The Severn Path Ultra
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Take on the third leg of one of the toughest runs in the UK. This 60 mile Ultra along the Severn Path is perfect for runners looking for a mighty challenge. The epic course is mostly flat and hugs the river for much of its length, producing stunning scenery throughout.
Severn Path Ultra
Sat 21st May 2022
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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The event experience
Based on location
5 to 20m elevation gain per km
Where and when
Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury SY4 1FB, UK
Sat 21st May 2022
Severn Path Ultra:7:30am
The Severn Challenge is a 220 mile race along the longest riverside path in the UK. The whole event is split into 5 stages, over 5 days, making it a gruelling event for runners.
If you don't feel like tackling the whole route, you're welcome to take on just 1 stage of the race. Here at the The Severn Path Ultra, runners will take on the third stage of the event.
This brilliant 60 mile race takes you along parts of the beautiful River Severn Path. Runners will meander through Shrewsbury, where the flat course will hug the river until you cross a bridge at Atcham. From here you will stay away from the river until a brief section at Cressage and then at Buildway.
Iron-bridge, Jack-field and Coal-port will all provide stunning scenery and landmarks through the day. The route returns to the river, hugging it's banks through Apley Forge, Hampton, Upper Arley, Stourport before finally reaching the Top Barn Activity Centre in Holt Heath where the race will conclude.
It is asked that entrants do not rely on the checkpoints to sustain them, and bring their own food and drink for the route. An example of the food on offer at the checkpoints are:
- Malt loaf
- Peanut Butter
- Cheese and marmite sandwiches
- Squash and Coca Cola
The whole event is split into 5 stages, over 5 days, making it a gruelling event for runners. You can enter the whole Challenge or any of the individual stages.
The Severn Path Ultra (this page)
- Finisher's medal
- Prize for top male/female
- Checkpoint food
How to get there
Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury SY4 1FB, UKGet full directions
Finish & Start
Please note this is a point to point run, and competitors must arrange their own transport from the finish back home.
Montford Bridge is situated just a few miles west of Shrewsbury, and can be accessed from the A5.
Shrewsbury Station is approximately 4.5 miles from the start at Montford Bridge.
Event day logistics
06:00 - 06:30 Registration
07:30 Race Starts
Registration takes place at the Wingfield Arms Camp Site. Please be aware that if everyone is ready the race may start early.
Runners must complete the course at a speed of at least 4mph. The cut-off times at the checkpoints have been set from this minimum speed.
- Check Point 1 will close at 11:00
- Check Point 2 will close at 14:15
- Check Point 3 will close at 17:30
- Check Point 4 will close at 20:45
All competitors must be 20 years and older on race day to enter.
Mandatory Kit List
Competitors must carry the following items. Random bag checks will be made on registration. Anyone found not to have the correct kit will not be allowed to start the race.
- Backpack or equivalent
- Head Torch with spare batteries
- Ordnance Survey Map 150 (The organiser's downloadable maps are ok)
- Compass or GPS device
- Mobile phone
- Emergency food pack consisting of a two chocolate bars,
- Basic first Aid Kit
Will I receive any food during the race at the The Severn Path Ultra?
Yes you will receive food at the 4 check points throughout the day, including malt loaf, sandwiches and soft drinks.
Do all finishers get a medal at the The Severn Path Ultra?
Yes, all finishers receive a bespoke medal.
Is there camping available after the The Severn Path Ultra?
Camping is not included in the cost of your ticket, but can be booked as an extra if you contact Ultra Running.
Do I have to complete the whole Severn Challenge?
No absolutely not. Entrants are able to enter each section of the race independently from the whole run, so if you don't fancy the whole run, you're more than welcome to enter a section separately.
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