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We, Katie and Kelly, are a couple of regular mums with a passion for the Suffolk countryside, trail running and cakes.  What better combination than a trail running festival in the village we grew up in.

In April 2017 we created the Chadacre Challenge.  This was a 10k and 3k race set in the beautiful Suffolk countryside, on the private Chadacre Estate.  The event was a huge success, with over 200 competitors and more than 100 spectators, raising £1,000 for the school we both went to.

Determined to continue the event but sadly unable to secure our Chadacre venue, we put our thinking caps on, teamed up with Shimpling Park Farm and added the new 12 & 24hr endurance races to launch the Suffolk Trail Festival.

With a passion and understanding for endurance races and trail running, we strive to create events that encourage, support and promote the sport and help build a strong trail running community here in Suffolk.

Our backgrounds come together well to make these events successful.  For both of us the outdoors, come rain or shine, is our go to place for sanity, peace and balance. We love sharing the area with our families and we want to extend that to the community and beyond.

Left to Right: Katie Haselhurst & Kelly Pepper