Longest Day Challenge - Longest Day Challenge - Friday 21 June 2019

6 Hour
Race Date:
Fri, 21 June 2019 - 09:00:00 am GMT+1
Closing Date:
Tue, 18 June 2019 - 01:00:00 am GMT+1
Current Price:
£29.00 UK Athletics members

Course Maps

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Longest Day Challenge

What is the Longest Day Challenge, where is it and when is it?

The Longest Day Challenge is a 6 hour running event at Harsthill Hayes Country Park, 155 Oldbury Road, Nuneaton, CV10 0TH on Friday 21st June 2019 at 09:00.

How far is the race?

Hartshill Hayes Country Park

You decide! The 2.8-mile loop at Hartshill Hayes Country Park (Nuneaton) means your race can be less than 5k or over 30miles! 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 9 laps  and a half marathon will be 5 laps (14.4 miles). Beware this is a hilly course, the marathon is over 3000ft of climbing!!


Early Bird fee (21/06/18 - 21/07/18) - £21 (£23 unaffiliated)
Standard fee (22/07/18 - 21/05/19) - £24 (£26 unaffiliated)
Late Fee - (22/05/19 - 19/06/19) £29 (£31 unaffiliated)
No entries on the day

There is an 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. Contact info@bigbearevents.net for information on this.

You do have to pay to park (£2.50 at the time of writing). This money goes directly to the country parks, they are great spaces that do need money and this is their main revenue stream. That said, be a hero and car share, save money and the world!

Course map/ course description

The course route can be found here. You can see the conditions of the course from the photos below. In summary, it's hilly! Each lap has over 300ft of up... and down...! It's a great course, mainly through the mature woodland, there is a killer set of steps you get to run down and some stunning views across 4 counties at the start of each lap. There is some compact trail but the vast majority of the course is woodland trail.

Where is it?

There is a map at the bottom of the page, use the post code CV10 0TH for Sat Navs. It is 10 minutes from Nuneaton and 20 minutes from Junction 3 of the M6. The closest train station is Nuneaton.

Is there a GPX file?

Yes. Here it is - GPX file


Permission for this event has been obtained from Warwickshire County Council

TRA licence number


Frequently asked questions

Click here for our frequently asked questions


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.

Event Contact Details

: racedirector@bigbearevents.net
: 07378144671

Race Info

Longest Day Challenge
Longest Day Challenge
Race Date
21 Jun 19 - 09:00
Entries Close
1 days


Standard Price
£31.00 (No processing fee)
UK Athletics Price
£29.00 (No processing fee)

Licences supplied by the Trail Running Association

Affiliated organisation registered ref: 7692930