12 Hour Midnight Race


Enter our 12 hour race and complete as many 5 mile laps as possible in 12 hours. This is a test of endurance, speed, fitness and mental toughness.

This race is open to Solo entries and Pairs.


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Date: Saturday 3rd July 2021
Race starts: Midnight

Entry Fee:

Solo £54

Please note: To conform to UK Athletics Rules, an additional £2 fee for non attached runners is required.

Age Limit:

> The age limit for the 12 hour solo entry is 21 years.

> The age limit for the 12 hour pairs entry is 18 years.

Participants under 20 years in age are permitted to run a maximum of 27 miles.

The STF 12 Hour midnight race can be tackled solo or in pairs.

Starting at midnight, your aim is to complete as many miles as possible in the allotted time.

The Course

The route is a 5 mile course and includes stretches of single forest footpaths, woodland and open meadows.


All finishers will receive a medal and there will be trophies for the following categories;

Solo male – 1st, 2nd,3rd

Solo female – 1st, 2nd,3rd

1st place pairs

Prizes for 1st Solo Male & Female courtesy of TRIBE

What’s Included?

> A beautiful marked 5 mile course around the forest.

> Free camping for the duration of the event

> Toilets

> Hot showers will be available from 6pm-11pm each night and 11am-2pm on Sunday

> Full professional chip-timing and lap counting.

> Basic refreshments throughout the race eg tailwind / TRIBE protein bars / coke / crisps / fruit

> Self-serve tea, coffee & hot chocolate will be located at HQ.

> Basic hot meal at race finish.

> Fully qualified medical support.

> Medal for all finishers.

> Free race photography

> Option to purchase an additional camping pitch for supporters.

> Reduced Forestry England parking fee, discounted rate available at £5 per day per car, or a maximum of £10 for those arriving on Friday and leaving on Sunday.

To see full list of facilities and activities available at High Lodge including play areas, bike hire, high tops and Gruffalo trails please visit: https://www.forestryengland.uk/high-lodge


Camping is situated in the same meadow as race HQ and the ‘event village’ a short 5 minute walk from the car park.

Camping alongside the route is prioritised for solo 12 & 24 hour runners but must be limited to small one/two man tents.

Camper vans and Small Caravans must park in allocated zone in Bear Meadow.

Please note, there is no electrical hook up or chemical toilet disposal.

It is a condition of entry that all individuals agree to our camping T&C’s

Please adhere to the allocated pitch size:

Solo Entry. 1 x 1 small tent positioned along race route.

Pairs – 1 x small tent

Please do not take up too much space when setting up camp. And please, please do not bring a gazebo. They needlessly take up valuable camping space (and there are plenty more interesting places to sit at the TrailFest than just outside your tent!).


Family and Supporter camping pitches are restricted to one additional tent per runner and can only be purchased by a registered 6, 12 or 24 hour competitor.

Cupless Race

Please note this is a cupless race. Fresh drinking water will be available for you to refill your bottles but no cups will be provided.

Entry Conditions

This is a cross country trail event and all competitors enter it at their own risk. While medical assistance is provided for the duration of the event no liability will be accepted by the charity, individual race organisers or land owners for any injury incurred by entering this race.

It is a condition of entry that all competitors agree to the terms and conditions as set out on the Suffolk Trail Festival website.

Full race rules can be found here: www.suffolktrailfestival.co.uk/12-hour-race-rules/

Please visit FAQ’s for general event information

Race Sponsor:

Please drop us a line to discuss exciting sponsorship opportunities.

[email protected]


Solo, Pairs

Affiliated Status

Non – Affiliated, Affiliated