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The Fox

500 participants · 2021-04-24 · Godalming
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About this event

Challenge yourself with this epic 60KM ultra in and around Guildford. Great for those seeking a new challenge, this circular route kicks-off from Godalming and takes you through quintessential Surrey villages. Come for the epic challenge or for the beautiful English countryside.

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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
Ultra
7:00am Sat 24th Apr 2021

Run 60km

42K
10:00am Sat 24th Apr 2021

Run 42km

21K
10:00am Sat 24th Apr 2021

Run 21km

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What people think
4.9
35 reviews
Manon
Star
4.7
Did the 21K in 2019
Very beautiful race through fields and forests. All of us were a little broken (especially Ryan) so we ran as a group and really enjoyed it. Super fun vibe at the finish line with loads of music and some food. Olly the legend powered through the 60k on his own!!… read more
Gemma R
Star
5.0
Did the Ultra in 2019
Smooth registration process with a unique slant on the briefing being carried out in a church. <br />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. <br />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. <br />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  … read more
Did the Ultra in 2019
Second time I've done this race. Should think I'll plan to do it every year.<br />Really well organised. Super friendly team. Great race.… read more
Frequently asked questions
As well as a medal, there will be a 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.… read more
This events 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.… read more
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.… read more
Route description
Route description

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.

There will also be an individual 42KM and 21KM runs which kick off at 10am.

