The Oxford Ultra
The Thames Challenge is split into four stages, over a four day period. Within the four stages are four unique races in their own right – The Cotswold Ultra, The Oxford Ultra, The Windsor Ultra, and The Richmond Ultra.
The Oxford Ultra is the 2nd day of the Thames Challenge and is almost 66 miles from the Ferryman Inn at Bablock Hythe, through Oxfordshire, much of the route following the Thames Path. The event finishes in Hurley, between Henley-on-Thames and Marlow.
Oxford Ultra - 65.7 miles Solo entry£90.06 BOOK
Bespoke finisher medal
The following trophies are awarded:
- Mens' individual winner trophy
- Ladies' individual winner trophy
- Mens' veteran individual winner trophy (over 55)
- Ladies' veteran individual winner trophy (over 55)
Water and some nutrition at named check-points
The length of the course is very challenging and for competitors own safety and fairness the following rules must be adhered to. Failure to comply with these rules may result in disqualification from this and future events.
Every entrant must confirm that they have read these rules and other event information and therefore understand the nature of the event and that participation is at their own risk.
Competitors must register at the start location at least one hour before the start of the race and present their kit for examination on request. Race start is 8.00am.
Each participant will be given a race number which must be clearly attached by safety pins to the front chest. If this is not clearly visible you may be delayed at checkpoints.
The Oxford Ultra is incredibly demanding and few athletes will have the fitness or resolve to complete the course. As such Ultra Running will pre-set cut-off times along the route to achieve a minimum 4mph average pace. In addition, if Ultra Running or any of its representatives deem for any reason that a competitor should not continue, Ultra Running Limited’s decision will be final.
All entrants must be 18 years of age or over at the start of the race.
Each competitor must ensure that they carry with them all of their individual requirements needed to complete the race.
Competitors must go through all check points and it is their sole responsibility to ensure that the check point attendant has recorded their race number; failure to do so at any check point will mean the competitor has failed to complete the race and will be disqualified.
Any competitor found to not follow the pre determined race route will be disqualified.
If any competitor has to retire for whatever reason they must contact the race organisers immediately, either by advising a checkpoint attendant or telephoning the emergency number given at the start of the race. The emergency number is also printed on your race Bib.
Ultra Running Ltd. reserves all exclusive rights for photo coverage of its events. Participants agree that Ultra Running Limited may use exclusively their individual or collective names and pictures for anything related directly or indirectly to their participation in this event.
Backpack or equivalent
Head Torch with spare batteries
OS Map for the route (our maps are fine)
Compass or GPS device
First Aid Kit
All entries are on a non-refundable basis. However, up to four weeks of the event you may choose to defer until the following year at a cost of £15.00. Cancellations within four weeks of the event cannot be deferred or transferred under any circumstances.
Please note that ALL our races are now cup-free which means we will not be supplying cups and you will need to bring your own. We will provide water and squash dispensers and cola bottles for you to pour into your own cup.
Bablockhythe Caravan Park, Bablock Hythe, Northmoor, Witney, Oxfordshire
From the North take the M40 and A34. At the Pear Tree Roundabout take the A40 westwards signed to Witney. At the roundabout take the left turn to Stanton Harcourt on the B4449. After 1 mile through Stanton Harcourt follow a single track road on the left signposted to Bablockhythe and Northmoor.
From the South follow the A34 and A415 to Kingston Bagpuize. Continue on the A415 and cross over two humped backed bridges. Go past the Maybush public House and The Rose Revived. After 2.5 miles turn right -signposted to Northmoor and Stanton Harcourt. At the next junction turn right towards Northmoor and Bablockhythe.
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