ZigZag - 2025 Zig Zag Challenge

Sunday, 30 March 2025 @ 09:00

ZIG ZAG Challenge

LOCATION: Brandon Country Park, Bury Road, Brandon, Suffolk, IP27 0SU

Brandon Country Park is in the very heart of Thetford Forest.

It's a 6 hour event (if you choose a 9am start) or a 4 hour event (if you choose a 11am start), run as far as you can during the six hours and a little bit more if you're lucky, as long as you are leaving the Base Camp by 5:59:59 you get to run another lap, we have a 5.3k lap throughout the forest consisting of gravel footpaths and some grass areas - a multi-terrain course.

You can run as much or little as you want to, you can rest between laps if you like and head out for some more.

You may be completing your first official 5k,10k, Half Marathon, Full Marathon or even ultra-Marathon, or it may be your 100th or 1000th.

This race is also ideal for those who want to try and achieve a Marathon distance and for those who also want the option to push a little further, possibly an ultra but without the complications of trail ultras, with next to no navigation, no kit required, an aid station every lap and straightforward logistics.

When you enter the race, you will receive an email from your entry portal and then a confirmation from Zig Zag Running.

Parking is chargeable at the park and we will have marshals directing you to park on the day.

On the day

We will position a marshal in the Car Park to assist you with your parking and direct you then onto the Race Registration. You will then proceed to the Race Registration area to collect your bib numbers.

There will be a space for baggage to be left but these are left at your own risk and should not contain valuables. You are likely to be passing by your car each lap too, giving you an another option.

The Race HQ/Base Camp is located at the start and Lap point we will have our water/aid station.

The terrain consists of country park footpaths and grass areas. Our suggestion is to wear road trainers, but depending on the weather before the event you may want to bring trails if you have them but not essential.

We have designed a Bespoke medal for the event, which you will receive at the end of the race. (Unless you have chosen the Finisher Medal Option. You will receive a medal but it will not be specific to the event)

We will have virtual spaces available for anyone who wants the run for the medal but cannot make the event date. These are only available on our Zig Zag Running website

Getting here

Brandon Country Park is just South of Brandon, five minutes from the A11 at Elveden, less than 30 minutes from Bury St Edmunds, and under an hour from Norwich, Cambridge and Ipswich. Brandon Railway Station is 1.5miles (2.4km) away. Postcode for satnavs: IP27 0SU

It is also just under 4 miles from Centre Parcs if you were thinking of making this race part of your break away.

Important note: Parking is additional for this venue

We have gone cupless so please bring your own bottles for refilling.

The details ...

  • When

    Sunday, 30 March 2025 @ 09:00
  • What

    6hr timed event | Undulating | Trail
  • Where

    Brandon Country Park
  • Max' Entrants

  • Close

  • Min' Age

    18 yrs

Location & course

Organiser T&C's

  • Participants are able to transfer their places to another event as long as there is more than 7 days before the event
  • Participants are able to transfer their places to other participants up to 48 hours before the event (Zig Zag Running will obviously need to know the details of the changes. Monies to be sorted out between the 2 participants)
  • If you wish to transfer your place and its less than 7 days you can pay a £10 transfer fee to another event. However, this can only be done up to 48 hours before the event.
  • If you cannot make the event and its less than 7 days, you can opt to run the event virtually and get 15% off of a future event.


Sign Up Here

ZigZag - 2025 Zig Zag Challenge

  • Affiliated - 9am - Event Medal £33.00
  • Unattached - 9am - Event Medal £35.00
  • Lucky Dip Finishers Medal - Affiliated - 9am £30.00

    Random medal selected from previous event

  • Lucky Dip Finishers Medal - Unattached - 9am £32.00

    Random medal selected from previous event

  • Unattached - 11am - Event Medal £35.00
  • Lucky Dip Finisher - Affiliated - 11am £30.00

    Random medal selected from previous event

  • Lucky Dip Finishers Medal - Unattached - 11am £32.00

    Random medal selected from previous event

  • Affiliated - 11am - Event Medal £33.00


  • Transfers close : 23/03/2025 @ 23:59:59
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