The Rose of the Shires Ultra Marathon and The Rosebud Marathon

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Apr 06, 2024 at 8:00 AM

The Rose of the Shires Ultra Marathon and The Rosebud Marathon

Northampton Road


United Kingdom

Entry Fee $70
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 26.2M
  • 50M

Type: Ultra

Participant Limit: 300

Starting Elevation: 325 ft

High Point: 486 Ft

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 75%

First Year of the Event: 2019

Men's Record: David Green – 07:17:59

Women's Record: Rachel Piper – 08:19:06


54 miles of beautiful Northamptonshire country trails, roads and towpath. The route is approximately 72% trail and 28% on road. The Race start and finish is hosted by the Brixworth Country Park with plenty of room for parking, and only 20 minutes drive from the M1 Motorway. The race is a single loop making for easy planning and logistics. The route takes in the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside with two country parks, Salcey Forest, the Grand Union Canal and 21 pretty villages and towns following parts of the Nene Way, the Midshires Way and the Northampton Round. There are 6 checkpoints at 6 to 8 mile intervals with support from the local running community. The event is fully tracked and interactive so friends and family will be able to follow your progress from the comfort of their armchairs – and also you can make sure that you are following the route! Now incorporating the Rosebud Marathon taking in the last 26.2 miles of the ultra route. We are proud to be an Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc index race.


Race event photo
Race event photo
Race event photo


Past Event Dates

Held on Apr 06, 2024

Held on Apr 08, 2023

Held on Apr 02, 2022

Held on Apr 03, 2021

Held on Apr 06, 2019

Event Results

View 2023 Results

View 2022 Results

View 2021 Results

View 2019 Results