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Race date
Sat 9th May 2020

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50km Ultra Trail

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The Chiltern Ridge Ultra Trail is set for its inaugural event on May 11th 2019.

Our 50km route will combine challenging undulating trails & fast runnable sections, providing a testing but accessible ultra race.

The Chiltern Hills & our event base sit 45 minutes North West of London and form the perfect stage for this event.

Race day

Saturday May 11th 2019, 8am

Event Base

Hill Farm, Wendover

Distance

50km (31 miles)

Elevation

1120m (3800ft)

Cut-off

9 hours

Aid stations

5 provided

This race will be held under UK Athletics rules, granted through TRA — permit number 2397.

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

Route details

50km (31 miles) 1120m 1120m

The race starts in Wendover Woods and winds its way through the rugged woodland out onto the historic Ridgeway National Trail. You follow this pathway through to its end point at Invinghoe Beacon, 18km into the route.

Ivinghoe is the furthest point east and is surrounded by the National Trust's beautiful Ashridge Estate. Following these paths you complete the outer loop and find yourself in Tring, well over half way through.

We swap from Ridgeway to the Chiltern Way for the second loop, before re-entering Wendover Woods at 46km. Retracing your footsteps in reverse for the final 4km will dispatch you at the finish with a medal around your neck.

Itinerary

06:45 Event base opens for parking & registration
07:45 Safety briefing
08:00 Race start
16:00 Last runner must have passed 44km aid station
17:00 Pack up and go to the pub

Route map

Please note - This route map is provisional and subject to minor changes.

You can view the map in full screen or as a PDF.

Elevation profile

The total ascent/descent is 1120m - there are one or two bigger hills but predominately the terrain is undulating and allows for long runnable stretches.

Aid stations

There will be five fully stocked aid stations on route, these are at the approximately - 7.5km, 15.5km, 30km, 38km, 43.5km.

The aid stations will contain the following:

There will be toilets at two of the aid stations and the start/finish

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

Entry details

Entry to the Chiltern Ridge Ultra Trail is £52.

This includes a £2 'Unattached Entry Fee' that will be removed during sign-up if you're a member of a Club affiliated to a National Association, or a registered member of the TRA.

Your registration includes the following:

  • Entry to the Chiltern Ridge 50km
  • Free car parking at event base
  • Unique finishers medal
  • Timing wristband
  • 5 aid stations
  • Medical support
  • Bag drop at event base

T-Shirts

Unique illustrated finishers T-shirt can be purchased with your registration for £20. These will also be available on race day for £25.

Transfers

You are welcome to transfer your entry to another runner before April 30th 2019.

Withdrawal

If you withdraw from the race before April 11th you will receive 50% a refund. After this date refunds cannot be offered.

Mandatory Kit

The following items are mandatory:

  • Trail running shoes
  • Mobile phone (fully charged at start of race)
  • Refillable Water/hydration system (min 500ml)
  • Windproof jacket
  • Snacks/gels/nutrition
  • Basic first-aid kit
  • Whistle
  • Cash (£20)

Please bring a reusable cup if you would like some electrolyte drink from the aid stations.

Prizes

All runners will receive a unique finishers medal.

Additionally the male & female winners will receive a trophy.

Race rules

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

Getting there / Accommodation

The start/finish and event base is located at:
Hill Farm, Aston Hill, Halton, Aylesbury, HP22 5NQ.

Click here to view on Google Maps

Hill Farm has camping facilities which can be booked via their website.

The event base is a 10 minutes drive from Wendover itself, where there are hotels, B&B's and a train station.

There are no trains early enough to get there for the start, so it is advised to make arrangements to arrive the day before or drive on the morning on the event.

If you require a taxi to the start from your hotel, please contact Wendover Taxis.

Chiltern Ridge HQ

Useful information

If you have a question please email [email protected]

The Chiltern Ridge Half & Ultra Trail is organised by Runaway Adventures.

Join us on a guided trail run.