The Challenges

Run Rabbit Trail Festival

Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th May 2025 (Date TBC)

3 Separate Running Challenges, or 1 Epic Quest?

The Quest for the Golden Carrot

If you are up for a serious challenge, then The Quest is for you.

Complete all 3 events totalling 56.1km over the weekend, and the exclusive quest bling is yours.

For the elites, the top 6 males and females (lowest cumulative time) will then qualify for the Carrot Dash.

This is a ‘winner-takes- all’ 1 mile race to win one of two exclusive Golden Carrot trophies.


Trail Mix Challenge

You’ll do a different 5k course on the hour every hour for five hours. 25k 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 5k and 10k races previously.

Headlight Hop 10k

This is an early evening 10k event. It contains wonderful rolling hills and seriously beautiful views across the estate. The route snakes along multi-terrain tracks across farmland and in and out of forest sections.

Thump Trail Half

This two lap route that will provide an interesting challenge whether it’s your first half, you’re accustomed to road, or you’re a seasoned marathoner – it is a testing, rolling route that you’ll love!


Trail Mix Challenge

A different 5km, on the hour every hour, for 5 hours. Test your endurance and your speed with this unique challenge.


Headlight Hop 10k

Take on the trails in the early evening in this awesome 10k. Best start eating your carrots now!


Thump Trail Half Marathon

Trail half marathon; hills, woodland, hills, scenery.
Did we mention hills?


Quest for the Golden Carrot - 56.1k

The ultimate quest! Complete all 3 (56.1k across 1 weekend) and earn eligibility for the Carrot Dash.

 The Routes

Trail Mix Challenge – no way! (the element of surprise is part of the challenge…)! Headlight Hop 10k and Thump Trail Half marathon routes as per below.

Event Schedule

Saturday 17th May (Date TBC)

  • 09:00: Site & registration opens for competitors
  • 11:00-16:00: Trail Mix Challenge. A different 5km on the hour, every hour
  • 16:30: Entertainment – Guest speaker: TBC
  • 18:30: Headlight Hop 10k
  • 21:00: Entertainment – Live Music

Sunday 18th May (Date TBC)

  • 09:00: Thump Trail Half Marathon
  • 11:30(ish!): Carrot Dash – 1 mile sprint for top Quest finishers
  • 12:00: Results presentation – Who will take the Golden Carrot?

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