XNRG Pilgrim Challenge

3 February 2024 - 4 February 2024
Farnham, Surrey, uk
Sandy Farm Centre, Farnham, Surrey, UK (England)
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trail race
53 KM
2 days
Runners
ALTERNATE DISTANCES: 106KM
Difficulty:    Intermediate

Run, jog or walk your way across the impressive North Downs Way – firmly established as one of our most popular events. Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims travelling to Canterbury as you pass through stunning landscapes steeped in history.

The race soaks up ancient countryside, picturesque villages and areas of outstanding natural beauty. As with all of our events, everything is taken care of at the Pilgrim Challenge so you can focus on the experience!

Entries
You can enter the whole weekend , or individual days. Entries will close one week before the event (or when full). A waitlist option will be available if the event becomes fully booked.

Start / Finish
Registration will be open from 06:30 on Saturday at Sandy Farm Business Park, Sands Road, The Sands, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 1PX.

Start on day 1: Sandy Farm Business Park, Sands Road, The Sands, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 1PX
Finish on day 1: The Warwick School, Noke Drive, Redhill RH1 4AD, (TQ 285 508)
Finish on day 2: Sandy Farm Business Park, Sands Road, The Sands, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 1PX.

Route
The North Downs National Trail has excellent markings in the form of signposts or post discs. In addition, you will be given a route card and map, designed to help on any tricky sections. We recommend familiarising yourself with the route before the start of the race – for more information download our full race instructions.

Overnight accommodation
Premier Inn Redhill
Redhill Town Centre Travelodge
Redhill Travelodge

If you choose either of these options, we can give you a lift to and from your hotel – just let us know what you’re planning to do when booking.

Aid stations
There will be four checkpoints each day, fully stocked with water, and sweet and savoury food to keep you fuelled.
Due to the risk of cross-contamination, we can’t provide checkpoint food to suit all dietary requirements. If you require special food or snacks to suit any allergies or vegetarian/vegan diets, 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 – we’ll make sure they’re waiting for you!

We’re going green
Help us reduce the impact our events have on the environment by bringing your own reusable or collapsible cups for drinks at checkpoints.

Medical
The event is supported by a Course Manager and a fully qualified medical crew will be in attendance. We strongly recommend taking a moment to read our medical page before booking.

Kit
The only compulsory kit is a fully charged mobile phone and a minimum 500ml of water, but it’s worth taking a look at our recommended kit list. Other equipment may be made compulsory by the race director depending on the weather.

Getting to and from the event

By train
Trains run from London Waterloo to Farnham roughly every half an hour from 05:00. We’ll be running minibus shuttles to the start on day one, with the last pick up from Farnham Station at 09:00. Let us know your train travel plans when you book.
For the return journey, trains run from Redhill to London Waterloo every half hour.

By road
Farnham is on the A31, A331 from Junction 4 of the M3. Redhill is on the A25, A271 and A25 from Junction 8 of the M25.

Event Organiser

Katie Allen

Event Organiser

Katie Allen

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