Welcome to the Humanity Direct "Free to Enter" Ultra.
Too many children suffer or die from lack of medical care simply because their families can’t afford the treatment they need. Humanity Direct want to change that by enabling donors to directly fund lifesaving and life changing operations for children in developing countries.
Operations can be funded for as little as £40 – for instance newborn baby Nimco was a complicated delivery and was born with spina-bifida. She needs £40 to enable her operation - Nimco
To view all the patients and read their personal story follow this link https://www.humanitydirect.org/patients
Patients can be completely or partially funded by individuals. Humanity Direct guarantee that every penny of your donation goes to the patient not to the running of the organization. You will also get direct feedback from your patient once their operation is completed.
Humanity Direct founders Katrina and Nick Swift came up with the idea for the charity several years ago when Katrina had an emergency c-section during the birth of their first child and realised how lucky they were to have access to excellent medical care, where so many do not.
They started off raising money themselves completing over 40 marathons, triathlons and challenges between them to help fund operations. They continue to fundraise while encouraging other people to join them and help change the lives of the young patients who need our help.
This event is free to enter with no obligation to donate to Humanity Direct. We hope that competitors will visit the Humanity Direct website to learn more about how they could help patients that are in desperate need of support.
At Extreme Energy we promise to put on a first class 50km event for all our competitors.
Navigation and Support.
Based at Tring Cricket Club, the 31 mile route takes in many areas of natural beauty in the Chilterns, including Ashridge Forest, the Grand Union Canal and Wendover Woods. The "Humanity Direct 50Km 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 be comprehensively marked with signs and confidence tape. The event is supported by a course manager to maintain event safety and to manage any serious incidents. 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 you get for your money
Transport to and from Tring station
Free parking at Tring Cricket Club.
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
Trains to Tring leave from London Euston about every half hour with a duration of between 30 and 40 minutes. Trains from Birmingham leave about every 30 minutes and take about 1h 30 min. Mini-bus shuttle to and from station.
By Road - Tring is about a 20 minute drive on the A41 from Junction 20 of the M25 (Aylesbury) or 40 minutes from Junction 8a of the M40 .