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Race to Remember

13-Nov-2021 Aldershot, Hampshire, UK (England)

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Mixed Race Race Terrain
76KM / 47Miles
1 Day - 100 Runners

Alternate Distances: 36KM/22M 10KM/6M

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Intermediate  

Entry From £76 GBP

This Remembrance weekend, the day we honour all servicemen and women who sacrificed so much for our nation, show how much you care by taking on one of our toughest challenges yet. 

Take on our exciting new winter challenge with a race through some of the UK’s most beautiful countryside. Choose your distance and whether to walk or run through the South Downs, beginning in Aldershot or Petersfield and finishing by the Royal Navy's flagship HMS Victory at the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth.

Now more than ever, veterans rely on us and we rely on our supporters. Demand for our services has remained high throughout COVID-19, and with many events cancelled this year, we need your help to raise vital funds so that we can continue to provide our life-saving mental health treatment to veterans.

Whether you’ve been training for an event that’s been cancelled, or are just looking for a new challenge to get you out of the lockdown slump, this is the event for you, no matter your fitness level. However you choose to race, we’ll support your fundraising journey every step of the way.

When: Satruday 13 November 2021
Where: 76km Aldershot to Portsmouth / 36km Petersfield to Portsmouth / virtual option
What: Walk 36/10km (22/6 miles), run 36/10km (22/6 miles) or 75km ultramarthon (47 miles)

Ultramarathon: £76 registration fee + £375 fundraising target
36km Run or Walk: £36 registration fee + £375 fundraising target
10km Run or Walk: £20 registration fee + £150 fundraising target

Virtual Challenge: £20 registration fee

The Route

Participants taking part in the ultramarathon will start from Aldershot, the home of the British Army.  Those taking on the 36km challenge will start further down the route in Petersfield.

The runners depart from the Aldershot PE grounds and, having passed through suburban Aldershot and Farnham, hit the trails along the edge of the army’s military exercise zones.

At the 13km mark, the route enters the woods and its' forestry trails (a mix of hardpack, sand, mud and gravel) all the way to Petersfield at the 40km mark, where the walkers will start from.

After a well-earned hot lunch stop in Petersfield for the ultrarunners, it’s time to hit the South Downs. Those taking on the 36k walk or run will start at this point in Petersfield.

A real test of endurance is in store for all our participants with a steep climb through Elizabeth Park and up to Butser Hill, the highest point of the South Downs sitting at almost 900 feet and its’ tough ascent, especially for those now hitting the 50km point.

From the top of the downs the Solent and landmarks of Portsmouth come into view, with the finish point visible in the far distance - some 30km away.

Runners and walkers alike continue on the descent of the Downs through fields and woods to the picturesque town of Rowlands Castle. Here there will be another well-earned break point for refuelling.

As we continue towards the coast, the route takes you through a mix of suburbs and trails until you reach the coast.

After a final rest-stop, it's a matter of following the coast (hopefully with a tail wind pushing you along) until you reach the outskirts of Portsmouth.

Finally, weave through the city to the finish at the Royal Navy’s flagship HMS Victory, in the National Museum of the Royal Navy, in Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard.

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Beginner

Elevation: Very little change < 500 metres. Benign running terrain, not technical.

Suitable for: First ultra runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running in the last six months.

Intermediate

Elevation: Increase of up to 1000 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed at least one ultra distance race (or similar event) or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

Advanced

Elevation: Increase of up to 1500 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

Expert

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat) and or technical terrain

Suitable for: Experienced runners who have completed at least regular ultra distances in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

Brutal

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude) and or technical terrain.

Suitable for: Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

Endurance - Multi-activity

Type: An ultra distance race including at least two of the following activities such as running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, skiing and climbing. It may also include different climatic conditions (eg ice, snow, humidity, cold water, mud or heat).

Suitable for: Experienced multi-skilled athletes who have trained for the different activities included in this event. Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements and any specialist equipment required such as a wetsuit, skis or a mountain bike.

Global - Virtual

Type: A virtual race which can be run at any time shown on the dates shown, on any type of terrain in any country.

Suitable for: For runners from beginners to experienced as you choose your own course and challenge based on the guidelines and options set by the virtual race organiser.

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