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Conti Thunder Run is our 24 hour relay race where running is tested against the clock, putting your tactics, endurance and speed and teamwork to the ultimate test.

We're delighted to announce that Conti Thunder Run 2019 is just around the corner!

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Morning Thunder Run 10K

Are you in two minds about whether you're ready for the 24 hour race? Perhaps you want to get a feel for what to expect? If so, you're in luck. We're introducing a 10K race, taking place on the morning of Saturday 20 July, before the main 24 hour race gets underway.  The route will be exactly the same as the 24 hour event, providing participants with a taste of what Conti Thunder Run is all about.

Click here to book your tickets.

“You’ll find TR24 physically challenging and mentally tough but an experience not to be missed.”

Former competitor, Conti Thunder Run 24Hr


Timetable of events

Friday 19th July 2019

  • 08:00AM Campsite opens
  • 16:00PM to 21:00PM Registration open for the Conti Thunder Run
  • 16:00PM to 18:45PM Registration open for the Pyjama
  • 17:00PM to 22:00PM Showers available.
  • 18:00PM to 18:30PM Yoga with Jakarandra Yoga—meet in the changeover area
  • 19:00PM The Pyjama Run starts.
  • 19:30PM to 20:30PM Guest Speaker TBC
  • 21:00PM to 22:00PM Live music in main marquee
  • 22:00PM Site gates closed
  • 23:00PM to 07:00AM Quiet time on the campsite.

Saturday 20th July 2019

  • 07:00AM Site open
  • 07:00AM to 11.00AM Conti Thunder Run 24hr Registration open.
  • 07:00AM to 09:00AM Thunder Run 10K Registration open.
  • 09:30AM Thunder Run 10K starts.
  • 10:30AM Thunder Run 10k podium presentation.
  • 10:45 to 11:15AM Yoga with Jakarandra Yoga—meet in the changeover area
  • 11:30AM Race briefing.
  • 11:50AM Runners begin to line up on the start line.
  • 12:00 noon The 24h Conti Thunder Run 2019 begins!!!
  • 12:00 noon Shower blocks open.
  • 13:00 to 16:00 Shirt exchange in main marquee
  • 20:20PM Sunset. All runners must carry a light from this point.
  • 23:00PM to 07.00AM Quiet time on the campsite.

Sunday 21st July 2019

  • 06:40AM Sunrise. Only about 7 1/2 hours to go.
  • 10:30AM to 13:30PM Medal Exchange.
  • 10:30AM to 13:30PM Shirt sale in main marquee.
  • 12:00 noon Race finishes.
  • 13:30PM approx. Podium presentation for all categories.

Tips and tricks to help you prepare

Whether it's your first Conti Thunder Run, or you're looking to make a second year comeback, we've got you covered with some handy tips on how to best prepare for the chance to be on the winning team!

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Tips to help ensure your teammate turns up for the handover at 2am

  • Write down the schedule and make sure everyone is happy with their running slot.
  • Make sure everyone gets woken up on time. Runner 1 wakes up runner 3, runner 2 wakes up runner 4, and so on. This gives everyone 30-90 minutes to get ready.
  • Be sure that all participants roughly knows how long the runner before them will take to complete a lap.
  • Have another runner or helper walk with you to the transition area. This is useful if you forget something, or have clothes to ditch before you get on the course.
  • Have a special call to shout out or object to to wave to make it easier to spot your teammates. Remember, at 2am, staring into head torches, everyone looks the same! 
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How to survive your first 24 hour race

  • Pack plenty of clothes. TR24 can be baking hot, very wet, and everything in between!
  • Ensure you have sufficient food and drink with you.
  • Bring some cash for the onsite catering, and other stalls.
  • Run within your limits.
  • Have fun, and try not to get worked up if things don't go to plan.
  • Bring baby wipes! 
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Tips for the brave solo runners #1

  • Get enough sleep before the race. Tapering doesn't mean doing all those DIY jobs at home in your spare time.
  • Plan your meals and nutrition strategy in advance.
  • If you have a support crew, inform them of everything that you need them to do, and when. It's important that they manage to fit some sleep in – even if you don't.
  • Don't start too fast!
  • Talk to your fellow runners. It will help the time fly by, and it's amazing how much you can learn while out on a run.
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Tips for the brave solo runners #2

  • Tent – it's a long night without one!
  • Baby wipes – so, so useful.
  • Insect repellent – the little critters can be quite vicious at this time of year.  
  • Dryrobe – keeping warm and dry before and after your laps has such a beneficial effect 
  • Multiple shoe option – conditions can be changeable, so having different soles can be key.

2018 Highlights

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