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North Downs 50 Challenge

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The NDW50 is a 50 mile point to point run along the north downs way national trail from Farnham in Surrey to Knockholt Pound on the outskirts of Greater London. Total climb: 5,600 feet. Now in its 9th year the course remains unchanged in that time & reflects the first 50 miles of the NDW100. This event is the second race in the 50 mile grand slam.

How to enter the North Downs 50 Challenge

  1. North Downs Way 50

    Run 50mi
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North Downs 50 Challenge route

The race begins in Farnham at the western end of the North Downs, traveling past Puttenham and Guildford following the North Downs Way National Trail. The course then continues on to Ranmore Common before the steepest climb of the race up to the top of Box Hill. The trail then drops down the other side and back up to Reigate Hill, on through Merstham to Oxted and a further 8 miles to Knockholt Pound and the 50 mile finish. Race held under full UK Athletics Permit granted by the TRA (Permit Number: 2574).

Event Details

What’s Included
FINISHER Medal & T-Shirt to Finishers only.

Additional prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Male and Female and all Vet Categories: MV40, MV50, MV60, MV70, FV40, FV50, FV60, FV70.
Kit List
There are many options regards kit for fulfilling these requirements and those of other events. We stock what we believe to be the best options at our online store available by clicking here under the Mandatory Gear Section. Please ask us if you have any questions.

Fully Charged Mobile Phone including the numbers for the Race Medic and Race Director (on the number you have given at registration)
Water Bottles/Bladder capable of carrying a minimum of 1 litre.
Survival Blanket: 1.4m x 2m minimum
Waterproof Jacket: Gore-tex or similar, minimum 10000mm+ & must have sealed seams.
Whistle
Headtorch or Primary Light Source (Minimum 75 lumens)
The race is cupless which means you must bring a cup with you.

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North Downs 50 Challenge weather forecast

Light rain until morning, starting again in the evening.

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