Upcoming Events

Challenge

St Nicholas Hospice Care Festive Forest Challenge 2019

7 Dec 2019

The Festive Forest Challenge is held in the Kings Forest, just 4 miles outside Bury St Edmunds, easily accessible from East Anglia, London & the East Midlands. This popular event is now in its seventh year. It is run on good traffic-free tracks.

This event has been authorised by the Forestry Commission.

Distance: Distance options offer something for everyone – 10km, half-marathon or 20 miles

Suitable for: Everyone! Runners, Walkers & Nordic Walkers all welcome.

Medals: A bespoke medal will be awarded to all finishers.

Places available: Full - you will be placed on to the waiting list

Ultra Marathon

Peddars Way Trail Ultra Marathon 2020

25 Jan 2020

The Peddars Way trail runs from the Suffolk border to the North Norfolk Coast, all very runnable, even in the winter and navigation is easy.

Race forms part of Positive Steps Grand Slam. The other races are the Norfolk 100 km and the Kings Forest 50 km. All three events must be completed in any order in a 12 month period to be awarded the Grand Slam tankard.

Distance: 48 miles approx.

Suitable for: Experienced marathon runners.

Medals: Medals and T-shirt awarded to everyone who completes within 12 hours.

Places available: 200

Half-marathon/Marathon

Marriott’s Way Trail Marathon and Half Marathon 2020

16 Feb 2020

The Marathon and Half-Marathon will follow the Marriott’s Way from Norwich to Aylsham. We are pleased to announce that a team of East Anglia Air Ambulance volunteers will be joining the support crew. £5 of your entry fee will be donated to the EAAA.

Distance: 13.1 or 26.2 miles approx.

Suitable for: Runners of all abilities are welcome including complete beginners. Walkers are also welcome.

Medals: All finishers will be awarded a bespoke medal.

Places available: Full - you will be placed on to the waiting list

5km and 10km

Beowulf 10km and 5km

15 Mar 2020

A new name, new race and new medal for 2020!

We are delighted to introduce a new name for our 2020 10km trail races and also introduce a 5km race too.

The Beowulf 10km and 5km will both start and finish in West Stow Country Park. The name links into the Anglo-Saxon history of West Stow which has also inspired a specially commissioned medal for these races.

Both races will go around the lake at West Stow Country Park. The 5km will remain within the Country Park, whilst the 10km race will cross over into Kings Forest to complete a single loop before returning. All routes will be clearly marked and run on good paths and tracks

Runners of all abilities welcome including complete beginners.

This event has been authorised by the Forestry Commission.

Entries open 1 December.


Distance: 5km and 10km

Suitable for: Runners of all abilities, including complete beginners

Medals: Medals will be provided to all runners.

Places available: 500

Challenge

Bury to Clare Challenge 2020

10 May 2020

ENTRIES OPEN 12 MAY 2019

This event is hugely popular and usually sells out early, so sign-up soon to secure your place!

18 mile run or walk, in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care. A route over the gently undulating countryside of West Suffolk, through the villages of Hawstead, Whepstead, Somerton and others.

The route will be marked. The challenge is to complete the challenge within 8 hrs. Medals to all finishers. Includes option to complete this as a relay for teams of up to three.

Distance: 18 miles

Suitable for: Anyone.

Medals: All finishers will be awarded a beautiful medal to celebrate their achievement

Places available: 500

Ultra Marathon

Norfolk 100km 2020

20 Jun 2020

After a loop around Castle Acre the route follows the Peddars Way to the coast at Holme next-the-Sea, before following the coastal path all the way to Sheringham and the finish at Beeston Hall School.

There will be a 16 hour time limit – all competitors finishing by 11 pm.

Race forms part of Positive Steps Grand Slam. The other races are Kings Forest 50 km and Peddars Way Ultra. All three events must be completed in any order in a 12 month period to be awarded the Grand Slam tankard.

Distance: 100km

Suitable for: Experienced marathon runners.

Medals: Specially commissioned medal to all finishers & free technical t-shirt.

Places available: 150

5km and 10km

Beowulf 10km and 5km- Race 2

13 Sep 2020

A new name, new race and new medal for 2020!

