Big Bear Challenge - Thursday 7 February 2019

5000 Meters
Race Date:
Thu, 7 February 2019 - 09:00:00 am GMT
Closing Date:
Sun, 3 February 2019 - 12:00:00 am GMT
Current Price:
£23.00 UK Athletics members



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Big Bear Challenge

How far is the race?

You decide! The 3.3-mile out and back loop at Ryton Pools Country Park means your race can be just over 5k or, given the relatively flat nature of the course, potentially 49.5 miles! You decide how many laps you are going to do on the day within the 6-hour time limit. If you're looking to cover a marathon distance you'll need to complete 8 laps (26.4 miles) and a half marathon will be 4 laps (13.2 miles).

Entry information

No entries on the day

There is an entry limit. Once the event gets down to the last places we'll endeavor to make people aware through social media and emails. Once the event is full a waiting list will be created. Contact info@bigbearevents.net for information on this.

You do have to pay to park (£3.00 at the time of writing). This money goes directly to the country parks, they are great spaces that do need money and this is their main revenue stream. That said, be a hero and car share, save money and the world!

Course description

You can see the conditions of the course from the photos below. In summary, it's relatively flat with a few little rises that you might not notice much on the first lap, but you might do at the end of 6 hours! Underfoot is crushed stone with a very small section of single track and a few areas that are a little looser than others. It is a very runnable course.

Has the event been run before?

Yes! We held the inaugural Big Bear Challenge on Thursday 1st February 2018 and it was great fun. Check out the photos and a blog post about the event. If you look at our Facebook group and page you'll find lots of good commentary on the event as well.

Where is it?

There is a map at the bottom of the page, use the post code CV8 3BG for Sat Navs. It is 15 minutes south of Coventry and 15 minutes from Junction 16 of the M1. The closest train stations are Rugby and Coventry.


Permission for this event has been obtained from Warwickshire County Council.

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If your question hasn't been answered or if you are still unsure of anything please contact us at info@bigbearevents.net where we'll do our best to help.

Organiser Details

Big Bear Events
Big Bear Events website
Contact Details
: info@bigbearevents.com
: 07378144671

Race Info

Big Bear Challenge
Big Bear Challenge
Race Date
07 Feb 19 - 09:00
Entries Close
47 days


Standard Price
£25.00 (No processing fee)
UK Athletics Price
£23.00 (No processing fee)