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.
50KM Ultra Trail
£68 unaffiliated / £66 affiliated
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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.
Last updated - 8th Oct 2022 - Added 2023 route
Entries are now open for the 3rd edition of the Greensand Country Ultra Trail.
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.
All three checkpoints will act as both timing points and feed stations. These will contain the following items:
- Mountain fuel electrolyte drink (pre-mixed)
- Mountain fuel energy gels
- Selection of crisps and sweets
- Energy bars
- Fresh fruit
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.
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
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.
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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The route was well marked and the aid stations very well placed. A thoroughly enjoyable run.
Greensand Country 50km, 2021
Well marked and very well organised race - I will definitely participate in another one of your events
Greensand Country 50km, 2021
Friendly and challenging trail running races, set in the beautiful English countryside.