This will be your last ever chance to experience the amazing weekend that is Sun Run. The owners of the farm where it is located are developing the site and there’s no room any more for thousands of rowdy Scouts every year!
The main events are two hikes, both leaving the site as the sun sets with the aim of getting back before it rises again the next morning. The Sun Run itself is full marathon distance of 26 miles, the Moon Run is just under half that, so easily doable.
Before the runs on the Saturday night, there are loads of great activities such as fair ground rides, sports and games etc.
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Laura went last time…
“K2 have been on the camp three times already, and everyone had an amazing time. If you are unsure or just want to know more, here’s what happened in 2012:
We travelled in the minibus early Friday evening, everything was set up and then it was time to party in the barn! Complete with live music, acts and performers, and a bucking bronco, it was a great evening.
Saturday was filled with activities on site. The day could be as jam-packed or as relaxing as you wanted it to be. There were fairground rides, bungee trampolines, a climbing tower, inflatables, and team games of tug-of-war, volley-ball and 5-a-side. If you were looking for something more relaxing there were performers on stage throughout the day, and even a petting zoo which gave you the opportunity to hold snakes, a meerkat, or even stroke a raccoon.
Saturday evening was time for the Sun Run (26 miles) and Moon Run (11 miles). Thanks to all the rain there had been that weekend, there was A LOT of mud, which meant there were quite a few slips and tumbles along the way, but it just added more fun to the challenge. We were determined to finish, and – after nearly nine hours – WE DID! We walked into camp just after 3.30 am. I’m not going to pretend we did it in the fastest time, because we most definitely didn’t, but we had completed a marathon, in the night, in the rain, and we were happy!
We packed up our camp Sunday morning and headed over to the stage for the presentation of all the prizes from the competitions over the weekend, and then headed home.
It really was an amazing weekend, and I recommend it without any hesitation. It is a chance to push yourself and see what you can achieve. If you’re holding back because you’re not sure about the walk itself, don’t worry! At various points around the route there is the choice to return to camp on a minibus if you don’t feel you can continue, so just go as far as you can. The weekend is not just about the walking, it’s about the atmosphere, getting involved, and meeting new people. This time the camp will be bigger and better than ever to celebrate the final year of Sun Run. This is your last chance to get involved, don’t miss out!”