Woolwich Foot Tunnel South, London

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ULTRA LONDON is London's ultra-marathon. Run, jog or walk your way around the Capital on this stunning all terrain route to Richmond, and claim your place as an Ultra-Londoner.

ULTRA LONDON follows the Capital Ring, which forms an inner circle around Greater London. Experience London’s stunning scenery and hidden footpaths in this challenging and accessible event. An epic challenge for all - seasoned ultra runners or first timers looking to push themselves even further.

Two options: ULTRA LONDON 55 - a 55km / 35 mile Woolwich to Richmond run; or LONDON 27.5 - 27.5km / 17.5 miles from Crystal Palace to Richmond.

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ULTRA LONDON 55: Woolwich Foot Tunnel South, Woolwich, London

LONDON 27.5: Crystal Palace, Greater London

The ULTRA LONDON 55 start location in Woolwich is very accessible.

The closest public transport to the start area is Woolwich Arsenal, which is served by National Rail and the DLR.

The first National Rail train from London Bridge to Woolwich Arsenal is at 05:09, arriving at 05:30, then 05:39-06:00, 05:48-06:10, 06:09-06:30, 06:18- 06:40, 06:21-06:44, 06:39-07:00 etc. The first train from Dartford to Woolwich Arsenal is at 05:03, arriving at 05:23, then 05:15-05:34, 05:41-06:00, 05:45-06:04, 06:11-06:30, 06:15-06:34, 06:41-07:00, 06:45-07:04 etc. The DLR trains to Woolwich Arsenal from Canning Town are from 05:31, arriving at 05:43.

The LONDON 27.5 start location in Crystal Palace is very accessible.

The railway locations close to the start are Crystal Palace and Penge West, served by National Rail and London Overground. Other nearby rail stations include Penge East and Sydenham.

There are Pay & Display car parks close to both start areas, in Woolwich and in Crystal Palace. Charges will apply.

Entry into London's newest endurance event

A fully signed route

Chip timing

Check points/aid stations along the course with food and drinks

Medical support

Bag drop & transfer from start to finish

Exclusive finishers medal

Exclusive finishers tee

Toilet facilities at both starts, at (or very close to) the check points, and at the finish.

ULTRA LONDON 55 completes the entire southern section of the Capital Ring. Starting at the Woolwich Foot Tunnel and finishing in Richmond upon Thames. The all terrain route includes some of London’s finest scenery, including the Thames Barrier, Eltham Palace, Wimbledon Common and Richmond Park. The route is a mix of trails, footpaths, parks, disused railway lines, woodland and more. The surface will be gravel, grass, tarmac and depending on weather conditions, may be muddy in places.

LONDON 27.5 starts in Crystal Palace, which is the half way point of the ULTRA LONDON 55, and finishes in Richmond.

ULTRA LONDON 55: Ages 20 and over as of 05/10/2019. The race will start from Woolwich in waves between 07.00hrs and 09.00hrs.

LONDON 27.5: Ages 18 and over as of 05/10/2019. The race will start from Crystal Palace in waves between 11.00hrs and 13.00hrs.

Runners will be notified of their start time a few weeks before the event.

ULTRA LONDON is a fantastic event, not only for participants but also for spectators and supporters.

The route is highly accessible throughout its 27.5/55km journey. This means your supporters can join you at multiple locations along the route. They can travel on foot, by bike, car, rail, Tube or bus. to support you along the way.

Arrange to see your friends at Shooters Hill, Eltham Palace, Crystal Palace, Wimbledon Common and Richmond Park and many more of London's beauty spots. They can also join you at the finish and in the bars and restaurants of Richmond for a celebratory drink.

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