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We teamed up with ULTRA magazine again to bring you The Fox Ultra. A 60K circular ultra run route around Guildford.

The route will be fully marked and offer 5 aid stops along the Fox Way. This scenic circular course was devised by Richard Fox, an avid local walker who was amazed by the beautiful and varied countryside he found along the route. Keen to share his findings, Richard set about signing and publicising his "Fox Way."

Please note the 2020 route will be running counter-clockwise.

Review summary

4.9
34 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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Gemma R
"Lovely low key event with a great route which has a bit of everything the..."

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Gemma R
"Smooth registration process with a unique slant on the briefing being carried..."

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Brian O'Kane
"Second time I've done this race. Should think I'll plan to do it every year.<br..."
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How to enter the The Fox

  1. Ultra

    Run 60km
    £74–£90
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  2. 42K

    Run 42km
    £54
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  3. 21K

    Run 21km
    £35
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The Fox routes

60k Ultra:

A fully marked circular course from Godalming, through the villages of Shackleford, Normandy, Worplesdon, Ripley, Shere and Wonersh.

Terrain: 30% road/70% trail
Equivalent flat distance: 63.8K
Cut-off: 10.5 hours

The majority of the route is marked with Fox Way signs but the route will deviate from the Fox Way for short sections and also be signed throughout with additional signage.

5 aid stations on route – there will be additional cut-offs along the route at each feed station, allowing a minimum pace (including time at feed stations) of 10.5 minutes per kilometer.

Relay Entry:

3-person teams complete individual sections of 19.5K, 21.8K and 21.2K.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Chip Timing
  • First Aid
  • Massage
  • Marshalled Route
  • Route Marking
  • Water Stations
  • Bag Drop
  • Web Results
  • Head wraps for all participants and medals for finishers
  • Event Village
Raceday Logistics

Logistics:

60K participants register in the Godalming United Reformed Church. Collect your timing strap and race number.

42K runners register at St Mary the Virgin Church Aid Station (GU3 3RE) – 10 am time-trial starts.

Relay leg 2 participants register at the St Mary the Virgin Church Aid Station (GU3 3RE) and await their relay leg 1 runner there.

21K runners register at Clandon Train Station Car Park (Clandon, Guildford GU4 7UB). 10 am time-trial starts for 21K runners. The start is a 0.9K walk/jog from Clandon Train Station near Lime Grove.

Relay leg 3 participants register at the Clandon Train Station Car Park (Clandon, Guildford GU4 7TN) and await their relay leg 2 runner there.

Baggage:

Bag storage is available within the Godalming United Reformed Church for Ultra and 1 leg relay runners. For those starting from St Mary the Virgin Church and Clandon Train Station, there will be an event vehicle at your start which will be at the Godalming finish line when you finish. There is space for one small bag each only.

Relay leg 2 runners from St Mary the Virgin Church and relay leg 3 runners from Clandon Train Station need to make their own arrangements for any kit with team mates.

First Aid:

Medics on the course and present at the start/finish. You will be given a contact mobile number prior to race day. If you or a fellow runner suffer an injury which requires medical attention, then call and medics will be dispatched. If the injury is severe, please call 999 and then inform event control.

Timing:

Timing from EMIT. A chip in wrist strap.

Toilets:

Toilets will be available at the start/finish and along the course at feed stations.

Refreshment:

Water, flat coke, a lot of food types including salty snacks, water melon, vegetables and dips, peanut butter dip and much more. Kombi Keg will be providing pints of beer/cider and glasses of Prosecco at the finish line for £3.

Kit List

Sturdy trainers, appropriate running gear (dress for the weather), waterproof jacket, suitable water bottle, warm hat and gloves. You must carry at least 500ml of water, charged mobile phone (with the number of event control in it), emergency numbers for The Fox event team, any additional nutrition you may require, a waterproof and first aid kit. Head torch should be brought too.

If you need to top up on any kit, please check out Salming or Trekking and Outdoors in Shere. They will be able to assist with any needs you may have.

Volunteers

AAT-events is a small organisation with 3 staff. We arrange events for both you and sometimes for clients (charities or corporate clients) but mostly we organise fun events for fun people in the Surrey area.

Each event is seamlessly delivered with help from volunteers, without whom the events simply wouldn’t work. Volunteers are the core to delivering these fun and safe events.

In short, we need your help! If interested, please visit: https://aat-events.com/volunteers/

FAQs

Massage:

Finish line massage from Rebecca Humphries and team. Kick-start your recovery with a 15 minute post event massage to boost recuperation, reduce muscle soreness and restore motion. £15 per 15 minutes.


