Rose of the Shires Ultra 54 and Rosebud Marathon

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Rose of the Shires Ultra 54 and Rosebud Marathon
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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.
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54 Miles and Rosebud Marathon
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Sat, 5 Apr 2025
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Brixworth Country Park, Northampton NN6 9DG, UK
Start times
Saturday, 5 Apr 2025
54 Miles: 8:00 amRosebud Marathon: 8:00 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Rose of the Shires Ultra 54 and Rosebud Marathon
54 Miles
Distance
54mi
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1 Loop
£18.60 - £70
Rosebud Marathon
Distance
26.2mi
£45
Route information
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 1 - Sywell Village Hall (8.4 miles) - expected time 09:00 - 10:10
  • CP 2 - Main Street, Chandstone (15.6 miles) - expected time 09:40 - 11:50
  • CP 3 - Spread Eagle Pub (23.2 miles) - 14:00 cut-off
  • CP 4 - Northampton Mens Own RFC (30 miles) - 15:30 cut-off
  • CP 5 - Gayton (37.7 miles) - 17:30 cut-off
  • CP 6 - Nobottle (45.7 miles) - 19:30 cut-off
Total time to complete the 54 miles is 13.5 hours.
You can choose to run the 54 miles as a relay, or opt to just run the marathon which will be the last 26 miles of the Ultra.
Relay:
The race divides up into 7 legs (start to CP1/CP1 to CP2 etc. until CP6 to the finish). Distances in miles are 8.7/7.1/7.4/6.8/7.7/8/8.4 There are 3 options:
3 Person Relay – you will need a driver and three runners. Two members of the team will complete 2 of the 7 legs and one member 3 of the 7 legs
4 Person Relay you will need a driver (don’t forget there will only be three runners in the car plus the driver at any one time) and four runners. Three members of the team will complete 2 of the 7 legs and one member 1 of the 7 legs.
7 Person Relay you will need two drivers. Each person will run one leg
The tracker will serve as your baton and each team member will receive a medal and Go Beyond merch at the finish.
What's included
  • Finisher's medal
  • Go Beyond merch
  • Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Male and Female Competitors.
  • Refreshment stations
  • Snacks (Vegan/Veg catered for)
  • Post-race drink
  • Course marshalled
  • First aid on-site
Train
How to get there
Brixworth Country Park, Northampton NN6 9DG, UK
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By Car
The race start and finish is at Brixworth Country Park which has plenty of parking and is a 20-minute drive from the M1. If using a Sat Nav please input the follow address: Brixworth Country Park, Northampton Road, Brixworth, NN6 9DG. The race organisers have permission to extend the parking time beyond the Country Park's maximum of 12 hours.
By Train
If travelling from London you can take the EMR service towards Nottingham and get off at Market Harborough, from there you can walk to the bus station at Market Hall (Stand M1) and take the X7 towards Hill Farm where the race start will be a 9-minute walk.
Event day logistics
06:45 Registration opens
08:00 Race begins
21:30 Finish cut-off
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.
Age Requirements
All entrants must be 18 or over to compete.
Bag Drop
Please keep kit in your car if possible, if not there will be a baggage drop available and you can pick your bag up at the finish.
Kit List
  • Trail shoes are advised
  • Fully Charged Mobile Phone including the numbers for the Race Director and Assistant Race Director (shown on your map book given at registration)
  • Map Book (provided)
  • Water Bottles/Bladder capable of carrying a minimum of 1 litre.
  • Survival Blanket: 1.4m x 2m minimum
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Whistle
  • Headtorch or Body Torch
  • Spare batteries
  • Hat and Gloves
  • Long sleeved base layer or fleece top
Crowds
Spectator Info
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.
FAQs
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+.
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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.
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When is registration open?
Registration will be open from 06:45 and the race begins at 08:00. Please leave enough time to complete a smooth registration process.
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Is there a cut-off time for the Rose of Shires Ultra 54?
Yes, there is a time limit of 13 hours.
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4.6
6 reviews
£18.60 - £70
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