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HALF MARATHON, MARATHON & 62K ULTRA – 25th May 2024

The Fox Ultra presents runners with a unique opportunity to circumnavigate Guildford, anti-clockwise.

The route covers a range of terrain, from grassy farm fields at Shackleford, to sandy trails at Whitmore and Blackheath Commons, canal pathway past Ripley, to beautiful bluebell woods near Bramley village.

Half Marathon,marathon & 62K Ultra

The Fox Ultra presents runners with a unique opportunity to circumnavigate Guildford, clockwise in April (via Godalming, Puttenham, Worplesdon, Send, Clandon and Blackheath) – an impressive claim to tick off any runner’s bucket list.

– The circular 62km ultramarathon – which can be completed individually or as part of a 3-stage relay team – is supported with 5 aid stations and showcases some of the very best views that the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has to offer; from woodlands, grasslands, and farmlands to urban and river-side scenery – this event truly has it all.

– The Ultra route follows the Fox Way for the majority of the course. The marathon course starts in Worplesdon and follows the Fox Way clockwise through to Godalming, the Half Marathon route begins in West Clandon and follows the final 21km section of the route to our Godalming finish. Marathon and Half Marathon events set off later in the morning and follow shorter sections of this picturesque, mixed-terrain route so that all runners unite at the same finish line in Godalming.

THE COURSES

GPX ROUTES CAN BE DOWNLOADED VIA THE FOLLOWING LINKS

Event Details

Date: Saturday 25th May 2024

Start Times:

Ultra start- Bury Fields in Godalmming – 7am
Marathon Start- Jolly farmer pub – 9am
Half marathon start- Clandon Train station – 10am

Early Bird Prices: Ultra- £45 | Marathon | £35 | Half £28

Location: Godalming United Church, Bridge Rd, Godalming GU7 3DT, UK

Cutoff Times (ultra only)

For the safety of runners and staff we will be imposing a strict 12 hour cutoff for our ultra race distance. This is a very generous cutoff and should give all runners plenty of time to finish. More information to follow.

Cupless Aid Stations

In an effort to reduce waste, all of our races are now cup-free, meaning you’ll need to pack along your own cup for fluids at aid stations during the race. We suggest that you bring either a hand flask, running vest with water bottles or a collapsible cup.

Location and cut off times for each aid station (approximately 10km appart):

Aid station 1- 09:15am- ///protest.tweezers.conjured

Aid station 2- 11:00am- ///hands.spicy.sting

Aid station 3- 12:35pm- ///aware.spare.churn

Aid station 4- 14:40pm- ///scales.polite.drove

Aid station 5- 17:00pm- ///eyeliner.habits.tumblers

Finish – 19:00pm

 

Recommended Items

Trail running shoes

Hydration pack

Phone/GPS watch

Technical running clothing

Sunglasses

Trail Running Poles

ReQUIRED KIT (ultra Only)

Hooded waterproof jacket

First aid kit (to include minimum blister plasters, bandage and tape to secure dressing)

Spare long-sleeved base layer top

Hat & gloves

Whistle

Mobile phone and/or GPS device (fully charged)

Head Torch

Emergency foil blanket or bivi bag

Emergency food & drink

Arrival & parking

ULTRAMARATHON

– Registration/ Race number collection: The Burys Field – The Burys, Godalming GU7 1HR
– Parking: Godalming Crown Court Car Park. We would recommend using the Ringo app to update your hours if needed, prices are from £8 for 6 hours, up to £20 for 10 hours.
– Bag drop will be available – one small bag per participant (remember to attach your baggage tag).

42KM

– Registration/Bib Collection: The Jolly Farmer, Burdenshott Road, Worplesdon, Guildford GU3 3RN
– Transport: Trains run direct from both Godalming and Guildford, to Worplesdon.
Please check train times at www.thetrainline.com and it is a 20-minute walk to The Jolly Farmer from Worplesdon train station.
– Parking: Limited parking available in the public car park, please don’t use the Jolly Farmer car park.

We recommend parking in Godalming, then getting the train to Worplesdon for the start. Parking is available in the Godalming Crown Court Car
Park. We would recommend using the Ringo app to update your hours if needed, prices are from £8 for 6 hours, up to £20 for 10 hours.

– Bag drop will be available – one small bag per participant (remember to attach your baggage tag). This will be transported to the finish at Godalming for you.

21KM

– Registration/Bib Collection: Clandon Train Station, West Clandon, Guildford GU4 7TN.
– Public Transport: If you plan to leave your car at the finish in Godalming, it will take 22 mins on the train to Clandon (via Guildford).
– Parking: Limited paid parking spaces are available in the train station car park.
We would recommend using the Ringo app to update your hours if needed, prices are from £8 for 6 hours, up to £20 for 10 hours.

– Bag drop will be available – one small bag per participant (remember to attach your baggage tag). This will be transported to the finish at Godalming for you.

WHAT IS UTMB INDEX?

A UTMB Index race contributes towards every Finishers UTMB Index in the corresponding category (20K, 50K, 100K or 100M) and gives privileged access to the UTMB World Series Events or Majors.

What You Get

Official Chip Timing

All our events are chip timed, providing accurate results for all runners.

Bespoke Medal

Race finishers will receive a bespoke medal as a memento of their achievement.

Fully Marked Course

All routes will be accurately marked with marshals to help you along the way.

OFFICIAL RACE PHOTOS

Official race photos can be found on our Facebook page.

Baggage Drop

There will be a baggage drop available for runners who need to leave their belongings while they race.

Water Stations

There will be water stations on route. We recommend runners stay hydrated in the lead up to the race.

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