Aug 27, 2022 at 10:00 AM
Ridgeway Challenge 86 Miles
Leighton Buzzard, LU79DJ
Entry Fee $62
(Lowest or Early Registration)
Entry Fee 2 $76
(Highest or Late Registration)
Prize Money: no
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
- 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.
No photos available.