Maverick Race

We really cannot think of any better way to start 2019 than running our brand new Maverick inov-8 Original event, nestled in the heart of the ancient woodlands of the New Forest National Park.

The three new routes all start in Holmsley In-closure and will take you on an enchanted tour regardless of running ability through a number of other Forestry Commission In-closures. Keep your eyes peeled for the deer, ponies, cattle and even birds of prey (including the peregrine falcon) that still call the New Forest home during the short cold days of the winter months.

We cant guarantee that it will be warm, but we can promise a magical event with the crunching and crackling of frosted leaves underfoot. Running through the New Forest in winter is to run through it at its most bare and vulnerable, and for that we think the National Park is at its most beautiful.

We know this one will be first come, first served for places so dont wait until youve set a New Year Resolution to sign up. We cant wait to see you there, and you never know, there might even be the possibility of building a post race snowman.

Maverick inov-8 Original New Forest

January

Maverick inov-8 Original New Forest

Our series opener for the 2019 season takes us to the amazing South Downs National Park. With 3 routes for all levels of trail runner, the South Downs is well-known for being pretty tough with rolling hills and bustling market towns. The South Downs National Parks landscape covers 1600 square km of breathtaking views and hidden gems. A rich tapestry of wildlife and stunning landscapes weave together to provide trail runners with some superb conditions.

Starting from the awesome Amberley Museum which was built to reflect working life in the area. This location is perfect for runners looking for easy access from major cities with a main train line just outside the venue, so there are no excuses!! Make sure this event is firmly in your 2019 calendar - it's going to be a cracker.

The Maverick inov-8 Original West Sussex

January

The Maverick inov-8 Original West Sussex

Welcome to the Maverick Silva Dark Series. If you enjoy trail running in the daylight then you are in for a real treat running in the dark! It's an amazing experience; your senses are heightened, you immerse yourself deep in the surroundings, with your head torch on the trails streak past you at warp speed, you concentrate on making that perfect foot placement so as not to take a tumble.

This will be our first event in 2019 and there is a distinct possibility you could even be running in the snow! Make sure you start the season strong and put this Dark Series event in your calendar as it's going to be a corker!....... And remember - The Darkness Awaits...

The Maverick Silva Dark Oxfordshire

February

The Maverick Silva Dark Oxfordshire

We're heading to the beautiful South Downs National Park to explore the trails surrounding Hollycombe Steam Fair. The routes we have mapped are intended to test you. With 3 routes to option to choose from, there's something for everyone. The trails will lead you through the Hollycombe forest, up and over undulating hills with panoramic views across the National Park. Stunning Pine and birch forests, winding trails past lakes and streams. With some technical climbs and descents and views that will take your breathe away. This route really is a hidden gem. With easy access by train from London it makes this new 2019 hampshire route a must for any Trail lover out there.

Maverick inov-8 Original Hampshire

March

Maverick inov-8 Original Hampshire

We head to Buckinghamshire for another new Maverick inov-8 Original Series event, nestled in the heart of England this route really delivers on all levels, you will find yourself winding through ancient woodland, steeped in history with incredible views over the surrounding Chiltern hills AONB, Whist running you will be greeted with the sound of Red Kites soaring high above. You will find yourselves running on various famous routes such as the Icknield Way, which is a one of the oldest roads in Britain, it consist of Prehistoric pathways, already old when the Romans set foot upon it. Its survives now as splendid green lanes.

Maverick Inov - 8 Original Buckinghamshire

March

Maverick Inov - 8 Original Buckinghamshire

Back for the 4th year in the Cotswold Hills, Britains first and biggest AONB, as well as the most quintessentially English place weve ever seen! Leaving from the grand Sudeley Castle in the heart of the Cotswold Hills and set in 1200 acres of estate land, this wont be a walk in the park. Sitting nicely down in the bottom of a valley, the only way is up. Itll be worth it though as the surrounding area is everything youd expect to see from rural middle England. With technical single track, wooded trails and some locally famous national routes on the Cotswold Way, Gloucestershire Way and the Winchcombe Way. The course wont allow you to switch off for a second, but youll be thankful for that as itll allow you to take in your surroundings which you wont want to miss.

Why not bring the family to take a wander around the beautiful Castle and Gardens. Sudeley is the only privately owned castle in England to have a queen buried in the garden Katherine Parr, 6th wife of Henry VIII.

The Maverick inov-8 Original Gloucestershire

April

The Maverick inov-8 Original Gloucestershire

Building on the success of 2018s inaugural Bike4Bart event, the Andrew Simpson Foundation have made the decision to host their annual cyclosportive in Portsmouth in 2019.

