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Richmond, London

Richmond, UK

Sat 31st July 2021

2 races

£60.00 - £90.00


Covid-19 Secure Event Protocol

This advice will be updated in line with national and local regulations in place at the time of the event.

As guidance is subject to change, please make sure you monitor the website, check your emails and follow the latest communications and instructions right up until event day.

Ultra London has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

A fully signed route around London on the Capital Ring.

A blend of trails, footpaths, parks and woodland - Expect stunning views and run past historic landmarks.

Accessible and welcoming to all with 2 distances to choose from - Become an ULTRA LONDONER!


  • Ultra London 25


    18+ Yrs Old.

  • Ultra London 55


    20+ Yrs Old.



  • Ultra London 25


    18+ Yrs Old.

  • Ultra London 55


    20+ Yrs Old.

What's Included

Exclusive finishers medal

Free ULTRA LONDON Finisher t shirt

Bag drop & bag transfer to finish

On course aid stations

Medical Support

Route Overview

LONDON 25 - Travel 25km / 15.5 miles from Upper Norwood to Richmond.
Ideal for walkers and runners looking for their next challenge.

Enter ULTRA LONDON 55 and complete the entire Southern section of the Capital Ring in this 55k challenge.
Starting at the Woolwich Foot Tunnel and crossing the finish line in Richmond upon Thames, you'll journey through nine beautiful London Boroughs and become an Ultra Londoner.


Mandatory Kit List

All participants must carry some basic provisions and equipment with them at all times, including

- A mobile phone with a fully charged battery on race day morning
- Debit/Credit/Oyster card to enable travel on public transport if required
- Small foil blanket
- Small first aid kit
- Water bottle/foldable cup for water
- Your own initial water supply and any specific fuel/food required.
- Participants will be advised of the full mandatory equipment list well in advance of the event date.
- We recommend participants add GPX file download and route notes on their phone

Whilst there will be event-specific directional signs and confidence markers throughout the course, due to the nature of the route, certain parts are somewhat complex to navigate and runners are advised to moderate their speed at these points to ensure the correct path is taken.

A sports GPS navigation device is recommended if you have one - GPX files will be released closer to the event date.

Race Rules


ULTRA LONDON is London’s ultra marathon. This urban ultra-marathon is on a stunning route along the Capital Ring footpath, through nine of South London’s Boroughs from Woolwich to Richmond upon Thames.

ULTRA LONDON will provide participants the opportunity to experience some of south London’s stunning scenery and hidden footpaths in a challenging and accessible event.


These rules apply to both the ULTRA LONDON 55 and the LONDON 25

1. Race entry – all entrants will accept the event terms and conditions. All entries are via online platform, with no entries accepted on the day of the event.

2. All participants must carry some basic provisions and equipment with them at all times. A mobile phone (event control number on the race bib), Debit/Credit/Oyster card to enable travel on public transport if required, small foil blanket, small first aid kit, small cup for water, their own initial water supply and fuel/food required. Equipment will be checked at the start location and participants without these items will not be allowed to participate. Cash may also be helpful in the event of needing additional supplies along the route.

3. Roads, paths and pavements – All participants are made fully aware that the event is not on closed roads or footpaths, to give priority at all times to other road and path users and when crossing roads that the Highway Code needs to be adhered to. Participants are aware that they are responsible for themselves on all crossings. Safety and courtesy are paramount in this event and any instances of unsafe or rude/abusive behaviour by participants will lead to a disqualification.

4. The winners of the challenges will be determined by the chip timing device recorded time and by no other means.

5. Participants must be registered as themselves and not take part under any other name. Participants participating in another person’s name will lead to disqualification.

6. Participants must wear their bib number at all times and display it visibly on their clothing.

7. Participants must wear their allocated timing chip at all times. Without a timing chip, no event time will be recorded.

8. Participants are responsible for navigating the route themselves. No time adjustments will be made. It is recommended to download the event Route GPX file to assist with navigation.

