Challenge North Downs Way
Multistage Ultra 2014
Miles, 2 Days
The Pilgrim Challenge is back! Following the route
of the North Downs Way National Trail, the Pilgrim Challenge Ultra is
firmly established as one of our best loved multi-stage ultra races.
The North Downs Way
was once trodden by pilgrims heading for Canterbury and travellers bound
for Dover and the Continent. Today, the Pilgrim Challenge follows a
glorious section of the ancient route, passing through countryside,
picturesque villages and areas of outstanding natural beauty. Whether
this is your first ultra of your hundredth, the stunning scenery of the
North Downs will take your breath away and take you to new limits.
Our route, devised
and full recced by Race Director
Neil Thubron, takes you from
Farnham to Merstham, Surrey on Day One, with he return leg on Day Two
brining you back to the start. Overnight accommodation, evening meal and
breakfast is included for two day participants and is available at a
supplement for one day participants. You'll stay at St Nicholas School
hall, Merstham (RG1 3PU), with sleeping accommodation in a large hall
and gym. A dedicated rest area, showers, dining area and large screen TV
are all provided.
The Pilgrim Challenge
has been classified as a qualifying event for those aiming for the Ultra
Trail du Mont Blanc (two qualifying points avoided to finishers), and
we're delighted to announce that the UTMB veteran and Alpine
trail-running expert Andy Mouncey will be joining us at St Nicholas
School, Merstham on the Saturday evening to entertain and inspire you
with his presentation "Ultra Running made Ultra Simple".
What you get for your money:
Free car parking
A fully recced route
designed to make the event special and challenging for all
Regular newsletter for
each entry individually
A quality T Shirt and
some give away stuff from sponsors
Toilets & marquee at
the start / finish areas
accommodation in a school hall on the Saturday night
A great evening meal
on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday morning
Checkpoint food and
water throughout the Event
Free tea, coffee and
cake for all competitors at the finish area each day
All permissions needed
for the event granted, safety & medical cover throughout the event
Medal awarded to each
Prizes awarded for the
Action pictures taken
during the event for you to download afterwards
Please note the entry
price for the full event (including all food and accommodation) will
differ as below:
Early bird price up
to the end September 2013 is £120 per head
Standard pricing up
to the end of December 2013 is £125 per head
Late entry pricing
after the 1st January 2013 is £135 per head
There is the option
of entering a single day at £55 per day.
accommodation is £28 per head for those opting to do a single day
Please Note: A 3% service charge, levied
by this registration software, will be added to your final amount
Getting there and away:
Farnham from London Waterloo by Southwest Trains. Trains run at 05:00,
05:30, 06:15, 06:53, 07:23, 07:30, 07:53, 08:00. Last pick up from
Farnham station is 09:00
Merstham to Waterloo or Victoria leave at 42 minutes past the hour.
Redhill to Waterloo leave at 11 min. and 45 min. past the hour.
is on the A31, A331 from junction 4 of the M3.
Merstham is on the A23 near the junction of the M25 and the M23.
download our event
Medical and Kit:
Please read the
information on our
with Danny Kendall
was 10th in the Marathon Des Sables 2013. The highest ever place
British runner. Danny is taking part in both the Druid challenge and
Pilgrim Challenge. On the evening of the 1st February 2014 we are
delighted to be able to present "An audience with Danny Kendall".
Danny will be holding a Q & A session in the evening after dinner.
So if you want to know all about how the fastest runners train, how
they prepare, what they eat, how they think, this is your
opportunity. You can listen to our interview with Danny