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Organiser's Description


Hi Guys,

We are very pleased and excited to announce this new totally awesome event. The Summer Solstice Challenge. In association with Essex Wildlife Trust, who will be receiving a donation from the proceeds of this event. We will be hosting this cracking event from the Abberton Reservoir Visitors Centre near Colchester for a great evening of running on the longest day of the year, the Summer Solstice, on Thursday 20th June starting at 4pm. This is your chance to have a long run on the longest day of the year and celebrate the Summer Solstice. 

Our event will start at 4pm and finishing at 10pm. You will be running just over 5k laps with the stunning scenery and cracking off road paths on a loop around the Res. The question is, how many laps can you do on this challenge ? We are confident some might make marathon distance, or even ultra distance from this 6 hour challenge, but whatever you choose to do, whether it being to run for 1 hour or 6, we are sure you will love this awesome event. The laps start and finish at the Visitors Centre so each and every lap you will be coming by our feed station. This will be well stocked and obviously free to keep you going all evening.

Every participant will receive a medal but if you wish to purchase a t-shirt or vest, please do so when signing up so you don't miss our deadlines for the order as the medal and t-shirt will look amazing and great to celebrate your challenge with.

The Visitors Centre itself will be open all evening so your friends and family can cheer you on as you run by with refreshments available to purchase. 

We are really looking forward to this event at this obviously stunning location and quiet part of the countryside with lovely scenic views with an abundance of wildlife. What more could you want on your long run on the longest day of the year. 

We look forward to seeing you !


Thanks from Craig and all the team at Craig's Events. 


The organiser has included pricing details in the Organiser's Description

For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Dates and Status

Date: 20/06/2024

16:00:00 - 22:00:00

Status: Open

Total Places: 125

Places Available: ??



Craig Mitchell


Abberton Reservoir Visitors Centre Church Road Layer-de-la-Haye Colchester Essex CO2 0EU