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Buggy Running Event - High Lodge, Thetford Forest

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Date and time

10:00 am

Event Enquiries

Tel.: 07912 656667

Event Location

Race HQ, Oak Lodge, Thetford Forest, Brandon, Suffolk, IP27 0AF

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Event Category:

Buggy Running Events

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Event Description

The first Buggy Running Event will be held at High Lodge, Thetford Forest which provides ample parking, visitors centre, café, adventure playgrounds, Go Ape and several mountain bike trails so a great day out can be planned alongside the event.

These events are unique as they are for people wanting to walk, jog or run with a child in a buggy or wheelchair and are on carefully designed, off-road and traffic-free courses.

Buggy Running Events are aimed at getting kids outdoors whilst parents can keep fit...therefore allowing everyone to be more active together.

By teaming up with the Forestry Commission, Buggy Running Events are being held in forests that are already family friendly. With ample parking, a café and adventure playgrounds, a great family day out can be planned alongside the running event.

The 3 mile course will be using the major tracks in the forest so any type of buggy would be suitable although please take care and be considerate to other forest users. There will be a nappy changing tent around 1.5 miles where your time will be paused and there will always be a helper in this tent to provide assistance if needed.

A medal will be presented to each runner and their buggy passenger (or two if in a double buggy!).

Prizes for the 1st male and female in each category (buggy and wheelchair).


The first Buggy Running Event will be held at High Lodge, Thetford Forest. Please use the postcode IP27 0AF and follow the signs off Thetford Road to the main parking area in High Lodge.


There is no designated parking area for the event so just choose a parking space where available. High Lodge can accommodate over 1,000 cars so there will be plenty of spaces close to the Visitor Centre.

The Forestry Commission has kindly reduced the parking rate to £5 all-day per car (usually £11.50) for competitors so unless you have a Discovery Pass a token will be handed out at Registration which you take to the Information Point at the Visitors Centre when you’re ready to leave which enable you to pay the reduced rate. If you’re only staying for a couple of hours then the hourly parking rate is £2.20 per hour.


We’ll be using a separate building called Oak Lodge which is just a few minutes walk from the Visitor Centre. Please follow the orange signs from outside the Café which will direct you to Oak Lodge where registration will be held.

Oak Lodge has a large room that can accommodate 44 people and has its own toilet facilities so plenty of room to get ready. There will be a gazebo outside for parking your buggy and the start and finish will also be immediately next to Oak Lodge.

When you arrive, please visit the Registration Desk where you can collect your race number, parking token and the specialist timing device called an SI-Card.

Once registered and ready to run just head straight to the start which will be immediately outside Oak Lodge.

Start Times

You can start anytime between 10am and 12pm, so once registered and ready, just turn up and follow the instructions from the start official. Just don’t forgot your SI-Card as you’ll need this to start. If anyone wants to start in a wave then competitors are more than welcome to meet in the start area to go off at 10.00, 10.30, 11.00, 11.30 and 12.00

Event Terms

Please enter me for the above event. I accept that the organiser will not be liable for any loss, damage, action, claim, cost or expenses which may arise in the consequence of my participation in or attendance to this event. I declare that I will not attend unless I am in good health on the day of the event and accept that I attend at my own risk. In the unlikely event of abandonment or cancellation, all or part of my entry fee may be retained for the management and administration of the event. No refunds or transfers allowed under any circumstances.

Further information from the Organiser

You should collect your race pack/number at the venue on the day at the event. Please arrive in good time.

Event Organiser

Name: Mark Ford

Information about the organiser: Founder of and and father to an energetic daughter.

Link to events website:

  • Oak Lodge
  • Typical Trail
  • Oak Lodge Buggy Line Up
  • Forestry Commission

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