6 Hour Challenge


Enter our 6 hour challenge and see how far you can go!



Date: Saturday 13th June 2020
Race starts: 14:00

Entry Fee: Solo £35

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


Starting at 2pm you have 6 hours to tackle the 6.5 mile course.

One loop = 10k ( ish)

Two Loops = Half Marathon

Four Loops = Marathon

Five Loops = Ultra

You could choose to cover a set distance or just see how far you can go, making this an ideal summer challenge.

Situated between Bury St Edmunds and Sudbury, this 6 hour challenge is a great opportunity to enjoy running in the very heart of the beautiful, organically farmed Suffolk countryside.

The Course

The route is a 6.5 mile cross country course and includes stretches of footpaths, woodland and meadows. Shimpling Park Farm 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 Races

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.


Toilets, showers, in race refreshments, entertainment and fully qualified medical support.

Camping passes are available for £10 (two adults).

Whats Included?

  • A marked 6.5 mile course around the beautiful Suffolk Countryside
  • 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
  • Fully Qualified Medical Support.
  • Medal for all finishers.

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 – minumum age is 20 on race day

Please visit FAQ’s for general event information

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.



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 6 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.

Race Sponsor:

Please drop us a line to discuss exciting sponsorship opportunities.

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Affiliated Status

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