When: Sunday 28th April 2024. Start Times are from 10:00 for the 3km Mini and from 11:00 for the 10km and 6km, please see the Provisional Schedule for details.
Location: Eastnor Castle Deer Park, Eastnor, Ledbury, HR8 1EN. What3Words /// indulgent.octopus.crunching
Distances: We have a 3km Mini Mud Bath (min age 3, 6 and under must be adult accompanied), mainly aimed for little runners, alongside a 5km (min age 12, or 10 & 11yr olds must be adult accompanied) and 10km (min age 14). There are no cut offs, though please note the races are not open to pure walkers, but we always welcome people who will do a mix of run, jog and walk their way around our routes.
Accompanying Adults: Accompanying adults can accompany free of charge, and as such do not register as a participant; they will not be on the start lists, collect a race number, finish time or medal. Max ratio of 1 adult to 2 children who must remain together at all times. Accompanying adults are of course welcome to register as formal participants. We suggest adults test the water for depth before children enter the water, there will be dry alternative routes. Children must cross the line with accompanied adult when this is their category or no result will be recorded.
Register: Register here for the 3km (£20), 6km (£30) and 10km (£35). The min age for the 10km is 14. The min age for the 6km to run solo is 12, 10 and 11yr olds can run the 6km if accompanied by an adult. The min age for the 3km is 3, all runners age 6 and under must be adult accompanied. Prices are £5 extra on the day.
Group discounts: Find out more here. 10-19 runners save 15%, 20-49 runners save 20%, 50+ runners save 25%. Runners can include any mix of distances to reach the 10 runner minimum, everyone just needs to be racing on the same date.
Format: We set off runners in waves of ~100 runners so everyone has plenty of space to enjoy their run. When you register you will be given the option to select a wave, please share your wave selection with your friends or family so you can start together.
Drinks Stations: There are no drinks stations on the 3km or 6km. There is 1 drinks station on the 10km. At the finish there is a huge buffet of treats including GF, DF and vegan snacks.
Medals: All runners of 6km and longer distances will take home a large 10cm x 10cm, 2 sided medal specific to this event. Fun run medals may be a mix of designs.
Terrain: We start you at the top of the hill and then run you down to the bottom but you can expect a few undulations on the way. All our courses are very comprehensively marked and well marshalled so you can relax and enjoy your run.
Transport & Parking: Eastnor is 30mins from Birmingham, 60mins from Bristol, 90mins from Bath, 90mins from Cardiff. Parking is £2/car. The nearest train station is Ledbury, which is 4 miles from Eastnor.
Facilities: There are on site toilets, coffee vans and caterers. There is a bag drop and there is a changing tent.
Photos: Professional photos will be available to purchase within 48hrs of the event from our photographer's website here.
Buggy or Canicross runners: The routes are not suitable for buggy runners or canicross runners.
Spectators: Spectators, including dogs, are very welcome. The best place to spectate is near the finish area where there are some good water features.
FAQs: Please see our FAQ Page if you have any more questions and you can contact us from there is you would still like assistance.
There are great groups discount rates for group of 10 or more runners, they can cover any mix of distances on race day. 10-19 runners saves 15%, 20-49 runners save 20%, 50+ runners saves 25%. All bookings must be made in advance to be eligible for the group discount rate. Please can we have groups of 20+ runners at least 4 weeks of race day.
All our finishers receive a top of the range custom medal as well as a buffet of fresh fruit and other tasty treats. We also recognise a few of the speedy runners on the following basis.
The final number of prizes awarded is determined by the number of finishers for each gender in a given race distance. If there are more than 100 finishers then the full range range of awards are made as shown above. If there are less than 50-100 finishers then the top 3 finishers overall will be awarded a prize. If there are less than 50 then only the winner will be awarded a prize. We do not have any winner's prizes for any of the children's events as would like to keep this participation focused.
There is no on the day prize giving because of the multi wave, multi start time format of the events. Prize winners will be contacted mid week via email.