Ridgeway Challenge 86 Miles

21 August 2021 - 22 August 2021
Ivinghoe Beacon, Buckinghamshire, UK (England)
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138 KM
2 days
130 Runners
Difficulty:    Advanced
ENTRY FEE:    88 GBP

The Ridgeway Challenge 86 Miles 

The Ridgeway Challenge through-the-night running event is 86 miles along a 5000 year old trackway through the Chiltern Hills and North Wessex Downs (along Grim’s Ditch for several miles); Barbury Castle and Liddington Castle (hill forts) en route.

The way is marked throughout; 9,000 feet of ascent; most check points managed by local running clubs.

To qualify you must have completed at least a 30 mile ultra (24 hour events etc are fine) since January 2019 (nineteen).  Strava screen shots are permitted, similar apps too.

Current Course Records

M: 2015 Dan Lawson 12h 07m
F: 2017 Sarah Burns-Morwood 14h 00m

See ridgewaychallenge.com for online entry

Entries up to 31st May 2020 (Early-bird discount)
£86/88* 

Entries between 1st June 2020 to 14th August 2020 (Standard price)
£96/98* 

*Affiliated members are either members of the TRA or registered with UK Athletics. This entry fee includes the £2 reduction from the entry fee in accordance with the UK Athletics Rules.

There are two start times:

  • 10:00 for runners expecting to take more than 24 hours. Maximum time allowed is 28 hours.
  • 12:00 for runners wanting to compete in the British Trail Running Championships Ultra Distance. Max time allowed is 26 hours

Medals are £5 at the finish.  Medals are re-useable, every runners receives a ribbon.

The Race Director for 2021 is Tim Mitchell for the TRA.

Race Permit from the Trail Running Association is published when known.

Event Organiser

Tim Mitchell

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Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude)

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Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

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Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat)

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Experienced runners who have completed at least 4 ultras in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

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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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Very little change < 500 metres

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