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The Fox

Sat 27th Apr 2019
Bridge Rd, Godalming GU7 3DU, UK
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  • Trails
  • Hilly
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Mixed

From the organizer

Organizer's website

The Fox is back for 2019! The course direction has been reverted from 2018 to run clockwise - as it did in 2017. We've teamed up with ULTRA magazine again to bring you The Fox Ultra. A 60km circular ultra run route around Guildford.

Distances in this event

  1. Ultra

    Run 60km
    7:00am Sat 27th Apr 2019
    Event passed
  2. 42km Route

    Run 26.2mi
    10:00am Sat 27th Apr 2019
    Event passed
  3. 21km Route

    Run 13.1mi
    10:00am Sat 27th Apr 2019
    Event passed
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What’s Included

Bag Drop
Chip Timing
First Aid
Marshalled Route
Route Marking
Water Station

Course Details
The route will be fully marked and offer 5 aid stops along the Fox Way. This scenic circular course was devised by Richard Fox, an avid local walker who was amazed by the beautiful and varied countryside he found along the route. Keen to share his findings, Richard set about signing and publicising his "Fox Way."
Raceday Logistics

Start Time - 07.00am


60km participants register in the Godalming United Reformed Church. Collect your timing chip and race number.

42km register at Worplesdon Place Hotel at Worplesdon (GU3 3RY). 10 am time-trial starts.

Relay leg 2 participants register at the Worplesdon Train Station (GU22 0RN) and await their relay leg 1 runner there.

21km register at Clandon Train Station Car Park (Clandon, Guildford GU4 7UB). 10 am time-trial starts for 21km runners.

Relay leg 3 participants register at the Clandon Regis Aid Station (GU4 7TT) and await their relay leg 2 runner there.


The 60km event start/finish is close to Godalming train station which has a reliable and a frequent service from London or cycle to the start and get a free bike saddle cover.

42km, 21km and relay participants are requested to avoid leaving cars at their start locations and to share lifts wherever possible.


Kit List

Key kit –

Sturdy trainers, appropriate running gear – dress for the weather, waterproof jacket, suitable water bottle, warm hat and gloves. You must carry at least 500ml of water, charged mobile phone (with the number of event control in it), a head torch, emergency numbers for The Fox event team, any additional nutrition you may require, a waterproof and first aid kit.


If you do have any questions about the event or would like to volunteer then please do get in touch with the event organiser -


Baggage: Bag storage is available within the Wilfrid Noyce Centre for Ultra and 1 leg relay runners. Those starting from Worplesdon train station and Hatchlands Park there will be an event vehicle at your start which will be at the Godalming finish line when you finish. There is space for one small bag each only.

First Aid: Medics on the course and present at the start/finish. You will be given a contact mobile number prior to race day. If you or a fellow runner suffer an injury which requires medical attention then call and medics will be dispatched. If the injury is sever please call 999 and then inform event control.

Timing: Chip timing from EMIT

Toilets: Toilets will be available at the start/finish and along the course at feed stations.

Water: Available at feed stations on course. Water, flat coke, a lot of food types including salty snacks, water melon, vegetables and dips, peanut butter dip and much more.

Finish line massage from Rebecca Humphries and team. Kick-start your recovery with a 15 minute post event massage to boost recuperation, reduce muscle soreness and restore motion. £15 per 15 minutes.
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Reviews (28)

4.9 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
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    Alan I

    Did the 42km Route in 2019

    This was my first Trail Marathon and an excellent place to start! Undulating scenic route round the Fox Way. Very well marked and excellent friendly feed stations! Will most likely try the Ultra next time!
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    Gemma R

    Did the Ultra in 2019

    Lovely low key event with a great route which has a bit of everything the Surrey countryside has to offer - woods, river, hills, views and a bit of sand just to finish off the legs! The aid stations were well stocked and placed at good convenient distances. Nice event to take on as your first ultra
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    Jesper L

    Did the Ultra in 2017

    Thoroughly enjoyed this event. Beautiful part of the country with the Surrey Hills/North Downs as part of the course. Great organisation as usual from AAT.
  • Did the Ultra in 2019

    I think this event has everything going for it -
    - initial information top notch - information on the website, interaction on FB page, ease to register,
    - parking - not at the event itself but plenty of parking around (I do recommend train station - only few minutes distance from the start / finish)
    - good organization in the morning at registration - nice and smooth - but I was one of the first ones but even as the queue grew - the guys were very efficient,
    - free tea and coffee making facilities - you had to make it yourself but it was there available for free (not paying 2 or 3 quid for a tea bag and cup of hot water - like at some events....)
    - sermon before the start - sorry - race brefing - short, efficient, to the point - which I personally liked
    - extremely well marked course - it's impossible to get lost - you have arrows after arrows after arrows... and also you just follow signs with Fantastic Mr Fox himself ;-) (ok fox head with a crown on it)
    - well stocked aid stations - with selection of food (sweet savoury) and drinks (proper Coke!!!!) - and very efficient volunteers
    - great views - canal paths, woodlands, fields
    - not too much tarmac
    - bit hilly but nothing to complain about
    - great finish line - with again free hot drinks and cakes - cakes and more cakes :-)
    - really nice bling - and a buff...
    Personally I didn't find the course too hilly - although it is a bit undulating - nothing too extreme.... But again - depends on where you train on daily basis...
    All in all - top event - and I would definitely recommend to anyone!

  • Did the Ultra in 2019

    Fantastic event set in the picturesque Surrey Hills & River Wey valley. Well organised with many running options all ending at the same place. Great atmosphere, a really fun event.
  • Did the 21km Route in 2019

    Really enjoyable race with great scenery. It combines some tough climbs with flat an fast.Will definitely do again
  • Did the Ultra in 2019

    Flawless delivery, very well stocked aid stations, some of the finest scenery that the Home Counties have to offer and – most importantly – some of the friendliest, cheeriest most good-natured marshals in the world.
    I love AAT events – they are among the most laid-back, low-key and good fun events on the trail running scene. The Fox is no exception. After competing (possibly the wrong word, given my age, morphology and my inability to get out of a low chair without grunting) in 2018 and 2019, I will most definitely be back in 2020.
  • Did the 21km Route in 2019

    Stunning scenery and a great hilly challenge. A great race for beginners and seasoned runners alike. Would like to do again
  • Did the 42km Route in 2019

    The team at aat never fail to deliver. Once again a superb event. It’s the detail like asking what fuel runners want for the feed stations well done Toby and the great team.
  • Did the Ultra in 2019

    Fantastic event, really well organised. A very varied route across fields, through woods along canal paths etc. There really is a bit of everything. Top draw

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