The Christmas Canter
17 December 2022
COME EARN YOUR CHRISTMAS FOOD AND DRINK and the 3rd Christmas medal of the season
The Christmas Canter will have you running across either 4 or 6 hours, completing as many laps of the grounds as you can. With a 5k, 10k half, marathon, and ultra to choose from, this event has something for all types of runners. Come for the bespoke medal and exclusive venue.
- Medal (Lucky-Dip Medal or Event Medal)
- Coffee and Cake for all finishers
- Event marshals
- Water/aid stations
- Bag drop
- Free parking
- Chip-timed results
This event is a great platform to try running your first 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon, or even a staggering Ultra Marathon. It is also ideal for experienced runners who want to really put their endurance to the test.
When selecting your ticket at the checkout, please remember that these distances are simply guidelines, and not definitive distances. In this 6-hour event, participants will run as far, or as little, as they want on an out and back course within the grounds of Horseheath. This an easy-to-navigate lap through the grounds means runners will be able focus solely on their goals, pace and completing as many out and back 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. This is a multi-terrain course, consisting of gravel pathways and some grass areas. So, 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.
Event day logistics
09:00 Wave 1 starts
11:00 Wave 2 starts
15:00 Event ends
*Please arrive at least 30-45 minutes before the start of your wave to allow plenty of time to register and warm up.
Waves 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 Information You will receive a confirmation email upon entering the race. And approximately a week before the race you will receive a detailed race briefing pack explaining all the logistics for the day. You will collect your bib number on the day when you register at the event base camp. Please note the event has gone cupless, so please bring your own water bottle to the event.
Age Restrictions You must be at least 18 years old to take part.
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.