Upcoming Events

5km and 10km

Virtual Beowulf 10km and 5km

13 Sep 2020

The Beowulf 10km and 5km was to have take place from West Stow Country Park and follow a lovely route around the Kings Forest.

It would have been run largely on land owed by Forestry England East, who have confirmed permission to hold the event on their land will not be given at this point in time.

We have decided to make this a virtual run for this year! A bonus is that we will donate £5 from each entry to St Nicholas Hospice Care.

Runners of all abilities welcome including complete beginners.



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

We have taken the decision to stop taking entries for our 2020 events until we are clear whether the event will go ahead.

You will still be able to pre enter, no money will be taken at this stage. You will be placed on a waiting list. If the event does goes ahead you will be invited to complete the entry process.

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

We have taken the decision to stop taking entries for our 2020 events until we are clear whether the event will go ahead.

You will still be able to pre enter, no money will be taken at this stage. You will be placed on a waiting list. If the event does goes ahead you will be invited to complete the entry process.

This event will be authorised by the Forestry England.

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

We have taken the decision to stop taking entries for our 2020 events until we are clear whether the event will go ahead.

You will still be able to pre enter, no money will be taken at this stage. You will be placed on a waiting list. If the event does goes ahead you will be invited to complete the entry process.

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 will be 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

Ultra Marathon

Peddars Way Trail Ultra Marathon 2021

23 Jan 2021

This popular Ultra is now in its 8th year. The Peddars Way runs from the Suffolk border to the North Norfolk Coast, all very runnable even in the winter and navigation is easy following the national trail throughout! Total distance is just over 48 miles.

Good support throughout, well stocked checkpoints at 14 miles, 27 miles and 34 miles.

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. Race forms part of Positive Steps Grand Slam.

Places available: 200

Half-marathon/Marathon

Marriott’s Way Trail Marathon and Half Marathon 2021

14 Feb 2021

The Marathon follows the Marriott’s Way from Norwich with Half-Marathon starting at Whitwell station. Both races will finish at the Town Hall in Aylsham Market Square.

Runners of all abilities welcome, including complete beginners. Walkers also welcome too.

Traffic free courses on disused railway line. 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.

All finishers will be awarded a bespoke medal and T shirt.

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: 500

Challenge

Bury to Clare Challenge 2021

9 May 2021

ENTRIES OPEN 10 May 2020

A linear 18 mile run or walk, in support of St Nicholas Hospice Care from Bury St Edmunds to Clare. 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.

All finishers will receive a bespoke medal to mark their achievement. The medal is based on artwork titled night and day by Surinder Wardboys which is displayed in the hospice chapel.

Includes option to complete this as a relay for teams of up to three.

Distance: 18 miles

Suitable for: Anyone.

Medals: All finishers will receive a bespoke medal to mark their achievement.

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