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The Chopper 6 and 12 hr

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Saturday 21st September 2024

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Monday 11th September 2023 at 18:00
Entries Close
Wednesday 10th April 2024 at 17:20
Entry Fees

6 hrs- £43 (affiliated) £45 non

12 hrs- £53 (affiliated) £55 non


Event Organiser - Mark Marchant
  • Toilets, first aid cover.
  • Water and snacks and free Pizza
  • Fully waymarked and marshalled route
  • Bespoke Eco memento for all participants
  • Prizes for the greatest distance covered for both the 6hr and 12hr events.
  • Race start 10am.
  • Registration and parking between 8.30-9-30am


Chopwell Wood
High Spen
NE39 2AG


In simple terms run as many of the 4.2 mile loops as you can within your chosen time limit.

Only complete laps will be counted, so you will need to work out if it's worth starting another lap if you've only 30 mins to get around. If there are multiple runners having completed the same number of laps within the time period, then finishing places will be decided by the fastest cumulative time. 

The course has approx 500ft of elevation gain per loop. The distance has been chosen so that runners thinking about or training for a Backyard ultra can practise pacing (complete each loop within 1 hr- 50 miles in 12 hrs)

The event will start at 10am, obviously the 6 hr race will end at 4pm, and the 12 hr race will end at 10pm, meaning head torches will be required for the last few hours.

There will be snacks (including Vegan), such as flapjacks, gels, crisps , fruit and biscuits available. There will also be access to a coffee van, and complimentary Pizza.

You can access our car sharing group on Facebook, where you can arrange car sharing opportunities with other race day participants. Great for the environment and great for your pocket.... and you could win free race places in our car share raffle! Car Share group


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Event Location
Chopwell Wood, High Spen, Gateshead, NE39 2AG