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Whether you're a runner, jogger or a fierce walker, take on this awe-inspiring challenge traversing 25k or 55k's worth of hidden trails, footpaths, woodland, and parks around one of the most iconic cities in the world. Sign up today for a challenge and to embrace all that London has to offer.
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TRAIL 25 and ULTRA 55
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Calendar
Sat, 8 Oct 2022
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London, United Kingdom
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4.5
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Where and when
Location
London, UK
Start times
Sat, 8 Oct 2022
TRAIL 25:
11:00am |
ULTRA 55:
7:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Ultra London
TRAIL 25
Distance
25km
£40.00 - £45.00
ULTRA 55
Distance
55km
£75.00 - £80.00
Route information
ULTRA 55
The ULTRA 55 is a 55k ultra-marathon starting in Woolwich following the Southern half of the Capital Ring all the way to Richmond-Upon-Thames.
You will traverse a multitude of terrain as you take in stunning views of London's skyline whilst embracing London's iconic scenery.
Most notably, take the extraordinary Eltham Palace, Wimbledon Common and Richmond park as you tackle London's off-the-beaten-track Ultra route.
TRAIL 25
The TRAIL 25 is a 25k route starting in Upper Norwood and finishing in Richmond-Upon Thames. Following the last half of the Southern Capital Ring, you will take in highlights such as Wimbledon Common Richmond Park, and most notably London's iconic skyline.
The view will be incredible throughout and will have you following footpaths, parks, disused railways woodlands and much more.
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What's included
  • Exclusive finishers medal
  • Exclusive ULTRA LONDON finishers t-shirt
  • Chip-timed results
  • Bag drop & transfer to finish
  • A fully signed route
  • Medical Support
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How to get there
London, UK
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ULTRA 55 Start Location: Woolwich
TRAIL 25 Start Location: Upper Norwood
Finish Location: Central Richmond
Parking
It is strongly advised to use public transport to access the start and finish locations. There is no event parking available at the start.
Accommodation
There are numerous hotels a short distance from the starts in both Richmond and Woolwich.
Event day logistics
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Backpack
Kit List
All participants must carry the following with them at all times, including:
  • Debit/Credit/Oyster card to enable travel on public transport if required
  • Small foil blanket
  • Small first aid kit
  • Water bottle/foldable cup for water
  • Own initial water supply and specific fuel/food
  • Participants will be advised of the full mandatory kit well in advance of the event date
Make sure to be prepared for all likely weather conditions, taking into account the wealth forecast for London in the lead up to the event date.
Consider the following:
  • Shoes: Comfort/cushioning, lightweight, adequate grip for multi-terrain
  • Socks and underwear: comfort, moisture-wicking
  • Gloves
  • Legs & upper body: consider the potential of changing temperatures and wind and rain
  • Race pack and hydration vest: consider how much you want to carry and ease whilst on the run
FAQs
Can I walk the Ultra London?
Yes, all walkers are welcome to take part in the Ultra London, please refer to the information above to see what speed you will have to adhere to in order to complete the race in time.
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Are there any road crossings or gates/stiles to negotiate at the Ultra London?
Yes there will be some road crossing on the route, some quiet and some busy. It is the responsibility of all participants to ensure they travel along footpaths and not on roads, and that they cross roads at suitable and designated crossing points.
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Are support crews allowed at the Ultra London?
Yes, all are welcome to receive support from friends and family along the way. This support cannot extend to assisting participants to travel along the course.
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Are pacers allowed at the Ultra London?
No pacers are allowed at this event. However, you are welcome to the run with friends (who have also entered), so long as you participate within any Covid-19 regulations that are in place at the event.
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Are there prizes / awards at the Ultra London?
Yes, all will receive a medal and a t-shirt to commemorate their experience. The first male and female in each distance will also receive a trophy.
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Will I need a map for the Ultra London?
A map and course notes are recommended. There will be directional signs and confidence markers throughout the course. Certain parts are complex to navigation. A sports GPS navigational device is recommended if you have one, you will be able to load the GPX route file provided onto the device to follow.
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What happens if I need to drop out during the Ultra London?
If you need to drop out please phone event control and inform them of your decision to retire. If you have a bag yo collect you will need to make your way to the finish line. The organisers will try to help where they can although public transport may be the most suitable option. Unless you are injured or un well, please make your way to the next checkpoint and inform the event staff that you intend to drop out.
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Reviews
4.5
113 reviews
malek
Star
1.0
Did the race in 2022
I could not run due to injury which I informed one week before the event but you have no recourse which is absurd.
charmaine
Star
3.7
Did the race in 2022
The only thing I did not like about this race was having to stop at traffic lights
charlotte
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2022
Fab really enjoyed Great way to see ‘hidden London’
julie
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
Great parks beautiful route x
julie
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2022
Great run through some beautiful parks
lara
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2022
Great event, clear instructions and well marked route. Good atmosphere, camaraderie and respect amongst participants, regardless of distance being completed or ability. Everyone made to feel welcome.
yannick
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4.3
Did the race in 2022
Great run. Good aid stations. 1 little thing:I should let people know it’s more up and down than shown on the website. Different eunners said the same thing. Beside that, great run!!
margaret
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
We were on holiday from Australia and entered not knowing quite what to expect. This is a quirky, enjoyable, event through parks and public roads. Because the start is staggered you run on your own or in sight of just a few other runners. The interactions though, when they happen, are lovely. I had to really concentrate to keep on course, especially when I got tired. Sometimes the pink ribbons and arrows were hard to see; sometimes a fellow racer pointed me in the right direction. The support stations were great. The entire event was delightful and unique. Don’t come to run you’re best time - the road crossings and occasional wrong turns make this unlikely. Come for the fun, the scenery and the challenge. We saw a lot of London and had a great time. A holiday highlight!
nicky
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2022
Fantastic organisation, but with a chilled vibe. Friendly organisers and volunteers. Loved it.
chris
Star
4.3
Did the race in 2022
Very enjoyable and very lucky with the weather.Will be back next year
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