Battle of the Knights


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Battle of the Knights II – 5k race with obstacle course challenge

Join us for the sequel to the event’s successful predecessor which took place in early 2017, raising more than £14,000 for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

Battle of the Knights II takes place here at The Playground on Sunday, 18 March 2018, from 10.30am.

Take advantage of the online discount

If you sign up online a £10 or £5 discount is available for the adult race depending on when you sign up.

  • The first 200 sign-ups can register for £25
  • A £30 price is available until 15 February
  • Full price of £35 from 16 February

A challenge event for all

To meet demand, 2018’s event will include more waves so even more challengers looking to beat this 5K challenge, which includes a 25-strong obstacle course, can be accommodated.

The distance is great for beginners and for more experienced runners the chance to win free entry to the next event is good competitive fun.

New addition: Junior Race

We’ve paid close attention to our feedback and introduced a race for younger people, which consists of a 1km run and child-friendly obstacles. So, encourage the rest of the family to sign up. It is only £15 for the junior race.

There will be two waves for children: one for eight to 11 year-olds and one for 12 to 15 year-olds. This is an optional medieval-themed fancy-dress race.

The course features epic obstacles!

St Nicholas Hospice Care works with The Playground to put this event on and couldn’t do it without their fantastic obstacle course.

Prizes to play for on the day

Battle of the Knights medals
Every participant will receive a medal once they complete the race.

Take on the gauntlet set by last year’s Knights
The event is chip timed and we honour the top 10 per cent of finishers with free entry to the next event. We had more than 200 people sign up last year which means 20 participants will be defending their knightly status in Battle of the Knights II.

Keep up to date

Keep up to date with the event via the new Facebook page

Sign up online

To register, please Click Here

Click Here to view photos from last year’s event.

What’s it all for?

St Nicholas Hospice Care has community and life at its heart, so first and foremost we provide services to help people in West Suffolk and Thetford live better with dying, death and bereavement.
We also put on great events for the community. We see it as a vital way of providing exciting and positive ways to act on your want to make a difference and to live your life to the fullest.

Visit the Hospice’s website  if you’d like to learn more about our services or other fundraising activities.