The Severn Way Ultra

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Take on the fourth leg of one of the toughest runs in the UK. This 60 mile Ultra along the River Severn footpath is a brilliant challenge for ambitious trail runners. The path meanders through the local towns and villages alongside the river, taking in stunning views along the way.
The Severn Way Ultra
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Sun 22nd May 2022
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Holt Heath, United Kingdom
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Holt Heath, Worcester WR6, UK
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Sun 22nd May 2022
The Severn Way Ultra:
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The Severn Way Ultra
Route information
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 Way Ultra, runners will take on the fourth stage of the event.
This 60 mile race follows the River Severn footpath. The route will be mostly flat throughout covering the variety of terrains that the path includes.
Runners will meander with the river taking in notable towns and villages such as:
  • Worcester
  • Tewkesbury
  • Gloucester
  • Epney
When you reach Frampton-on-Severn, the route follows the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal to Manor Farm where the race concludes.
Checkpoint Food
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
  • Jam
  • Peanut Butter
  • Cheese and marmite sandwiches
  • Sweets
  • 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.
What's included
  • Finisher's medal
  • Prize for top male/female
  • Checkpoint food
How to get there
Holt Heath, Worcester WR6, UK
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Start & Finish
Please note this is a point to point run, and competitors must arrange their own transport from the finish back home.
By Car
Holt Heath is situated approximately 7 miles north of Worcester, and can be accessed from the A443, or the A4133 coming from the A449.
By Train
Droitwich Spa Station is approximately 5 miles from the start in Holt Heath.
Event day logistics
06:00 - 06:30 Registration
07:30 Race Starts
Registration takes place at the Top Barn Camping, Holt Heath. Please be aware that if everyone is ready the race may start early.
Cut-off Times
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 09:15
  • Check Point 2 will close at 11:30
  • Check Point 3 will close at 13:45
  • Check Point 4 will close at 16:30
  • Check Point 5 will close at 20:00
Age Requirements
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
  • Whistle
  • Mobile phone
  • Emergency food pack consisting of a two chocolate bars,
  • Basic first Aid Kit
Is there a time cut-off for The Severn Way Ultra?
Competitors must achieve a minimum speed of 4 mph otherwise they will not be allowed to continue.
Will I receive food during The Severn Way Ultra?
Yes you will receive food at the 5 check points throughout the day, including malt loaf, sandwiches and soft drinks.
Do all finishers get a medal at The Severn Way Ultra?
Yes, all finishers receive a bespoke medal.
Is there camping available after The Severn Way 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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