The Chiltern Ridge Trail Half is a running race along The Ridgeway National Trail in Buckinghamshire.
The 5th edition will provisionally take place on Sunday 2nd July 2022 at 1030am.
Starting in Wendover the route takes runners on along a stunning stretch of trail to Whiteleaf Hill Nature Reserve, where an undulating forest loop awaits.
This is a half marathon that will test your legs, lungs and willpower to get to the finish - but trust us, it's worth it.
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Our route follows a beautiful stretch of The Ridgeway between Coombe Hill in Wendover and Whiteleaf Hill near Princes Risborough - with a loop of the Chiltern Society’s Whiteleaf Hill Nature Reserve in-between.
The route is entirely off road and will test your strength and stamina as you tackle the numerous ups and downs.
Last updated - 30th June - Improved route files
Thanks for supporting our race, we had a fantastic time organising it and can't wait for next years edition, which will be part of The Ridgeway's 50th anniversary celeberation!
This race will be fully marked, with our orange arrow markers and ribbons.
Additionally, marshals are positioned on the route, in locations we deem difficult to manoeuvre yourself.
We do ask all runners to carry a digital version of the route, either on a watch or phone, just in case you find yourself off course.
There is one checkpoint that you will pass twice. The following items will be available at this location:
- Mountain fuel energy gels (lime or orange)
- Selection of sweets
The registration will take place at The Shoulder of Mutton pub in Wendover.
Once registered, runners make their way up the road and into the Coombe Hill Nature Reserve. The finish line is at the top of Coombe Hill itself, so you will have a short walk back to the car park/train station once you've finished.
There are multiple car parks within Wendover, including at the train station or library (free).
All runners will be required to carry the following items for the entirety of the run:
- Mobile phone (charged & emergency number saved)
- Digital route map on watch/phone (recommended)
- Soft cup for drinks at aid station (recommended)
Registration is £32 (or £30 to affiliated runners), runners must be aged 17 years or older.
- Entry to the half marathon race
- Event permitted by the TRA
- Finishers medal
- Chip timing with live results
- Two on-route aid stations
- Medical support
- Bag drop at the event base
By entering our race, you agree to the following withdrawal policy. This policy applies to all runners and no exceptions can be made.
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A very well organised event with stunning scenery, it was a real pleasure to take part
Chiltern Ridge Half, 2021
Thank you for running such a super event on Sunday. I loved every minute of it (even the hills!)
Chiltern Ridge Half, 2021
Friendly and challenging trail running races, set in the beautiful English countryside.