24 HR WINDY 500

In 2023, we shattered our goal of 2400 miles in 24 hours at Watchtree as part of the 100MPH Challenge. Now, it’s time for a new adventure.

Why is it called the 24 HR Windy 500?

(Watchtree Independent 500)

The 24 HR Windy 500 is Watchtree’s unique challenge where our collective aim is to contribute 500 miles every hour. Each participant sets their own individual goal, which could range from 1 mile to 80 miles or more! This event is about individual achievements, and when everyone’s efforts are combined, we strive towards our collective goal of 500 miles per hour for 24 hours.

Everyone is welcome to join this fun event – walk, run, push, dog walk, or even attempt a cartwheel around Watchtree’s two-mile perimeter route. Every lap adds two miles to our total. You don’t need to be an ultra runner or walker; just cover as many laps as you feel comfortable with. Visit Watchtree as many times as you want within the 24-hour period to log your laps – there’s no need to do them all in one go. One of our most popular participation times was 10 PM!

The event will culminate in our weekly trail run during the final hour, where we hope as many people as possible will join us for a grand finale.

In previous events, we’ve seen participants on crutches, dog walkers and runners, toddlers, families, pram pushers, and wheelchair users enjoying the Great Outdoors!

The entry fee is £8.00 for non-members and £6.40 for members – enter your membership code when booking.

Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Team Competition

Last year’s Team Competition was a huge success, and we’ve made some adjustments for fairness. Teams can now have a maximum of 8 paying entrants (including dogs taking part). Challenge your running club, company, or business to see which team can clock up the most miles! Why not turn it into a fun team-building event? Just add your team name when you enter and come give us your miles! Challenge yourself to achieve a new distance or number of laps and help us accomplish something amazing together!

Join us for THE WINDY 500 and be part of this incredible journey!

Themed hours

Get ready for some exciting themed challenges at the upcoming event. One of the crowd’s favourites is the midnight pyjama run, and we’ll be announcing specific themes closer to the event. But feel free to come up with your own challenges! Here are a few suggestions to get you started:
  • Run 1 lap per hour for 24 hours
  • Take on a marathon over 24 hours
  • Glow up your run with neon lights
  • Get creative with fancy dress
  • A sunset run
  • A sunrise run

Spotify Playlist

When you register for the event online, there will be a section where you can add your favourite song to the WINDY 500 Spotify playlist. This way, everyone can enjoy and complete the challenge with a really cool playlist. Click the player below to access the play list.

For event updates and important information click here

24 HR WINDY 500

Event Date:

September 14, 2024 11:00 am

Event End Date:

September 15, 2024 11:00 am


£8 20% discount for Watchtree Members

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