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Woodpecker Challenge (Green)

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Event summary

Choose how far you go in this 6 hour challenge through Brixworth Country Park. Run 5k or 50k, everyone collects an epic finisher's medal. All abilities are welcome in this beautiful and unique event, so lace up your shoes and come on out.

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The majority of our events are challenge events - multi-lap races with a time limit rather than a set distance. This means people can run all different distances on the same day, making for a great atmosphere. Lapped events can get some negative feedback but our laps are around beautiful locations. We avoid out and back laps and coming back to the wonderful aid station (full of your requests) can be a good motivator. Whether it's your A race, you need to do some long training runs, you have a 100-mile ultra in a few weeks or you want to hammer out a quick 10k, our races allow everyone to get involved together. We’re also expanding our mid-week evening 10K series too. Keep an eye out for updates on these as we are continually adding more. Expect the same care and attention and in the same great locations!

We’re always looking for volunteers to help make these events epic.
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How to enter

Tickets available until Wed Sep 22 2021

What's included:

  • Beer, cider or apple juice at the finish line
  • Refreshments at the event village - water, electrolytes, pop
6 Hour Challenge
9:00am Thu 23rd Sep 2021
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Route description
Route description

This 6 hour event enables all ability of runner to join in the fun. Walk, run, hike as many laps of the 5k course in 6 hours.

You can run one lap in 20 minutes, pick up your medal, flapjack and beer and go home! Alternatively you can head out on your 15th lap at 14:55 and finish in 6hr30 having covered over 50 miles! It’s completely up to you.

A completely multi-terrain route, runners will enjoy mostly crushed stone pathways, with sections of asphalt and a wonderful grassy hill. Be prepared for some muddy paths if theres been some rain, but you'll be rewarded with some stunning vies across the reservoir for your efforts.

Logistics and schedule


09:00 Event start

15:00 Event ends

Age Requirements

Entrants must be 17 and over on race day to enter.

How to get there

Brixworth Country Park, Northampton Rd, Brixworth, Northampton NN6 9DG, UK

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Parking and the event HQ is at Brixworth Country Park. The parking is £5.20 per car. People can car share to save the planet and some money! There is an on-site cafe.

By Car

Use the postcode NN6 9DG for sat navs. It's 10 minutes from Junction 2 of the A14.

By Train

The closest train station is Northampton.

Frequently asked questions
Is the Woodpecker Challenge (Green) cupless?
Yes, this is cupless event. Disposable cups will not be supplied by the organiser.
Is there an age cut off for Woodpecker Challenge (Green)?
Yes, entrants must be at least 17 years of age to enter the event.
Can I run with headphones at the Woodpecker Challenge (Green)?
Your welcome to run with headphones but please be aware of your surroundings while you race.
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6 Hour Challenge
9:00am Thu 23rd Sep 2021

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