ROC Scramble 2021 - Sunday 21st 09:30 - Sunday 21st November 2021 15:30

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ROC Scramble 2021

Before you enter ROC Scramble 2021

Please read the following conditions before entering ROC Scramble 2021.

On entering a pair or team, you will become the designated team captain, and will be responsible for confirming the details of additional team members. The full entry details of every participant must be provided by the team captain on entry.

A condition of the event permit from the Association of Running Clubs (ARC) is that participants who are not ARC affiliated or members of an ARC affiliated club, are required to pay an event affiliation fee of £2. We have added this fee to each entry entry as a surcharge, which can be claimed back when registering at the event, where evidence of affiliation is provided.

  • Entries will be accepted up to midday on 14 November 2021.
  • Entry transfer requests may be made up to midnight on 14 November 2021.
  • Entry deferrals and cancellations are not applicable except where the event is cancelled by the event organisers.
  • Strict COVID guidelines will be followed as defined by

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About ROC Scramble 2021

ROC Scramble 2021 is an exciting new endurance trail event for runners and cyclists that challenges solos or relay teams to cover as much distance as possible over 3 or 6 hours.

ROC Scramble is taking place on Sunday 21st November 2021, at Shrubland Hall in Suffolk, an iconic venue that hosted the world moto-cross championships with crowds of 20,000 in the 1950's and 60's.

  • CLICK HERE to read about the 'final showdown at Shrubland' national moto-cross scramble (1965).

  • CLICK HERE to see video footage of the Trophie Des Nations at Shrubland Park (1962). 

The Challenge

ROC Scramble is hosted by Run or Cycle Events in collaboration with eastern region mtb race organisers Mud, Sweat & Gears, and we are proud to confirm St Elizabeth Hospice as our charitable partner.

Fast undulating trail courses for runners (2.5k) and cyclists (5k) that meet along the finishing straight, will ensure a scramble for positions. 

Just pick your preferred sport, time and team mates (or go solo) to achieve your best distance.. with a podium place up for grabs!

​Race Categories

Running* (adult male / female)

  • 3-hour race: solo, pair or team of 3-4 members (starts 10am)

  • 6-hour race: solos or pairs (starts 9.30am)

Cycling** (adult male / female)

  • 3-hour race: solo or pair (starts 10am)

  • 6-hour race: solo, pair or team of 3-4 members (starts 9.30am) 

Running* and cycling** (adult male / female / mixed)

  • 3-hour race: pairs (starts 10am)

 Age categories will also be shown in the participant starting lists and results. 

* Runners must be 18+ years on the day of the event   

** Cyclists must be 17+ years on the day of the event (The cycling course is set-up for MTB but all off-road capable bikes are welcome except battery powered).

Fun Run or Ride

We are also inviting runners* & riders** to try-out the course for fun at a reduced fee, which will include 2-laps of the respective courses + a race number & medal without the pressure of chip timing. All profits from the Fun Run & Ride will go to our charitable event partner St Elizabeth Hospice. Age restrictions apply.

​Entries & Pricing

Entering as a solo or a team at couldn't be simpler, with captains confirming team details and making payment on booking. 

3 Hour Race

  • Solo = £30

  • Pair = £50

  • Team of 3 or 4 members (running only) = £80

6 Hour Race

  • Solo = £40

  • Pair = £70

  • Team of 3-4 members (cycling only) = £120

Fun Run or Ride

  • Solo = £10

NOTE: Club discounts are available for large group entries - please contact 

  • Entries will be accepted up to midday on 14 November 2021.

  • Entry transfer requests may be made up to midnight on 14 November 2021.

  • Entry deferrals and cancellations are not applicable except where the event is cancelled by the event organisers.

  • Strict COVID guidelines will be followed as advised at the time of the event, informed by  

Race Day Details

  • The venue gates will open at 7.30am.

  • Participants are required to register at least 45 minutes before the start of their race. 

  • 6-hour races will start at 9.30am, with race briefings taking place at 9.10am.

  • 3-hour races will start at 10am, with race briefings  taking place at 9.40am.

  • The Fun Run or Ride will start at 1.45pm, with race briefings taking place at 1.30pm.

  • Both the running and cycling courses will be open for testing before the races between 8am - 9.15am to registered participants only.

  • Medals will be awarded to every 3-hour or 6-hour race participant that completes a minimum of 1 course lap, with special 1st, 2nd and 3rd medals for podium finishes. Prizes will be awarded for each race winner.

  • Age category positions will also be indicated in the race results. 

  • The 3-hour podium presentations will take place at 1.15pm.

  • The 6-hour podium presentations will take place at 3.45pm.    

  • All 3-hour & 6-hour race participants will be chip-timed and live results will be available at the event + posted online on-the day.

  • All solo's and team members are required to complete a minimum of one recorded lap to be considered eligible for a result and to receive a race medal.

  • Participants in the single-discipline races can decide how many laps they will complete before or during the race. For example, in a team of four runners, one team member could complete a single lap in the race, while the remaining teammates complete multiple laps (continuously or spread out across the time period). The one restriction is that only one member of a team is allowed on the course at any one time.

  • Participants in the mixed-discipline pairs relay races are required to run alternate legs, i.e. the designated runner or cyclist must tag their partner after each completed lap. The pairs total lap result will end at the time that this rule is broken.

  • First Aid services are on-site throughout the event, and the courses will be well marshalled. 

On Site​

  • ROC Scramble will take place at Shrubland Hall, Barham, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP6 9QJ, on Sunday 21st November 2021.

  • Shrubland Hall is an historic English country house with planned gardens, built in the 1770s, with wild deer and stunning views across the Suffolk landscape.

  • The 2.5k running course and 5k cycling course will sweep through the estate lawns, open fields and woods.

  • ROC Scramble is a family friendly event and teams are welcome to erect gazebos beside the course. The Race Village will provide catering and barista coffee services + live race commentary.

  • A pit area for bike repairs will be located beside the course and mechanical bike support will also be offered by Pedal Power Cycles.

Charitable Partners

Run Or Cycle Events are proud to support St. Elizabeth Hospice as our charitable event partner. All profit from the Fun Run or Ride entries and car park charges + personal donations made will support the vital palliative care services that the hospice provides every year to many thousands of people in East Suffolk, Norfolk and Waveney.

To find out more about supporting St Elizabeth Hospice, visit

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St Elizabeth Hospice (on behalf of Run Or Cycle Events)

Registration Number: 289154