Ready To Enter?

To qualify for entry applicants must have completed, since January 1st 2021:

- An event of 30 miles or more OR

- Provide a link to a Strava/similar run of 30 miles or more.

The event recognises LDWA events.  The event does not recognise events where runners can break between laps.  If the applicant made it to, or past, CP4 Nuffield Church in 2021's R86 this counts as one qualifying ultra event.

Entrants can sign up to the event before qualifying.  Should an applicant find that they cannot qualify before the even the Refund Policy takes precedence.

Prices and Start Times 2022.  

1st September to 31st May £88*/86 (price freeze from 2021)

1st June to 14th August £100*/98

Entrants must be at least 20 years old on the day of the event.

*Includes the additional unattached entry fee, £2, for entrants not being a member of a club affiliated to a National Association or not a registered member of the TRA.

Start Times

There are two start times:

10am for runners expecting to take more than 24 hours with a total cut-off time of 28 hours.  This was previously 10am to 11am.  All runners start at 10am.

12pm for runners wanting to compete in the British Trail Running Championships Ultra Distance.  The total time allowed for this group is 26 hours.  Finishers receive 1st, 2nd and 3rd place medals. This was previously 11am to 12pm.  All runners start at midday.

R86 Medals and Ribbons

Medals are £5 available online, the start and finish. All entrants receive an R86 ribbon at the registration point. One ribbon per entrant.

Refund Policy and Swapping Places 

Entrants can request a refund up to July 10th. No refunds after this time, no exceptions. The event does not allow entries to be deferred. Refunds are 80% of payment made.

Should the event have to be cancelled after May 31st due to authority imposed reasons a refund will be made depending on the amount of spend already committed.  The TRA will not benefit financially from a cancelled event.

Places can be swapped for free anytime up to the 14th August 2022.


Contact racedirector@ridgewaychallenge.com to swap places.

Hotel Collections

To book a hotel collection from Premier Inn Tring email racedirector@ridgewaychallenge.com. It is the responsibility of the entrant to be outside the hotel a good ten minutes before their collection time.  The transport will drive away on time.

Ensure you have received an email with your collection time before the event.

No new hotel collection bookings past the 14th August.

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Overseas entrants may find this information useful

Should you have any queries regarding your application or payment contact Tim Mitchell racedirector@ridgewaychallenge.com

On Line Applications

There's no charge for applying online and you'll receive confirmation immediately. 

Online entry is provided by Eventrac.co.uk (opens in new, secure, window).