St Georges Day Challenge
23 April 2023
ST GEORGES DAY CHALLENGE
This event has runners going as far as they can in 6 hours (if 9am start is selected)! Take a break at the aid station or go the whole 6 hours. 5k to Ultra Marathon, this event has it all. Come for the exclusive venue and bespoke medal.
Ferry Meadows is one of the largest country parks in the region. Situated less than three miles from Peterborough City Centre, at the heart of Nene Park, its varied landscapes make it the favourite destination for thousands of visitors throughout the year.
Route information Whether you're a complete running novice or this is your 100th ultra, the St Georges Day Challenge is a great opportunity to get moving and see how far you can run. In this 6-hour event (if 9am start is selected), participants will run as far, or as little, as they want around a 5.3k lapped route through the stunning Ferry Meadows Country Park. This easy-to-navigate route through the grounds means runners will be able focus solely on more on their pace and completing as many laps as they can. Runners will have the choice to run the entire 6 hours, rest between laps at the aid station, or to finish their race before the 3pm end. This race is in complete control of the individual, so remember to take it at your own pace. With small inclines rather than hills, this course is primarily flat and mainly follows an undulating pathway. Whether you are looking to run your 1st 10k, or your 50th Marathon, the brilliant Zig Zag Running team will cheer you all the way around. When selecting your ticket at the checkout, please remember that these distances are simply guidelines, and not definitive distances.
- Medal(Lucky-Dip or Event Medal)
- Coffee and Cake for all finishers
- Event marshals
- Water/aid stations
- Bag drop
- Parking (charges apply)
- Chip-timed results
How to get there
Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, PE2 5UU
Ferry Meadows lies three miles west of Peterborough and just two miles east of the A1. On all major routes into the city, look for and follow the brown tourist attraction signs for NENE PARK or the country park symbol. Ferry Meadows is signed on Oundle Road (A605).
If using navigation, we recommend entering "Ham Lane, Peterborough" or the postcode PE2 5UU
Parking is payable at this venue. Full details will be located in the race briefing you receive when you have entered.
Event day logistics
08:50 Runners called to the start line
09:00 Wave 1 starts
11:00 Wave 2 starts
15:00 Event ends
Participants have the choice to start their race at 9 am or 11 am. Please note that both waves will end at 3 pm, meaning those in the second wave will have a shorter time limit than those in the first wave.
Race bibs will be collected on the day from registration.
All entrants must be 18 and older to enter the event.
There will be a water/aid station at Race HQ, which will be situated at the start and lap point of the route.
There will be a space for runners to leave their bags and belongings, however they are left at your own risk and should not contain valuables. It is advised by the organiser to leave your belongings in your car, keeping valuables out of sight.
Lucky Dip Medal
The lucky dip medal gives runners a chance of receiving a previous Zig Zag Events medal for a slightly reduced cost. This can be chosen when registering and ensures a little surprise on event day
Organiser: Zig Zag Running
Race Director:Stephen Mills