Manon
Star
4.7
Did the 21K in 2019
Very beautiful race through fields and forests. All of us were a little broken (especially Ryan) so we ran as a group and really enjoyed it. Super fun vibe at the finish line with loads of music and some food. Olly the legend powered through the 60k on his own!!
Gemma R
Star
5.0
Did the Ultra in 2019
Smooth registration process with a unique slant on the briefing being carried out in a church. <br />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. <br />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. <br />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 
Did the Ultra in 2019
Second time I've done this race. Should think I'll plan to do it every year.<br />Really well organised. Super friendly team. Great race.
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.
Clare D
Star
5.0
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.
Terry
Star
5.0
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.
Rachel H
Star
5.0
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!
Alan I
Star
5.0
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!
Gemma R
Star
5.0
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
Jesper L
Star
5.0
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.
Agata
Star
5.0
Did the Ultra in 2019
I think this event has everything going for it -<br />- initial information top notch - information on the website, interaction on FB page, ease to register,<br />- parking - not at the event itself but plenty of parking around (I do recommend train station - only few minutes distance from the start / finish)<br />- 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,<br />- 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....)<br />- sermon before the start - sorry - race brefing - short, efficient, to the point - which I personally liked<br />- 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)<br />- well stocked aid stations - with selection of food (sweet savoury) and drinks (proper Coke!!!!) - and very efficient volunteers<br />- great views - canal paths, woodlands, fields<br />- not too much tarmac<br />- bit hilly but nothing to complain about<br />- great finish line - with again free hot drinks and cakes - cakes and more cakes :-)<br />- really nice bling - and a buff...<br />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...<br />All in all - top event - and I would definitely recommend to anyone!</p><p></p><p><br />
Neil
Star
5.0
Did the Ultra in 2019
Fantastic event set in the picturesque Surrey Hills & River Wey valley. Well organised with many running options all ending at the same place. Great atmosphere, a really fun event.
Paul
Star
5.0
Did the 21K in 2019
Really enjoyable race with great scenery. It combines some tough climbs with flat an fast.Will definitely do again
Josh
Star
5.0
Did the Ultra in 2019
Flawless delivery, very well stocked aid stations, some of the finest scenery that the Home Counties have to offer and – most importantly – some of the friendliest, cheeriest most good-natured marshals in the world.<br />I love AAT events – they are among the most laid-back, low-key and good fun events on the trail running scene. The Fox is no exception. After competing (possibly the wrong word, given my age, morphology and my inability to get out of a low chair without grunting) in 2018 and 2019, I will most definitely be back in 2020.
Rebecca
Star
4.0
Did the 21K in 2019
Stunning scenery and a great hilly challenge. A great race for beginners and seasoned runners alike. Would like to do again
Julian
Star
5.0
Did the 42K in 2019
The team at aat never fail to deliver. Once again a superb event. It’s the detail like asking what fuel runners want for the feed stations well done Toby and the great team.
Danny
Star
5.0
Did the Ultra in 2019
Fantastic event, really well organised. A very varied route across fields, through woods along canal paths etc. There really is a bit of everything. Top draw
Daniel
Star
4.7
Did the Ultra in 2019
Very well organised and sign posted race.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><br />
Geoff
Star
5.0
Did the 42K in 2019
Once again this was a fantastic race.<br />So well organised.<br />Everyone friendly and helpful.<br />Highly recommended
Jeff
Star
5.0
Did the 42K in 2019
Attractive route on a very windy day. Aid stations well stocked and volunteers were very cheerful. Very helpful people at the finish, included bringing me a cup of tea which was lovely.
Siobhan
Star
5.0
Did the 42K in 2018
My running buddy and I did our first marathon at the fox had a fantastic time! The volunteers at the water stops were all great and the scenery was fantastic
Sean
Star
5.0
Did the Ultra in 2019
My first Ultra. So well organised, super friendly, marshals did a great job. Comes highly recommended 👍👍
Dave
Star
5.0
Did the Ultra in 2019
Awesome course, really good organisation and overall a great day out...............................................................................
Lauren
Star
5.0
Did the Ultra in 2019
Great course with some challenging sections. . Well supported aid stations and very good free photos.
Craig
Star
4.7
Did the Ultra in 2018
Really stunning views...would do again and again. From the start to the finish a well organised race.
Amanda
Star
5.0
Did the Ultra in 2019
The organisers and volunteers were fantastic, encouraging & friendly. Well marked course and very pretty route. It was my first ultra so a great one for me to start with. Great medal too!
Sam
Star
5.0
Did the Ultra in 2019
My second year of doing the Fox and even better than the first year. Well organised, impossible to get lost thanks to the great marking, wonderful aid stations, friendly volunteers. The only thing that needs improvement is the lack of toilets at the start line.
Mike
Star
4.7
Did the 42K in 2019
Really enjoyed this. Nice and friendly. Loved the relaxed start. Very well signed. Could maybe have had marshalling at 1 or 2 of the busier road crossings but nothing was too dangerous. I epecially enjoyed the final aid station. Course loses a mark for quite a lot of road (more than I expected) although its clear in the route description its 30% road. Could be the Ultra for me next year.
Beatrice
Star
4.7
Did the 21K in 2019
Really enjoyable, small event which was very well-organised and sign posted. Big choice of snacks at the food station and at the end. Mainly across fields and through woods. Not the remotest run I've ever done but it was so easy to get to from London which was a big plus. Point to point not circular but a shuttle brought all the bags from the start to the finish and they were there waiting for us when we finished. Really fun with friendly organisers!
Paul
Star
5.0
Did the Ultra in 2019
This is a great event. Fantastic support crew. Very well marked and marshalled. Stunning views loved it.
Olly
Star
4.3
Did the Ultra in 2019
This was my first ultra experience and I loved it! The course was well marked and gloriously varied passing through forest, field, road and canal; and staff and volunteers were all super friendly. Areas for improvement: it would have been great to have electrolyte drinks at aid stations; and the course was 1.15k further than expected - which is a low blow when you have already ran 60k!
Sarah
Star
5.0
Did the 21K in 2019
Hard work (the wind against us all the way!!) but a beautiful course. A few hills but not as bad as anticipated.
Geneviève
Star
4.7
Did the 21K in 2019
Would highly recommend this race. Very well organised, great support team and lovely run through the countryside! The aid stations are very well equipped and the finish line atmosphere was epic. Only small point was that for some of the route it's a one person wide path which makes it hard to over take people/chat to mates as you run. This said, it's overall a fab event and will definitely be coming back next year!
Did the 21K in 2019
loved it! The atmosphere was great, everyone was very friendly and the aid stations and finish were very well-stocked. Toby and AAT run a great event. Maybe next year I'll try to ultra... Tip for half marathoners: it's point-to-point so if you're driving, think ahead of time about how you'll get from the finish at Godalming back to the start at Clandon.
Matthew
Star
4.7
Did the 42K in 2018
Some admin issues. I didn't receive the crucial email with the event details which affected my travel arrangements. My name wasn't on the list. The timing chip recorded a time which was more than 20 minutes slower than my own gps time.
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Logistics and schedule

**Schedule:

0630: 60K registration

0700: 60K starts

1000: 42K + 21K starts**

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.

Volunteers

AAT-events is a small organisation with 3 staff. 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.

If interested, please visit: https://aat-events.com/volunteers/

How to get there

Bridge Rd, Godalming GU7 3DU, UK

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Address: Godalming United Reformed Church, Bridge Rd, Godalming GU7 3DT

The 60K event start/finish is close to Godalming train station which has a reliable and a frequent service from London or cycle to the start and get a free bike saddle cover.

42K, 21K and relay participants are requested to avoid leaving cars at their start locations and to share lifts wherever possible.

Parking:

Parking in Godalming Crown Court Car Park – £4.90 for 6 hours, up to £9.00 for 10 hours.

There is no parking at the Godalming Reformed Church. Runners are asked to share lifts or travel by public transport wherever possible.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
What do finisher's get?
As well as a medal, there will be a 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.
FAQ
What charity does this event support?
This events 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.
FAQ
Is there baggage storage?
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.
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