Join us at the Suffolk Trail Running Festival
14th / 15th / 16th June 2019
14th / 15th / 16th June 2019
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 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!
Guest Speakers, Mimi Anderson (Multiple Guinness World Record Holder) and international sponsored trail running athlete Lee Kemp, will be kickstarting the STF weekend with tales of their awe-inspiring running achievements and offering advice on kit, nutrition and training for those longer runs.
Camping, refreshments, licensed bar, children’s activities and live music will be on hand to add a fun & friendly festival vibe to the weekend, making this an ideal event to bring your family / supporters along to.
FRIDAY JUNE 14th 2019
15:00: Campsite opens
17:00 – 21:00: Registration open at Race HQ
19:00 – 20:30 Map Reading Workshop
20:30 Guest Speaker – Mimi Anderson
22:00: Final Friday arrivals
22:30 – 06:30: Quiet time on the campsite
SATURDAY JUNE 15th 2019
08:00 – 09:45: Registration opens for 3k & 10k races
08:00 – 11:00 Registration opens for 12 & 24hour race
09:50: 10k Race brief & warm up by starting arch
10:00: 10k race starts
10:10: 3k Race brief & warm up by starting arch
10:15: 3k race starts
10:45: 3k & 10k Presentation for Top 3 Male & Female Runners
11:45: 24hr race brief by starting arch
12:00: 24hr race starts
20:00: Headlamps or hand torches to be taken on all laps started from this point
11:45: 12hr race brief by starting arch
Midnight: 12hr race starts
SUNDAY JUNE 18th 2019
11:59: Final laps may begin
12:00: 12 & 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
13:30: Donut Dash in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care
12:00: 17:00 Fathers day family bbq afternoon
17:00 Event village break down & pack up
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.