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The Severn Path Ultra

Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 1EB, UK

Sat 18th May 2024

Starting at 08:00

1 race

£95.00

Organiser's Description

The Severn Path Ultra:

Distance:

59 miles

The route:

The route starts at The Wingfield Arms Campsite postal code SY4 1EB

Meandering through Shrewsbury the course is flat and hugs the river until you cross a bridge at Atcham where the path remains away from the Severn until briefly touching at Cressage and then again at Buildway. Iron-bridge, Jack-field and Coal-port, all producing stunning scenery and landmarks. The route continues to hug the Severn through Apley Forge, Bridge north, Hampton, Upper Arley, Bewdley, Stourport, Holt Heath, and finally the city of Worcester.

The race concludes at Top Barn Farm Shop (WR6 6NH)

Finishers:

All finisher will receive a bespoke Severn Plod Ultra medal together with a Severn Plod technical t-shirt.

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  • The Severn Path Ultra

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  • The Severn Path Ultra

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Course Details

Starting from The Premier Inn, Shrewsbury, SY1 1PG.

Meandering through Shrewsbury the course is flat and hugs the river until you cross a bridge at Atcham where the path remains away from the Severn until briefly touching at Cressage and then again at Buildway. Iron-bridge, Jack-field and Coal-port, all producing stunning scenery and landmarks. The route continues to hug the Severn through Apley Forge, Bridge north, Hampton, Upper Arley, Bewdley, Stourport, Holt Heath, and finally the Travelodge, Worcester, WR1 2QS, the conclusion of The Severn Path Ultra.

Competitors must achieve a minimum 4 mph otherwise they will not be allowed to continue.

What's Included

All finishers will receive a finishers medal.

The first male / female competitor will be presented with a champions trophy at the end of the race.

Please note that bookings within four weeks of the event cannot guarantee their medal type, as all orders are placed at this time.

Parking

Car parking isn't available at the Premier Inn, Shrewsbury, or Travelodge Worcester, so please allow extra time to locate a nearby car park.

Location

Starting from The Premier Inn, Shrewsbury, SY1 1PG; The race concludes at Travelodge Worcester, WR1 2QS.

Check Point Food (vegan & gluten free)

The Severn Path Ultra has 4 Check Point Stations.

Vegan friendly & Gluten Free

When you register for the event, one of the entry boxes will allow you to select either Vegan or Gluten Free food.

We will then ensure that you have appropriate food choices at the check-points dependant on your selection.

Please do not request other food options. If you cannot eat everyday food, Vegan food or Gluten free food, you must provide your own nutrition for the check-points. Simply bag up your food for each check-point, and write your name on each bag with the corresponding check-point number and then give the bags to us at registration on the day. Will then ensure that when you arrive at a check-point your food bag is there available for you.

Example food items (which may change) are – Malt loaf, jam and peanut butter sandwiches, cake, nuts and fruit, squash, cola, and water.

on the day

Runners must arrive for registration at the Premier Inn, Shrewsbury, SY1 1PG, between 06:30 and 07:00. The race will start at 07:30. If everyone is there before 07:00 we may start earlier.

The race concludes at Travelodge Worcester, WR1 2QS.

Please note this is a point to point run – competitors must arrange their own transportation from the finish back home. Car parking isn't available at the Premier Inn, Shrewsbury, or Travelodge Worcester, so please allow extra time to locate a nearby car park.

race rules

By signing up to one of Ultra Running Ltd events you agree to abide by our general race rules:
The following are the race rules that apply to all Ultra Running Ltd events and should be adhered to by all race participants.

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.
Teams must have pre-registered before the day and consist of at least three competitors who will also count as individual competitors amongst the rankings. For a Team to successfully complete the race, a minimum of three members of that Team must finish.

Each participant must make sure he/she is carrying all items detailed in the mandatory kit list

You cannot change your race entry category or team once the race has started.

Relay team members: All originally designated members of a team must complete the leg they have chosen, and the following team member must not start the race until the person they are handing over from has arrived at that CP, otherwise automatic disqualification will apply. Changes to the team members and/or race order can only be made up until the team has signed in on the day of 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 and entry/exit time along with any injuries; failure to do so at any check point will mean the competitor has failed to complete the race and will be disqualified.

All entrants must be 20 years or over on the start day of the race

Mandatory Kit List

Competitors must carry the following items. Random bag checks will be made on registration. Anyone found not to have the correct kit will not be allowed to start the race

Backpack or equivalent
Head Torch with spare batteries
Ordnance Survey Map 150 (Our downloadable maps are ok)
Compass or GPS device
Whistle
Mobile phone
Emergency food pack consisting of a two chocolate bars,
Basic first Aid Kit
Competitor Retirement

If any competitor has to retire for whatever reason they must contact the race organisers immediately, either by advising a checkpoint attendant or by telephoning the emergency number which will be written on the race numbers of each competitor.

Time Constraints

The organisers want to give every competitor the opportunity of completing the race and will, where reasonable practicable, allow generous opening times of CP Stations; the allowance should be within an average of 4.0 miles per hour. If you fall below the 4.0 miles per hour you will be pulled from the race without concession.

Cancellation

In the event of Ultra Running Ltd. having to cancel the event, an alternative date will be provided. If re-scheduling of the event isn’t possible, or a competitor cannot make the revised date. URL undertakes to refund payments received, less any out of pocket expenses which are determined at 25%.

For all other circumstances, including Competitor cancellations due to personal reasons, refunds are not allowed. But at the discretion of the organisers an entry may be transferred to the following years race providing the request is within four weeks of the event date.

Any ‘transferred races’ or ‘reduced rate races’ are not refundable or transferable in any respect.

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