Belvoir Challenge off road marathon for those who like a jog round!
Most walkers wear walking boots with gaiters or wellington's runners preferring trainers or boots.
The Belvoir Challenge
5 Red Causeway
Leicestershire, LE14 4BY
The Belvoir Challenge is a 16 or 26 mile event for walkers and runners around the Vale of Belvoir and Belvoir Escarpment in north-east Leicestershire.The annual Belvoir Challenge was set up in 1990 to raise money for Harby Primary School. The event is organised by the 'Friends of Harby School'.
Routes -The routes (26 and 15 miles) follow footpaths, byways, tracks, and minor roads, and with the kind permission of the Duke of Rutland, goes through the Belvoir Estate. Both routes start and finish at Harby School (grid ref SK746312) and are clearly way-marked with coloured tape. There are checkpoints roughly every 5 miles providing free drinks and snacks. (The Belvoir Challenge is well known for the homemade cakes provided, and is one of the few events where you can actually put on weight!) Entrants can retire at checkpoints where transport is available back to the school.
- The Annual Belvoir Challenge
- We will be mailing details and entry forms to our previous entrants during October.
- Please return your entry form promptly
Please also note that in future events we will not be posting out entry forms unless specifically asked for.
Additional entries can be made by sending in the entry form found on the Entry Form Page
Some of the main points:
All entrants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Strictly NO dogs - at landowners request.
Parking in the village is limited - Marshals and signboards will direct cars to parking areas, but please park with consideration for the local residents.
Changing facilities are limited, and there are no showers.
Take particular care for your own safety at road crossings.
There will be advance warning notices of these, and marshals at certain points, but please note that marshals are there to warn you of traffic, they are not allowed to stop traffic.
Enjoy the day enjoy the race enjoy the cake!