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Test yourself through the picturesque Northamptonshire countryside in this exciting Ultra. Perfect for distance-runners looking for a new challenge, the course runs through 2 country parks and 21 tranquil villages. Come for the ultimate endurance test or for that all-important finisher's medal.

How to enter the Rose of the Shires Ultra 54

  1. 54 Miles

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Rose of the Shires Ultra 54 route

This 54 mile route is the ultimate test of endurance and will require extensive training. This will be well worth it though for the epic, picturesque route.

The route itself will be looped, making race day logistics far easier. During the race, runners will be able to enjoy the scenic Northamptonshire country side, as they make their way through 21 separate rural villages.

Given the nature of this race, there will be strict cut-off times which are detailed below:

CP 3, Spread Eagle Pub (23.2 miles) - 1400 cut off
CP 4, Northampton Mens Own RFC (30 miles) - 1530 cut off
CP 5, Gayton (37.7 miles) - 1730 cut off
CP 6
, Nobottle (45.7 miles) - 1930 cut off

Total time to complete the 54 miles is 13.5 hours.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Finisher's medal
  • Refreshment stations
  • Snacks (Vegan/Veg catered for) and Go Beyond's famous cake
  • Free tea and coffee post-race
  • Course marshalled
  • Finisher's apparel
  • First aid on-site
Raceday Logistics


0630 - 0800: Registration
0750: Race brief
0800: Race begins
1400: CP 3 cut-off
1530: CP 4 cut-off
1730: CP 5 cut-off
1930: CP 6 cut-off
2130: Finish

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before the schedule race start to allow enough time to complete the registration process and for a sufficient warm-up.

Kit List
  • Good quality trail running shoes
  • Fully charged phone
  • Head-torch (spare batteries)

The looped nature of this course makes it perfect for supporters, who can can cheer the runners at the two most crucial points - the start and the finish.


Go Beyond Challenge are always on the look out for an extra pair of hands to help out.

In return, volunteers will get free entry into a Go Beyond event and a free event t-shirt. If this sounds like something you would be interested in then get in touch with: [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an age limit for the Rose of the Shires Ultra 54?
Given the challenging nature of a 54 mile run, all entrants must be aged 18+.
How many refreshment stations are there?
In total, there are 6 checkpoints during the race. Each one will be well stocked with water and other snacks.
When is registration open?
Registration will be open from 0645 and the race begins at 0800. Please leave enough time to complete a smooth registration process.
Is there a cut-off time for the Rose of Shires Ultra 54?
Yes, there is a time limit of 13.5 hours.

Rose of the Shires Ultra 54 weather forecast

Drizzle throughout the day.

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Meet the organiser

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Our roots are in off road sports. We offer a complete series of Ultra trail runs many of which have become "must do events" in the Ultra race calendar. Staying with the off road and trail theme we have a sprint style duathlon which once again is in a fantastic location with fabulous trails. But we like to provide something for everyone. We are also the organisers of the Northampton Half Marathon and The Pitsford Triathlons (Sprint and Standard), in fact we are a one stop shop for all the races you will ever need. Go Beyond was founded in 2008 and purchased in 2018 by Simon Hollis. We now work with over 30 charities helping them carry out fundraising through sport. So please, come and join us and take your fitness to a new level - and why not raise money for a good cause at the same time.



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