Turkey Trot Challenge

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Booked 13 times in the last week
£23.00 - £35.00Free injury protection
Join in this thanksgiving festive run this November and get trotting for your turkey. This 6-hour event will have all runners alike enjoying the festive holiday spirit. Take a leisurely run or beat your PB, everyone goes home with a turkey-themed finisher's medal.
5k, 10k, Half Marathon, and 2 more
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Sat 27th Nov 2021
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Horseheath, United Kingdom
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5 to 20m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Horseheath racecourse, Horseheath, Cambridge CB21 4QP, UK
Start times
9:00am |
9:00am |
Half Marathon:
9:00am |
9:00am |
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Turkey Trot Challenge
£23.00 - £35.00
£23.00 - £35.00
Half Marathon
£23.00 - £35.00
£23.00 - £35.00
Route information
In this 6-hour event, run as much and as far as you can during the time allowed and push your own boundaries to earn your turkey. 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.
What's included
  • Bespoke finisher's medal
  • Free parking
  • Water/aid stations
  • Race HQ/Base Camp
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Finisher's Medal
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How to get there
Horseheath racecourse, Horseheath, Cambridge CB21 4QP, UK
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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 Turkey Trot Challenge starts
15:00 Turkey Trot Challenge cut-off time
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.
Age Requirements
All entrants must be 18 years or older to participate.
Lucky Dip Medal
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.
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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 does the 6-hour window work for each distance in the Turkey Trot Challenge?
Every participant has within the 6-hour window to complete their desired distance. Whether you want to start and finish all in one go, or take rests after each lap, it's up to you. Participants go at their own pace!
Is there a minimum age to compete in the Turkey Trot Challenge?
Yes, participants must be 18 and over to participate in the Turkey Trot Challenge.
What qualifies me to run as an affiliated candidate for the Turkey Trot 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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