Big Bear Events

Bigfoot Challenge

Brixworth, Northamptonshire.

Parking and the event HQ is at Brixworth Country Park. The route is mainly within the Country Park but does also use Pitsford Water. Use the postcode NN6 9DG for sat navs. It's 10 minutes from Junction 2 of the A14. The closest train station is Northampton

Description

How far is the race?

You decide! The 3.3-mile off-road loop means your race can be just over 5k or even over 60k. You decide how many laps you're going to do on the day within the 6-hour time limit. If you're looking to cover a marathon distance you'll need to complete 8 laps (26.4 miles) and a half marathon will be 4 laps (13.2 miles). The course is lumpy and has a few areas with up and downs on grassy surfaces. If there has been lots of rain these areas will be muddy. There are large periods on flat tarmac as well making this a very runable course.

Entry information

No entries on the day

There is a strict entry limit. Once the event gets down to the last places we'll endeavor to make people aware through social media and emails (join the mailing list here). Once the event is full a waiting list will be created. This will be available through the normal entry site.

You do have to pay to park (£3.00 at the time of writing).  This money goes directly to the country park, it's a great space that needs money and this is their main revenue stream. That said, be a hero and car share, save money and the world!

Why is it called the Bigfoot Challenge?

No real reason to be honest! We thought we could make some nice Bigfoot themed medals and it links in nicely to our other mythical beast event the Yeti Challenge later in the year. If you want to dress up as a hairy beast feel free. Or maybe just don't have a shave in the morning!

Course description

The majority of the course is over tarmacked pathways around the country park and Pitsford reservoir. There are a few sections on grass cut pathways, these are also where the hills are so if the weather is wet or there has been wet weather leading up to the event trail shoes are strongly advised, potentially essential. We will post pictures on social media in the lead up to the event to help you make the correct footwear choice.

Permission

Permission for this event has been obtained from Anglian Water and Northamptonshire County Council

TRA licence number

1389

Frequently asked questions

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Contact

If your question hasn't been answered or if you are still unsure of anything please contact us at info@bigbearevents.net where we'll do our best to help.

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