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Come and explore one of Surrey’s least-known trails - “The Fox Way” - to which this award-winning, long-distance running event owes it’s name.
The Fox Ultra presents runners with a unique opportunity to circumnavigate Guildford (via Godalming, Shere, Clandon, Ripley, Worplesdon, and Puttenham) - an impressive claim to tick off of any runner’s bucket list. The circular 60km ultramarathon - which can be completed individually or as part of a 3-stage relay team - is supported with 5 aid stations and showcases some of the very best views that the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has to offer; from woodlands, grasslands and farmlands to urban and river-side scenery - this event truly has it all.
Marathon and Half Marathon events set off later in the morning and follow shorter sections of this picturesque, mixed-terrain route so that all runners unite at the same finish line in Godalming. All participants are rewarded with huge medals, hi-fives from The Fox mascot, branded headwraps, complimentary refreshments and free sports massage. We’re told that your achievements are best celebrated with a shandy from our Horsebox Gin Bar… we’re game if you are!
--- This is the rescheduled event from 19/09/2020. The race organiser will be in touch with you in due course if you have made a booking for this event. ---
Following the announcement and guidance from UKA and RunBritain, we are excited to welcome you back to our live events, starting with The Fox on 19 September.
In order to ensure that our events are Covid-19 secure, we will be implementing new safety measures. These measures will vary across different events, but the themes will remain the same until the guidance changes. These are some of the key measures that we have planned.
1. Minimising Contact Points Common contact points including registration, bag storage and water stations will be adapted to ensure that they can operate safely. This means that there might not be a bag storage facility at some events. You are encouraged to take care of your own hydration as much as possible, to minimise contact at water stations.
2. Online Race Briefings All race information will be sent out in advance of race day to avoid the gathering of large groups. A race briefing may be conducted online.
3. Code of Conduct We will be implementing a participant and spectator code of conduct, as set out by UKA.
If and when these guidelines change, we will let our participants know.
Godalming United Reformed Church, Godalming, Surrey GU7 3DU
The 60km event start/finish is close to Godalming train station which has a reliable and a frequent service from London, or cycle to the start and get a free bike saddle cover.
42km, 21km and relay participants are requested to avoid leaving cars at their start locations and to share lifts wherever possible.
Parking is in Godalming Crown Court Car Park. £4.90 for 6 hours, up to £9.00 for 10 hours. Parkopedia
There is no parking at the Godalming Reformed Church.
Runners are asked to share lifts or travel by public transport wherever possible.
Bag storage is available within the Godalming United Reformed Church for Ultra and 1 leg relay runners.
For those starting from St Mary the Virgin Church and Clandon Train Station there will be an event vehicle at your start, which will be at the Godalming finish line when you finish. There is space for one small bag each only.
Relay leg 2 runners from St Mary the Virgin Church and relay leg 3 runners from Clandon Train Station need to make their own arrangements for any kit with team mates.
A fully marked circular course from Godalming, clockwise through the villages of Shackleford, Normandy, Worplesdon, Ripley, Shere and Wonersh.
Terrain: 30% road / 70% trail
Equivalent flat distance: 63.8km
10.5 hour cut off.
The majority of the route is marked with Fox Way signs but the route will deviate from the Fox Way for short sections and also be signed throughout with additional signage.
5 aid stations on route. There will be additional cut offs along the route at each feedstation allowing a minimum pace (including time at feedstations) of 10.5 minutes per kilometer.
60km participants register in the Godalming United Reformed Church. Collect your timing chip and race number.
42km register at Worplesdon Place Hotel at Worplesdon (GU3 3RY) 10 am time-trial starts.
Relay leg 2 participants register at the Worplesdon Train Station (GU22 0RN) and await their relay leg 1 runner there.
21km register at Clandon Train Station Car Park (Clandon, Guildford GU4 7UB). 10am time-trial starts for 21km runners.
Relay leg 3 participants register at the Clandon Regis Aid Station (GU4 7TT) and await their relay leg 2 runner there.
Key kit: sturdy trainers, appropriate running gear - dress for the weather, waterproof jacket, suitable water bottle, warm hat and gloves. You must carry at least 500ml of water, charged mobile phone (with the number of event control in it), emergency numbers for The Fox event team, any additional nutrition you may require, a waterproof and first aid kit.
At this event there will only be refill stations with water barrels and jugs. No plastic cups will be available. You will need to run with your own water supply or use a re-usable cup. You can purchase a re-usable cup during the entry process for collection on race day. £3.50.
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