Join us for the first in our XNRG charity single-day series for 2021. 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.
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 - saving and changing the lives of children in developing countries who desperately need surgery.
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.
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. We're hoping to raise even more in 2021!
“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 life-saving and life-changing surgery for children whose families are live on less than 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
Entries will close one week before the event (or when full). A waitlist option will be available if the event becomes fully booked.
Navigation and Support
Starting and finishing at Dr Challoner's Grammar School, Amersham, the 50km route takes in many areas of natural beauty, including the Misbourne Valley and the Chess Valley - some of the best spots 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.
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.
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