The start list will be published in early August. Check your start time. Send ONE email between 1st to 14th August to firstname.lastname@example.org stating all runners that you want to start at the same time, maximum 5. There are no promises or guarantees. Requests outside of this window will be ignored. Do not ask for a specific start time.
The start list will be published on the ridgewaychallenge.com website after the 14th August.
There is a course change between at the start and at Fox Hill CP8 and Barbury Castle CP9. The route will be signposted throughout with an arrow indicating the initial right turn. The route avoids the road crossing at Southend. The course length is slightly shorter though in excess of 86 miles.
Yes, GPX and KMZ versions are available. Visit the Useful Downloads and Links page on this website.
Follow the R86 Car Park signs. When arriving at the car park follow the marshal's instructions. The walk to the finish line takes about five minutes.
Contact email@example.com to request a refund. Refunds will be given in line with the refund policy. You can swap your place with another runner for free until the 14th of August. The event does not offer deferrals. No refunds past July 10th.
No. A competitor cannot run with an athlete not entered in the race as this is classed as assistance. An athlete gaining assistance is liable to disqualification.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org, call using the number on your entry email and during the event the telephone number on your bib number.
No, it is not possible to change your start time past the 14th of August.
All entrants must be 20, or over, on the day of the event.
About the size of a normal gym bag, a medium sized bag you would normally carry some footwear and a change of clothes in. Your bag must weigh no more than 15Kg.
Bags are left at owner's risk. The event cannot transport carrier bags. Should your bag be too big it will not be transported, just handed back to the runner.
The R86 hosts the British Trail Running Championships Ultra Distance as recognised by UKA and British Athletics. It is important that runners compete against other ultra-runners. By ensuring that all runners have recently run an ultra it promotes competition and fairness. Additionally, qualifying gives the runner some indication of just how far 86 miles is and how long it may take.
Qualifying events need to be 30 miles or more and completed in one go. 24 hour events with laps are not accepted. Vertual events are not accepted either. Both qualifying events need to be completed between 1st January 2021 and 14th August 2022.
Email email@example.com. Ensure you receive a confirmation email as this will state your collection time. Hotel pick-ups are from the Premier Inn Tring only. No new shuttle bus bookings past the 14th August.
All runners need the following mandatory kit:
Not advisable, be sure you can make it to the next checkpoint before leaving your current one. Checkpoints will close once all runners are accounted for. The checkpoint may close behind you and before the stated time.
20:30 Saturday evening to 06:30 Sunday morning.
The course follows the Ridgeway National Trail and is waymarked throughout as such. Navigation throughout is along established trails. Most runners say the course is easy to follow.
Should you wish to run with a map then look for Harvey Ridgeway Map. Mark the checkpoints on the map and keep it handy. Maps are only useful if you know how to read them.
The last minibus will drive away at 11:30 exactly. Be aware though that the last registration is 11:30. This minibus is to take in to account any trains running late. The minibus staff will call the race director on your behalf informing him that you are late but will still make the start. Inform the driver of your start time when asked.
Sometimes payments are halted due to gateways thinking a payment is in some way questionable. Whilst this is frustrating it is for good reason. If you are having problems paying contact firstname.lastname@example.org.