Thank You for joining us at the Suffolk Trail Running Festival 2018

Our provisional dates for 2019 are 15th & 16th June

Nestled in picturesque organic farmland between Bury St Edmunds and Sudbury, The Suffolk Trail Festival (TrailFest) is a unique opportunity to enjoy running in the beautiful Suffolk countryside.

Our cross country courses have been selected for their impressive views to offer you a fantastic running experience.

Whether it be a 3k fun run for all the family to enjoy, a 10k trail race to get the heart racing or a 12 hour or 24 hour endurance challenge, we are confident you will take away some fantastic memories and a pretty awesome medal too.

Our 12 & 24hr endurance races are the first of their kind here in rural Suffolk, you can enter the races as a solo runner, as a pair or as a team (24hr only) of up to 8 runners and the aim is to complete as many laps of our 5 mile course as possible in the 12 or 24 hour time limit. This is a test of endurance, speed, fitness, mental toughness and teamwork!

Camping, refreshments and live music (from 6pm) will be on hand to add a fun & friendly festival vibe to the weekend.

FRIDAY JUNE 15th 2018

15:00: Campsite opens
17:00 – 21:00: Registration for 12 & 24hr Race opens at Race HQ

18:00 -19:00: Dinner served

22:00: Final Friday arrivals

10:30 – 06:30: Quiet time on the campsite



07:00 – 08:00: Breakfast served – Caterers on Site

07:00 – 09:45: Registration opens for 3k & 10k races

07:00 – 11:00 Registration opens for 12 & 24hour race

09:50: 10k Race Brief & Warm up by Starting Arch

10:00: 10k Race Start

10:10: 3k Race Brief & Warm up by Starting Arch

10:15: 3k Race Start

10:45: 3k & 10k Presentation for Top 3 Male & Female Runners

11:45: 12 & 24hr Race Briefings

12:00: 12 & 24hr Race starts

18:00 – 19:00 Dinner served – Caterers on Site

20:00: Headlamps or hand torches to be taken on all laps started from this point

21:20: Sunset.

11:59: Final 12 hour laps may begin

Midnight: 12 Hour Race finish.



SUNDAY JUNE 17th 2018

04:36: Sunrise

07:00 – 08:00 Breakfast served

11:59: Final laps may begin

12:00: 24 Hour Race Finishes. Laps in progress must be completed by 13:00 to count towards your score

12:30-13:00: Presentations for all categories

13:00: Departures and Event Village breakdown commence.

Shimpling Park Farm, Shimpling, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP29 4HY

Driving from Bury St Edmunds:

Take the A134 to Sudbury. Two miles after the village of Bradfield Combust  in a wooded area take a right signed to Shimpling and Chadacre. If you arrive in Alpheton, you have gone too far! After half a mile on the left you will see a sign to Shimpling Park Farm and we are at the bottom of the long drive. If you arrive at the Bush Pub you have gone too far!


Driving from Sudbury:

Take the A134 towards Bury St Edmunds. After the village of Alpheton take a left in a wooded area signed to Shimpling and Chadacre. After half a mile on the left you will see a sign to Shimpling Park Farm and we are at the bottom of the long drive. If you arrive at the Bush Pub you have gone too far!


Directions from London:

There are regular trains from London Liverpool Street to Sudbury (change at Marks Tey) which take approx 90 minutes.  Shimpling Park Farm is a 12 minutes taxi drive from Sudbury or a good cycle ride through pretty villages if you are feeling fit.

There are regular trains from London Liverpool and London Kings Cross to Bury St Edmunds.

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