May 12, 2024 at 8:30 AM
Shires and Spires Ultra and Marathon
Entry Fee $60
(Lowest or Early Registration)
Prize Money: no
Participant Limit: 200
Starting Elevation: 650 ft
High Point: 650 ft
Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 60%
First Year of the Event: 2009
Men's Record: David Green 4:06:41
Women's Record: Amy Sarkies 4:54:18
Shires and Spires is a 35 mile circular Ultra Marathon with a mixture of trails and roads. It starts and finishes at Naseby Village Hall which is a great central location close to the A14, M1 and M6 motorways. The route takes in the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside and country houses, Holdenby, Althorp (home of the Spencer family and final resting place of Princess Diana), and Cottesbrooke. At 35 miles it is ideal for first time Ultra Runners or those looking for a shorter challenge. The event is run in a clockwise direction on even years and anti-clockwise on odd years, both give you a different perspective on this scenic route. Which is harder? That’s for you to decide! FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 2024 THE RACE WILL BE FULLY TRACKED AND INTERACTIVE ALLOWING YOU TO USE THE DEVICE TO NAVIGATE AND YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY CAN FOLLOW YOU FROM THE COMFORT OF THEIR ARMCHAIRS!
We are proud to be an Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc index race.
Past Event Dates
Held on May 12, 2024