The Craft Half.

February 2nd 2019. High Lodge, Thetford Forest.


Join Street Child this February 2nd in the stunning woodland setting of Thetford forest for a half marathon or 10K run with a twist: run through beautiful forest trails and stop every 2 miles to ‘refuel’ where you can opt to enjoy some of East Anglia’s finest craft beer!

There will also be a Street Child ‘Mini Half’: a 1 mile fun run open to under 18s (and accompanying adults) along the trails of Thetford Forest.

The fun continues at the Halfter Party in our event village where there’ll be live entertainment, more opportunities to sample some of the finest beer the region has to offer plus soft drink options and activities for all to enjoy (did someone say face painting?)


Get your tickets now.

Race entry: £25 (both half marathon and 10K)

GROUP DISCOUNT - Groups of four or more get 20% off their ticket price.

Included with your ticket:

  • Six sampling stops serving half pints of delicious craft beer (3 for 10k runners*)

  • A Craft Half T-Shirt,

  • A commemorative pint glass

  • Access to our Halfter Party.

  • Runners who raise the £150 target will also receive an exclusive Craft Half medal.

*you can opt to enjoy your half pints at the fuelling stations or pick up a token to exchange at the Halfter Party instead!

There will also be a Mini Half 1 mile fun run for under 18s which will be free to enter… see if you can beat the badger as you race him through the forest!


Key event info.

Race registration from 9.30am

Half Marathon and 10K start time: 11.30am

Mini Half Start Time: 11.45am

To take part in the Craft Half Marathon or 10K you must provide proof of ID on registration to collect your race number

Fancy dress is highly encouraged!

Location: High Lodge, Thetford Forest, Thetford Road, Brandon, Suffolk, IP27 0AF

From the info point at the main car park there will be signs and marshals directing you to the event village in the Rabbit Field.

There will be live music and activities at the event hub for all the family to enjoy!


-          Car parking

-          Toilets

-          On site café

-          Dog friendly!

-          Bag drop

- Playground

The fundraising.

Organising awesome running events is just a small part of what we do. At Street Child we work to give children in the world’s toughest areas the chance to go to school and learn. We can only do this with your support.

We ask that all runners pledge to fundraise £150 for Street Child. It’s a super easy target to reach (a few bake sales will get you there!).

To say thank you, we will give every runner who hits the £150 target an exclusive Craft Half medal!

What’s more, all public donations made before 21st February to Street Child’s ‘Count Me In’ campaign via your Craft Half fundraising page, will be matched by the UK government up to £2 million, meaning we can help more children in Sierra Leone go to school and learn.  Your fundraising will also help Street Child get more children into education in some of the world’s other toughest places.


Getting here:


If you’re travelling by car:

High lodge is just off the B1107 between Brandon and Thetford, just off the A11.

SatNav postcode: IP27 0AF

If you choose this option please ensure you have a designated driver to take you to the race. It is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to arrange your transport, DO NOT drink and drive.


Thetford train station is five miles from High Lodge (a short taxi ride). Thetford is a direct 25 minute train from Norwich, a direct 40 minute train from Cambridge and a 1hr 40 minute train from London.


There are several taxi companies operating in the Thetford Area. Please note that if the Taxi drops you off within the boundaries of the forest the taxi will be charged entry.

A2B Taxis Thetford- 01842 755222

Daleys Taxis- 01842 750777

LJs Taxis- 01842 552907


Terms and Conditions Apply. 

Please drink responsibly. 

The Craft Half is a product of Street Child and subject to copyright.