The diversion will be signposted throughout with an arrow indicating the initial right turn. The diversion is there to avoid the road crossing at Southend.
Yes, GPX and KMZ versions are available. Visit the Useful Downloads and Links page on this website. Always check to ensure you have the correct version. Sometimes there are changes to the route very close to the event date.
Follow the R86 Car Park signs. When arriving at the car park follow the marshal's instructions. The finish is right next to the car park.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a refund. Refunds will be given in line with the refund policy.
No, the event does not permit pacers. An athlete gaining assistance is liable to disqualification.
Email email@example.com, call using the number on your entry email and during the event the telephone number on your bib number.
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. One bag per 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.Qualifying event must have been completed between
1st January 2022 and 1 August 2023.
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.
The course follows the Ridgeway National Trail and is waymarked throughout as such. Navigation throughout is along established trails. Take a moment at each road crossing, trail crossing and gate to check the route you are on is the Ridgeway.
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.
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.
For 2023 and beyond, the Ridgeway Challenge is a UTMB Index race in the 100km category. See more details via the UTMB website here.