Our evening series of runs are returning in 2024 and the first one will be very special indeed as it's also our 500th Phoenix event!.
We're welcoming back the Night Phoenix, the Dark Phoenix and the Black Phoenix in 2024, and, as if that wasn't exciting enough we'll have an awesome event medal for the Night Phoenix that you simply won't want to miss so we hope you'll join us for the Night Phoenix 500.
The 'Night Phoenix' is the first in our evening series of 7 hour themed events (last seen in 2018). This event will be held on the same day as our 'We're All Mad Here' run, so there is the opportunity to run in two themed events on the same day and get your hands on not one but two awesome Phoenix medals.
This is one of our timed events where you choose - from 5km to 10k, half to marathon to ultra, you can complete as many, or as few, laps as you like of a 5.3km, 3.28 mile, out and back, course along the beautiful river Thames. We welcome all abilities of runner - complete one lap and you're both a finisher and a winner in our eyes, or keep going and see how far you can get in the full 7 hour time limit and everyone gets the fabulous bespoke finishers' medal.
Running will start between 3.00pm and 3.30pm and there is the potential to finish at dusk or in the dark depending on how quickly and how far you run.
There will, of course, be the awesome glow in the dark bling!
Don't forget - you must use a head torch if running after 9.00pm. We highly advise that all runners bring a head torch, even if you expect to be finished before this time.
There is a 7 hour cut off, so ideally all runners will be finished by 10.30pm.
We also operate our uniquely flexible 'rock up and run' start times within a half hour start window, so no waiting around if you arrive early and no added pressure if you're running a bit late. If you have any special start time requirements then just get in touch because depending on the distance you are planning to run we can pretty much accommodate all start time requests.
Whilst Phoenix Running is very much about the bling and our medals are second to none, we're also acutely conscious that events can be expensive to enter and times are tough right now. We're now in our 9th year of fixed prices for our standard themed events, but to try and do our bit we're trailing a 'no medal' entry option at a flat £20. We cover our base costs, you get a run with all the usual Phoenix support, epic aid station, same day results published, athletes profiles, Phoenix World, digital BIBs, digital finishers certificates, etc, etc but without a medal we can keep the price low for this entry option.
Not sure? Well the beauty of this format is that you don't even need to decide in advance - simply come and run a lap and see how you feel on the day and keep on going if it feels right.
Places will be strictly limited so don't leave it too late to enter. There is NO 'on the day entry'.
Minimum distance is 3.28 miles or as far as you can go in 7 hours. Off road trail, the terrain is riverside towpath. The overall course has no elevation gain / loss making this a flat and fast route.
WhenSaturday, 25 May 2024 @ 15:30
What7hr timed event | Flat | Trail
WhereXcel SPORTS HUB Stadium, Waterside Drive,Walton on Thames,KT12 2JG
Min' Age18 yrs