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Continental Thunder Run 24Hr

THE ORIGINAL 24HR TRAIL RUNNING RACE

 

Event update

Grab your running mates, charge your lights and dust off the tent... Conti Thunder Run is back! In line with the government’s planned easing of restrictions we are confident we can deliver a safe event over the weekend of 23-25 July 2021.  We are really excited to get the amazing Thunder Run community back together for another weekend of trail running, sleep deprivation, good times and great memories, yet we remain committed to hosting a safer event for everyone. As such we will continue with our event planning which will include some additional mitigation measures around areas such as hygiene, campsite guidelines and social distancing. As the situation is constantly evolving, we will keep you all updated on what will be in place in good time ahead of the event weekend. 

Conti Thunder Run is the original 24hr trail running race. After an enforced year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 will be the twelfth edition of the race (our dirty dozen perhaps!?!), where thousands of ardent runners will be taking on the Thunder Run course to challenge themselves to see how many laps they can complete in 24hrs. With competitors ranging from solo runners to relay teams of up to eight, Conti Thunder Run is a challenge that offers something to participants from all backgrounds and every level of experience.

Camping, facilities, great entertainment and a host of activities all add to the incredible family festival atmosphere of the weekend making it a ‘must do’ event for the summer.

Transferred entries

As previously stated all entries were automatically transferred from the postponed 2020 edition to this year's event. So if you entered last year you don't need to do anything for the time being (other than keep training!).

New entries

If you haven't yet entered and want to join the party, places are still available at www.tr24.org.

Lizzie's Story

Lizzie Tovey

Lizzie Tovey

The best thing about Conti Thunder Run is our community of runners.  Over the years we have had the honour of meeting and getting to know some truly wonderful and inspirational people, none more so than Lizzie Tovey.

As a visually impaired runner, Lizzie already had to overcome more obstacles than most of us.  After only taking up running in 2018, she was soon covering big distances and completed the London Marathon with her guide runner, raising money to fund a guide dog.  Her enthusiasm and passion for running kept on developing and she was set to run Thunder Run in 2020 as a solo competitor. 

Then at the start of the year life put another hurdle in her way when Lizzie was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer.  But you can’t keep a good girl down and Lizzie kept on running, focusing on being fit and well enough to take part in Thunder Run.  Even when we had to postpone the event Lizzie wasn’t deterred and switched her focus to the VR24 virtual challenge.  Her updates in the VR24 group inevitably lifted the spirits of everyone involved in that challenge, not to mention raising a smile with her seemingly endless wardrobe of fancy dress costumes!  No matter how tough things were, Lizzie always had the most upbeat outlook, and her infectious positivity made her a much loved part of the TR24 family.

Sadly, Lizzie lost her battle with cancer at the end of 2020 but some of her closest friends are determined to keep her memory alive by putting on their ‘positive pants’ and taking on a number of charity fundraising challenges to raise bucket loads of money in her name.  Lizzie’s close friend Sonia has set up a Just Giving page and a Facebook page for people to share updates on the fundraising challenges

 

Sonia explains why Lizzie was such an inspirational friend:

“It was the running that kept her alive.  It gave her focus, a goal, a determination to strive to accomplish so many things!! She phoned me from the hospital distraught, not because they told her that the chemo hadn’t worked, and her tumours were bigger, and it had spread. She sobbed because they told her that she had to stop running and walking.  I sadly watched her flame blow out afterwards. The fact that she couldn’t do what she loved doing broke her heart. In my opinion the running kept her alive!! I loved running with her.  We would have so much fun. I miss her so much. I hope she is up there running free and has the wind in her hair!! I have never met anyone as beautiful inside and out as she was a huge inspiration - we should all be a bit more Lizzie!! There are lots of events being planned to make sure her legacy lives on!! She may be gone but she’ll never be forgotten xxxxx”


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All you need to know about Continental Thunder Run 24Hr

Thunder Run 10K

24HR CONTI THUNDER RUN 2019

The Thunder Run 10K is a stand alone race completing one lap of the course starting at 9am on the Saturday morning.

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Directions

Directions to Catton Park

Directions for how to get to Conti Thunder Run 24Hr.

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Hints & Tips

Conti Thunder Run Hints & Tips

Useful information to help make your Conti Thunder Run experience go smoothly.

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Contact

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If you'd like more information about the Conti Thunder Run 24Hr then get in touch. We're happy to answer your questions, receive feedback about the race and supporting media. 

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Terms and Conditions

ContiRunning

Attention! All competitors must read the following 24h Conti Thunder Run terms and conditions.

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TR24 Historic Results

24HR CONTI THUNDER RUN 2019

Every result for every category, from 2015 to 2019.

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Conti Thunder Run 24Hr

24h Conti Thunder Run 2017

Now in its twelfth year, we are delighted to sponsor the renowned Continental Thunder Run 24Hr.

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Conti Thunder Run 24Hr on social media

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Join our running community for updates on the 24h Conti Thunder Run plus useful news and advice on running.

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You can access all the latest news from Continental Tyres UK via our Twitter channel.

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YouTube

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Watch our archive of Continental Thunder Run 24Hr videos here.

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Video gallery

2019 CONTI THUNDER RUN 24HR

As always, the 2019 Continental Thunder Run was a blast, and while the rain came down spirits were definitely high!

Results have been posted, below, and can be downloaded. You can also view a selection of images from the event in the galleries, below.