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Organiser's Description

The Highwayman Trail Marathon is a narative trail race (there are no marshals or arrows, you follow written instructions) following a route around the villages of Thaxted, Great Sampford and Hempstead all assosiated with the early years of the life of Dick Turpin. The route is 95% off road on a wide variety of terrain. For your safety you will be expected to run with a mobile of the same number that you have left with registration.

The race starts and finishes at The Thaxted Church Hall. There will be 5 well stocked checkpoints at approximately 6.5mls, 9mls, 17mls, 20mls and 23mls. This is a cupless event, there will be no cups at any of the checkpoints. When you reach the finish you will recieve a well earned medal and hot food.

The race is run under permit from The Trail Running Association (permit number TBA).

Start - 8.30am

Bags will be able to be left in the hall, there will be someone there at all times.

Timing will be chipped.  Please ensure your number is clearly visible on your front. Also be prepared to shout your number at the finish if requested.  We are aiming to post the results on the web later the same day.

The Price £29

Registration, will be in the Hall where you will collect your number and timing chip. Please try to arrive in good time for a punctual start at 8.30am

Race Briefings, just prior to the start, 8.20am

Refreshments, There will be 5 well stocked checkpoints.

The races will be run under permit from The Trail Running Association (permit number TBA)

We are aiming to post the results on the web later the same day.

Race rules
  • Please do not pass your number to anyone else.
  • You MUST report to the race organiser if you are abandoning the race.
  • The use of personal stereos, MP3 players. You need to be fully aware of what is going on around you at all times. This is for your safety, the safety of your fellow competitors and the safety of the public.

We would welcome any volunteers to help on the day; volunteering will entitle you to a free race with Top Day.  If you know of anyone please ask them to email the organiser James Haskey-Jones at or call 07799020748.

If you have any questions about the race please contact us on or visit our Facebook page


03 May 2024 23:59£27.00£29.00

*Discounted for members of clubs affiliated to any of EA WA SA

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

Dates and Status

Date: 05/05/2024

08:30:00 - 17:00:00

Status: Open

Total Places: 100

Places Available: ??



James Haskey-Jones



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