How many times can you run 10k in 24 hours? Okay, it’s quite possibly not something you have mulled over before. But the Adidas Thunder Run gives you the chance to answer that question. You can run alone, as a pair or in a team of five or eight (has to be mixed male and female) to complete the 24-hour challenge in the Staffordshire countryside.
The idea is that one team member must be on the course at all times, they must complete at least one 10k lap before they can swap with another member; the team who has banked the most laps when the clock stops is the winner.
The key to this race is teamwork. There is 24-hour hot food, fully marshaled route, water stations, hot showers, free camping and sports masseurs on hand. You’ll get a head torch to help you see during the night running.
What: Adidas Thunder Run
When: 25-26 July 2015
Where: Catton Park, Catton, Walton-on-Trent, Derbyshire, DE12 8LN
Distance: 10km laps for 24 hours
Fit Factor: 3/5
Why We’re Running: It’s all about teamwork and is a great bonding experience to accomplish the feat of running for such a long time period.
Race Mantra: “A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
Run it: Sign-up opens at 11:59pm 7 October 2014 Tickets, from £83 for a solo runner.
Support it: Not running? You can watch the race for free.
Follow it: @AdidasUK
Find out more: Visit tr24.co.uk for information about this event.