Greenham Common in the 1980s was an incredible place to be. One of the key air bases for the US during the final years of the Cold War and the site of the women's peace camp protests against the nuclear weapons.
The medal is an iconic image of on of the banners as we remember the dedication of the protestors. Now a nature reserve, you can still see a lot of the old airfield, which is now being reclaimed by nature.
We are fortunate to be able to run at this venue, which is now used by rare ground nesting birds and other endangered species. The venue is actively managing the habitat to encourage species diversity in the area. As well as being a great venue, fantastic atmosphere and a really scenic place to run, your entry also includes £5.00 which will be used for the upkeep and development of this famous venue.
This is a 7 hour timed event where you can choose your distance from 5km to ultra. You can complete as many laps of the two 4.4 mile, 7km loops as you wish within the 7 hour limit. We welcome all runners of all abilities and as long as you complete at least one lap will earn a fabulous themed medal.
natively, you may carry on running and complete as many laps as you can manage within the time limit! We also provide a 50k option for those wanting to run this distance.
For those runners who choose to run 3 laps or more, you will also earn a Saturn Running half marathon, mega half marathon, marathon, ultra or 50k pins which can be attached to your medal ribbon.
The course is classified as a trail run and is flat and fast. Road shoes are advised as the route is mainly on paths. The aid station is at the start line and therefore available every 4.4 miles. The toilets are situated in the Greenham Common Control Tower. There are 3 carparks at Greenham Common, open from 8am.
The minimum age for online entries is 12, however should you wish to enter anyone under this age then please contact us. Runners under the age of 16 must run with an adult.
Places are strictly limited and event registration will close once these are sold out.
COVID-19 Entry Terms
If we are unable to hold the event due to COVID, we will re-arrange the event for a suitable new date, which may be the same weekend in 2023. If you are unable to make the new date, you will be allowed to defer to another Saturn running event, take the event as a virtual run or transfer your entry to another runner. If you are having to self-isolate or you are ill due to COVID, you will be allowed to defer for free to another future running event.
WhenSunday, 20 February 2022 @ 09:30
What7hrs timed event | Flat | Trail
WhereGreenham Common, Control Tower, Burys Bank Road, Greenham, Newbury, RG19 8BZ
Min' Age12 yrs