ZigZag - St Georges Day Challenge

Sunday, 23 April 2023 @ 09:00

St Georges Day Challenge

LOCATION: Ferry Meadows, Ham Lane, Peterborough, PE2 5UU

Ferry Meadows is one of the largest country parks in the region. Situated less than three miles from Peterborough City Centre, at the heart of Nene Park, its varied landscapes make it the favourite destination for thousands of visitors throughout the year.

The St Georges Day Challenge is a 6 hour event (if you a 9am start) or a 4 hour event (if you 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 EventEntry and then a confirmation from Zig Zag Running which will contact the race briefing information about the day.

Parking is chargeable at the park. From the toilets and the parking payment machines you will see our start arch and gazebos.

On the day

Once you have parked your car, look out for the main toilet block. To the left of the block you will see our race arch and gazebos. You will also see a sign for race registration. 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.

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

Around 10 minutes before the start the Race director will call you all to the start line you can remain socially distanced for the race briefing, then you will progress to the start line in your coral of up to 6 people to start the race.

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

Ferry Meadows lies three miles west of Peterborough and just two miles east of the A1. On all major routes into the city, look for and follow the brown tourist attraction signs for NENE PARK or the country park symbol. Ferry Meadows is signed on Oundle Road (A605).

If using navigation, we recommend entering "Ham Lane, Peterborough" or the postcode PE2 5UU

Important note: Parking is additional for this venue

The details ...

  • When

    Sunday, 23 April 2023 @ 09:00
  • What

    6hr timed event | Undulating | Trail
  • Where

    PE2 5UU
  • Max' Entrants

  • Close

  • Min' Age

    18 yrs


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.


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ZigZag - St Georges Day Challenge

  • Affiliated - 9am £31.00
  • Unattached - 9am £33.00
  • Lucky Dip Finishers Medal - Affiliated - 9am £26.00

    Random medal selected from previous event

  • Lucky Dip Finishers Medal - Unattached - 9am £28.00

    Random medal selected from previous event

  • Affiliated - 11am £31.00
  • Unattached - 11am £33.00
  • Lucky Dip Finishers Medal - Affiliated - 11am £26.00

    Random medal selected from previous event

  • Lucky Dip Finishers Medal - Unattached - 11am £28.00

    Random medal selected from previous event



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