The 4th edition of the Chiltern Ridge Ultra Trail 50km will take place on Saturday 7th May 2022 at 9am.
Set in the heart of the Chiltern Hills our single loop course takes runners on a stunning journey along The Ridgeway, Chiltern Way and Ashridge Estate.
This is a varied ultra marathon that combines forest running, ridgeline views and plenty of picturesque countryside villages and footpaths.
With an elevation gain of ~835 this is a challenging but runnable ultra.
Saturday 7th May 2022, 0900
Fuzzy's Farm, HP1 2SN
No finishers after 17:00
4 on route
UTMB World Series Qualifier
The race starts at our new countryside event base, Fuzzy's Farm which has direct access onto The Chiltern Way trail.
The first section of the route, to our checkpoint in Studham (11.6km), allows a fast start on friendly trails that for the most part keeps it flat, except for a short climb past Gaddesden Place at 3.5km.
From CP1 and continuing north, there is a steady climb until we reach the Dunstable Downs ridgeline and one of the best views of the day. The descent down into Eaton Bray (CP - 23km) is the longest on the course, but after a couple of flat kilometres to Ivinghoe Aston it's immediately followed by the biggest climb.
Once through the climb and at the 30km mark, the route passes the Ivinghoe Beacon viewpoint and follows what has to be the most stunning part of The Ridgeway to Aldbury, where CP3 will be found (35.6km).
Now the route climbs back into the trees to Ashridge Forest, a lovely section that takes runners through Berkhamsted Common towards the final pitstop of the day (43.6km) in Frithsden.
With the finish line in sight, there's an undulating 7km left to tackle, before returning back into Fuzzy's where a cheering crowd, cold beer and a big shiny medal will be waiting for you.
Please note that we are still confirming this route with landowners. Once we have final confirmation a GPX file will be shared.
There will be four aid stations on route, these are at - 11.6km, 23.1km, 35.6km & 43.6km.
The aid stations will contain the following:
We will not be providing bottles, so it is essential you have a refillable bottle or cup with you.
Registration to the ultra is £67 (or £65 to attached runners) and includes the following:
Unique t-shirts will be available to purchase closer to the event.
We do not allow transfers or deferrals on this event.
Dependant on when you withdraw the following refunds will be offered:
The following items are mandatory:
Please bring a reusable cup for use at the aid stations.
All runners will receive a unique finishers medal.
There will be prizes awarded to the top three male and female finishers, V40, V50 and a pairs prize.
To view a list of our race rules please click here.
The start/finish and event base is located at:
Fuzzy's Farm, Pouchen End Ln, Hemel Hempstead HP1 2SN
If you have a question please email [email protected]
This year we're proud to be supporting the Chiltern Society, with £1 from every runner’s entrant fee being donated.
Click below to read more about how we're working together.