Upcoming Events

Race Walking

St Edmunds Race Walks

8 Apr 2017

These race walking challenges at Bury St Edmunds offers walkers the opportunity to ‘test’ the 2015 Centurion 100-mile qualifier route.

 All races will be held under Category ‘B’ race walking rules. Walkers must maintain contact with the ground in order to satisfy the judges.

 The routes will be around the Moreton Hall estate just off the A14 on a 2 mile loop using cycle paths and pavements with good surfaces.

RWA permit applied for.

Race Walking is a progression of steps so taken that the walker makes contact with the ground so that no visible (to the human eye) loss of contact occurs.  All races will be held under Category ‘B’ rules and walkers must maintain contact with the ground in order to satisfy the judges.


Distance: 6 miles, 8 miles

Suitable for: Race Walkers and anyone who wants to give it a go.

Medals: Memento to all taking part and team prizes for first three teams – Ranked in order of furthest distance covered in the fastest time. (3 walkers to count)

Places available: 30

10km

Thorpe Forest Trail 10km Series 2017 - Race 3

7 May 2017

It’s back for 2017! A series of three 10km trail races in the beautiful Thetford Forest, held on traffic free forest tracks.

Distance: 10km

Suitable for: Runners of all abilities, including complete beginners

Medals: Medals will be provided to all runners.

Places available: 75

Challenge

Bury to Clare Challenge 2017

21 May 2017

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, with several churches along the way. 

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, run or walk.

Suitable for: Anyone.

Medals:

Places available: 300

Ultra Marathon

Norfolk 100km 2017

10 Jun 2017

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 3 must be completed in any order in a 12 month period to be awarded the Grand Slam

Distance: 100km

Suitable for: Experienced marathon runners.

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

Places available: 150

Race Walking

St Edmunds 100

5 Aug 2017

It is with great pleasure that "Positive Steps" are hosting the prestigious 94th Centurion race in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk and National 24 hour Race Walking Association (RWA) Championship. It will also incorporate races at the intermediate distances of 20 and 50 miles.

Race Walking is a progression of steps so taken that the walker makes contact with the ground so that no visible (to the human eye) loss of contact occurs.  All races will be held under Category ‘B’ rules and walkers must maintain contact with the ground in order to satisfy the judges.

Walkers who successfully complete 100 miles in 24 hours will be eligible to become Centurions and will be allocated their own unique Centurion number to recognise their achievement.

Distance: 100 Miles and 50 Miles, 20 Miles

Suitable for: Race walkers and anyone - who wants to have a go!

Medals: All finishers will be awarded a bespoke medal

Places available: 100 miles - 70, 50 miles - 40, 20 miles - 40

Half-marathon/Marathon

Kings Forest Trail Marathon and Half Marathon 2017

24 Sep 2017

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 

Positive Steps are pleased to stage this race again now in its third year. 

Distance:

Suitable for: All abilities

Medals: All finishers will be awarded a bespoke medal.

Places available: 150 Marathon, 150 Half Marathon

Half-marathon/Marathon

Norfolk Coastal Marathon 2017

28 Oct 2017

The 2017 Norfolk Coastal Marathon will follow a new route along a beautiful stretch of the north Norfolk coastline.

Distance: Marathon/Half-Marathon

Suitable for: All abilities

Medals: All finishers will be awarded a bespoke medal

Places available: Marathon 150 / Half-Marathon 150

50km

Kings Forest 50k 2017

11 Nov 2017

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

Distance: 50km

Suitable for: Experienced marathon runners, familiar with off-road running.

Medals: All finishers will be awarded a bespoke medal.

Places available: 200

Challenge

St Nicholas Hospice Care Festive Forest Challenge 2017

2 Dec 2017

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 fifth year. It is run on good traffic-free tracks.

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: 400

Ultra Marathon

Peddars Way Ultra Marathon 2018

27 Jan 2018

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

Distance: 48 miles approx.

Suitable for: Experienced marathon runners.

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

Places available: 150

Testimonials

"Kevin, I would like to thank you for another amazing event. This is the second time I have done this event and I have enjoyed it more each time. It is excellently organised and in the most beautiful of locations!"

Karina, Festive Forest Challenge 2016

"Hi Kevin,
Just wanted to thank you for how well today's race was organised. It was a great, friendly atmosphere and, as a first-timer, I thoroughly enjoyed the event. A really nice course and excellent work from all the marshals.

Thanks again,
Will
"

Thorpe Forest Trail 10km 8th Jan 2017

"Great race well organised with great support, such a friendly welcoming experience everyone was so friendly runners and non runners! Great first ultra for me and glad the pedders way was my first!"

Gary

"Just wanted to thank you once again for letting me take part in yesterday’s marathon at the last minute. Well done on organising a great run - I thoroughly enjoyed it. The marshals were great and the route easy to follow which is a huge bonus for me as I have ABSOLUTELY no sense of direction whatsoever.
"

Dee Marriott's Way Marathon 19th Feb 2017