Held at the charitys watersports centre based on Eastern Road, Portsmouth, Bike4Bart will take place on Saturday 27th April and aims to help increase participation in sport and promote health and wellbeing to all.

With exciting new elements including a watersports festival, Bike4Bart combines sport, water activities and music and is a welcome addition to the events calendar for the watersports centre in Portsmouth.

Bike4Bart - Takes on the Epic Meon Valley

April

Bike4Bart - Takes on the Epic Meon Valley

Our Dorset Original event is the Home of Maverick Race and for 2019 we are back with a brand new venue and three brand new routes. We are so proud to call this beautiful part of the UK our home and urge beginner, to experienced trail runners alike to join us on the trails for this event.

With three new routes to choose from there is a suitable challenge for everyone to come and see what we at Maverick race are all about. We can promise that each route will take in some of the best scenery and coastlines that the UK has to offer and will get you hooked on Trail running.

In 2019 we head towards the rugged Jurassic coastline, where seabirds soar, and ancient caves litter the coastline. Steeped in Heritage, with more elevation than previous seasons Dorset will not disappoint.

The 3 routes are designed to challenge you, but also leave you with some epic memories and a sense of achievement. #theoutdoorsawaits

The Maverick inov-8 Original Dorset

May

The Maverick inov-8 Original Dorset

The Maverick invov-8 Original Surrey event starts in the historic National trust grounds of the Edwardian country house of Polseden Lacey. Starting in the heart of the Polesden Lacey estate three brand new routes for 2019 consisting of long gradual climbs, alpine like forests, technical descents and stunning views, await for trail runners of all ability looking for a challenge.

Our Original Surrey event may be nestled within the grounds of a peaceful picture-perfect estate, but dont be deceived, as all three routes have a serious amount of twists, turn, up and downs that will require some fierce leg work.

All three routes take you on an adventure through ancient woodlands, the notorious Surrey hills and onto the North downs Way. In 2018 our Surrey event was one of the most popular events of the season due to its proximity to London, with direct trains from London Waterloo to Dorking taking less than 1 hour, or the drive being 90 minutes from London City straight to the race start.

The Maverick inov-8 Original Surrey

May

The Maverick inov-8 Original Surrey

The last Maverick x TRIBE Run Free was chosen as one of the top ten races of 2018 by Coach Magazine and sold out six weeks before the race. In 2019 were going even bigger and better!

We're heading to the beautiful Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to explore the trails surrounding Wormsley Park. The routes we have mapped are intended to test you. With a half or Full marathon route to choose from, there's something for everyone. The trails will lead you through the Chilterns up and over undulating hills with panoramic views across the escarpment. Trail running doesn't get better than this.

In true Maverick x TRIBE style, there will be a huge post-race celebration to look forward to! Expect: an epic variety of delicious food and drink to kick back and enjoy; dreamy summer festival vibes; cosy firepit chill-out zones; an awesome selection of live music acts and inspiring speakers. The TRIBE shake shack will be in full operation and the limited edition TRIBE x Maverick Trail Ales ready and waiting when you cross the finish!

Round up your friends and family to explore the stunning Wormsley Park and surrounding area, take a walk around the course and enjoy the full festival village experience. Together, we go further and faster.

Maverick x TRIBE Run Free Marathon

May

Maverick x TRIBE Run Free Marathon

This excellent race didn't earn the name "The Beast" for nothing, taking on the best that the Exmoor national park has to offer it you will tackle over 1800m on or altitude course. A strong community atmosphere and incredible views will keep you going through think and thin on this excellent race.

The Maverick inov-8 X Series Exmoor

June

The Maverick inov-8 X Series Exmoor

All three routes take in the famous South Downs way, which inevitably means some rolling hills are instore for all. The route takes in the famous Ditchling Beacon this being the 3rd Highest point in the South downs National park. With Stunning views all the way to London in the north and the coast to your south you will really feel like you are deep in the English countryside.

The trails here consist of Woodland, chalky tracks, and valleys, the route is suitable for all levels of runner and a great event for people looking to transition to trail running.

Our East Sussex event is less than a 1 hour drive or train journey from the City of London, so there is little excuse not to come and explore this brand new venue and Trail running event.

Maverick inov-8 Original East Sussex

June

Maverick inov-8 Original East Sussex

Starting in the small village of Hope in the Heart of the Peak District national Park, our Peak X-series event is back for a third time with a brand new Ultra distance route.

