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11Mar 2017

Humanity Direct Amersham Ultra

11th March 2017, Amersham, Bucks

31 miles, 1 day

Entries are now open for the free to enter ultra on 11th March! 31 miles, 1 day. To enter donate your entry fee or pledge to raise funds for this vital cause.

Humanity Direct Ultra

Be a part of this unique chance to get a place on an amazing one day ultra simply by donating or fundraising for a Humanity Direct patient instead of paying an entry free!

After a successful Humanity Direct Ultra in 2016, XNRG are partnering with the charity funding vital operations for little children again on 11th March 2017. 2016’s Humanity Direct Ultra raised £8000 and helped fund life saving & life changing operation’s for 34 children.

We recommend a donation of £48 when you sign up, or you can pledge to raise as much as you can instead of paying to enter an ultra marathon - saving & changing the lives of children in developing countries who desperately need surgery.

How does it Work? 
It's simple. Instead of charging an entry fee for the one day ultra marathon, XNRG ask you to donate £48 pounds to fund a vital operation, or if you prefer, you can start a fundraising page instead - and raise the amount that you feel you can. 

100% of donations go to children’s operations in Africa with Humanity Direct

“October 2016’s HD & XNRG Ultra was a great success, funding operations including skin grafts and neurosurgery for children in Somaliland and Uganda. Without surgery, birth defects go unrepaired, treatable injuries result in lifelong disabilities and children die of easily correctable surgical problems such as incarcerated hernias. Your support means this doesn’t happen.” Nick Swift, Humanity Direct’s Founder

Full Event Details

Navigation and Support:

Starting and finishing at Dr Challoner's Grammar School, Amersham, the 31 mile route takes in many areas of natural beauty in the Chilterns, including the Misbourne Valley, the Chess Valley, some of the best areas in the Chiltern Hills. The "Humanity Direct 50Km Challenge" is run mainly on footpaths and bridleways, with a little road section. The route is comprehensively marked with tape, paint, direction arrows. All competitors will also be given a map and GPS download. The event is supported by our course manager and his experienced on course crew to ensure you have a great event and maintain event safety. A fully qualified medical crew are in attendance, to give first aid and to manage any serious medical problems in cooperation with the emergency services.

What's included:

Free parking at Dr Challoner's Grammar 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 and 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

Transport:

Trains to Amersham leave from London Marylebone about every half hour with a duration of between 30 and 40 minutes. It's a 5 minute walk from the station to the school.
By Road - Amersham is about a 15 minute drive on the A335 from Junction 2 of the M40 .

Prizes at the event:
The winners will receive fantastic prizes from our main sponsor Sealskinz. Runners up will receive prizes from our friends at Apex Sport and Hoko Sport.

Full event instructions:
These can be downloaded from the link in the header of the event. If you have any questions please email brian@xnrg.co.uk or say hello on twitter

Handy Downloads:
Download .gpx file here