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Chiltern 50 Challenge

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Booked 2 times in the last week
£5.00 - £129.00Free injury protection
Route description
Route description

Full 50k
Starts and finishes in Henley
Distance 50k
Elevation 920m
UTMB Points: 2

This event starts and finishes in Henley, taking in wonderful sections of the Shakespeares Way, Icknield Way and Chiltern Way. You will enjoy Chilterns countryside, historic trails, rolling hills, nature reserves, and fantastic views. The loop takes in over 900 metres of elevation, but you will be rewarded throughout with the spectacular views.

1st Half Challenge
Henley to Lewknor
Distance 25k
Elevation 400m

If 50k is a little out of reach for you, the 1st Half Challenge is a great chance to take on half the route. From Henley walkers will take in lovely sections of the Chiltern Way on route to the finish at Lewknor. After the finish line celebration and lunch, you can catch the shuttle back to the start.

2nd Half Challenge
Lewknor to Henley
Distance 25k
Elevation 500m

The 2nd Half Challenge also provides walkers a chance to take on half the distance, enjoy beautiful countryside and scenery throughout as you make your way from Lewknor back to Henley. You will finish with the Full distance walkers and enjoy the evening celebrations all together.

Rest Stops

There will be rest stops every 12.5m with larger stops every 25k. There will be marquee cover, large medical & welfare tents, catering services, seating areas for recovery, changing rooms, and a friendly welcome.

Each distance will have different food and drinks options at various stops. They will be located at the following marker points:

  • 12k - snacks & drinks (1st Half Challenge only)
  • 25k - picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 25k - BBQ meal (2nd Half Challenge only)
  • 50k - BBQ meal
  • Finish - glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt
Logistics and schedule

Full Challenge

07:00 Runners start

07:20 – 09:00 Joggers & walkers start

Finish times

  • Runners 4 - 7 hours
  • Joggers 7 - 10 hours
  • Walkers 10 - 16 hours

1st Half Challenge

07:00 Runners start

07:00 - 09:00 Joggers & walkers start

Finish times

  • Runners 2 - 3 hours
  • Joggers 3 - 5 hours
  • Walkers 4 - 7 hours

2nd Half Challenge

12:00 Start time for all

Finish times

  • Runners 2 - 3 hours
  • Joggers 3 - 5 hours
  • Walkers 4 - 7 hours

Challenge Options

There are 3 options to enter the event with, Self-Funding, Charity Sponsorship, and Mixed Funding.

Self-Funding: the entrant pays for the entry themselves and does not commit to fundraising for a charity.

Charity Funding: Here, entrants pay a small registration fee and fundraise for a charity of their choice. Entrants will fundraise independently and at least 50% of the commitment will be due to the charity 3 weeks before the event.

It's at this time that the charity pays a fee for your place to the organiser. The remaining 50%, and any extra, should be with your Charity by 4 weeks after the Challenge.

Mixed Funding: This option follows the same structure of the Charity Funding, except you pay half the price of your place, and fundraise a smaller amount for charity. At least 50% of the commitment will be due 3 weeks before the challenge, and the remaining will be due 4 weeks after the event.

Failure to meet the deadlines may result in cancellation by your charity.

If you choose one of the fundraising options the organiser will confirm that with the charity you've selected, and the charity will be in contact to welcome you within 7 - 10 days.

Baggage Transfer

There will be baggage transfer services at the event, which will be paid for in cash on the day. These cannot be pre-booked before the event. The prices are as follows:

  • Full Challenge: Start - Halfway - Finish - £10
  • Henley Storage - £5
  • Half Challenge: Start to Finish - £5
  • Kit Drop Service: Runners only
How to get there

The Henley Showground, Marlow Road, Henley-on-Thames RG9 3AP, UK

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Transport

There are shuttle transfers available to be booked separately. These must all be booked in advance of the event.

Pre Challenge Transfers

  • Henley station to the start: £5
  • Henley to Lewknor start: £10
  • Lewknor to Henley start: £10
  • Henley Weekend Parking - £5 per car
  • Drop Off Parking Henley - Free of charge

Post Challenge Transfers

  • Henley finish to Henley station: Free Of Charge
  • Lewknor to Henley: £5

Camping

At the ‘base camp’ in Henley camping is available both the night before the race and the night after the race. Ideal for all Challengers either starting and/or finishing in Henley. The campsite has hot showers, a rest area, changing rooms, drinks & more.

One Night Packages (either night)

  • Inclusive Package: 1 Person £60 p/ night
  • Inclusive Package: 2 Person £50 p/ night
  • Pitch Only: 1 Person £20 p/ night
  • Pitch Only: 2 Person £25 p/ night

Two Night Packages (Friday & Saturday)

  • Inclusive Package: 1 Person £65 for 2 nights
  • Inclusive Package: 2 Person £90 for 2 nights
  • Pitch Only: 1 Person £30 for 2 nights
  • Pitch Only: 2 Person £45 for 2 nights

These can all be booked as a bookable extra here.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
How does the charity I choose get in touch with me?
If you choose one of the fundraising options when registering, the organiser will confirm that with the charity you've selected, and they will be in contact to welcome you within 7 - 10 days.
FAQ
Are the meals and snacks included in the price of entry?
Yes, all meals and food at rest-stops is included in the price of entry.
FAQ
Will there be toilets at the rest-stops along the way?
Yes, there will be toilets and changing facilities along the way.
Booking related questionsDo you have a question about bookings, cancellations, or refunds?
50k - Full Challenge
7:00am Sat 25th Sep 2021
£10.00 - £129.00
25k - 1st Half
7:00am Sat 25th Sep 2021
£5.00 - £79.00
25k - 2nd Half
12:00pm Sat 25th Sep 2021
£5.00 - £79.00

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£5.00 - £129.00Free injury protection

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