Charity:

Our charity partner is The Meath Epilepsy Charity which you can make a donation to when registering online for the race.

The Meath has supported people living with complex epilepsy and associated disabilities for over 125 years. Following their last unannounced inspection, the Meath joined the top 1% of care homes to receive an 'Outstanding' CQC rating. The Meath take great pride in providing the best quality of life possible in a homely, yet highly professional environment. Residents are encouraged to fully embrace opportunities as members of their local community. The friendly staff teams assist residents to manage their epilepsy, gain valuable vocational and everyday life skills and to live fulfilled and healthy lives as independently as possible.

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The Fox weather forecast

Drizzle throughout the day.

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The Fox reviews (34)

4.9 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
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    Gemma R

    Did the Ultra in 2019

    Smooth registration process with a unique slant on the briefing being carried out in a church.
    Really well sign posted route, no chance of getting lost at all. The aid stations were well stocked and manned by friendly volunteers. The final aid station in Blackheath was a treat with a surprise bbq and great support from the marshals there - taking and filling water bottles, checking we had everything we could possibly want and that we were ok.
    The finish area had a really good atmosphere with lots of people about even though I was towards the back end of the Ultra finishers, lots and lots of tea and cake to be had and a pint if you fancied.
    The route was a good mix of mainly trail with a few road sections thrown in to link the different sections of trail. Nice mix of flat terrain with a few hills thrown in during the last third of the route. This event has gone from strength to strength over the 3 years it has been running and I look forward to running in it again 
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    Brian O

    Did the Ultra in 2019

    Second time I've done this race. Should think I'll plan to do it every year.
    Really well organised. Super friendly team. Great race.
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    Elizabeth G

    Did the 21K in 2019

    I absolutely lived this race. The signs were brilliant unlike the hardasnails race all junctions were marked with an arrow. The route was great. Very pretty. Great atmosphere. Will be doing it next year.
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    Clare D

    Did the 42K in 2019

    This is a very friendly run. It is very well supported with well stocked aid stations. The views on the route are great and I just hope that I am fit enough to run again next year.
  • Did the 21K in 2018

    Brilliant run and well organised. Best half i’ve run yet and have already signed up again for next year.
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    Rachel H

    Did the Ultra in 2018

    Fantastic event - a tough one! Well managed, an enjoyable day despite the hills and the heat! The pint at the end was worth the effort!
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    Alan I

    Did the 42K in 2019

    This was my first Trail Marathon and an excellent place to start! Undulating scenic route round the Fox Way. Very well marked and excellent friendly feed stations! Will most likely try the Ultra next time!
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    Gemma R

    Did the Ultra in 2019

    Lovely low key event with a great route which has a bit of everything the Surrey countryside has to offer - woods, river, hills, views and a bit of sand just to finish off the legs! The aid stations were well stocked and placed at good convenient distances. Nice event to take on as your first ultra
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    Jesper L

    Did the Ultra in 2017

    Thoroughly enjoyed this event. Beautiful part of the country with the Surrey Hills/North Downs as part of the course. Great organisation as usual from AAT.
  • Did the Ultra in 2019

    I think this event has everything going for it -
    - initial information top notch - information on the website, interaction on FB page, ease to register,
    - parking - not at the event itself but plenty of parking around (I do recommend train station - only few minutes distance from the start / finish)
    - good organization in the morning at registration - nice and smooth - but I was one of the first ones but even as the queue grew - the guys were very efficient,
    - free tea and coffee making facilities - you had to make it yourself but it was there available for free (not paying 2 or 3 quid for a tea bag and cup of hot water - like at some events....)
    - sermon before the start - sorry - race brefing - short, efficient, to the point - which I personally liked
    - extremely well marked course - it's impossible to get lost - you have arrows after arrows after arrows... and also you just follow signs with Fantastic Mr Fox himself ;-) (ok fox head with a crown on it)
    - well stocked aid stations - with selection of food (sweet savoury) and drinks (proper Coke!!!!) - and very efficient volunteers
    - great views - canal paths, woodlands, fields
    - not too much tarmac
    - bit hilly but nothing to complain about
    - great finish line - with again free hot drinks and cakes - cakes and more cakes :-)
    - really nice bling - and a buff...
    Personally I didn't find the course too hilly - although it is a bit undulating - nothing too extreme.... But again - depends on where you train on daily basis...
    All in all - top event - and I would definitely recommend to anyone!