We are delighted to introduce a new name for our 2020 10km trail races and also introduce a 5km race too.

The Beowulf 10km and 5km will both start and finish in West Stow Country Park. The name links into the Anglo-Saxon history of West Stow which has also inspired a specially commissioned medal for these races.

Both races will go around the lake at West Stow Country Park. The 5km will remain within the Country Park, whilst the 10km race will cross over into Kings Forest to complete a single loop before returning. All routes will be clearly marked and run on good paths and tracks

Runners of all abilities welcome including complete beginners.

This event has been authorised by the Forestry Commission.

Entries open 1 December.

Distance: 10km

Suitable for: Runners of all abilities, including complete beginners

Medals: Medals will be provided to all runners.

Places available: 500

Half-marathon/Marathon

Norfolk Coastal Trail Marathon 2020

26 Sep 2020

Entries now open

The 2020 Norfolk Coastal Marathon will follow along a beautiful stretch of the north Norfolk coastline. We are pleased that a team of East Anglia Air Ambulance volunteers will be joining the support crew. £5 of your entry fee will be donated to the EAAA. This event sells out months in advance so don't delay!

Distance: Marathon/Half-Marathon

Suitable for: All abilities

Medals: All finishers will be awarded a bespoke medal

Places available: 500

Half-marathon/Marathon

Kings Forest Trail Half Marathon, Marathon & Ultra-Marathon 2020

17 Oct 2020

Entries open 12 Oct 2019

The Kings Forest is just 4 miles outside Bury St Edmunds, easily accessible from East Anglia, London and the East Midlands. Provides a wonderful traffic free course on forest tracks.

This event has been authorised by the Forestry Commission.

Ultra-Marathon race forms part of Positive Steps Grand Slam. The other races are the Peddars Way Ultra and the Norfolk 100km. All three events must be completed in any order in a 12 month period to be awarded the Grand Slam tankard.

Distance: Half-Marathon, Marathon & Ultra-Marathon (50km)

Suitable for: All abilities

Medals: All finishers will be awarded a bespoke medal.

Places available: 500

Challenge

St Nicholas Hospice Care Festive Forest Challenge 2020

12 Dec 2020

The Festive Forest Challenge is held at West Stow Country Park and uses the trials in the Kings Forest, just 4 miles outside Bury St Edmunds, easily accessible from East Anglia, London & the East Midlands. This popular event is now in its eighth year. It is run on good traffic-free tracks.

The Festive Forest challenge raises funds for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

This event has been authorised by the Forestry England.

Distance: Distance options offer something for everyone – 10km, half-marathon or 20 miles

Suitable for: Everyone! Runners, Walkers & Nordic Walkers all welcome.

Medals: A bespoke medal will be awarded to all finishers.

Places available: 500

Testimonials

"I’m on my way back to Reading via train, but I just wanted to thank you for another brilliant marathon!
The course was well marked, the check points were well stocked with water, snacks and squash and the marshals were very friendly and supportive.
Please, pass my thanks and praise to everyone involved at today’s race.
"

Costas - Kings Forest Marathon 2019

"Hello Kevin glad your event was successful, Barbara Dave & Daphne enjoyed volunteering, we did the easy bit.
We would be very happy to help on future events

Best wishes,
Barbara Dave & Daphne volunteers EAAA
"

Barbara Dave & Daphne volunteers EAAA Marriott' 2019

"A huge thank you to you and the team for a great day.

The route marking was spot on, the food and drink brill and such an great atmosphere at the end.

My homing instinct carried on even after I finished; until, in fact I was back in Stow soaking in a hot bath!

All the best,
Jakki
"

Jakki Bury to Clare 2019

"Thank for for an awesome day out today at the Norfolk 100. Fabulous route- even the miserably hard bits had good things about them! Truly wonderful volunteers at every aid station as well as at registration & the finish. And I ran with some amazing and inspirational people today. Oh yes, and I saw so many acts of kindness and camaraderie between runners.
It was a privilege to be a part of this race and my life has been made so much richer for it. Thank you so much."

Sinead Bradbeer‎