A sensational course linking Burghley and Stamford. With incredible access to the private areas of the Burghley estate, a traffic free High street st Martins and a course that explores countless beautiful and unique locations.
Race Date: 10/03/2024
Distance: 7 Mile Road Race
Start time: 09:00am
Cut off Time: 11:00am
Start/Finish: Burghley House, Stamford
UKA Entry Fee: £26.00
Entry Fee: £28.00
Entry Fee Includes:
Free Event Photos
Full Road Closures
Advanced Medical Support
Full Event Support
This is a real adventure through the many places that make this area amazing. The beautiful town of Stamford, Burghley estate, stunning landmarks, local communities, beautiful villages and the surrounding countryside. It has it all.
Why 7 miles? Because it's the most fantastic course that we could design.
Bottle Lodges. Tudor Gatehouse the west entrance to the estate.
St Martins High Street flawless Georgian history.
The George Hotel and Gallows. Host to prime ministers and royalty, a local landmark and place of huge historic importance.
Town bridge with views over the meadows.
River Welland The historic trade route through Stamford.
Burghley Estate Beautiful country estate with ancient woodlands and exquisitely maintained grounds.
Burghley House finished in 1587 one the finest Elizabethan houses ever constructed.
Burghley Deer Park deer roam freely.
Pilsgate A lovely little village where support will be high.
The Green Drift countryside, dry stone walls and rolling fields.
Burghley Walled Gardens The old kitchen garden formerly employing 18 full time gardeners and feeding the estate.
The Private Burghley Estate ordinarily closed to the public, a huge privilege to run here.
Lacelot 'capability' brown house approach The approach planned for horse and cart with the most exceptional view of the house.
Lions bridge beautiful bridge crossing the lake in the heart of the estate.
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Check your inbox, spam folders, work emails or anywhere else your confirmation email might be hiding! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not receive your email confirmation.You will receive your race number in the post at least a week before the event. Race numbers will have your timing chip attached.
Runners must be 16 yrs old on the day of the run in order to take part.
This event will be subject to any and all Covid restrictions at the time of the event. By entering you are accepting timings and formats might need to change to accommodate new legislations or government guidance. The situation might change from when you enter to when the event goes ahead.
We will try to keep the event as close to originally planned as physically possible. If the event cannot go ahead because of Government restrictions we will automatically transfer your entry into the 2023 version of the event.
7:00am Car Park open
8:30am Site Closed to Traffic
9:00am Race Start
11:00am Course Closed
Update coming 25/02/24
Where are We?
On race day you will have to follow the Yellow signs to race registration. All traffic will be required to enter through the B1443 main visitor entrance to the house.
This road will be closed to traffic from 8:55am - 9:30am
You must arrive on site, on time and be registered well in advance.
Any spectators will be required to arrive on site before this road is closed to the public. You will have to wait until all runners have cleared the area to access the site if arriving after 8:55am.
Cars will not be allowed to move during the event.
DON'T BE LATE!
YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS THE SITE.
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We have a bag drop facility for you to take advantage of. Drop off is located at the start line.
Each race bib has a tear off luggage label. Simply attach this to your bag and hand it into the team.
This facility is provided so that you can wear warm clothing for the walk to the start line.
Please do not leave valuables in your bags. Items are left at your own risk.
Will be conducted at the race start line. We will cover a few general safety points and inform you of any changes or notable difference to the course. Please be at the start line at the designated time.
Please be ready in advance of the start. Your time starts when you cross the timing mat under the gantry, not when the gun goes off.
Please do not be late. Absolutely NO LATE STARTS will be permitted under any circumstances.
Open and closing times will be strictly adhered to. There are no on the day entries in this event. You must have entered in advance.
Will take place at the finish line. Times are approximate and may be moved earlier if all prize winners are present
Parking is available on the Burghley estate and is free to runners. Please follow instructions in the event guide so you get to the correct entrance on time.
No in ear or over ear headphones allowed. Bone conducting headphones are fine.
Under UKA rules you unfortunately cannot run with a buggy or your dog on a lead.
Please do not pass on your entry without informing us. Changing entries will only be considered within the transfer policy.
The person registered must turn up to race registration on the morning of the race.
The main route is Tarmac road. We cannot promise that there won't be damp sections. The finish line is on a small grass section.
What will you receive before the race?
You should receive an automated confirmation email when you register. If you do not receive an email please first check your junk email folder.
You will receive an email race guide two weeks prior to the event.
Race numbers and timing chips will be sent to runners prior to the event. Please keep your details up to date.
On site facilities
Medical treatment centre. Fully staffed with supplies and highly qualified staff.
Mobile catering facilities where you can buy hot and cold food and drink.
Please note: The main house will be closed during the event.
The Orangery restaurant will open at 11:00am for lunch
Each runners will get a medal at the finish line. You may also keep your personalised race number as a keepsake.
It is a tremendous privilege to host this event at such an incredible venue.
The history and the beauty is breathtaking.
The concept of this event is to showcase all that this area has to offer. We are taking runners on a journey through local history and giving you a special tour of the estate, town and countryside in a really interesting and varied course.
We are joining the Burghley estate and the historic old town of Stamford for the first run of its kind.
We must give special thanks to SKDC, Peterborough district council, Pilsgate Village, Stamford Town council and Burghley estate for believing in the project and working on the delivery. Without these organisations and local people we wouldn't have the opportunity to run and share such an incredible place in such a special way.
How old is Burghley House?
1491 King Henry VIII Born
1492 Columbus discovers America
1520 William Cecil born 1st Lord Burghley
1558 Coronation of Elizabeth I
1587 Burghley House Completed
1588 Spanish armada defeated
1605 Gunpowder plot
1642-1646 The Civil War
1666 Great fire of London
1694 Bank of England founded
1706 Treaty of the Union Great Britain formed
1776 American declaration of independence
1778 Cook discovers Hawaii
1815 Napoleon Defeated at Waterloo
1859 On the origins of species published
1914 The Great War
1942 World War II
1969 First man on the moon
2020 First Burghley7
2022 2nd Burghley7
2023 3rd Burghley7
2024 You can be on the start line