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The Longhorn 2024

Event details

  • Date: Sunday, 28th April 2024
  • Time: 08:30am
  • Venue: Thoresby Park, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire NG22 9EP
  • Max Entries: 2000
  • Distance: 5km, 10km, HM, 26.2 miles, 50km Ultra, 60km Ultra

Our favourite 'The Longhorn' is back! Sunday April 28th 2024

Choose 5k, 10k, half marathon, 30k, full marathon, 50k ultra, or 60k Ultra set in private areas of Sherwood Forest & the beautiful grounds of Thoresby Park; next to a Grade1 listed 19th Century country house in north Nottinghamshire; Thoresby Hall.

LATE ENTRY PRICES APPLY FROM 1st APRIL 2024 (see prices below)

31st March 2024  From 5pm - DUE TO HIGH DEMAND ON THIS EVENT, WE ARE NOW OFFERING A SNOOD ON SOME DISTANCES INSTEAD OF A MEDAL - WHEN YOU CLICK TO ENTER YOU WILL SEE CLEARLY NEXT TO EACH CATEGORY WHICH DISTANCES HAVE MEDALS AVAILABLE

ANYONE THAT ORDERED AN ENTRY BEFORE THIS TIME IS GUARANTEED A MEDAL

IF YOU NEED TO TRANSFER DISTANCE PLEASE EMAIL amanda@sbrevents.co.uk  BEFORE FRIDAY 19th April  - TRANSFERS CANNOT BE GUARANTEED AS THERE ARE LIMITED ENTRIES

TRANSFER OF DISTANCE (OR PARTICIPANT) CANNOT BE ACTIONED ON RACE DAY

ANY ENTRY TAKEN AFTER WEDS 10th APRIL  - PLEASE COLLECT YOUR RACE NUMBER AT REGISTRATION TENT ON RACE DAY. SEE FINAL RACE INFO (PDF) WHICH CAN BE FOUND ON THIS PAGE AFTER 21st APRIL

FINAL RACE INFORMATION will be sent by email on 21st April & will then be available as a pdf document on this website page

ALL PRE-ORDERED T-SHIRTS / HOODIES / MERCHANDISE  - PLEASE COLLECT ON RACE DAY BEFORE YOUR RACE

 

10k RUNNERS AT 11AM & ALL CANICROSS ENTRIES 

RACE NUMBERS (with attached chips) WILL BE POSTED TO YOU 15th-19th April  & should arrive by Thursday 25th April - please do not email be BEFORE 3pm Thursday 25th April as post may take a few days to reach you.

ALL 10k WALKERS & 10k (2pm start) & OTHER DISTANCES & LATE ENTRIES

PLEASE COLLECT YOUR RACE NUMBER FROM RACE REGISTRATION MARQUEE ON RACE DAY

 

FOR ANY QUERIES PLEASE EMAIL amanda@sbrevents.co.uk

 

ON THE DAY ENTRIES - DUE TO LIMITED MEDAL SUPPLY ALL 'ON THE DAY' ENTRIES will receive a SNOOD instead of a MEDAL

Running over old military roads, cleared tracks through ancient woodland and grassed paths around the country estate. The route includes a few hills to offer a small challenge around the course in the most scenic countryside & forest. The elevation is noted on the downloadable course map. The course has very firm hard ground if dry but if we get a lot of rain then there can also be a few muddy areas to run through. 

Nothing looks more beautiful than the sunlight streaming through the leaves in this natural area of beauty. We have devised a race that takes you into Nottinghamshire's National Nature Reserve, through private areas that were once part of the 10,000 acres Royal Forest of Sherwood where the woodland is dominated by native Oaks as well as other native trees including Silver Birch, Rowan, Holly and Hawthorn. The reserve is also the site of Europe's oldest Oak tree woodland, containing over 1000 Oaks most of which are over 500 years old! It is here that the Longhorn Cattle of Thoresby Estate now roam freely, although being a very docile breed of cattle, they will be tucked away during our run race.

10k - Wave of runners at 11am & 2pm. Please book into the correct wave. There will be less participants on the 2pm wave but still plenty of participants on the course to feel a great race atmosphere.

Canicross entries & Nordic Walkers are very welcome. Please ensure you enter under the specific category you wish to be registered under.

Canicross 10k & half marathon & 30k & marathon run at 9am.

5k canicross runs & returns ahead of the 5k run group.

