24 Hour Race – Sponsored by ETE

You can enter our 24 hour race solo, as a pair 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 24 hours. This is a test of endurance, speed, fitness, mental toughness and teamwork!


Date: Saturday 13th June 2020
Race starts: 12:00pm

Entry Fee:

Solo Entry = £62

Pairs = £57

Teams 3-5 = £52pp

Teams 6-8 = £47pp

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


The STF24 Hour Challenge is a 24 hour individual or team relay race held at Shimpling Park Farm, between Bury St Edmunds and Sudbury in the very heart of the beautiful Suffolk countryside.

You can enter solo, as a pair 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 24 hours. This is a test of speed, fitness, endurance, mental toughness, tactics and teamwork!

It doesn’t matter if you want to enter the event for fun and to spend a bit of time with your friends, or if you are a serious ultra-runner, everyone is welcome. The social side of the event will be amazing, and we guarantee you will meet some wonderful people and form some fantastic friendships along the way!

A bespoke buckle will be presented to anyone who completes 100 miles in 24hours.

The Course

The route is a 5 mile cross country course and will include stretches of footpaths, woodland and meadows. Suffolk Trail Festival is nestled in rolling organic countryside which makes for some beautiful views on an undulating course. Some of the course may be muddy and all terrain running shoes are advisable.

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. This is to reduce single use waste.

Camping & Facilities

Camping is free for runners and we provide parking, toilets, showers, 24hr refreshments, entertainment and fully qualified medical support.


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

Pairs – 1st

Groups 3/4 – 1st

Groups 5/6 1st

Groups 7/8 – 1st

(Tech T-shirts are available for £15)

Whats Included?

  • A marked off-road 5 mile course around the beautiful Suffolk Countryside
  • Free camping for the duration of the event,  if you want to camp the night before as well, that’s fine.
  • Free tea and coffee for the duration of the event (bring your own mug).
  • Toilets and Showers.
  • Full professional chip-timing and lap counting.
  • Friends and Family can enjoy the event as well. Extra Camping pitches are available for £10 per tent (4 sharing)
  • Live Music
  • Free Basic Refreshments throughout the race. Water / Coke / Crisps / Fruit / Biscuits
  • Basic Hot Meal at race finish.
  • Fully Qualified Medical Support.
  • Medal for all finishers. Trophy for solo male / female 1st, 2nd and 3rd and first place in category.

Race Permit

Our TRA (Trail Running Association) race permit number is: 1354

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. Parts of the course may be muddy and all terrain running shoes are advisable.

Pictures and video footage may be used on the Suffolk Trail Festival website or that of our sponsors and in advertising material and media write-ups. All competitors entering the run agree to their photograph being used for these purposes.

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

Please note: We adhere to UK Athletics rules –

The age limit for the 24 hour solo entry is 21 years.

The age limit for the 24 hour team entry is 18 years.

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


This event is staffed by volunteers and, while all efforts will be made to record finish times, the organisers take no responsibility for failure to record times accurately. The results have been contracted out to a third party and they will record the 24 hour times by chip timing. The organisers accept no responsibility for equipment failure or an inability to capture finish times in any way. Failure to secure your chip in line with the instructions or to lose it will mean your time is not recorded.


We use British Athletics rules in arriving at winners. Suffolk Trail Festival base their winners on the information supplied by the chip timing company and do not accept responsibility for any errors.

If an accurate race time is imperative to competitors we ask that they bring their own watches to record their times.

All times will be uploaded to the website hopefully from the Sunday evening. All recorded times are final and no dispute will be entered into.

Medical Support

Qualified First Aiders will be on hand at the race head quarters to assist with any emergency injuries. Please note you should seek medical advice from your local GP if you are in any doubt as to your health in competing in this event. The organisation will not be held responsible for any injury, accident, loss or damage that may arise before, during or after the event as a consequence of a competitor’s participation in the race.

If you are injured on the course please speak to one of the marshals who will contact the first aiders.

If you see another runner on the course who is in distress, please stop and help this runner.


Click here to read our official 24 hour Race Rules

Please visit FAQ’s for general event information.

Race Sponsor:

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Solo, Pairs, Team of 3, Team of 4, Team of 5, Team of 6, Team of 7, Team of 8

Affiliated Status

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