Challenge Options

Richmond, London – Challengers eagerly await their start. There’re 100 km of trails ahead, 60% of it off-road, with some wonderful countryside before the final climb over the South Downs and the Brighton coastline comes in to view. The Full 100km, with 1,500 metres of climb, can be done as a continuous Challenge – or as a ‘Daylight 2 Day’ option with a camping option at halfway. With Half & Quarter distance options available – there’s a Challenge here for all!

Full 100 km Continuous

Richond to Brighton

29-30 May 2021

Leafy Richmond to sunny Brighton – over the North Downs and the South Downs, with some wonderful Surrey & Sussex countryside in between.  With 1,500m of climb, you’ll be rewarded with fabulous views, varied scenery, and some great off road trails. Tulley’s Farm, near Turners Hill, is the halfway stop at at 56 km where you’ll have a well deserved hot meal & rest, before tackling the 44 km stretch to the Brighton Racecourse finish line. It’s the original Ultra Challenge – and still a real classic after 10 years!

100 km & 1490 m

  • Start: Richmond, W. London
  • Start times: 06:45 – 07:00 for runners, 07:00 – 10:00 for joggers & walkers
  • Finish: Brighton Racecourse, Brighton 
  • Finish times: Runners 9 – 16 hrs, joggers 16 – 20 hrs, walkers 20 – 36 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 25 km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 56 km – hot meal
  • 80 km – brunch/ lunch
  • 100 km – cooked breakfast/ BBQ
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

Some of the below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Before

  • Start line close to Richmond train station
  • Local P&D car parks

After

  • Shuttle Brighton train station – FOC
  • Pick up parking at Brighton Racecourse – FOC

4 available

2 Day Daylight 100 km

Richmond > Tulleys Farm > Brighton

29 & 30 May 2021

The 2 Day option breaks the 100 km into its 2 halves – of 56km on Day 1 & 44km on Day 2 – so you’ll experience the route and the wonderful countryside in daylight – and get some sleep overnight. You can join our camp at Turners Hill (56km), or book a B&B. On Sunday as the sun starts to rise we set out towards Brighton and over the South Downs and the welcome sight of the coastline and the Racecourse finish line where a celebration awaits!

Day 1 – 56 km & 760 m

Day 2 – 44 km & 730 m

Day 1 – 29 May 2021

  • Start: Richmond, W.
  • Start times: 06:45 – 07:00 for runners, 07:00 – 10:00 for joggers & walkers
  • Finish: Tulles Farm, Turners Hill (56 km)
  • Finish times: Runners 4 – 8 hrs, joggers 7 – 10 hrs, walkers 10 – 16 hrs
  • Overnight: camp with us at Tullys Farm (see Bookable Extras, or local B&B / hotel

Day 2 – 30 May 2021

  • Start: Tullys Farm, Turners Hill
  • Start times: 06:00 – 06:30 for all
  • Finish: Brighton Racecourse
  • Finish times: Runners 4 – 8 hrs, joggers 7 – 10 hrs, walkers 10 – 16 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 25 km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 56 km – hot meal
  • 80 km – brunch/ lunch
  • 100 km – cooked breakfast/ BBQ
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

Some of the below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Before

  • Start line walking distance to Richmond train station
  • Local P&D parking

After

  • Shuttle to Brighton train station – FOC
  • Pick up parking at Brighton Racecourse – FOC

Tullys Farm, Turners Hill (56 km) – Saturday 29 May

Cowes – Saturday 1 May

  • Camp overnight at our ‘Half Way’ basecamp
  • Hot showers, refreshments, rest areas & more
  • Fully inclusive & pitch only options available
  • Breakfast Sunday morning before setting off
  • Visit ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details 

4 available (2 for each day)

1st Half
Challenge 56 km

Richmond to Tulleys Farm

29 May 2021

The 1st Half is a varied 56km with ~760m of climb. Setting out along the river Thames, explore some of London’s suburban areas before heading up & over the North Downs and into rolling countryside. A half way stop near Sutton (Oaks Park) gives the chance to refresh & replenish before setting out on the final stretch to Turners Hill where you will be welcomed with a huge celebration & cheer as you finish.

56 km & 760 m

  • Start: Richmond, W. London
  • Start times: 06:45 – 07:00 for runners, 08:00 – 09:30 for joggers & runners
  • Finish: Tulleys Farm, Turners Hill
  • Finish times: Runners 4 – 8 hrs, joggers 7 – 10 hrs, walkers 10 – 16 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 25 km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 56 km – hot meal
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

Some of the below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Before

  • Start line close to Richmond station & local P&D

After

  • Shuttles to Three bridges train station
  • Pick up parking at Tulleys Farm – FOC

2 available

2nd Half
Challenge 44 km

Turners Hill to Brighton

30 May 2021

If you want to support someone taking on the 100 km Challenge you can join them at Tulley’s Farm from 5.0 pm Saturday onward – or just start the 2nd Half early Sunday morning for a marathon+ challenge through Sussex countryside, over the South Downs and on to the Brighton Racecourse finish.

44 km & 730 m

  • Start: Tullys Farm, Turners Hill
  • Start times: From 17:00 Saturday 29 May if joining a Full Challenger, or 06:00 – 06:30 Sunday 
  • Finish: Brighton Racecourse, Brighton
  • Finish times: Runners 4 – 8 hrs, joggers 7 – 10 hrs, walkers 10 – 16 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 25 km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 44 km – breakfast/ BBQ
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Before

  • Drop off parking at Tulles Farm – FOC
  • Park at Brighton & shuttle to start – £20

After

  • Shuttle Brighton train station – FOC
  • Pick up parking at Brighton Racecourse – FOC

2 available 

1st Quarter
Challenge 25 km

London to Oaks Park (Sutton)

29 May 2021

Our 1st Quarter Challenge takes you from leafy Richmond and along the River Thames past Kingston. It is a scenic, varieed, and fairly flat route all the way to Oaks Park, near Sutton – where a BBQ lunch & celebration awaits! 

25 km & 210 m

  • Start: Richmond, W. London
  • Start times: 06:45 – 07:00 for runners, 09:00 – 10:00 for joggers & runners
  • Finish: Oaks Park, Sutton
  • Finish times: Runners 2 – 3 hrs, joggers 3 – 5 hrs, walkers 4 – 7 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 25 km – BBQ lunch & fizzy drinks
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Before

  • Start line close to main line stations

After

  • Pick up parking at Oaks Park – local P&D
  • Shuttle to Sutton station – FOC

Chale – Friday 29 April

  • Camp with us before your challenge
  • Fully inclusive & pitch only options available
  • Pre registration on Friday evening & dinner
  • Breakfast, parking, baggage storage, hot showers & more
  • Visit ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details 

 

4 available

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