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50km Ultra Trail

The second Chiltern Ridge Ultra Trail will take place on Saturday May 9th 2019, with a maximum field of 150 runners.

Our 50km route will combine challenging undulating trails & fast runnable sections, providing a testing but accessible ultra race.

The Chiltern Hills & our event base sit 45 minutes North West of London and form the perfect stage for this event.

  • Race date

    Saturday May 9th 2020, 8:15am

  • Event base

    Aston Hill, Wendover, HP22 5NQ

  • Distance

    50km

  • Elevation change

    1120m (3800ft)

  • Cut-off

    9 hours

  • Aid stations

    5 provided

  • UTMB/ITRA points

    TBC

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Route details
Route/elevation maps
Aid stations
Entry details
Gallery
Mandatory Kit
Rules
Getting there

Route details

50km (31 miles) 1120m

The race starts in Wendover Woods and winds its way through the rugged woodland out onto the historic Ridgeway National Trail. You follow this pathway through to its end point at Invinghoe Beacon, 18km into the route.

Ivinghoe is the furthest point east and is surrounded by the National Trust's beautiful Ashridge Estate. Following these paths you complete the outer loop and find yourself in Tring, well over half way through.

We swap from Ridgeway to the Chiltern Way for the second loop, before re-entering Wendover Woods at 46km. Retracing your footsteps in reverse for the final 4km will dispatch you at the finish with a medal around your neck.

The course record set in our inguaral race by Jacob Brubert was 04:27:58.

Itinerary

07:00 Event base opens for parking & registration
08:00 Safety briefing
08:15 Race start
17:15 Finish line cutoff time
18:00 Event base close.

There will be stalls serving coffee, food and local beer at throughout the day until 6pm.

Route map & elevation

Please note - This route map is provisional and subject to minor changes.

Aid stations

There will be five fully stocked aid stations on route, these are at the approximately - 7.5km, 15.5km, 30km, 38km, 43.5km.

The aid stations will contain the following:

  • Water
  • Electrolyte drink (tailwind)
  • Coke
  • Fresh fruit
  • Sweets
  • Crisps

There will are toilets at the start/finish, 7.5km and 38km.

We will not be providing bottles, so it is essential you have a refillable bottle or cup with you.

Ultra marathon volunteers

Entry details

Registration to the ultra is £60 (or £58 to attached runners) and includes the following:

  • Entry to the race
  • Free car parking at event base
  • Unique finishers medal
  • Timing wristband
  • 5 aid stations
  • Medical support
  • Bag drop at event base

T-Shirts

Unique t-shirts will be available to buy closer to the race date.

Transfers

You are welcome to transfer your entry to another runner before April 27th 2020.

Withdrawal

If you withdraw from the race before April 1st you will receive a 50% refund. After this date refunds will not be offered.

Mandatory Kit

The following items are mandatory:

  • Trail running shoes
  • Mobile phone (fully charged at start of race)
  • Refillable Water/hydration system (min 500ml)
  • Windproof jacket
  • Additional base layer
  • Snacks/gels/nutrition
  • Basic first-aid kit
  • Whistle
  • Cash (£20)

Please bring a reusable cup for use at the aid stations.

Prizes

All runners will receive a unique finishers medal.

There will be prizes awarded to the race winners, V40+ category and a team prize (first team to have three finishers).

Race rules

To view a list of our race rules please click here.

Getting there

The start/finish and event base is located at:
Hill Farm, Aston Hill, Halton, Aylesbury, HP22 5NQ.

Click here to view on Google Maps

Hill Farm has camping facilities which can be booked via their website.

The event base is a 10 minutes drive from Wendover itself, where there are hotels, B&B's and a train station.

There are no trains early enough to get there for the start, so it is advised to make arrangements to arrive the day before or drive on the morning on the event.

If you require a taxi to the start from your hotel, please contact Wendover Taxis.

Useful information

If you have a question please email [email protected]