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A stunning route with scenery that's steeped in history, and a superb backdrop for a festival of river-side challenges - with 3 unique events to join!

Join the 'Main Thames Path Challenge' - 100km from Putney Bridge to Henley or on either 50km Half Challenge, or a Quarter section. Most will Walk at their own pace, some will Jog, and quite a few will Run the whole course!

Or perhaps the 'Thames Bridges Trek' - 25k from Putney Bridge through the heart of central London zig-zagging over 16 historic bridges, and a finish beyond Tower Bridge.
On Sunday it's 'The Henley 10K' for all the family to enjoy down by the river.

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Thames Path Challenge

Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, GB
Thames Path Challenge
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THE CW50 IS A 50 MILE SINGLE LOOP AROUND THE BEAUTIFUL CHILTERN COUNTRYSIDE. THE ROUTE TAKES IN 5600FT OF CLIMB AND VISITS PICTURESQUE VILLAGES, BURSTING WITH HISTORY, FEATURING LOCATIONS MADE FAMOUS BY BRITISH FILM & TELEVISION. THIS EVENT IS RACE 3 IN THE 50 MILE GRAND SLAM.

As with all Centurion events, runners will be fully supported by 5 well stocked aid stations, full medical support and a marked course. Race held under full UK Athletics Permit granted through the TRA (Permit Number Pending).

The race route consists of a single 50 mile loop through the Chiltern Hills. Starting and finishing in the riverside village of Goring On Thames, It begins by heading down the 'hilliest' section of the Thames Path National Trail to Whitchurch, before joining the Chiltern Way to Mapledurham. From there it is a short 4 mile section through to Sonning Common, before runners get in to some of the best climbs, descents, valleys and villages that the Chilterns have to offer.

Travelling first through Bix, runners then pay a visit to Stonor Deer Park and at Turville and climb steeply out of the village directly past Cobstone Windmill. It's on and down through rolling countryside from there to the Ibstone check point. Runners then continue on the Chiltern Way to the highest point on the course at Christmas Common (800ft), before a fast descent underneath Watlington Hill, to join the Ridgeway as far as Swyncombe Farm aid station. Runners then take the Chiltern Way extension first east, then west to rejoin the Ridgeway at Nuffield. From there it's Grim's Ditch until the final aid station and the turn for home on one of the fastest sections of the course.

Chiltern Wonderland 50

Goring, Oxfordshire, GB
Chiltern Wonderland 50

With five challenges, we have something for everyone. Whether you are already fit or wanting to kick-start your own or your familys fitness in 2018, the right experience to suit you is just a click away.

Were also encouraging everyone to fundraise. Wed like you to support our nominated charity the Surrey Hills Trust Fund, part of the Community Foundation for Surrey, by getting your family and friends to sponsor you. Your fundraising can make a real difference for local charities and help in the repair and maintenance of the Surrey Hills. Please click here to find out more about how to fundraise.

By completing the Surrey Hills Challenge youll take away memories of a challenge you'll never forget and leave a lasting legacy through your fundraising.

The Surrey Hills Challenge

Woking, Surrey, GB
The Surrey Hills Challenge

THE AUTUMN 100 (PREVIOUSLY THE WINTER 100) IS A 100 MILE CONTINUOUS TRAIL RACE BASED IN THE TWINNED VILLAGES OF GORING & STREATLEY ON THE RIVER THAMES. THE COURSE REFLECTS THE SHAPE OF A CROSS AND TAKES RUNNERS ON A SERIES OF 4 DIFFERENT 25 MILE OUT AND BACK SPURS USING SECTIONS OF BOTH THE RIDGEWAY AND THAMES PATH NATIONAL TRAILS.

Runners will depart from Goring at 10am on Saturday 13th October and make their way to Little Wittenham on the first out and back section on the Thames Path. On returning to Goring, runners will be faced with the more challenging but beautiful second spur of the course, out to Swyncombe Farm on the Ridgeway before returning to Goring a second time. Spur 3 takes runners west on the Ridgeway to Chain Hill before returning to Goring for the final leg on the Thames Path to Reading and return for their 100 mile finish.

The difficulty of this race should not be underestimated. During a dry spell the route is flat, fast and picturesque presenting ideal conditions for a trail 100. However, runners will also be faced with up to 13 hours of darkness and the possibility of extremely low temperatures, rain and very wet and windy conditions. Conditions underfoot can vary dramatially.

As with all Centurion events, runners will be fully supported by 16 well stocked aid stations , full medical support and course markings in addition to the pre-existing national trail waymarkers. Race held under full UK Athletics Permit granted through the TRA (Permit Number Pending).
The difficulty of this race should not be underestimated. During a dry spell the route is flat, fast and picturesque presenting ideal conditions for a trail 100. However, runners will also be faced with up to 13 hours of darkness and the possibility of extremely low temperatures, rain and very wet and windy conditions. Conditions underfoot can vary dramatially.

As with all Centurion events, runners will be fully supported by 16 well stocked aid stations , full medical support and course markings in addition to the pre-existing national trail waymarkers. Race held under full UK Athletics Permit granted through the TRA (Permit Number: 799).

Centurion Running Autumn 100

Goring, Oxfordshire, GB
Centurion Running Autumn 100

The route takes in the oldest roadway in the UK, the Ridgeway. Starting in Buckinghamshire, competitors will make their way to Wiltshire over the course of three days, with two overnights in Watlington and Didcot. The Ridgeway path takes in stunning views of quintessential southern English countryside including Ivinghoe Beacon.

The Druid’s Challenge

Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, GB
The Druid’s Challenge

The WW50 is a 50-mile foot race consisting of 5 x 10-mile loops on forest trails, entirely within Wendover woods. The course mixes some of the most enjoyable trail running to be found anywhere, with wide, soft trails including smooth descents and runnable climbs. These sections are contrasted with some much steeper ascents and descents scattered throughout the loop. Runners will work hard for a finish at this race which will also act as the fourth and final event in the 2018 50 mile slam.

Wendover Woods 50

Halton, Buckinghamshire, GB
Wendover Woods 50

The Thames Ring 250 is a 250mile trail race starting in Streatley-on-Thames and following the route on the map in an anti-clockwise direction. The route is mainly on canal and riverside paths and relatively flat.

Runners have 100 hours (4 days 4 hours) to complete the run, navigating using maps and being supported by checkpoints every 25 miles or so.

Its an extremely tough run testing runners endurance to the limit along with long hours with little sleep and long dark nights.

Thames Ring 250

Streatley, West Berkshire, GB
Thames Ring 250

This ultramarathon is the last leg of The Monster Triathlon and takes you along the banks of the Thames. The route utilises much of the Thames Path as it winds its way towards the finish venue in Richmond.

You can book the whole 7-day triathlon here (www.letsdothis.com/e/monster-triathlon-107279), or just book this 50km ultramarathon as a standalone run.

Monster Run

Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead, GB
Monster Run
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The Dixons Carphone Race to the Stones is a fully supported 100km challenge along the iconic Ridgeway. You can run it or walk it from the start line in Oxfordshire to the finish next to the 5,000-year-old stone circle at Avebury. Complete the 100km non-stop or break it into two days staying at our overnight basecamp.

Dixons Carphone Race to the Stones

Watlington, Oxfordshire, GB
4 races
£54£119
Dixons Carphone Race to the Stones

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