Race details

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

The 3rd edition of the Greensand Country Ultra Trail will provisionally take place on Saturday 10th June 2022

We will confirm the event date and full details soon, entries will open in the autumn.

 

Key Information

Date
10th June 2023
Start Time
9am
Event base
Shuttleworth, Alder Dr, Biggleswade SG18 9DT
Distance / Elevation
50.2km / 430m+
Runners
150
Cut off
8.5 hours
Navigation
Arrow markers and orange ribbons
Terrain
Trail
UTMB Qualifier
Yes
Price
TBC

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.

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

Event resources

Last updated - 26th May 2022

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

Latest Updates

Provisional race date
30 May 22

The provisional date for the next edition of this event is 10th June 2023.

Route Map

Race Navigation

Route Navigation

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.

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
  • Tribe 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 light jacket
  • Refillable water/hydration system (0.5L min)
  • Cash or bank card

Entry details

Registration is £67 (or £65 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.

Withdraw from race
Event withdrawal

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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