Race details

A single loop 50km ultra marathon through Bedfordshire's finest countryside.

The next edition of the Greensand Country Ultra Trail will take place on Saturday 10th June 2023.

We are thrilled to have this race in the calendar for its 3rd year, and now for the first time on a Saturday!

Entries are now open.

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50KM Ultra Trail

£68 unaffiliated / £66 affiliated

 

Key Information

Date
10th June 2023
Start Time
9am
Event base
Shuttleworth, Alder Dr, Biggleswade SG18 9DT
Distance / Elevation
50.2km / 430m+
Maximum Runners
175
Cut off
8.5 hours
Navigation
Arrow markers and orange ribbons
Terrain
Trail
UTMB Index Race
Yes - 50K
Price
£66 (UKA affiliated)/ £68 (Unaffiliated) - Prices will increase by £5 on Dec 1st
Minimum Age
20

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

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Route Description

Our 50km route starts from the Shuttleworth Estate following a cross country route on private trails.

Runners then complete an anti-clockwise loop passing through Old Warden, Haynes, Clophill, Chicksands, Shefford and Broom.

The terrain and surrounding countryside is varied, eyecatching and undulating throughout. This makes the course extremely runable and a great choice for anyone aiming to complete their first ultra.

CP 1 - Haynes Village Hall
15.1km
WC
CP 2 - Shefford
29.7km
CP 3 - Broom Village Hall
39km
WC

Event resources

Last updated - 8th Oct 2022 - Added 2023 route

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

Latest Updates

Entries now open
8 October 22

Entries are now open for the 3rd edition of the Greensand Country Ultra Trail.

Route Map

Race Navigation

Route Navigation

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

There will be several marshals along the route to help along 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.

Race checkpoints

Aid stations

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

  • Water
  • Coke
  • Mountain fuel electrolyte drink (pre-mixed)
  • Mountain fuel energy gels
  • Selection of crisps and sweets
  • Energy bars
  • Fresh fruit
Event base

Event base

Our event base, held at the Shuttleworth Estate is designed for runners and spectators to enjoy both pre and post-race.

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

Car parking is available on site, along with toilets and a bag drop facility for 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 map on watch/phone or paper map (provided)
  • Windproof or waterproof 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.

  • Entry to the 50KM race
  • Event permitted by the TRA
  • Car parking at the event base
  • Finishers medal
  • Chip timing with live results
  • Three 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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The route was well marked and the aid stations very well placed. A thoroughly enjoyable run.

Rachel

Greensand Country 50km, 2021

Well marked and very well organised race - I will definitely participate in another one of your events

Stuart

Greensand Country 50km, 2021

Event partners

Shuttleworth
Greensand Country
UTMB World Series
Athletic Brewing
Ugoku Projects
DRINK Biggleswade
Mountain Fuel
Tribe
Gokce Restaurant

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