to complete as many laps as you can, and if you're lucky maybe a little bit more because if you leave the base camp before 5:59:59, you can complete one more lap!
But don't be alarmed by this long time limit, this event is for runners of all abilities. This could be a great opportunity to run your first 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon or even Ultra Marathon. You can run as few or as many laps as you wish, resting between laps or pushing yourself through the whole 6 hours.
When signing up, you'll be asked to pick the distance you aim to run, theres no pressure to run this distance its just a gauge!
For those more experienced athletes looking to really push themselves, this is a brilliant opportunity to run a long distance with no other complications, no navigation, no kit required and with feed stations every lap.
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.
- Finisher's medal
- Event marshals
- Water/aid stations
- Bag drop
- Parking (small fee)
Bespoke Finisher's Medal
How to get there
Hinchingbrooke Country Park, Brampton Rd, Huntingdon PE29 6DB, UKGet full directions
Hinchingbrooke Country Park is situated 20 miles north-west of Cambridge, in the town of Huntingdon. It can be accessed from the A1, A14 or the A141.
Parking will be available at the Hinchingbrooke Hospital, which is just a short walk from the Country Park. A marshal will be present to assist you with parking and direct you to the venue.
There will be an additional fee for parking, which has been reflected in the reduced entry price.
Huntingdon Train Station is just a short distance from the Country Park.
Event day logistics
09:00 Challenge Starts
15:00 Challenge Ends
You will receive a confirmation email upon entering the race.
And approximately a week before the race you will receive a detailed race briefing pack explaining all the logistics for the day.
You will collect your bib number on the day when you register at the event base camp.
You must be at least 18 years old to take part.
The race director will call all participants to the start line for a socially distanced race briefing, before you progress to the start line in groups of 6.
This event has a bespoke finisher's medal for everyone taking part, but theres is also a Lucky Dip Option when booking, where your medal choice will be a random selection from the amazing Zig Zag Running collection.
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.
Is there somewhere I can leave my bag at The Valentine's Day Challenge?
There will be a space for baggage to be left (subject to COVID restrictions being lifted) but these are left at your own risk and should not contain valuables.
Do I have to wear trail running shoes at The Valentine's Day Challenge?
Normal running trainers should be plenty for this event. If there has been wet weather trail shoes may be helpful, but running trainers should still be fine.
Will there be a food and drink station at The Valentine's Day Challenge?
Yes there will be an aid station supplying water and sugary snacks at the event Base Camp situated at the lap point of the 5.3k course.
Will there be parking at The Valentine's Day Challenge?
Yes there will be parking at Hinchingbrooke Hospital. There will be a cost for parking but this has been reflected in the reduced entry fee.
Do I have to run the distance I choose at sign-up?
When signing up, you'll be asked to pick the distance you aim to run, theres no pressure to run this distance its just a gauge to see how far you plan to run!
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