Humanity Direct Amersham Ultra 2020 (7th March): a one-day, 29-mile ultra raising funds for a great cause.
Choose to pay for your place upfront, or bag a FREE spot if you commit to fundraise. All funds will go to Humanity Direct, a charity changing the lives of children needing medical care in developing countries.
Join us for the next in our XNRG charity single-day series 2020. All within a stone's throw of London, you'll race across the glorious Chilterns - all fully supported and with bags of XNRG encouragement and atmosphere. It's ideal for anyone wanting to 'step up' to covering an ultra distance, as well as being great training for multi-stage events. And it's all for a good cause. 2016's Amersham Ultra raised £8,000 and helped fund life-changing and life-saving operations for 34 children overseas.
We recommend a donation of £58 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.
Please note: no refunds or deferrals will be made within one month of the event start.
Why we do it
In 2019, Humanity Direct raised £24,000 through the three XNRG Humanity Direct Ultras, funding life-saving and life-changing operations for 35 children - and we're hoping to raise even more in 2020.
How it works
It's simple. The entry fee is donated to Humanity Direct, OR, if you prefer, you can enter for FREE and start a fundraising page instead to raise as much as you can (minimum donation: £58). 100% of donations go towards children's operations and medical care in developing countries through Humanity Direct.
'The support we’ve had from XNRG has been phenomenal. Thanks to you we’ve rolled out a vital eye-testing programme for children in rural Uganda with over 600 children receiving free glasses so far. Your donations and dedication have also helped us continue to provide lifesaving and life changing surgery for children whose families are live on less then a $1 a day and who would never be able to afford the medical care they need. XNRG ultras truly do change lives!'
- 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 and the Chess Valley - some of the best areas in the Chiltern Hills. The route mainly follows footpaths and bridleways, with a little road section, all marked comprehensively with tape, paint and 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. A fully qualified medical crew will also be there to give first aid and manage any serious medical problems in cooperation with the emergency services.
Note - No dogs allowed on site
There will be four checkpoints at regular intervals, fully stocked with water, and sweet and savoury food to keep you fuelled.
Due to the risk of cross-contamination, we can't provide checkpoint food to suit all dietary requirements. If you require special food or snacks to suit any allergies or vegetarian/vegan diets, please bring your own. Put them in containers, marked with your name and checkpoint number and give them to the checkpoint teams at the start of the race.
- 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, free to download after the event.
Trains to Amersham leave London Marylebone roughly every half hour, taking 30-40 minutes. It's also on the Metropolitan London Underground line. It's then a five minute walk from the station to the school.
By road, Amersham is roughly 15 minutes on the A335 from Junction 2 of the M40.
The winners, runners up and age group winners will receive fantastic prizes or vouchers from our sponsors.
Win a weekend's free car rental with Imperial Vehicles
Our friends at Imperial Vehicles are offering all Amersham Ultra entrants the chance to win a weekend's FREE rental on the vehicle of your choice.
All you have to do to take part is to leave your contact details with the team on race day, giving them permission to send you offers and news.
At the end of the ultra, we'll choose a winner at random. The prize includes:
- Fully comp insurance (£1,000 excess applies)
- Unlimited mileage
- Delivery and collection
- Breakdown cover.
Have a hen / stag weekend coming up? Need a bus? Have a house move? Need a car? It could be yours for FREE!
To enter, you must:
- Have a full UK clean driving license
- Be over 25, with at least two years of driving experience
- Be planning to use the vehicle within the UK only
- Hold the category license for the vehicle of your choice.
See you on race day!
- The Imperial Vehicles team
Full event instructions
These can be downloaded from the link in the header of the event. If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org or say hello on twitter.
Download a .gpx file here.
Download full instructions here.