Runaway Racing

Race details

Next edition - 26th April 2025

A 100K ultra marathon along the best and most loved trails within the Chiltern Hills.

Our debut 100K ultra marathon will take place on 26th April 2025 on a route that combines the most loved trails and landmarks within the central Chiltern Hills.

The route starts and finishes in Chesham with runners completing an anticlockwise loop passing many landmarks along the way, including Ashridge Esate, Ivinghoe Beacon, Coombe Hill & Bledlow Ridge.

Entries are now open, the first 25 runners will recieve a 10% discount.

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100K Ultra Trail (Discounted)

£108/106 (UKA Affiliated)

There's 53 weeks until this race, get your entry in soon!

 

Key Information

Date
Saturday 26th April 2025
Start Time
06:00
Time allowed
18 hours
Distance/Elevation
100K / 1800m+
Event Base
Chesham Guides HQ, Buckinghamshire, HP5 1HX
Navigation
Marked
Max Runners
200
Minimum Age
20
UTMB Index
UTMB World Series Index Race
License
TRA Permit No. TBC.
Race held under UKA rules.
Entry
Opening March 30th 2024

Route Map

Event Downloads

Last updated - February 2024 - Route uploaded

Info document
A downloadable PDF with all key race information.
GPX File
A raw GPX track of the route.
OS Maps
Route trace via Ordnance survey maps, subscription required to view OS map layer.
Garmin
Route via Garmin Connect.
Google Maps
Interactive route viewable using the Google Maps app
Printable Map
An A4 map of the route to print at home.

Route Description

The route starts in Chesham and follows an anticlockwise loop along some of our favorite trails in the Chilterns.

The first leg to CP1 (15K) follows the Chiltern Link trail and heads east to Hastoe. From this first checkpoint, runners complete a loop around National Trust's Ashridge Estate, via Little Gaddesden (CP2), which includes a stunning section of The Ridgeway from Ivinghoe Beacon to Aldbury.

Once back at Hastoe (CP3 - 44k), runners will have access to their drop bag before continuing along The Ridgeway, passing through Tring Park, Wendover, Coombe Hill, Whiteleaf Hill (CP4 - 60K), and along to Bledlow Ridge.

The Bledlow Ridge Village Hall checkpoint marks 75K into the race; the final leg follows a selection of woodland trails through Hampden and along to Great Missenden.

From Missenden, the end is in sight as the loop is complete, and you arrive back in Chesham.

Checkpoints

Hastoe Village Hall
15.2KM
WC
Little Gaddesden Village Hall
29M
WC
Hastoe Village Hall
44KM
WC
The Plough at Cadsden
60KM
WC
Bledlow Ridge Village Hall
75KM
WC
Great Hampden
85KM
WC

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Race Navigation
Race checkpoints

Aid stations

There are six checkpoints on the route, at 15km, 29km, 44km, 60km, 75km, 85km. All checkpoints will contain the following items.

  • Water
  • Coke
  • Precision Fuel & Hydration - PH 1000 Electrolyte Drink (pre-mixed)
  • Precision Fuel & Hydration - PF 30 Gels
  • Precision Fuel & Hydration - PF 30 Chews
  • Selection of crisps and sweets
  • Pre-made sandwiches (jam, peanut butter, cheese)
  • Chia Charge Mini Flapjacks
  • Selection of Fresh fruit (banana, orange, watermelon)
  • Hot drinks/water available 44k, 60k & 75k
Event base

Event base

The event is hosted at Chesham Guides Headquarters, based in Lowndes Park in Chesham.

The guide hut has direct access to the trail and is an ideal location for the start/finish.

Post-race food will be available to all runners.

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Required Gear

Required gear

All runners will be required to carry the following items for the entirety of the run:

  • Mobile phone (emergency number saved)
  • Route GPX on watch/phone + paper map (provided)
  • Waterproof/windprood jacket
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Additional long sleeve layer (to be kept dry for emergencies)
  • Hat or buff
  • Reusable soft cup
  • Basic first aid supplies (plasters/tape/bandage/foil blanket)
  • Headtorch + spare battery
  • Refillable water/hydration system (0.5L min)
  • Bag/vest to put everything in
  • Race nutrition
  • Cash or bank card

Entry details

Registration is £122 (or £120 to affiliated runners). The first 25 runners will recieve a 10% discount. Runners must be aged 20 years or older.

  • Entry to the 100K race
  • Event permitted by the TRA/UKA
  • Finishers souvenir
  • Chip timing with live results
  • Medical support
  • Marked/marshalled route
  • Drop bag at Hastoe CP.
  • Event photos
  • Post race meal

Entry details

Withdrawal options

By entering our race, you agree to the following withdrawal policy. This policy applies to all runners with the exception of women of cannot compete due to pregnancy.

Withdrawal date
Credits issued
More than 4 weeks before race day
90%

Credits can be used on future race entries, any time during the following 2 years.

Withdrawal requests must be completed online via our manage booking functionality.

Manage Booking
Event withdrawal

It was so well organised both in the weeks building up to it and on the day, and the course was so well marked you couldn’t possibly go wrong out there.

Darren

Chiltern Ridge 50km, 2021

Loved this! Course was beautiful and very well signposted. Friendly and really helpful marshals. Aid stations well stocked. Very well organised- would definitely do again.

Dee

Chiltern Ridge 50km, 2023

Event partners

National Trust
The Ridgeway National Trail
Precision Fuel & Hydration
Chiltern Society
Ugoku Projects
UTMB World Series
Trail Running Association
Runaway Racing Trig Point Illustration

Our trail running races

Hughenden Trail 10K 10K -13th April 2024
Chiltern Ridge Ultra 50K 50km -27th April 2024
Greensand Country 50K 50km -26th May 2024
Chiltern Ridge Half Marathon 21.2km -16th June 2024
Dunstable Downs Half Marathon 21.2km -14th July 2024
Suffolk Coastal Path 50K 50km -14th September 2024
North Chilterns 50K 50km -13th October 2024
Chiltern Hills Invitational 10km -8th December 2024
Tewinbury Trail 10K 10km -8th March 2025
Chiltern Hills 100K 100K -26th April 2025

Past results & photos

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Results & photos