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 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 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.
Parking is chargeable at the park and we will have marshals directing you to park on the day.
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.
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.
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
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
WhenSunday, 05 March 2023 @ 09:00
What6hr timed event | Undulating | Trail
WhereBrandon Country Park
Min' Age18 yrs