Zig Zag Challenge

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£30 - £35
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Run through the heart of Brandon Country Park with this timed event. See how many laps of the 5.3k course you can do - you might surprise yourself with your stamina. There's coffee and cake for all participants and the choice of a lucky dip or custom event medal at the finish line.
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5k, 10k, Half Marathon , and 2 more
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Calendar
Sun, 30 Mar 2025
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Brandon, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Brandon Country Park, Bury Rd, Brandon IP27 0SU, UK
Start times
Sunday, 30 Mar 2025
5k: 9:00 am10k: 9:00 amHalf Marathon : 9:00 amMarathon: 9:00 amUltra: 9:00 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Zig Zag Challenge
5k
Distance
360min
£30 - £35
10k
Distance
360min
£30 - £35
Half Marathon
Distance
360min
£30 - £35
Marathon
Distance
360min
£30 - £35
Route information
Elevation Gently Undulating
Terrain: Paths
Route Type: Loop
This course through the forest mainly follows an undulating pathway or gravel and grass tracks. 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.
In this 6-hour event (if 9am start is selected), participants will run as far, or as little, as they want around a 5.3k lapped route through the stunning surroundings of Brandon Country Park.
They will make their way through beautiful expansive fields and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the surrounding woodlands.
This easy-to-navigate route through the grounds means runners will be able focus solely on more on their pace and completing as many laps as they can.
Runners will have the choice to run the entire 6 hours, rest between laps at the aid station, or to finish their race before the 3pm end. This race is in complete control of the individual, so remember to take it at your own pace.
With small inclines rather than hills, this course is primarily flat and mainly follows an undulating pathway. 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.
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!
What's included
  • Medal (Lucky-Dip or Event Medal)
  • Coffee and Cake for all finishers
  • Event marshals
  • Water/aid stations
  • Bag drop
  • Parking (small fee)
  • Chip-timed results
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How to get there
Brandon Country Park, Bury Rd, Brandon IP27 0SU, UK
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Parking
An event attendant will be onsite to help direct cars as they arrive. Please note that parking is at an additional cost to participants.
By Car
Brandon Country park is located 5 minutes from the A11 at Elveden, less than 30 minutes from Bury St Edmunds and an hour from Norwich, Cambridge and Ipswich.
Event day logistics
08:50 Runners called to the start line for wave 1
09:00 Zig Zag challenge wave #1 starts
10:50 Runners called to the start line for wave 2
11:00 Zig Zag challenge wave #2 starts
15:00 Event ends
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 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.
Wave Start Times
You can choose the wave start time you would like when booking. If you start at 9 am you will have 6 hours. If starting at 11 am you will have 4 hours.
Cupless Event
Please note the event has gone cupless, so please bring your own water bottle to the event.
FAQs
Is there an age requirement for The Zig Zag Challenge?
Yes, all entrants must be 18 years or older to enter.
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What qualifies me as an affiliated runner for the Zig Zag Challenge?
Affiliated runners will be associated with EA/UKA club and will have their own EA/UKA number.
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Are there different wave times for the Zig Zag Challenge?
Yes, you can choose the wave start time you would like when booking. If you start at 9 am you will have 6 hours. If starting at 11:00am you will have 4 hours.
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Reviews
4.9
29 reviews
£30 - £35
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