Challenge Running and www.atlasrunning.co.uk have joined together to bring their hugely successful Last One Standing race to England.
The concept is simple, you start on the hour every hour and have to run and complete a 4.1 mile trail route in that time.
You must run the loop and be back ready to start the next loop or you are out, the race continues until there is only one person who has completed a loop within the hour.
They are the "Last One Standing"
Below is a video made by Guillaume Arthus at last year's event at Castleward where there was no Last One Standing as the two final runners both failed to finish the final loop.
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Registration and Number Collection
9-11:30am at the registration tent on-site
When we have a Last One Standing!
Toilets (portaloos), Basic foods, Hot food at set times during the event, Free Parking, Free Camping on-site.
Runners can arrive to register from 8am on the 9th and there will be space to pitch a small tent at the start finish area. Please don't bring huge family tents for one or two people as we have a limited space for camping and have to get 150 tents into it.
All runners get a Last One Standing T-Shirt,
Runners who complete 25 laps or more get a LOS 100 mile medal,
All runners who are not the Last One Standing get a DNF medal,
The Last Woman or Man Standing who does not win gets a LOS trophy and DNF Medal,
The Last One Standing gets a LOS trophy and no medal (they did not DNF)
There may be sponsors spot prizes TBC
Nobody likes rules but we have to have some, here are the basic rules for this event.
You must be at the start on time to start the event, if you are late you are DNS
You must complete each loop before the clock reachest the next hour, for example 9:59:59 is ok 10:00:00 is DNF
You must start each loop on time and be gone from the start area within 1 minute or you are DNF
To be the last one Standing you must start and finish a loop that no-one else finishes.
The decision of the 3 Race Directors, Sammy, Adrian and Lindley is Final.
Getting stuff from your tent, having a wee or eating are all out of your time and the event continues no matter what. If you are not at the start on time you are out.
Simple Rules Simple Race
All other rules and age limits are in accordance with UKA (TRA) rules of competition, this includes you must be 20 or over to run in this event.
The route is 4.1 miles on rolling forest and heathland trail, it will be signed with arrows and barrier tape. There is a .gpx file below if you are worried about getting lost!
The ground is soft grass and trail underfoot with the potential for a little mud if its wet.
Below is a slideshow of the course, its a stunning place to run and we are lucky to get permission to use the Heathland and have to thank the amazing rangers and Suffolk Wildlife Trust for their co-operation in setting this event up.
Please click the link below to enter the event
Please note you must be 20 or over to enter - UKA rules for competition
The cost of entry is £75 per entry and there is a 5% admin charge for processing the payment on the entry system.
Refunds and Transfers
if for whatever reason you are unable to take part in the event after entering we offer the following options.
Refunds - Up to 6 weeks before the event we will refund 60% of the entry fee.
Transfers - up to 2 weeks before the event we will transfer your entry to another suitable entrant. (We will only transfer once and won't refund a transfered place)
We will add answers to any regular questions here