ZigZag - Zig Zag Challenge

Saturday, 05 March 2022


For those seeking a Z named event, we have decided to do a Zig Zag Challenge event.

Its a big birthday month for Zig so we thought this would be a perfect event and medal to add to your collections.

Come and join us at our exclusive venue at Horseheath Racecourse, Cambridge, CB21 4QP

It's a six hour event, 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 designed a 5.3k route which encompasses the grounds of Horseheath racecourse, 90% of the route is within the grounds and a small portion is on a public footpath/Bridleway.

You can run as much or little as you want to, you can rest between laps if you like and take in the music at the aid station, all whilst socially distancing of course.

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, the location is pretty self-contained, making this an intimate event with us having exclusive use of the main area. We have plenty of open space at the venue to ensure we can all stay socially distanced and space ourselves adequately,

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.

Parking is also included and secure on site, we will have a parking attendant showing you where to park. They will check you are on the list and direct you to base camp to collect your race bib numbers and let you know where to come to the Race HQ/Base Camp

The Race HQ/Base Camp is located at the start and Lap point where we will have our water/aid station, the Race director will call you all to the start line where 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.

You will be able to leave your bags and extra kit you want to bring in your car as it will be close to the start/Lap point of the race. We also have a large barn for items to be left at your own risk.

Upon entry you will receive an email confirmation from Event entry and Zig Zag Running,

Approximately a week before the event, you will receive a detailed race briefing pack explaining the times and set up, if you are hoping to run with someone or possibly in a group, once you have entered, I suggest entering the event at the same time or please send us an email and we will do our best to accommodate.

We have designed a Bespoke medal for the event, which you will receive at the end of the race.

If you have chosen the generic finishers medal option, you will receive a Zig Zag Running Finisher Medal with a buckle denoting the distance completed.

We will have virtual spaces available for the day for anyone who wants the run on the day for the medal but cannot get to the venue on the day. These are only available on our website

The terrain has long slopes rather than hills, it is a challenging course, there is a small public footpath/Bridleway yet whilst its undulated, its primarily flat. Mainly pathway with a small undulated section, 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.

Important note: Please do not bring any glass to the venue, this is strictly prohibited

The details ...

  • When

    Saturday, 05 March 2022 @ 09:00
  • What

    6hrs timed event | Undulating | Trail
  • Where

    Horseheath Racecourse, Great Thurlow, Haverhill, CB21 4QP
  • Max' Entrants

  • Close

  • Min' Age

    18 yrs


Organiser T&C's

With immediate effect our transfers policy will be as follows;

  • 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 and monies to be sorted out between the 2 participants)
  • If you wish to transfer your place and its less than 7 days then you can pay a £10 transfer fee to another event. However, this can only be done upto 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.

We hope this allows our events to be more accessible in the event of change of circumstance.


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ZigZag - Zig Zag Challenge

  • Affiliated £33.00
  • Unattached £35.00
  • Finisher - Affiliated £28.00

    Generic Finishers Medal

  • Finisher - Unattached £30.00

    Generic Finishers Medal



  • Transfers close : 25/02/2022 @ 23:59:59
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