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No. of days 1 day

Distance 31 mi

Ascent gain 837 m

Accom. no

Food no

A 31 mile, 50km, one-day ultra marathon within easy reach of London, all in aid of funding life-changing operations for children in developing countries.

Perfect for anyone looking to take their running to the next level. Explore the picturesque Chilterns, a stone's throw from London. Even better, it's FREE to run, if you commit to raising funds for Humanity Direct.

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Included

  • Transport to and from Tring station
  • Free parking at Tring Cricket Club
  • A fully recced and marked route
  • Full medical cover throughout
  • A quality finishers T-shirt and medal
  • Toilets, showers and changing facilities
  • Checkpoint food and water at regular intervals
  • Free tea, coffee and cake at the finish
  • Prizes and trophies for overall and category winners
  • A great atmosphere and a fun but challenging day out
  • Action photos en-route, free to download

The winners, runners up and age group winners will receive fantastic prizes or vouchers from our sponsors.

Schedule

07:00

Mini-bus pick up starts at Tring Station

07:00

Registration opens.

07:30

Walkers briefing.

08:00

Walkers start.

08:30

Runners briefing.

09:00

Runners start.

09:30

Elite runners briefing (target time below 6 hours)

10:00

Elite runners start.

14:00

Massage and refreshments available.

14:00

Mini-bus to Tring Station running all afternoon.

16:00

Prize giving or when enough runners have finished.

Pricing

Standard entry

£58

Fundraise

FREE

The £58 entry fee will be donated to fund a vital operation, or alternatively enter for FREE, if you commit to raise funds for Humanity Direct.

If you're fundraising book now through our system, then visit Humanity Direct's website to register yourself.

Please note: a 2.5% service charge, levied by the registration software, will be added to your total. We are using a new entry system that takes payment through the secure system Stripe. No payment information is retained by Extreme Energy, or our entry system tool.

Email us on info@xnrg.co.uk if you have any questions about your options.

No refunds or deferrals will be made within one month of the event start.

Race-day Preparation

Kit List

The only compulsory kit is a fully charged mobile phone and a minimum 500ml of water, but it's worth taking a look at our recommended kit list.

Other equipment may be made compulsory by the race director depending on the weather.

Medical

The event is supported by a Course Manager and a fully qualified medical crew will be in attendance. We strongly recommend taking a moment to read our medical page before booking.

FAQ

We've answered a range of common questions in our FAQ. For other questions, say hello on info@xnrg.co.uk.

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More Information

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

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.

Aid stations

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.

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Testimonials

Hi all, As ever, I'd like to give some feedback, which is a huge THANK YOU for putting on such a fantastic event. I've loved all the XNRG races I've done, but this ranks especially high on my list. Partly the quality of the course, and the stunning autumnal scenery, but partly also because of the ethos and motivation behind the event itself. To be able to run *and* help raise funds for a great cause just multiplied that warm fuzzy post-race glow tenfold.And thank you, as ever, to all your volunteers, staff, marshals, sponsors, for doing it all so brilliantly and with big friendly smiles on their faces!

Just a message to say a huge thanks to you, Neil and the team for an excellent event yesterday, and particularly to all the volunteers.. I enjoyed it enormously. The route was very well designed to show off the local countryside and suitably challenging for the Chilterns. Start, finish and aid stations were great and the marshals very supportive - good hydration and foods. Way marking was mostly spot on. I hope you will feel that this should be annual event. Suggestions for change? - way marking in Ashridge was a little problematic in a couple of places - I thought before CP3 and off the road to get to the loop around Ivinghoe Beacon. I know Neil mentioned that this was challenge because the Ashridge Estate did not allow you to tie on to trees. Otherwise, other runners were also very positive about the event.

Please pass on my thanks and congratulations on a fantastic event on Saturday. Organisation was perfect, the course was clearly marked and covered a wonderful route, and your staff and volunteers were amazing. Thank you so much for a great race. We will definitely be up for it again (even if my legs don’t agree right now!)

We can't wait to see you there! Questions? Say hello on info@xnrg.co.uk

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