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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 on Sunday, 18 March, from 10.30am, at The Playground, in Barrow, near Bury St Edmunds.

On this page, you will find out more about Battle of the Knights, including how to sign up with the online discount, our new junior race and how to volunteer as a marshal.



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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


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A challenge event for everyone

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. So, encourage the rest of the family to sign up. It is only £15 for the junior race, which consists of a 1k run and child-friendly obstacles.

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.

Last year’s top time: 00:27:39.0

Last year’s 20th position time: 00:33:48.1

Want to try out the obstacles before the race?

If you are keen to try out the course before the day, event sponsors The Playground are running a special offer for those who sign up. Participants can take advantage of 20 per cent off a pre-event Pay and Play session at The Playground.

One hundred per cent of your entry fee will go to St Nicholas Hospice Care

Thanks to our sponsors

Sign up with friends

If you think you might need a little encouragement to get you around the obstacle course why not sign up as part of a team.

This obstacle race is all about the camaraderie so even if you’re not in a team there will be plenty of encouragement throughout the 5km run.

Volunteer as a marshal

Could you be a volunteer marshal?

We need a lot of help at Battle of the Knights in order to keep all our participants safe.


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