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The Severn Challenge

Rhyd-y-benwch, Hafren Forest, Wales
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Organiser's Description

Utilising the longest riverside track in Britain, The Severn Challenge takes you along 210 miles of path, from the source of Afon Hafren (Welsh for River Severn) to the mouth of the River Severn. Added to this the four mile trek to reach the ‘source’, the ‘Severn Challenge’ commands an impressive distance of 217 miles. This epic journey is split into five stages, over a five day period, each a unique race in its own right. Enter it in its entirety, or choose one or more of the one day options.

The Severn Challenge is without doubt one of the toughest races in the UK. Over the last seven years the finisher rate is around 26%.

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.

Races

  • Solo - The '7' Challenge 5 days. Incl. camping & all food
    £463 CLOSED
  • Solo - Source to Holt Castle First 3-days. Incl. camping & all food
    £318 CLOSED
  • Solo - Holt Castle to Mouth Last 2-days. Incl. camping & all food
    £214 CLOSED
  • The Double Thames & Severn Challenges
    £754 CLOSED

Stage 1 (26 miles)
The Hafren (10:30 start from Rhyd-y-benwch picnic area)
Hafren to Maesmawr B&B
Thursday 21st May 2020

Stage 2 (45 miles)
The Severn Plod Ultra (07:30 start)
Maesmawr B&B to Wingfield Arms campsite
Friday 22nd May 2020

Stage 3 (60 miles)
The Severn Path Ultra (07:30 start)
Wingfield Arms campsite to Top Barn, Holt
Saturday 23rd May 2020

Stage 4 (60 miles)
The Severn Way Ultra (07:30 start)
Top Barn to Manor Farm
Sunday 24th May 2020

Stage 5 (27 miles)
Bristol Severn (07:30 start)
Manor Farm to 'Severn Beach'
Monday 25th May 2020

Total race distance 218 miles

It is the responsibility of each competitor to make their own arrangements to get to the start at Rhyd-y-benwych and from the finish at Severn Beach.

Event Options and fees:

Please note that all entry fees are on a non-refundable basis. However you can defer your entry until the following year through the entry system for just £15.00. Deferral is not allowed if you are within four weeks of the event.

It is the responsibility of each competitor to make their own arrangements to get to the start at Rhyd-y-benwych and from the finish at Severn Beach.

Full Severn Challenge entries
- Standard Solo – includes camping facilities and all food

Source of ‘7’ to Top Barn Camping
- Standard Solo – includes camping facilities and all food

Top Barn Camping to the ‘Mouth’ of the Severn
- Standard Solo – includes camping facilities and all food

Take on the DOUBLE – enter both the Thames Challenge and the Severn Challenge (both events in the same calendar year) at a discounted rate of £754.00

The event can also be split into single day entries (you can book as many of the single days as you like to make your own Ultra distance) See links for individual events below. Single days do not include transfers, camping, or hot food at the finish.

The Hafren Ultra

The Severn Plod Ultra

The Severn Path Ultra

The Severn Way Ultra

The Bristol Severn Ultra

What's Included Race Rules

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  • Solo - The '7' Challenge 5 days. Incl. camping & all food
    £463 CLOSED
  • Solo - Source to Holt Castle First 3-days. Incl. camping & all food
    £318 CLOSED
  • Solo - Holt Castle to Mouth Last 2-days. Incl. camping & all food
    £214 CLOSED
  • The Double Thames & Severn Challenges
    £754 CLOSED
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