Beacon Solstice Run - 2018
The 6th annual Beacon Solstice Run is a 5 mile (approx) run within the boundaries of the Beacon Hill Country Park.
New for 2018 is a brand new medal - some awesome bling, inspired by the ancient Egyptian Sun god, Ra. It's going to be big & beautiful.
As with 2017, in 2018 we're also offering a commemorative and totally unique tech t-shirt (design is being worked on, but you know it'll be awesome), for just £12.50. T-shirts can be ordered in the lead up to the event, but ideally no later than 6-weeks prior.
The event has sold out for the last 4 consecutive years, so advance entries are highly recommended. There will be no on-the-day entries.
The Beacon Solstice Run is open to runners of all abilities and Canicrossers. The route is definitely suitable for beginners and would make a great introduction into trail running. It is an undulating-to-hilly course, but what goes up must come down!
The route takes you through the beautiful scenery of the Beacon Hill Park and includes a couple of hills, woods, fantastic views and a fast 1 mile downhill stretch to the finish. The route is run on the designated mountain bike/horse/walker trails within the park.
The Beacon is a 240 acre site of undulating heathland, woodland, grassland, wetlands, rocky outcrops and meadows. Rising to a height of 245m, Beacon Hill is the second highest point in Leicestershire and boasts spectacular views of Charnwood Forest and the Soar Valley. The Country Park supports an important range of plants and animals and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Beacon Hill is also the site of a Bronze Age hill fort believed to be up to 3,000 years old. Look out for the unusual rock formation shown below as you run round the track near the summit. You will see why it has been christened the 'Old Man of Beacon Hill'.
Car parking is £3, which we collect at raceHQ on behalf of LCC.
|When||Friday, 22/06/2018 @ 19:25|
|Summary||5 mile | Undulating | Trail|
|Age||Minimum : 17 yrs|
More than 3 months prior : refund available
More than 4-days prior : transfer to another runner (free) or defer to following year (£5 fee)
Less than 4-days : No transfers or deferrals permitted or offered.
|Organiser||JackRabbit Events | Andy Buck|
|Location||Beacon Hill Country Park, Leicestershire, LE12 8TA|
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