Humanity Direct Tring Ultra: a 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. 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 will close one week before the event (or when full). A waitlist option will be available if the event becomes fully booked. Pricing options Standard entry – £58 Or FREE, if you commit to raise funds for Humanity Direct. 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. 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 2021! “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 About the event 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. Prizes The winners, runners up and age group winners will receive fantastic prizes or vouchers from our sponsors. What’s 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.
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. Getting there By train Trains to Tring leave from London Euston roughly every half an hour, taking between 30 and 40 minutes. Trains from Birmingham leave roughly every 30 minutes and take around 1h 30. By road Tring is about 20 minutes on the A41 from Junction 20 of the M25 (Aylesbury) or 40 minutes from Junction 8a of the M40.