getting to and staying at tr24
Getting to TR24
BEFORE YOU ARRIVE
Please note that all over18's wishing to attend and camp are required to purchase a ticket. For those taking part in the Conti Thunder Run 24hr and Thunder Run10K races, this is included in your race entry fee. All other adults should purchase their ticket HERE, selecting the 'Non Runner Weekend Camping' option. Your tickets to gain entry will be emailed out the week before the event. Under 18's remain free of charge, so do not need to buy a ticket.
Conti Thunder Run is held at Catton Park, Walton-on-Trent, Derbyshire DE12 8LN.
To avoid an extremely narrow bridge at Walton-on-Trent all traffic must approach from the A38 between Lichfield and Burtonon-Trent. Leave the A38 taking the A513 signed for Tamworth and Alrewas. Head towards Tamworth on the A513, after approx. 1.5 miles you will go under a railway bridge. Take the left turn immediately after the bridge. TR24 will be on the right hand side after about 1 mile.
IMPORTANT: The site opens at 11am on Friday 21/7/23
Car Parking & Camping
IMPORTANT: The site opens at 11am on Friday 21/7/23. There is strictly no parking along the road or on the verges.
PLEASE NOTE: There will be some changes to the site access for 2023. Further details and site maps will be published in the coming weeks, but the key points to be aware are firstly that car parking will no longer be on the opposite side of the road to the camping. Secondly, access to the campsite will be pedestrianised. This means that visitors will have to plan to carry their camping equipment on to site. There will be some exceptions, including solo competitors, motorhomes and campervans. Details of all this will also be released in the coming weeks.
These changes have been introduced following conversations with Catton Park's landowners to ease access to the site, reduce risk and lessen the impact on their land.
STAYING ON SITE AT TR24
Camping is available on site from 11am Friday 21/7/23 through until 6pm Sunday 23/7/23.
NOTE: We are not able to offer camping on the Sunday night this year. All visitors must be off site by 6pm 23/7/23.
IMPORTANT - Please leave all access routes through the campsites clear at all times.
The first member of a team or club arriving on site is welcome to mark out a space for the rest of the team. However, you must be considerate and NOT tape off unnecessarily large areas. Spend some time planning how much space you actually need before you arrive. No 'recreational areas' are permitted in the campsite. Having space for your tents and somewhere to sit is absolutely fine. Pegging off enough space for a private football pitch or tennis court is not considerate to others and is not allowed.
Camping pitches cannot be pre-booked. Primarily, there will be pedestrian access only to the campsite areas, with some exceptions;
Campervans and caravans are permitted to park within the campsite areas. Further details will be released in the coming weeks. No access will be permit for these vehicles after midday on Saturday.
Solo runners are permitted to park one car per entrant within the dedicated solo campsite. Should solo runners wish to camp with friends within the main campsite areas they are welcome to do so but must adhere to the regular camping & parking procedure.
Campsite Rules (continued)
Blue badge holders participating or attending may park within the campsite but must clearly display a valid parking badge.
IMPORTANT NOTE: We have to get a lot of you on and off the site at Thunder Run, which is why we have to set out some rules. Our car parking staff are there to ensure your safety and the safety of others on site so follow any instructions given by them. Any poor language or disrespectful behaviour shown to the car parking staff, or anyone else on site could result with you and your team/group being removed from the race and asked to leave the event.
DO NOT enter the grounds of Catton Hall. This is a private residence of the estate and not open to the public.
Access the land on the opposite side of the road, the river, ponds and lakes is strictly prohibited.
STRICTLY NO BBQs, OPEN FIRES, FIRE PITS & CHINESE LANTERNS.
Diesel generators only. NO petrol generators are allowed due to the increased fire risk.
Ensure that you remove all tent pegs when you break camp. A rogue tent peg can cause serious injury.
Make sure your pitch is compeltely free off litter when you leave. Either dispose of your rubbish at one of the waste points on site or take it home with you. DO NOT put any hot ashes in any of the bins or waste points. TR24 is a zero landfill event - our waste management contractor sorts all recycleable waste at their facility, with anything else going to EfW (Engery From Waste).
The quiet times on the campsites after 23:00 should be strictly adhered to. Remember that this is a family friendly event, there will be children of all ages present, and some people want a good night's rest before the race. Any inconsiderate behaviour should be reported to security on 07415 416048.
Campsite Info (continued)
One shower block will be open on Friday from 5pm until 10pm. All shower blocks will be open from midday Saturday through until 4:00pm Sunday.
While the race is underway one block of showers will be reserved for solo and pairs runners only.
Due to the temporary nature of the facilities and logistics required to have the showers running for the full duration of the race, we are not currently able to extend these hours.
All showers will be regularly cleaned throughout the event but help us keep them in good shape by wiping off any excess mud before you step into the shower cubicle. If you have any issues please let the event staff know.
Please be aware that if the conditions are particularly muddy the queue for the showers can get long. Consider others and be as quick as you can please.
Campsite Info (continued)
All portaloos on site will be regularly cleaned and serviced throughout the event. If you have any issues please let a member of staff know.
Please use the hand sanitiser provided before and after using the faclities.
MAN'S BEST FRIEND
Keep dogs on a short lead at all times and clean up after them.
Catton Park is a working farm, so if you are walking your dog you must remain within the campsite and arena fields only.
Please do not walk the course with your dog to avoid disturbing any livestock and wildlife in other areas of the park.
Should you have any issues or concerns on site please report them immediately to a member of the event team. You will be able to get in touch with the event team 24hrs a day; either go to registration, the event office, or the security team. For out of hours contact between 10pm and 7am please call security on 07415 416048.