Goring Gap Run 52K Ultra

19 May 2024
Reading, uk
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52 KM
1 day
500 Runners
Alternate Distances: 
21 KM
Difficulty:    Beginner
ENTRY FEE:    63 gbp

Goring Gap Run 50K Ultra Marathon is specifically aimed at those new to ultra but open to everyone. The race starts and finishes at Mapledurham Estate on the banks of the Thames at the most southerly edge of the Chiltern Hills, near Reading.

There is free parking in the race village and camping available on Saturday night if required, The event starts at 8.00am Sunday morning.

The route is reasonably flat (Elevation 215m) and uses riverside trail and quiet lanes through rural villages. Support stations and check points are located around the route in village halls. 

The route is circular avoiding the need for drop off or pick up.

Entry levels for the past two years have been close to 500 runners with times from 3.5 hours to 8.5 hours.

 

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Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

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Runners who have completed at least one ultra in last 6 months or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

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First ultra event. Runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running (>26 miles) in the last 6 months.