Escape to the Chilterns for a 31 mile one day ultra marathon
Course Records - Yakov Kozlov 04:20:20, Jess Gray 04:34:40.
An area of outstanding natural beauty and with all the makings of an idyllic weekend escape from the city, the Chilterns makes an ideal location for an ultra marathon. This popular race is especially good for those looking for a supportive event for their first ultra within easy reach of London.
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As with all of our events, everything is taken care of at the Chiltern Challenge so you can focus on the experience! We’ll provide transfers from the station, free parking, free photos, changing facilities and heaps of tea and cake. Click to Book now>
Navigation and support.
Starting and finishing at Princes Risborough School, the Chiltern Challenge is run on National Trails and Footpaths and has some excellent markings in the form of signposts or post discs. However, since it's made up of sections of these trails and paths, the route will also be comprehensively marked with signs and confidence tape. In addition, you’ll be given a handy map, designed to help on any tricky sections. The event is supported by a Course Manager to maintain event safety and to manage any incidents.
£40 - before the 31st January 2017
£48 – standard price from 1st February 2017
£55 – late entry price from 1st June 2017
Please Note: A 3% service charge, levied by this registration software, will be added to your final amount.
Transport to and from Princes Risborough station
Free parking at Princes Risborough School
A fully recced and marked route to make the event special and challenging for all
Full medical cover throughout
A quality finishers Technical T Shirt.
Quality finishers medal
Toilets/showers and changing facilities
Checkpoint food and water throughout
Free tea, coffee and cake at the finish
Prizes and trophies for overall winners and category winners
A great atmosphere and a fun, but challenging day out
Action photos en-route, free to download
By Rail – Chiltern Railways
Trains to Princes Risborough leave from London Marylebone about every half hour with a duration of between 30 and 58 minutes. Trains from Birmingham leave about every 30 minutes and take about 1h 30 min. Mini-bus shuttle to and from station.
Princes Risborough is about a 20 minute drive on the A4010 from Junction 4 of the M40 (High Wycombe) or 20 minutes on the B4009 from Junction 6 of the M40 .
Free parking all day.
07:00 Minibus pick up starts from Princes Risborough Station
07:00 Registration open
07:30 Walkers briefing
08:00 Walkers Start
08:30 Runners race briefing
09:00 Runners Start
09:30 Elite runners briefing (target time below 6 hours)
10:00 Elite runners start
14:00 Refreshments available
16:00 Prize giving or when enough winners have finished
Minibus to the station running all afternoon
- You can download the .gpx for the Chiltern route HERE
- You can download the Chiltern Event Instructions above
Would your friends or family like to volunteer if they are coming along to support you? Or do you know anyone who would like to make the magic of this event happen? All volunteers get free race entry the following year, food, accomodation and a free buff. To register, click here.
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