The latest addition to our Humanity Direct single-day series, the Humanity Direct Tring Ultra is ideal for anyone looking for a well-supported one-day event within easy reach of the capital.
This is a great race for those taking on their first ultra, and we can now also offer 2 ITRA points for those wishing to build experience to gain entry to UTMB!
As with all our events, we'll take care of everything so you can focus on walking, running or jogging the trail. Transfers from the station, free parking, free photos, changing facilities, and plenty of tea and cake are all included.
The Humanity Direct Tring Ultra is a unique opportunity to race for FREE on an amazing one-day ultra if you pledge to fundraise for a Humanity Direct patient or donate £58. Do something amazing and have a great day out with us.
So, how does it work?
It's simple. The entry fee for the one-day ultra-marathon is donated to fund a vital operation or, if you prefer, you can enter for free and start a fundraising page instead and raise as much as you can, with a minimum of £58.
Entries will close one week before the event (or when full). A waitlist option will be available if the event becomes fully booked.
Why we do it
In 2019, Humanity Direct raised £24,000 through the three Humanity Direct Ultras, which helped fund life saving and life changing operations for 35 children - and we are hoping to raise even more in 2020!
“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
Navigation and Support
Starting and finishing at Tring Cricket Club HP23 5NG, the 50km route takes in many areas of natural beauty in the Chilterns, including Ashridge Forest, the Grand Union Canal and Wendover Woods. You'll run on National Trails and Footpaths, which have excellent markings in the form of signposts or post discs, along with our own signs and confidence tape. The event is supported by a course manager to maintain event safety and a fully qualified medical crew will be in attendance throughout.
There will be four checkpoints at regular intervals with water and food - please bring your own cups.
Due to the risk of cross contamination, we cannot provide checkpoint food to suit all dietary requirements. If you require special food or snacks to suit any allergies or vegetarian/vegan diets, can you 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.
As part of your entry fee you will get an event T-shirt, or you can choose not to have the T-shirt and the money we would pay for the T-shirt will go to Trees not Tees and a tree will be planted instead.
For more details visit their website - https://treesnottees.com/