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!
Covid-19 Secure Event Protocol
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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.
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Bag drop & bag transfer to finish
On course aid stations
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.
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.
Please be aware the event has cut off times to ensure all finish by 18:00.
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