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ROC Challenge at Foxhall Stadium
November 9, 2019
We think that runners and cyclists will love this exciting new solo and team event for Suffolk, taking place on Saturday 9th November 2019.
ROC Challenge at Foxhall Stadium, Ipswich, is an off-road double-header which takes the form of cycle time-trial (starting 10am) and running time-trial (starting 2pm). Both cover GPS measured ultra-marathon distances of 45.5km (approx. 28.3 miles) over a unique 3.5km course that includes grass, gravel, woodland and the legendary motor-racing track at Foxhall Stadium.
Participants can take on both disciplines – or settle for just one! Either way, you can take part as a solo entry, a pair, or in a team of up to 5 (for runners). Each entry receives a medal and all participants will be chip timed. We are also offering special discounts for clubs entering 20 members or more (details below).
So, whether you’d like to complete an ultra-run solo, as a pair or in a team – it’s up to you. There’s no limiton the number of teams a club can enter. You can also choose how many laps each team member runs, we won’t prescript that.
ROC Challenge will most certainly be family friendly and includes an off-road cycle challenge for the kids thanks to local cycling shop Spokeworx, while teams and clubs are encouraged to set-up gazebos beside the course to share as much support and encouragement as possible.
If you’ve participated as a runner at Ekiden, this atmosphere is what we are hoping to replicate with course routing through the race village. The village will also include trade stalls + soft tissue and massage therapy services courtesy of Bridget Read and Sarah Maidment.
And there will be plenty of great food and drink available throughout the day from Foxhall Stadium’s canteen, including filled jacket potatoes, fish and chips + vegan options. PS – and the bar opens at midday!
Parking is available on-site at only £2 per vehicle – this will be a single cash payment and valid for the duration of the event. A designated drop-off zone will also be in operation.
Entry fees: Solo = £30*, Pairs = £25pp*, Teams of 3-5 members = £20pp*
A 20% discount is available to club entries of 40+ members, and 10% discount is available to clubs entering 20-39 members.
Contact Glp1982@hotmail.co.ukif you would like to benefit from these club discounts.
*A £2 per person Association of Running Clubs (ARC) event affiliation fee applies on booking. This fee can be claimed back at registration on the day of the event by participants with evidence of personal affiliation to ARC or the affiliation of their registered club to ARC or UK Athletics (click here for more information about ARC affiliation).
Entry includes a medal, and chip timing. Podium prizes will be made to Solo’s, Pairs (male/female/mixed) and Team’s (male/female/mixed) completing 13 laps of the 3.5k course in the quickest time.
The off-road ultra will start at 2pm, with a cut-off time of 7.30pm. Runners are required to register at the venue registration HQ between 8-9am or midday-1pm on the day of the event. All participants must be 18 or over on the date of the event.
Entry fees are: Solo = £30, Pairs = £25pp
A 20% discount is available to clubs entering 40+ members, and 10% discount is available to clubs entering 20-39 members.
The off-road cycling time trial will start at 10am, with a course closure time of 1pm. Cyclists are required to register at the venue registration HQ between 8-9am on the day of the event.
Local Cycling shop Spokeworx will be offering mechanical repairs for participants during the cycling time-trial. All participants must be 18 or over on the date of the event.