The Peak District event may have the least vertical ascent of our X-series races and may weave through a National Park which is known for small quaint towns, local scarecrow competitions, and rolling landscapes frequently used in film adaptations of Jane Austen novels, but dont be fooled these four routes will require all your trail running strength.

Our Peak District event starts off steep by taking you up the famous Win Hill, where all runners will then take in the famous Lady Bower Reservoir. The routes dont get easier as the local tors just keep coming until the last few kilometres where all runners summit Lose Hill before descending back into the village of Hope.

The Ultra Distance has been added to the Peaks event for 2019, this takes you out to a new area of the peak district, winding down through valleys, crossing stunning streams and climbing up to Alport Castle, before heading across some open moorland where the Famous grouse roam. You will then re-join the marathon route and continue on towards black ashop moor.

Whether youre coming from South Wales, South England or the City of London, the village of Hope in the Peak district is centrally located and easily accessible for trails of all abilities to set themselves an serious challenge. With a train station located in the village of Hope itself those in London can leave from St. Pancras and be at our venue in less than 3 hours, ready for a trail run event that they wont forget.

Maverick inov-8 X Series Peak District

July

Maverick inov-8 X Series Peak District

Welcome to Camp Endeavour a new breed of training camp designed to take you to the next level in trail running. We are in awe of Chamonix and the incredible trails it offers. It really is an experience that you do not want to miss out on.

Immerse yourself in the landscape, the peace, the tranquility. Soak up that mountain air. Every which way you look the towering Mt Blanc is there to remind you just how small we are, with the trails vanishing into stunning rocky descents and alpine forests.

Maverick Race has teamed up with GB Ultra Runner Tom Payn and his partner in crime Rachel Bonn Payn - both exceptional runners. They organise their own retreats - RunNamasteEat which is a running, yoga & plant based nutrition business grown from their combined love for nature, human movement and a desire to live out each day to the very fullest.

Tom and Rachel will be taking you on a journey; from a bespoke training plan before you arrive in Chamonix, to coaching you throughout the weekend. Once you come off the mountain they will offer you tips and yoga sessions to help you develop, recover and relax ready for the adventure.

Maverick & RNE Camp Endeavour Chamonix

July

Maverick & RNE Camp Endeavour Chamonix

Welcome to Camp Endeavour OCC 2019 - a new breed of training camp designed to take you to the next level in trail running And you guessed it by the name, we will indeed be running the iconic UTMB OCC route. We know for a lot of trail runners out there, UTMB is the pinnacle of trail and with it becoming harder to get in to year on year we have decided to take you on that journey without the need to enter a ballot. To make it really enjoyable and still an epic challenge, we have split the route into two days giving you time to enjoy the trails and run in the footsteps of your trail running idols.

You will receive support from our superb event partners who will be providing you with extra treats; inov-8 will provide demo kit to give you the opportunity to test out their latest kit; Precision Hydration will offer you a bespoke hydration plan, followed up with all the hydration youll need for the mountains; while TRIBE will provide the during and post run nutrition. All runners will also receive a goodie bag on arrival with kit from Inov-8, Maverick Apparel and Precision Hydration.

Maverick RNE Camp Endeavour OCC

July

Maverick RNE Camp Endeavour OCC

The Maverick inov-8 Ultra Trail Series Exmoor is an event for those who have participated in another ultra marathon or a strenuous marathon, as this course consists of tough climbs and terrain, beginning within the first 2km. Although incredibly challenging, this course has much to distract you with, including the Valley of the Rocks and Foreland Point.

The Maverick inov-8 Ultra Trail Series Exmoor – UTSE

September

The Maverick inov-8 Ultra Trail Series Exmoor – UTSE

We return to the impressive Groombridge Place a moated manor house dating back to 1662 and home to the Bennet Family in Joe Wrights film adaptation of Jane Austens novel, Pride and Prejudice.

Soak up the Garden of England in this end of the summer season trail run. Not too hilly but rolling enough to keep your heart rate up and with some more technical sections, your mind will be elsewhere! The Maverick Original Kent is a real treat. With varying terrains from the impressive Harrisons Rock, which looks like its straight out of a theme park, to the more open heathland of White Hill Down and the woodland of the RSPB Broadwater Nature Reserve.

We cant think of a better place to bring the summer season to a close than here. Close to Royal Tunbridge Wells, the M25 and Brighton only 30 miles away, why not bring the family and make a day of it? Groombridge Place is offering all runners and families 25% off admission with lots to explore including outdoor adventure playgrounds in the Enchanted Forest, the fort and Crusoes World, with its authentic large wooden ship complete with rope bridges.

