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50km Ultra Trail

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 forms the perfect stage for this event.

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  • Race date

    Saturday October 3rd 2020, 9:00am

  • Event base

    Aston Hill, Wendover, HP22 5NQ

  • Distance

    50.7km

  • Elevation change

    923m (3028ft)

  • Cut-off

    8 hours

  • Aid stations

    3 on route

  • UTMB/ITRA points

    2 points

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

Route details

50.7km (31.5 miles) 923m

The race starts at the top of Aston Hill (adjecent to Wendover Woods) and starts with a sweeping woodland decsent before climbing up to Hastoe and joining the Ridgeway National Trail. You follow this pathway through to its end point at Invinghoe Beacon, 16.5km 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 Aldbury, just over half way through.

You retrace your steps to Hastoe and then move onto the Chiltern Way trail, before merging back onto The Ridgeway and making your way home to the finish.

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

Itinerary

07:30 Event base opens for parking & registration
08:45 Safety briefing
09:00 Race start
18:00 Finish line cutoff time.

There will be stalls serving coffee, food and local beer 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 three fully stocked aid stations on route, these are at the approximately - 10.6km, 27km & 41km.

The aid stations will contain the following:

  • Water
  • Electrolyte drink
  • Coke
  • Fresh fruit
  • Sweets
  • Crisps

There are toilets at the start/finish, 10.6km and 27km mark..

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
  • 3 aid stations
  • Medical support
  • Bag drop at event base

T-Shirts

Unique t-shirts are available to purchase on our shop

Transfers

You are welcome to transfer your entry to another runner before September 20th 2020.

Withdrawal

If you need to withdraw please email [email protected] to discuss your options.

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 (Plasters, Antiseptic wipes, bandage
  • Whistle
  • Map (provided)
  • 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]

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