Kelly's Cross Country Challenge 2017

  • 15 October 2017
  • Loseley Park
  • 1.5k children's race
  • 10k Canicross
  • 10k run
  • 10k walk
  • 3k children's race
  • 5k Canicross
  • 5k run
  • 5k walk
  • Half Marathon
  • Half Marathon Canicross

Back again for a third year, Kelly's Cross Country Challenge has something for everyone!

With stunning 5k, 10k & half marathon routes through the Loseley estate this event is a proper cross country event with tracks, trails and fields to cover. The breath-taking views and the chance to enjoy these prestigious grounds make it a must for all runners!!

There is a 1k untimed children's route and a new timed  3k route designed with younger or less experienced runners in mind. Also NEW this year two SEPARATE WALKING ROUTES OF 5 & 10K!

All this, together with food, drink & fun activities at HQ there really is somemething for everyone. So, come along and join us!

 

WE COVER ALL COSTS SO EVERY PENNY WILL GO STRAIGHT TO CHALLENGERS, A WONDERFUL CHARITY PROVIDING PLAY & LEISURE CENTRES FOR DISABLED CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE.

 

 

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* Timings above to be confirmed *

 

Routes

You can view the routes by clicking on the distances below.

Children's race

3k run

5k run

10k run

Half marathon run

Separate walking routes:

5k walk

10k walk

A little more info...

All the routes other than the children's event use the South part of the estate and there is not as much climbing as previous years.

The 10k, half marathon and 5k runs go up through the field above the lake.

The 10k and half marathon routes go up to the North Downs ridge on a hard packed footpath path rather than a muddy field where it's difficult to climb if wet.

The 5k returns on the track that runs North/South down the middle of the estate, back to the finish.

Separate walking routes will follow soon, and will be led on the day by Shere Trek walk leaders.

 

Event Registration Opens Warm Up Time Start Time
Half Marathon Canicross 09:00 AM 09:55 AM 10:00 AM
10k Canicross 09:00 AM 09:55 AM 10:00 AM
Half Marathon 09:30 AM 10:05 AM 10:10 AM
10k run 09:30 AM 10:05 AM 10:15 AM
5k Canicross 09:00 AM 09:55 AM 10:00 AM
5k run 09:30 AM 10:05 AM 10:15 AM
10k walk 08:30 AM 09:00 AM
3k children's race 08:30 AM 08:55 AM 09:05 AM
5k walk 08:30 AM 09:00 AM
1.5k children's race 08:30 AM 08:55 AM 09:00 AM

  • FREE onsite parking
  • Route at prestigious Loseley Park
  • Gorgeous views
  • Free photos & chip timing
  • Fully marked & marshalled routes
  • Bespoke medals for all
  • Water stations
  • Mass warm up to music
  • Children's drama workshop in the field

 

Location

Loseley Park

Directions

Loseley House, GU3 1HY


By car from the A3:
Take the Compton / Godalming junction off the A3. Follow the signs to Compton on the B3000. DO NOT TURN LEFT ONTO POLSTEAD LANE. Continue past Polstead Lane to the front entrance of Loseley House. Look out for the signs and flags on the B3000 which will guide you left onto the Loseley Estate.
 
By car from Guildford:
Follow the A3100 towards Godalming. At the B3000 round about, turn right and follow the B3000. Follow the event signs. DO NOT TURN RIGHT ONTO STAKESCORNER ROAD. Continue on and look out for the flags at the front entrance of Loseley House. Free parking is available on the field adjacent to HQ, and accessible parking is available within the HQ village, please ask marshals if you need to park very close.
 
By Train:
The nearest station is Farncombe. It is 1.7 miles walk. Turn right onto Station rd. At Bourne Rd turn left. At Furze Lane, turn right. Continue on Furze Lane to the B3000. Turn right then left onto Stakescorner Rd. Contiunue on Stakescorner Rd and after 500m turn left onto the Loseley Estate. Follow the back road until you reach the race HQ.

Training plan one

Training plan two

Cafe2U Godalming

Cafe2U Godalming

Matthew brought his great little van to our events several times to provide hot and cold drinks, including much needed proper coffee for our runners and riders!

Care for Health

Care for Health

Offering free massage for a donation to Challengers at our Cross Country Challenge held at Loseley Park, just on their doorstep.

Challengers

Challengers

Serious about fun for all disabled children & young people. For more information about Challengers, please visit their website: http://www.disability-challengers.org

Facepainting by Carol

Facepainting by Carol

Carol is a wonderful facepainter and volunteered her time at mulitple Kelly's events! Thank you Carol!

Iain Spigs

Iain Spigs

Iain Spigs will be providing delicious hot food for cyclists, with sausage and bacon sourced locally and a vegetarian option too! Yum!

Loseley Park

Loseley Park

An exclusive venue for our annual Kelly's Cross Country Challenge. Owner, Michael More-Molyneux, is a current Patron of Challengers, the charity which receives 100% of the money raised by this event.

Mayor of Guildford

Mayor of Guildford

Councillor Mike Parsons is the Mayor of Guildfod for 2018-19 and will be joining us at Loseley Park to hand out medals and prizes and enjoy the atmosphere with our runners at the Kelly's Cross Country Challenge for Challengers. 

Pack Fitness

Pack Fitness

Pack Fitness provides a wide range of fitness classes locally and Nick ran some fun warm ups for adult and child competitors at our Kelly's Cross Country Challenge in 2017! Thanks Nick!

Perfect Pitch marquees

Perfect Pitch marquees

Perfect Pitch Marquees Ltd. are an established company based in Guildford, servicing the counties of Surrey, West Sussex, Hampshire and Berkshire. Nick, Jesse and the team have been supplying our event marquees for years and also go the extra mile to make sure the look fantastic and are put up with no fuss, so we can concentrate on making our event days a success!

Pyjama Drama

Pyjama Drama

Ana Maria and team will be providing a 30 minute themed drama workshop for young children whilst they wait for family members to finish their runs. Participating children must still be supervised by an adult.

Tesco Guildford

Tesco Guildford

Tesco Guildford's team will be running the car park & car wash at KellyFest this year! Bring on the wet sponges! Thanks guys!

The Music Works

The Music Works

A fab music school in Milford! Wonderful owners Andy & Kate will be providing music and sound at this event along with fabulous "proper coffee" from their bespoke, not-for-profit coffee van!

Trek Hire UK

Trek Hire UK

Trek Hire UK based in Shere are leading the walks for us at the Kelly's Cross Country Challenge at Loseley Park this year!

University of Surrey - School of Hospitality & Tourism

University of Surrey - School of Hospitality & Tourism

The events students have volunteered at many of our charity runs and cycles as marshals, registration assistants and set up team. The School has also been linked with us in other ways - we have been invited to share our expertise at their feasibility panels, have had a post graduate student study our events for his dissertation, and we have given large amounts of sponsorship to the students' live event projects raising money for charities.

 

 

Terms & Conditions

Click here to view the Terms & Conditions for the event.