Upcoming Events

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 distance of 50 miles, and the British Masters Athletics Federation 20 mile Championship.

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

Challenge

St Nicholas Hospice Hoop

5 Aug 2017

Positive Steps would like to invite you to a special event this Summer to support St Nicholas Hospice Care, 

The Hospice Hoop will be open for 24 hours and involves a 2 mile loop around the Moreton Hall estate. Friendly supportive marshalls will be en route with drinks and snacks, so if you can commit to raising a minimum of £50 then all you have left to decide is how many Hoops to challenge yourself with. Hoops must be walked (not run).

The challenge will take place alongside the Centurion event (competitive walkers attempting distances up to 100 miles!). 

If you've entered Girls Night Out in Sep, why not take part to help step up your training?

As well as a warm welcome and congratulations when you finish, there will be a special momento to take home.

Distance: As many 2 mile Hoops as you are prepared to take on!

Suitable for: Anyone - who wants to have a go!

Medals: All finishers will be awarded a special momento of their challenge

Places available: 160

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

5km

Festival of Sport 5km 2017

25 Oct 2017

REGISTRATION OPENS 1st July! Back by popular demand! Setting off from the heart of Bury St Edmunds, this 5km signed route shows you the best of our beautiful town!

Distance: 5km

Suitable for: Everyone aged 11 and up! All abilities - walk, jog or run!

Medals:

Places available: 150

Half-marathon/Marathon

Norfolk Coastal Trail 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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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