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

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.


CLICK HERE to enter

CLICK HERE for Event Instructions / T&C's


The Challenge

The action takes 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.

Fast undulating trail courses for runners (approx 2.5k) and cyclists (approx 7.5k) that meet along the start and finishing straight, will ensure a scramble for position. 

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 categories)


3-hour race: solo, pair or team of 3-4 members

(starts 10am)

6-hour race: solo or pair

(starts 9.30am)

Cycling** (adult male / female categories)


3-hour race: solo or pair

(starts 10am)

6-hour race: solo, pair or team of 3-4 members

(starts 9.30am) 

Run* & cycle** (adult male / female / mixed categories)


3-hour race: pair (1 runner, 1 cyclist)

(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 adult runners* & riders** to try-out the course for fun at a reduced fee, which will include 2-laps of the respective courses + a medal without the pressure of being chip timed. All profits from the Fun Run & Ride will go to our charitable event partner St Elizabeth Hospice. Age restrictions apply. Starts 2pm.

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 3-4 members (running only) = £80

6 Hour Race

Solos = £40

Pair = £70

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

Fun Run (5k) or Ride (10k)

Solos = £10

All profit from the Fun Run or Ride will go to our charitable event partner St Elizabeth Hospice.

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


Entries have been extended to midnight on 16 November 2021 due to demand. Entry transfer requests may now be made up to midnight 17 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  

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CLICK HERE to enter

CLICK HERE for Event Instructions / T&C's


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

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

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

Race Day Details

  • The venue gates will open at 7.45am.

  • 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 9.15am.

  • 3-hour races will start at 10am, with race briefings  taking place at 9.45am.

  • The Fun Run or Ride will start at 2pm, with race briefings taking place at 1.45pm.

  • Both the running and cycling courses will be open for testing before the races between 8am - 9.00am 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 marshaled


ROC are passionate about RUNNING & CYLCLING and creating events that will challenge and excite in equal measure.


We really hope you can join us on the start line for ROC Scramble but please do contact us if you would more information at or on 07422509005.


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