The festival takes place over two days, those taking on The Quest clocking up 56.1 km in under 24 hours.
Use the drop-downs to see more info about each challenge, or check our the line-up for the Saturday evening.
Trail Mix Challenge. 5 x 5k. 5k on the hour, every hour.
We think you’ll find this challenge pretty unique. You’ll do a different 5k course on the hour every hour for five hours. 25km sounds like a lot of running… But broken down into five chunks, with time to rest and make sure that you are nourished and hydrated, we know that it is manageable for most runners that have completed 5km and 10km races previously. Medal for all finishers. Minimum age 17 years.
10k Headlight Hop. Judgement, footwork, and fun.
This is a twilight run on the course of last year’s Marston Trouble 10km event. It contains seriously rolling hills and seriously beautiful views across the estate. The route snakes along multi-terrain tracks, across farm land and in and out of forest sections. A headtorch is recommended although many runners will finish while there is still good light. A medal, specially commissioned festival beer and a choice of hot meals for all finishers. Minimum age 15 years.
Thump Half Marathon (10k finishing point available)
Using different trails to the Hop, this is a two lap route that will provide an interesting challenge to new and experienced runners alike. If you wish to, there is an option to make this a 10km run by completing one lap only. If you wish to be considered for the Quest, however, you will have to register a time at the half marathon distance. This is a very challenging, rolling route. Medal all finishers. Minimum age of 15 years for the 10k option and 17 years for the HM.
The Quest for the Golden Carrot - over 55km in 24 hours
If you are up for a serious challenge, then the Quest is for you. Complete all of the above events totalling 56.1km over the 24 hour period. The top 6 males and females (lowest cumulative time) will then qualify for the Carrot Dash (see below). There will be several opportunities to check the leaderboards throughout the Festival. Minuimum age 17 years.
Included in your Quest entry is a meal and beer after the Hop 10km, free evening entertainment and a camping pass, as well additional race swag exclusive to those who take on The Quest.
The Carrot Dash - top challengers will earn the chance to compete for the ultimate carrot on a stick.
This is a ‘winner-takes-it-all’ 1 mile race to win one of two exclusive Golden Carrot trophies. To be eligible, you must have completed the full 56.1km of the Trail Mix Challenge, Headlight Hop 10km and the Thump Half.