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Chiltern Ridge Ultra Trail 50KM

UTMB Qualifying Race

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.

  • Race date

    Saturday 7th May 2022, 0900

  • Event base

    Fuzzy's Farm, HP1 2SN

  • Distance

    50km

  • Elevation change

    835m

  • Cut-off

    No finishers after 17:00

  • Aid stations

    4 on route

  • UTMB/ITRA points

    UTMB World Series Qualifier

  • Total runners

    250

Quick links

Route description
Route/elevation maps
Aid stations
Entry details
Gallery
Mandatory Kit
Rules
Getting there

Route description

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.

Route map & elevation

Please note that we are still confirming this route with landowners. Once we have final confirmation a GPX file will be shared.

Aid stations

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:

  • Water
  • Electrolyte drink
  • Coke
  • Fresh fruit
  • Sweets
  • Crisps

We will not be providing bottles, so it is essential you have a refillable bottle or cup with you.

Ultra marathon volunteers

Entry details

Registration to the ultra is £67 (or £65 to attached runners) and includes the following:

  • Entry to the race
  • Free car parking at event base
  • Unique finishers medal
  • Electronic timing with instant results
  • 4 aid stations
  • Medical support
  • Bag drop at event base

T-Shirts

Unique t-shirts will be available to purchase closer to the event.

Transfers/deferrals

We do not allow transfers or deferrals on this event.

Withdrawal

Dependant on when you withdraw the following refunds will be offered:

  1. 12-24 weeks prior to race day - 75% refund
  2. 6-12 weeks prior to race day - 50% refund
  3. 4-6 weeks prior to race day - 25% refund
  4. Less than 4 weeks to race day - No refund

Mandatory Kit

The following items are mandatory:

  • Mobile phone
  • Refillable Water/hydration system (min 500ml)
  • Waterproof or windproof jacket
  • Map (provided)
  • Cash or payment card

Please bring a reusable cup for use at the aid stations.

Prizes

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.

Race rules

To view a list of our race rules please click here.

Getting there

The start/finish and event base is located at:
Fuzzy's Farm, Pouchen End Ln, Hemel Hempstead HP1 2SN

Click here to view on Google Maps

Useful information

If you have a question please email [email protected]

Supporting the Chiltern Society

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.

Event supporters