Eight Point Two started to provide races back in 2005. Our Whole Hog series was developed especially for the charity market as we felt that there weren’t many alternatives to the traditional road running races. We also felt that those runners who wanted to raise money also wanted something that was memorable and challenging!
We developed short races, in beautiful locations, which were off road and are usually between 6 and 8 miles long. As always there are challenges of differing degrees and styles to do along the way – just check out our blog archive for ideas on what you might be letting yourselves in for!
During 2010 we also invested in Sport ident race timing equipment because we believe that it’s the best equipment to use on our style of events. This means that we now have a safety monitoring and timing system which sets our events apart. You can talk to us about using this equipment for your own events.
The Whole Hog
The Whole Hog events are primarily team events which include a running/walking element and a variety of challenging and exhilarating natural and manmade obstacles along the way. They are hard work but a lot of fun. Teams should expect a participation time of around 1 ½ to 3 hours.
Though it is not primarily a fundraising event, the Whole Hog races can be a great way to fundraise for charities with about 30% of the competitors raising money for a variety of charities, we estimate that there was over £300,000 raised during the 2010 season.
For our race calendar check out the web site. www.wholehograces.co.uk
Dig Deep Races
Eight Point Two, in partnership with the Whirlow Hall Farm trust, have put together the Dig Deep Races in the Peak District. As part of the event we will be hosting a 60 mile ULTRA race, a 30 mile 'Intro' ULTRA, the 12.12 mile Trail race and the Whirlow 10k Trail Challenge. www.digdeepraces.co.uk
JCB Mud Run
We put the first JCB Mud Run on in 2012 and we had 500 people take part in a fantastic race. We are looking for 1000 in 2013! The venue and the resources at our disposal (LOTS of JCB's) mean that this is one of the best MUD RUN's out there. The event is in entirely in aid of the NSPCC and every penny of your registration money goes straight to the charity!
Weve also got a short trail run arranged for early January of each year to get those legs moving and those minds motivated for the coming years challenges. Rother Valley is the location - please see our events calendar for details.
Races for Others
Whether it’s a 10km road race or a 48 hour Adventure Race we have the expertise and experience to deliver a top quality event!
If you are interested in what Eight Point Two can do for you just contact the race director Ian Loombe at firstname.lastname@example.org .