Runaway Racing

Race details

Next edition - 16th November 2024

Our new winter Chiltern Ridge 50K route takes runners along the beautiful trails from Chesham to Berkhamsted.

With less elevation than our spring edition, this route presents an exciting challenge - Join us for the first edition on Saturday 16th November.

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50K Ultra Trail

£70/£68 (UKA Affiliated)

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Key Information

Saturday 16th November 2024
Start Time
Distance / Elevation
50K / 800m+
Chesham to Berkamsted
Max Runners
Time Limit
8.5 hours
Marked - Arrows + ribbons
UTMB Index
UTMB World Series Index Race
£70/£68 (UKA affiliated)
Minimum Age
Dogs permitted
TRA Permit TBC
Race held under UKA rules.

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Route Map

Event Downloads

Last updated - April 2025

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.
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 race starts from Lowndes Park in Chesham and starts with a 10K segment along the Chiltern Link trail to Wendover.

From the Runaway HQ, which acts a both CP1 (10K) and CP2 (22K) runners complete a beautiful loop featuring a summit of Coombe Hill.

The route then continues along The Ridgeway National Trail, through Tring Park and along to Ivinghoe Beacon and Ashridge Estate.

To complete the race runners drop down into Berkhamsted and finish within the cricket club.

This route is considered slightly easier than our classic spring edition with less elevation overall, but ground conditions are likely to soft and muddy.

Driving distance between the start and finish locations is only 15 mins and coaches will be available to book during registration.


Runaway HQ, Wendover
Runaway HQ, Wendover
Pistone Hill

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Race Navigation
Race checkpoints

Aid stations

There are three full checkpoints on the route. Each will contain:

  • 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
  • Chia Charge Mini Flapjacks
  • Selection of Fresh fruit (banana, orange, watermelon)
Event base

Event base

The event starts at the historic Berkhamsted Castle and will finish at Hampden Meadow in Wendover.

Refreshments will be available at the finish.

Runners are advised to either be dropped off at the start, or to utlise our coach transfer service - See the top of this page for more info.

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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 jacket
  • Warm hat & gloves
  • Additional warm layer
  • Head Torch
  • Emergency blanket
  • Reusable cup
  • Refillable water/hydration system (0.5L min, 1L recommended)
  • Cash or bank card

Entry details

Registration is £70 (or £68 to UKA affiliated runners), runners must be aged 20 years or older.

  • Entry to the 50KM race
  • Event permitted by the TRA
  • Finishers medal
  • Chip timing with live results
  • Three on-route aid stations
  • Course wide medical support
  • Free on-route photos

Tehnical race t-shirts will be available to purchase during registration and on the event day.

Entry details

Event FAQs

We've answered some common questions below. Please contact us if you have any further queries.

How difficult is this race?

The Chiltern Ridge 50K is considered to be a challenging run on undulating/hilly terrain. That being said, during previous editions of the race we have seen many runners complete this as their first ultra, well within the cutoff time.

Overall drop-out rates are very low and providing you adopt an intelligent strategy, such as a walk/run approach, we are confident all runners can complete this course within the 8.5-hour cutoff time.

Do I need to qualifiy?

No, there are no qualifiying standards required to enter this race.

I'm worried about getting lost?

Our route will be marked throughout with orange signage/ribbons, along with marshals at several key points. Course checkers will be out during the race ensuring that signage remains in place.

We ask runners to make sure they have access to the route via a phone or watch, to act as a backup in an emergency.

How do I get back to my car?

We recommend using our coach transfer to the start, or back to Berkhamsted after the race, see the top of this page for more details.

What are the cut-off times for this race?

There is an overall 9-hour time limit for this race. Anyone running significantly behind this time at checkpoints will be monitored and may be advised to stop for safety reasons.

Where can toilets be found at this event?

There will be temporary toilets at the event base. The majority of these will be unisex, however we will have some female-only portaloos that have sanitary products available.

Are there changing facilities available?

Yes, there will be pop-up changing tents at the finish base for runners to use.

How can I attend this event without a car?

Berkhamsted and Wendover both have train stations very close to the event start and finish locations.

What footwear should I wear at this race?

Please wear trail running shoes for this race. You will encounter varried terrain along the route that will become slippery/muddy in wet weather conditions.

What prizes are awarded at this event?

There are awards for the top three male and female finishers overall, along with age category awards for FV40, MV40, FV50, MV50, FV60, MV60, FV70, MV70.

How do I follow the route using my phone or watch?

Most GPS watches allow you to upload a GPX file of the route for you to follow whilst running. Typically this is done by loading the route GPX file into the app (i.e Garmin Connect), and then syncing your phone/watch together.

If you don't have a GPS watch we would recommend using OS Maps (£20/year) or Strava Premium (£48/year).

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

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.

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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.


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.


Chiltern Ridge 50km, 2023

Event partners

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

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North Chilterns 50K 50km - 13th October 2024
Chiltern Ridge Winter 50K 50km - 16th November 2024
Chiltern Hills Invitational 10km - 8th December 2024
Chiltern Ridge Ultra 50K 50km - 5th April 2025
Hughenden Trail 10K 10K - Spring 2025 (TBC)
Chiltern Hills 100K 100k - 26th April 2025
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Past results & photos

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