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


17 Oct 2020

Provisional 2020 date for your diary - all details/costs tbc

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: 105 Marathon, 160 Half-Marathon, 160 Ultra-Marathon

Event Details

Start time: Ultra-Marathon 9.30am, Marathon 9:30am, Half-Marathon 10.30am

Entry details: Online entry only via Si entries

Results details: We use chip (electronic) timing at our events, and also may be manually recording your race number at checkpoints/finish for safety reasons. Please ensure your race number is clearly visible to marshals at all times. We will endeavour to check & publish results within 48 hours of the event finish.

Entry cost: Ultra-Marathon £tbc, Marathon £tbc, Half-Marathon £tbc UKA affiliated (must quote UKA URN on entry), Non-UKA affiliated Ultra-Marathon £tbc, Marathon £tbc, Half-Marathon £tbc

Refunds: You will be entitled to a 60% refund if you are unable to take part, up until 6 weeks before the day of the race

Transfers: of a place to another participant will be allowed with permission of the Race Director up until 2 weeks before the day of the race

Race numbers: Participants to collect on the day at registration

Cut off: All participants must complete the event by 5pm

Refreshments: Checkpoints with water, squash & sweet/savoury snacks.

First aid: First-aiders will be present at the Start/Finish and along the course. If you develop medical problems, please alert the nearest marshal and prompt assistance will be provided

Friends/family: Supporters are most welcome at our events.

Contact: Kevin Marshall on 07955 495016

Course Details

Start locations

West Stow Country Park IP28 6HG
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Finish location

West Stow Country Park IP28 6HG
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This is a one lap flat course for half marathon and two for marathon, Ultra runners will continue to complete a 3rd lap of 4.8 miles. The course will be clearly marked. There will be drinks stations approx. every 7 miles.

The course is off road* and traffic free using footpaths and tracks across breckland and in the forest.

* At the beginning and end of each lap runners will cross the road back into West Stow Country Park. These are the only road crossing and will be marshalled.

The surfaces are generally good, and are suitable for normal road shoes.

The course has not been measured by a UKA approved course measurer, therefore all distances are approximate.

Race Rules

Minimum age on race day: Ultra - 20, Marathon – 18, Half-Marathon - 17

No person (except a blind runner’s attendant) may accompany a competitor at any point on the course.

All competitors must compete on foot.

Dogs: England Athletics insurance does NOT allow dogs in races. It is with regret that no dogs will be allowed on this race.

The course is not suitable for wheelchairs.

Cut-off times: All participants must have finished by 5pm

Race Numbers: a walker/runner other than yourself must not use your race number. It must not be cut/folder or mutilated in any way and must be fastened securely to the front of your vest or top. Please fill in the information on the reverse side including relevant medical information and contact numbers to aid race staff in the event of an emergency