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Rose of the Shires Ultra

Run 54mi
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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 meanders through 2 country parks and 21 tranquil villages. Come for the ultimate endurance test or for that all-important finisher's medal.

Rose of the Shires Ultra route

This 54 mile route is the ultimate test of endurance and will require extensive training.

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.

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?
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.
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Rose of the Shires Ultra weather forecast

Partly cloudy throughout the day.

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IconModerate breeze possible, up to 19mph

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