CUT OFF FOR ALL DISTANCES

The Ultra's will have an 8 hour limit to complete the course & we will ask participants to finish prior to their final lap if they will finish after 4.30pm. Marathon runners must also finish before 4.30pm giving them a 7 hour time limit. CUT OFF IS 3.15pm FOR ALL DISTANCES. After that you will not be permitted to continue another lap & we send an END RUNNER round the course to ask marshals to stand down & to ensure last participant returns safely. This is for your safety & to ensure course marshals can leave at a suitable time. 

For runners on the half marathon, 30k, marathon & Ultra's you will be able to leave kit bags under cover of a gazebo at race village so you can grab food, change of shoes, socks & any other kit you need every time you pass by (every lap) right next to the feedstation & a toilet.

 

The Longhorn will have the following:

  • 5k family run/walk
  • 10k run race at 11am & 2pm  (1 lap)
  • 1/2 marathon run race (2 laps)
  • 30k (3 laps)
  • Marathon run race (4 laps)
  • 50k Ultra (5 laps)
  • 60k Ultra (6 laps)
  • Chip timing
  • Regular water / feed stations around the course (for man & beast!)
  • Toilets on course every 2 miles
  • Route fully marshalled and signposted
  • Distance markers
  • Bespoke race finishers medal - new bling this year!
  • Trophies for 1st, 2nd & 3rd man, woman
  • Trophies for Veteran Winners; Male 40+ & Female 35+
  • Canicross Winner Trophies (except 2pm 10k)
  • Nordic Walking Winner Certificates
  • Age group Certificates
  • Certificates for ALL - sent by email
  • Race photographer - free unlimited race photos
  • Sports Therapist for free post race massage
  • Full medical provision
  • Ideal for novice through to elite
  • Race village with hot food and beverages for sale
  • Race partners at race village - to be confirmed 
  • Parking is £3 per car (for charity) - please car share to save our environment.

 

Start times:   (wave times will be used to ensure a smoother race for all - faster runners going first)      They may be amended slightly for 2024                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

  • 8.30am -        50k & 60k Ultra 
  • 9am -             Canicross ONLY (DOGS ONLY)  (ALL Canicross EXCEPT 5K Canicross)   
  • 9.30am -        30k & Marathon 
  • 11am -           10k                 
  • 11.15am -       Nordic Walkers Half Marathon (ONLY Nordic Walkers) - (at end of 10k waves)
  • 11.55am -       Half marathon
  • 12.45pm -       5k Canicross (DOGS ONLY)
  • 1.30pm -         5k
  • 2pm -            10k
  • 3.15pm -        Runners start last lap followed by tail runners - course is closed and marshals are stood down by tail runners
  • 5k & 10k Nordic Walkers join main field of this category & start at back please (or where pace suits you most)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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We welcome Canicross Runners across all distances  - Shared water stations will be provided to dogs regularly out on course (every mile) & at Race Village. Your dog must wear a running harness & be used to running with you. Remember they need to train too. Don't expect your dog to run a distance just because you can!  Please clean up after your dog & keep your dog on a lead at all times as this is a SSSI preservation area. Please book on using the Canicross category. Please request to drop down a distance if weather becomes too warm nearer race day. 

NORDIC WALKERS / Walkers Ramblers  - please book on using the Nordic Walking / Walking  category

Steve Ashman from Ashman Media produced this video of the 2019 event - thank you : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FsivjMTZ5o&feature=youtu.be

Xenium Studios produced this video of the 2016 event - thank you : The Longhorn 2016 - a short film

EARLY BIRD PRICES END 5th NOVEMBER 2023

60k Ultra

  • Individual Entry £44 (£59)

 

50k Ultra 

  • Individual Entry £40 (£52)

 

Marathon

  • Individual Entry £37 (£47)

 

30k Ultra 

  • Individual Entry £32 (£41)

 

Half Marathon

  • Individual Entry £28 (£36) 

 

10k

  • Individual Entry £22 (£27)

 

5k family friendly run / walk

  • Individual £12 (£15)
  • Child £9 (£10)
  • Family ticket (2 adults & 3 children) £47 (£55)

 

We will add more details about this race nearer the time

 

ENTRIES CLOSE FRIDAY 31st MARCH - AFTER THAT LATE ENTRY PRICES WILL APPLY 

ON THE DAY ENTRIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR ALL DISTANCES (but there may be a SNOOD instead of a MEDAL if medals are sold out)

(please bring cash on race day to Registration Tent) 

Late entry prices: 

5k Child - £15

5k - £20

10k - £32 

HM - £41

30k - £46

MARATHON - £52

50k ULTRA - £57

60k ULTRA - £64

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