Hughenden Half & Quarter Marathon
A half marathon and quarter marathon trail running race around Hughenden Manor near High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire.
This autumn edition will take place on Saturday, 23rd September 2023.
There will be two races, a quarter marathon (10.6km), following the same route as last year and a new extended half marathon route on one larger loop.
Autumn Half Marathon
£32 unaffiliated / £30 affiliated
Autumn Quarter Marathon
£24 unaffiliated / £22 affiliated
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Our two race distances are both set in the beautiful countryside surrounding Hughenden Manor, with each race having a unique course following a mixture of woodland and rural trails.
There are no major road crossings to worry about so you can focus on enjoying the race and tackling the ups and downs.
Some sections will be wet and muddy and trail shoes are essential.
Last updated - 25th Jan 2023
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There will be an aid station situated next to Hunts Hill Lane car park (13.4km - Half, 3.3km - Quarter) You will find the following at this checkpoint:
- Mountain fuel gels
- Selection of sweets
Our event base is situated at Hughenden Manor. A National Trust property and previously the home of Benjamin Disraeli, a former British Prime Minister.
There is car parking, toilets and a cafe all available on site.
The start/finish area can be found on the park grounds close to the church.
All runners will be required to carry the following items for the entirety of the run:
- Mobile phone (recommended)
- Route map on watch/phone (recommended)
- Trail running shoes
Registration open to runners aged 17 or over. You enrtry includes:
- Entry to the half marathon or quarter marathon race
- Event permitted by the TRA
- Finishers souvenir
- Chip timing with live results
- Medical support
- Bag drop
- Free parking at Hughenden Manor
We've answered some common questions below. Please contact us if you have any further queries.
How difficult is this race?
Both our quarter and half marathon routes take place over hilly terrain and this represents the main challenge for each race.
We encourage runners to adopt a hike/run approach if necessary, particularly as the majority of climbs are followed by flat or downhill sections.
Where can toilets be found at this event?
There are fixed toilet facilities onsite at Hughenden Manor, these will be available to runners throughout the event. There will be one portaloo located at the Downley Common checkpoint at 13.4km into the race.
Are there changing facilities available?
Yes, there will be several pop-up tents at the finish for runners to change in private after the race.
How can I attend this event without a car?
High Wycombe train station is a 25 minute walk from our event base and is served by regular trains to/from London.
Coming soon - We are launching a ride sharing feature to allow other participants to offer lifts to others.
What footwear should I wear at this race?
Please wear trail running shoes for this race. The footpaths are generally good quality however there is no avoiding the mud in mid-April.
What prizes are awarded at this event?
There are awards for the top three male and female finishers overall, along with age category awards for FV40, MV40, FV50, MV50, FV60, MV60, FV70, MV70.
How do I follow the route using my phone or watch?
Most GPS watches allow you to upload a GPX file of the route for you to follow whilst running. Typically this is done via by loading the GPX file into the app (i.e Garmin Connect), and then syncing your phone/watch together.
If you don't have a GPS watch we would recommend using OS Maps (£20/year) or Strava Premium (£48/year).
By entering our race, you agree to the following withdrawal policy. This policy applies to all runners with the exception of women of cannot compete due to pregnancy.
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Friendly and challenging trail running races, set in the beautiful English countryside.
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