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Get in one more run before settling down for Christmas. This event has runners going as far as they can in 6 hours, but fear not, resting is allowed! Take a break at the aid station or go the whole 6 hours. 5k to Ultra Marathon, this event has it all. Come for the exclusive venue and bespoke medal.
C-19 Plan
Zig Zag Running has confirmed that this event will be going ahead as planned on Sunday 13th Dec 2020 in accordance with the COVID-19 safety measures. Learn more

How to enter the T'was the Run before Christmas

  1. 5k

    Run 6h
    £33–£35
    Event passed
  2. 10k

    Run 6h
    £33–£35
    Event passed
  3. Half Marathon

    Run 6h
    £33–£35
    Event passed
  4. Marathon

    Run 6h
    £33–£35
    Event passed
  5. Ultra

    Run 6h
    £33–£35
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T'was the Run before Christmas routes

In this 6-hour event, run as far as you want during the time allowed and push your own boundaries. With an easy-to-navigate 5.3km lap through the grounds, focus on your own pace and complete as many laps as you can. Run as much or as little as you want, go all 6 hours or rest between laps at the aid station, take it at your own pace.

The course is a 5.3km 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.

In terms of your last lap...as long as you are leaving base camp by 5:59:59 you get to run the course again.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Free parking
  • Bespoke Finisher's Medal
  • Water and aid station
  • Base Camp/Race HQ
  • Raceday Logistics

    Participants can pick up their race number from Race HQ/Base Camp at the allocated time told to them upon arrival.

    09:00 - Race Begins

    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.

    15:00 - Race Ends

    Kit List

    Road trainers are recommended for this event, otherwise dress for all weather (just in case) and for your distance.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How will I receive information leading up to T'was the Run Before Christmas?
    Information will be sent to the email address you registered with when you signed up.
    Can I sign up to run with a friend?
    If you're hoping to run with a friend or in a group, it's recommended you enter at the same time. If that doesn't work email [email protected] for more information.
    Will we be able to socially-distance in T'was the Run Before Christmas?
    Yes, there will be plenty of space during the race. Participants will be set off in corals of 5 or 6 people so don't worry, you can focus on your running!

    Meet the organiser

    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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