We at Quirky Races aim to put on our own events which of course will have the most original and unique concepts we can come up with. We have lots of ideas and intend to make as many of them happen as possible
01/11/19 – Quirky Races Hallowine Run
Back for a third successive year the Quirky Races Hallowine Run provides 5 spooky 1km laps in the dark including going through the ghostly woods with some scary surprises along the way all made a little less frightening by a glass of wine for Dutch courage after each lap and ending with your choice of a glow in the dark medal or a bottle of special event labeled wine for all survivors!
7.30pm start. £17.50 gets you run entry, glow stick, free parking, 4 glasses of wine on route and a medal or a bottle or wine at the finish. We are offering an extra 20% off until the end of July using code ‘EARLYBIRD20’. ONLY 75 PLACES AVAILABLE!
The route is all on grass and trail and will be marked with glow sticks and marshals dressed up to give you a surprise along the way. Halloween themed fancy dress is hugely encouraged and a torch is mandatory for all participants.
There is a fully licensed permanent indoor bar at the venue (The Obelisk Centre) where we’d love to see everyone for a drink afterwards. Every lap will start and finish inside a huge marquee.
Due to this run involving alcohol it’s for strictly over 18’s only.
14/04/19 – Quirky Races Easter Chocolate Run
After a successful first year‘s running we returned to the Obelisk Centre for Easter 2019. The more you run the more chocolate you earn! Run as many half mile laps as you like in one hour. Chocolate at the end of each lap.
Thanks for Flux Media for this awesome video and the photos they produced for us which were all free of charge to our runners.
09/12/18 – Quirky Christmas Mince Pie Run
Back for it‘s third year. Run 5k, eat 5 mince pies! Set in the Billing Aquadrome holiday park grounds participants ran 5km while stopping off to consume a mince pie at every kilometer.
Every entry got at Santa hat at the start and a Christmas themed medal at the finish.
26/10/18 – Hallowine Run
5 spooky 1km laps in the dark including going through the ghostly woods with some scary surprises along the way all made a little less frightening by a glass of wine for Dutch courage after each lap and ending with a glow in the dark medal for all survivors!
The trail route is marked out with glow sticks, Halloween lights and marshals dressed up to give you a surprise along the way. Every lap starts and finishes inside a huge marquee.
This year we introduced even more running through the woods to add to the experience.
18/08/18 – Strongman Run
We hosted a special Strongman Run timetrial event at the Family Fun Day at the Obelisk Centre in Northampton.
A 200m course involving 3 runs up and down a steep hill carrying either a sandbag or a tyre then 3 burpees and a sprint to the finish line. There was a live leaderboard throughout the day with free entry to one of our future events for the fastest man, woman, boy and girl.
31/03/18 – Quirky Races Easter Chocolate Run
The more you run the more chocolate you earn! Run as many half mile laps as you like in one hour. Chocolate at the end of each lap and an Easter themed medal at the finish.
December 2017- Christmas virtual Run for The Lewis Foundation
This was another chance for anyone who missed our Christmas Mince Pie Run to get thier hands on the fabulous glittery Santa medal and raise some funds for the amazing charity, The Lewis Foundation at the same time. There was also an alternative running Santa medal on offer for anyone who did the Mince Pie Run. All that was required was to run 5KM while doing something quirky.
100% of entry fees for this run went directly to the charity. The Lewis Foundation provides gift packs to patients receiving cancer treatment at the Talbot Butler Ward at Northampton General Hospital.
We had some great entries including a backwards running 5km, a parkrun conga, a solo mince pie run and a bride and groom/ stag and hen parkrun effort.
03/12/17- Quirky Christmas Mince Pie run
Run 5k, eat 5 mince pies! our second annual event. New venue, same great run. This year we moved to Billing Aquadrome holiday and hosted our biggest event yet. welcomed with open arms. This is a fun event for all the family. Every entry gets at Santa hat at the start and a Christmas themed medal at the finish.
28 /10/17- Hallowine Run
4 spooky half mile laps including going through the ghostly woods with some scary surprises along the way all made a little less frightening by a cup of blood (wine) for Dutch courage before each lap and ending with a bottle of wine to take away with you, that’s assuming you make it out alive!
Glow sticks, free parking, 4 glasses of wine on route and a good quality bottle of special event labeled wine at the finish.
The course was 2 miles long set over 4 half mile laps with a glass of wine at the start of each lap. The route was marked with fairy lights and glow sticks with marshals dressed up to give you a surprise along the way.
18/06/17- The Northampton Buggy Run
The Northampton Buggy Run offers a unique chance for parents/ carers to run/ race with their children while pushing them in their buggies/ pushchairs with a whole field of like minded people all doing the same thing. We believe this is the first ever event of it’s kind in the UK. BOTH ADULT AND CHILD WILL RECEIVE A FINISHERS MEDAL!
The course is 5km in distance and is a one lap route all on smooth flat concrete paths within Billing Aquadrome holiday park. It is all accessible for spectators with the first mile and last 1km all within view from the main event area
11/12/16- Quirky Christmas Mince Pie run
Run 5k, eat 5 mince pies! Come and celebrate Christmas the Quirky Races way. Set in the beautiful Salcey forest participants will run (or walk) 5km while stopping to consume a full mince pie just before every kilometer.