9. Participants must visit each of the Checkpoints on their route.

10. Friends and family are not permitted to cycle along the Capital Ring footpath on the event day.

11. Participants retiring from the event or not completing the event before the Cut-off times will not receive a finishers medal

12. Participants who miss their allocated start time will be permitted to start, as long as they are able to start before 9am for the ULTRA LONDON 55 and 1pm for the LONDON 25. Any later starts will not be permitted and a DNS will be recorded by their name in the results. Please be aware that with any later starts, the cut off times still apply and a late start may risk the participant’s ability to finish the route within the cut off times.

13. Please do not leave valuables in your baggage. The organisers will not be responsible for any items lost or stolen from baggage left with the event team.

14. Sustainable policy – there is a zero-tolerance policy on littering on the route. Any participant seen littering will be disqualified with immediate effect. The use of plastic cups at Checkpoints is not permitted. All participants need to purchase their own re-usable, collapsible cup prior to entry. Particular attention is needed to be given to the tops of energy gel sachets – the organisers only permit the use of gel sachets that have non-detachable tops (eg Clif)

15. Self-supported event – Participants understand that the event is a self-supported event. Some provisions are provided at the Checkpoints, but these should be used as a back-up and not the only source of required provisions.

16. Pacers are not permitted in Ultra London. It is permitted (and encouraged) to walk/run with others however, all participants on the course must be registered as participants.

17. Retire from event - Participants wishing to retire from the event must inform a marshal at a Checkpoint or call the event control telephone number to register their withdrawal from the event.

18. Emergency procedure – there is a detailed medical procedure for the participants to follow, detailed in their welcome packs and explained in the pre-event briefing.

19. All participants must wear appropriate attire and footwear.

20. All participants, by entering the event agree to permit use of their image in film and photography, as per the event terms and conditions.

21. The cut-off times are strictly observed. The cut off times are 12:30 at Crystal Palace (for ULTRA LONDON 55 participants) and 17:00 at Robin Hood Gate, Richmond Park (for all participants). The timing of the cut off times will be deemed from the official’s time recording and not any other device. Any participants passing these points later than the cut off times will not be permitted to continue and must hand over their race bib. The cut off times apply regardless of the start time allocated.

22. The organisers reserve the right to disqualify any participant for rule violations. The Event Director’s decision is final and cannot be challenged. Any disqualifications will result in a DQ by the participant’s name on the official results. Disqualifications will result in the participant not receiving a finisher’s medal.

23. The organisers reserve the right to amend, change or add to the Event Rules at any point

Some particular rules to highlight:

  • Please be respectful to all other park and footpath users
  • We have a zero-tolerance policy on littering. We are travelling through London's finest parks and wilderness areas. Please respect the environment
  • Please bring your own collapsable cup - we don't issue plastic cups or bottles at the Checkpoints
  • Cut-off times are strictly observed
  • Smile and have fun
Challenge Walkers

If you’re a walker looking for a challenge ULTRA LONDON could be for you!

The events are not a walk-in-the-park (ahem) – but as long as you can complete the distance within the specified cut off times then why not join us?

The cut off times are not particularly difficult and the required pace is designed to be achievable by most walkers– the shorter distance option also requires a slightly slower pace than the longer distances.


Did you know that the vast majority of participants will mix up running and walking during their ultra? That’s right, very few participants will even attempt to run the entire distance.

Generally speaking you will find that walking the inclines and then running/jogging the flat and downhill sections is the way to go. But it's entirely up to you.

As with any challenge it’s important to ensure that you are well prepared. That means some training! A quick web search for run-walk training plans will offer up some plans that you might like to follow.

A good tip is to find your 'level' during training and then make sure you stick to that during the event. It's very tempting to get carried away at the start of an event and head out a little too fast!

If your level is, say, jogging 5 minutes and then walking 1 minute, then try to stick to that from the start.

Cut Off Times

Please be aware the event has cut off times to ensure all finish by 18:00.


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