Ridgeway Challenge 86 Miles


Aug 27, 2022 at 10:00 AM

Ridgeway Challenge 86 Miles

Ivinghoe Beacon near Tring

Leighton Buzzard, LU79DJ

United Kingdom

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Entry Fee $62
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $76
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 86M

Type: Ultra

Starting Elevation: 200

High Point: 900

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 90%

First Year of the Event: 2004

Men's Record: 2015 Dan Lawson 12h 07m

Women's Record: 2018 Sarah Burns-Morwood 14h 00m


The Ridgeway Challenge 86 Miles (138km) is a fully supported continuous running event that starts at Ivinghoe Beacon near Tring and ends at Avebury Stone Circle. The route is 86 miles along The Ridgeway National Trail, a 5000 year old trackway through the Chiltern Hills and North Wessex Downs (along Grim’s Ditch for several miles), Barbury Castle and Liddington Castle (hill forts) en route, way marked throughout with 1929m (6328 feet) ascent 1991m (6532 feet) descent. The event hosts the UK Trail Running Championships Ultra Distance.

Mandatory Kit: All runners, without exception, must have a:

  • mobile phone switched on throughout
  • torch, two are best
  • head covering
  • cup
  • reflective clothing for the night section
  • carry some warm clothing

The event is organised by and permitted by the Trail Running Association. Held under UK Athletics Rules of Competition.


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Past Event Dates

Held on Aug 27, 2022

Held on Aug 28, 2021

Held on Aug 29, 2020

Held on Aug 24, 2019

Held on Aug 26, 2018

Held on Aug 27, 2017

Held on Aug 28, 2016

Held on Aug 30, 2015

Event Results

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View 2008 Results