It is with sadness that we have made the difficult decision to cancel this years (2022) Suffolk Trail Running Festival at High Lodge.

The decision was made due lower than normal entry numbers (<40%) making it impossible to meet rising event costs.

By making this decision now, we are able to redeem a majority of event costs to offer participants a refund and hopefully provide enough notice to find another event to fill your summer diary.

We do have other races taking place throughout the year and are back at High Lodge in October for a Half and Full Marathon  (all events here: https://rawtrails.co.uk/our-races/ )

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your understanding and support.

Join us at the Suffolk Trail Running Festival

1ST – 3RD JULY 2022

With a backdrop of picturesque pines and heathland, The Suffolk Trail Festival (TrailFest) is a unique opportunity to enjoy a weekend of trail running adventures in the heart of the forest.

Whether it be a 3k fun run for all the family to enjoy, a 10k trail race to get the heart racing or a 6 hour, 12 hour or 24 hour endurance challenge, we are confident you will take away some fantastic memories.

Our 24 hour race can be entered solo, as pairs or as a team 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, 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 JULY 1st 2022

15:00: Campsite opens

17:00 – 21:00: Registration for all races open at Race HQ

19:00 -21:00 Talks and Music

21:00: Final Friday arrivals

22:30 – 06:30: Quiet time on the campsite



08:00 – 09:45: Registration opens

Registration closes

> 9:45am for 3k and 10k races

> 11am for 24 hour race

> 1pm for 6 hour race

> 7pm 12 hour race


10:00 – 10k race start

10:15 – 3k race start

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

12:00 – 24 hour race starts

14:00 – 6 hour race starts

19:59 Final 6 hour laps may begin

20:00: 12 hour race start. Headlamps or hand torches to be taken on all laps started from this point

21:20: Sunset.


SUNDAY JULY 3rd 2022

04:36: Sunrise

07:59: Final 12 hour laps may begin

08:00: 12 hour race finishes. Laps in progress must be completed by 09:00 to count towards your score

10:30 – 22:30 Live Music

11:59: Final 24 hour laps may begin

12:00: 24 hour race finishes. Laps in progress must be completed by 13:00 to count towards your score

12:30-13:30: Medal & Buckle Presentation

15:00 Event village break down & pack up

High Lodge, Thetford Forest, Brandon, Suffolk

Sat Nav Postcode: IP27 0AF
How to find us:
By Car

Thetford Forest is located on the border of Norfolk and Suffolk in the heart of Breckland in East Anglia. Major roads leading to Thetford Forest are the M11 from London, the A11 from Norwich or Newmarket and the A14 from Cambridge or Ipswich.


Recomended map – Ordnance Survey Explorer 229 – Thetford Forest in the Brecks.

OS Grid Ref
TL 807 864