Chilterns Trail Marathon

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Chilterns Trail Marathon
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Tackle the challenge of running a marathon with expert advice and support on hand to keep you right. Experience wildlife-rich Chiltern Hills and Wendover Wood, taking in the stunning scenery. Mark your achievement with a bespoke finishers' medal and certificate.
Trail Marathon
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Sat, 12 Apr 2025
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Tring, United Kingdom
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Where and when
The Home Office, Station Rd, Tring HP23 5QY, UK
Start times
Saturday, 12 Apr 2025
Trail Marathon: 8:45 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Chilterns Trail Marathon
Trail Marathon
Route information
Terrain: Trails
Elevation: 500m (rolling hills)
The marathon route follows undulating chalk hills and local woods on this 26 mile morning adventure in the Chiltern Hills. Participants will be able to run part of the Ridgeway, an ancient trail used for 5,000 years, which encompasses several stunning viewpoints. Unfrequented paths will also make up part of the route, with English Athletics qualified run leaders on hand to offer pointers and guidance.
The region is home to a range of wildlife, from deer to red kites, which runners might spot as they journey through nature reserves. The marathon also includes a stretch through the beautiful Wendover Woods and its forest trails.
Each run will be led by one of the Run Leaders to ensure everyone in the group is comfortable with the pace.
What's included
  • Bespoke wooden finisher's medal
  • Refreshment station
  • English Athletics qualified run leaders
  • Amazing scenery
  • Free parking
  • Toilets
  • Bag drop
How to get there
The Home Office, Station Rd, Tring HP23 5QY, UK
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There is free onsite parking.
By Train
Tring Train Station, a 10 minute walk away from the start point, is accessible from London Euston and the ride is less than an hour long. There is a taxi rank located outside the train station.
Event day logistics
08:15 Registration opens
08:45 Registration closes
15:00 Estimated marathon finish
Age Requirements
The minimum age to enter this event is 16. Runners aged under 18 must provide parental/guardian consent.
Ability Requirements
Runners are grouped according to ability, but must be able to run a half marathon distance in under 2.5 hours.
Bag Drop
There will be a bag drop available for participants to use.
Mandatory Kit List
Wicking top and shorts or leggings
Socks (eg: Injinji)
Trail running shoes (sufficient tread)
Weather Dependent Items
Sun hat / cap
Lightweight waterproof jacke
Warm hat and gloves
Fully charged mobile phone including the numbers for the Lead Runners, Event Director as well as appropriate emergency services (charge before use and make sure it's in a waterproof case or bag)
Lightweight, comfortable running pack (max 12 litres)
Water bottles
Snacks to sustain you for the planned route
Waterproof bags / dry bags to keep stuff dry
Whistle (normally found attached to your bag)
Personal first aid kit (eg: blister packs, sunscreen, inhaler etc)
Please note: Kit will not be checked on the day but it is highly recommended you bring these items for your safety.
Do I have to be an experienced trail runner to take part in the Chilterns Trail Marathon?
No, you do not have to be an experienced trail runner, but you should be physically fit enough to run a half marathon in under 2.5 hours.
Will there be a support team on hand during the Chilterns Trail Marathon?
Yes, qualified instructors will be on hand to guide you, in addition to a halfway refreshment point.
Is there free parking on-site at the Chilterns Trail Marathon?
Plenty of free parking space is available at the race start point, at Tring Home Office.
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