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Race Logistics

Race Logistics

With The Ridgeway Challenge being a linear route that spans three counties, it's important you plan the best way to get to and from the event.

To help make this as easy as possible we are arranging several transport options that you can take advantage of.

More details

Getting to the start

The start takes place from Ivinghoe Beacon, a short walk away from Ivinghoe Beacon Car Park. You have the following options for getting there:

  1. Tring Train Station + Shuttle
    We are operating a shuttle service from Tring train station to the start. Tring operates regular fast trains to/from London Euston. Select this option during registration so we can anticipate demand.
  2. Coach Transfer
    Park in Swindon and take the coach to the start line (journey time 1h45), departs ~0700 on race morning. This is an additional cost and can be booked during registration. After the race, we are operating shuttles back to Swindon (25 min journey).
  3. Drop off at Ivinghoe Beacon Car Park
    There is parking for ~100 cars at start area.
  4. Shuttle from Premier Inn Tring
    We are operating a shuttle service from Premier Inn Tring. Select this option during registration so we can anticipate demand. Please book your hotel stay ASAP, it tends to fill up quickly.

Getting home

Once you have finished the race, you have the following options to get home:

  1. Shuttle to Swindon Train Station
    We are operating a shuttle service to Swindon train station, where you can arrange onwards transport, or be reunited with your car, having left it there prior to the race.
  2. Get picked up
    Parking is available at the National Trust Car Park and within the sports club car park.

We strongly discourage driving a vehicle immediately after the run. Please make arrangements to either get picked up, or have accommodation close-by to allow you to rest before making a longer journey home.

Mid-race DNF

The nature of such a long run, means you have to consider the possibility of not making it to the finish line.

We strongly recommend having a contingency plan for this potential outcome, which if possible should include arrangements for a partner/relative/friend to pick you up from a checkpoint.

A sweeper minibus will be available to transport DNF'd runners off the course, however you will still need to arrange onwards transport to get yourself home.

Ready to enter?

If you are planning on running The Ridgeway Challenge in 2025, please get your entry in as early as possible to benefit from our discounted pricing.

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