24 Hour Race


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!

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Date: Saturday 2nd July 2022
Race starts: 12:00pm

Entry Fee:

Solo Entry = £62

Pairs = £57pp

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.

Age Limit:

> 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.

The STF24 Hour Challenge is a 24 hour individual or team relay race held in the very heart of the forest.

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!

What’s Included?

> A beautiful marked 5 mile course around the forest.

> Free camping for the duration of the event

> Toilets

> Hot showers (Set times)

> 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.

> Fully qualified medical support.

> Free race photography

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

> 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

Medal & Trophies

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, Small Team 3-5, Large Team 6-8 – 1st

Prizes for 1st Solo Male & Female courtesy of TRIBE

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.


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 hedgehog meadow, a short walk from main event village.

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

Team of 3 – 2 x small tents or 1 x medium tent

Team of 4 – 2 x small tents or 1 x medium tent

Team of 5 – 3 x small tents or 2 x medium tent or 1 x large

Team of 6 – 3 x small tents or 2 x medium tent or 1 x large

Team of 7- 4 x small tents or 3 x medium tent or 2 x large

Team of 8 – 4 x small tents or 3 x medium or 2 x large

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.

Entry Conditions

This is a multi-terrain trail running 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: 24 Hour Race Rules

Please visit FAQ’s for general event information.

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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

Non – Affiliated, Affiliated