Race details

The Chiltern Ridge is an iconic 50km ultra marathon set in the heart of the Chiltern Hills.

The 5th edition of the Chiltern Ridge Ultra Trail 50km will take place on Saturday 6th May 2023 at 9am.

Set in the heart of the Chiltern Hills, our single loop course takes runners on a stunning journey along The Ridgeway, Chiltern Way and Ashridge Estate.

The course offers a variety of terrain, combining forest running, ridgeline views and picturesque countryside.

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Key Information

Date
Saturday, 6th May 2023
Start Time
9am
Event base
Fuzzy's Farm, Pouchen End Ln, HP1 2SN
Distance / Elevation
50.2km / 835m+
Runners
250
Cut off
8.5 hours
Navigation
Arrow markers and orange ribbons
Terrain
Trail
UTMB Qualfier
Yes
Price
£66 (UKA affiliated)/ £68 (Unaffiliated) - Prices will increase by £5 on Nov 1st

Please scroll down to find a list of resources, such as GPX files, maps, videos and more.

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Route Description

The course is a single loop with a short connecting section to get to/from the event base.

Runners complete the route in an anti-clockwise direction.

Start > Great Gaddesden > Studham > Whipsnade (CP1) > Dunstable Downs > Dagnall (CP2) > Ivinghoe Beacon > Albury (CP3) > Ashridge Estate > Frithsden (CP4) > Great Gaddesden > Finish

CP 1 - Whipsnade
15.2km
WC
CP 2 - Dagnall
24.5km
WC
CP 3 - Aldbury
36km
WC
CP 4 - Frithsden
43.4km

Event resources

Last updated - 7th March 2022

GPX File
OS Maps
Garmin
Google Maps
Printable map
Essential info doc (PDF)
TBC
Route Fly-through video
Race briefing video
TBC

Latest Updates

Date confirmed
4th Aug 2022

We are pleased to announce that the date for the 5th edition of the Chiltern Ridge Ultra Trail has now been confirmed as Saturday, 6th May 2023. Entries will open on Saturday 6th August!

Route Map

Race Navigation

Route Navigation

This race will be fully marked, with our orange arrow markers and ribbons.

Marshals will be out on the course aiding navigation at road crossings and busier sections.

All runners must carry a digital version of the route, either on a watch or phone, just in-case you find yourself off course. There will also be printed maps available at registration.

Race checkpoints

Aid stations

All four checkpoints will act as both timing points and feed stations. These will contain the following items:

  • Water
  • Coke
  • Mountain fuel electrolyte drink (pre-mixed, raw flavour)
  • Mountain fuel energy gels (lime or orange)
  • Selection of crisps and sweets
  • Tribe energy bars
  • Fresh fruit (banana, orange)
Event base

Event base

Our event base, held at Fuzzy’s Farm in Hertfordshire is designed for runners and spectators to enjoy both pre and post race.

Hot drinks will be on offer throughout the day, along with food and local beer.

Car parking is available on site, along with toilets and a bag drop facility.

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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 map on watch/phone or paper map (provided)
  • Windproof or light jacket
  • Refillable water/hydration system (0.5L min)
  • Cash or bank card

Entry details

Registration is £68 (or £66 to affiliated runners), runners must be aged 20 years or older - Prices will increase by £5 on November 1st and again on February 1st.

  • Entry to the 50KM race
  • Event permitted by the TRA
  • Car parking at the event base
  • Finishers medal
  • Chip timing with live results
  • Four on-route aid stations
  • Course wide medical support
  • Bag drop at the event base

T-Shirts are available to purchase on our store.

Entry details

Withdrawal options

By entering our race, you agree to the following withdrawal policy. This policy applies to all runners and no exceptions can be made.

Withdrawal date
Race Credits
More than 12 weeks before race day
75%
4-12 weeks before race day
50%
2-4 weeks before race day
25%
Less than two weeks to race day
0%

To make a withdrawal request, please follow the button below and fill in the form.

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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

Good organisation , great people, excellent route marking , all put together to make a super event. Even a bit of weather to add to the atmosphere :)

Edward

Chiltern Ridge 50km, 2021

Event partners

National Trust
The Ridgeway National Trail
UTMB World Series
Ugoku Projects
Chiltern Society
Athletic Brewing
Mountain Fuel
Tribe

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