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Wye Valley Challenge

11-Aug-2018 Chepstow / Hereford, UK (Wales)

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Trail Race Race Terrain
100KM / 62Miles
2 Days

Alternate Distances: 57KM/35M 26KM/16M

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Advanced  

The Challenge

Take on the dramatic landscape straddling the England & Wales border - an area of outstanding natural beauty. A Chepstow start then through woodlands and the limestone cliffs of the Wye gorge, with the magical twisting riverside path passing Tintern Abbey enroute to Ross-on-Wye at half way. You'll climb Capler Hill to the Iron Age fort,  and traverse above the river before Hereford's cathedral comes into view, and a welcome finish line after an amazing 100km journey with full support and hospitality all the way.

Whether you're an occasional marathon runner, a regular Ultra competitor, or just up for a real challenge - join one of the UK's premier Ultra Run events and push yourself! It's a fantastic challenging route, and when combined with our full support, tailored runners food, baggage transfers and first class signage - it sets it above other events in its category.

All runners receive:

  • FREE hot food at Major Rest Stops (except 1st ~25km)

  • FREE meal at the finish line

  • FREE snacks & drinks at all Rest stops

  • FREE energy gels & energy drinks

  • FREE Baggage Transfers (30 L rucksack MAX)

  • Medics & doctors on hand at all Rest Stops

  • Massages available at 55, ~75 and 100km

  • Specialised runner warm up and stretch at the start line

  • Finishers medal, t-shirt & glass of bubbly

  • Shuttle service from the finish line to nearest mainline station

  • Support vehicles on hand throughout event

  • Timing chips & live timing website

  • Access to the website Participant's Area

Registration

You pay an initial registration fee to sign up to the challenge - the fee is paid per person for individuals and members of a team, the fee secures your place on the challenge & is non-refundable.

Self-funding

  • Full Challenge - £185 / person

  • Half Challenge - £125 / person 

  • Quarter Challenge - £75 / person

Fundraise for charity

By registering & signing up you are committing to a minimum fundraising target for the charity of your choice, which depends upon the distance that you've selected.

  • Full Challenge - From £60 Reg Fee  (normally £80) + £425 minimum fundraising 

  • Half Challenge - £45 Reg Fee (normally £60) + £275 minimum fundraising 

  • Quarter Challenge - £30 Reg Fee (normally £40) + £175 minimum fundraising

It's your challenge your way!

We also organise:

  • Thames Path Challenge
  • South Coast Challenge
  • Thames Bridge Trek
  • London to Brighton Challenge
  • Henley 10K Challenge
  • Jurassic Coast Challenge
  • Wye Valley Challenge
  • Cotswold Way Challenge
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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.

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