The Maverick inov-8 Original Kent

September

The Maverick inov-8 Original Kent

We welcome you to a whole new series; the Maverick Inov-8 X Series events are designed to test your resolve and take you to the upper limits of your abilities. We venture to The Snowdonia National Park known as Eryri in Welsh, a name that can be translated as the place of the eagles.

The Maverick inov-8 Snowdonia X-series and Ultra event is quickly becoming a notorious event within the UKs Trail running calendar. To keep up with the reputation of our Snowdonia event being the toughest in the area weve added a brand new ultra-distance route that will see the most bold of trail runners cover over 60km of Snowdonias finest Trails and summit from both the Llanberis and Miners track.

In the destination venue of Snowdonia National Park in North Wales, there is never any guarantee of the weather, but what is always promised is the most extraordinary trail running up and around the surrounding area of the formidable 1085m peak of Snowdon itself.

All four routes of or Snowdon X-series event start in the village of Llanberis and immediately take you up the well-known Llanberis Path towards the Summit. All routes are challenging and technical, but with grit and determination they are achievable and will leave you with the most fulfilling sense of accomplishment.

For many of our runners our Snowdon X-series event is quite literally the peak of their season. In past years as runners come back through the Village of Llanberis to cross the Maverick finish line we see tears of complete fatigue and overwhelming happiness due to these runners pushing themselves to their own personal limits to complete this extraordinary event.

The Maverick inov-8 X & Ultra Snowdonia

September

The Maverick inov-8 X & Ultra Snowdonia

The Maverick invo-8 Original Oxfordshire event holds a special place in all our hearts and is back for another year after becoming a treasured member of our event calendar back in 2017.

Our Original series season finale sets off three brand new trail running routes from the 850-years old Manor House of Stonor Park. The estate is home to one of the most ancient deer herds in Britain, so keep your eyes peeled for the graceful fallow deer that have grazed here since medieval times. Out on the trails if youre lucky you may also spot the rare red kite, which have successfully been saved from national extinction in the area.

All three routes weave through the estate and surrounding Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. However its not all a blissful fairy-tale or a chance to spot rare wildlife, there are some ferocious trails to negotiate, with climbs and descents reaching gradients of 22% in parts. Youll need your head firmly focused on the task ahead to get through some parts of this event.

With three new routes on offer, our Original Oxfordshire event ensures that trail runners of abilities will be challenged and we are sure that saying I do to this event is something you wont regret.

The Maverick inov-8 Original Oxfordshire

October

The Maverick inov-8 Original Oxfordshire

Welcome to the Maverick Silva Dark Series. If you enjoy trail running in the daylight then you are in for a real treat running in the dark! It's an amazing experience; your senses are heightened, you immerse yourself deep in the surroundings, with your head torch on the trails streak past you at warp speed, you concentrate on making that perfect foot placement so as not to take a tumble.

We return to the home of the previous seasons' Sussex event at the stunning Cowdray Park. We found this route pretty spooky in the daylight so taking to the trails around here under the moon will bring a whole new element to this route. There is plenty to get the senses aroused as you head down the serpent trail, with tight conifers, the woodland is dense and dark. With only the hoot of an owl or the sound of a fox calling, you will really feel at one with nature.

This route takes in a varied terrain from woodland to open heath to sandy tracks and the occasional bog.

Suitable for all levels of trail runners and with 3 routes to choose from its an event you should put in your calendar. And remember - the darkness awaits...

The Maverick Silva Dark Series- Sussex

October

The Maverick Silva Dark Series- Sussex

Welcome to the Maverick Silva Dark Series. If you enjoy trail running in the daylight then you are in for a real treat running in the dark! It's an amazing experience; your senses are heightened, you immerse yourself deep in the surroundings, with your head torch on the trails streak past you at warp speed, you concentrate on making that perfect foot placement so as not to take a tumble.

We head to the Surrey Hills - starting you from the magnificent Denbies Wine Estate. Situated on the North Downs in the town of Dorking near to junction 9 of the M25, it has glorious views across the rolling Surrey Hills and acres of countryside. The routes we have designed here are intended to test you. We dont plot routes to make them easy we want you to become a Maverick and challenge yourself. With 3 routes to choose from, theres something for everyone here at Denbies. Whatever you decide, were sure youll have an epic night trail run out here with the Mavericks, and remember the darkness awaits...

The Maverick Silva Dark Series- Surrey

November

The Maverick Silva Dark Series- Surrey

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