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The Ultra


  • What?

    60km with over 5249ft of climb in under 12 hours.
  • Where?

    The 60km route leads you through Surrey's glorious countryside from Haslemere to Dorking.
  • When?

    24th September 2017
    Registration open from 5am
    Race Brief 5:40am
    Race Start 6am
  • How much?

  • What do you get?

    As well as support from our dedicated Events Team before and during the event, participants will also receive:
    • Medal
    • Chip timing
    • Aid stations
    • Professional first aid cover
    • Car parking
    • WC facilities


Full Description:

The Surrey Hills Ultra route is designed to test your stamina and strength. We're improving the route for 2017 but here is what participants enjoyed in 2016: 

The 60km route starts in the picturesque town of Haslemere at 6am; accessible by train and car. The Ultra route follows the Greensand Way, which originates in the heart of Haslemere and weaves out of town towards the infamous Devil's Punch Bowl, a large natural amphitheatre, through National Trust land. The breathtaking views across Surrey from Gibbet Hill were the start of your journey towards Dorking.

The route is almost entirely on footpath with some road crossings and short stretches of road surface. Sturdy trail shoes are advisable to ensure good grip as you travel up and down the rolling hills of Surrey. The footpaths in places are narrow, with loose gravel, roots and the usual obstacles you would expect. There are stiles and gates to navigate and some road crossings where you’ll be helped across by volunteers.

Along the 60km route will be aid stations every 10km offering a full range of varying food, snacks and drinks: flat coke, water, sandwiches, crisps, ice cream, fruit and tea. Just after Pitch Hill you will be joined en route by the Half participants as you all head towards Hurtwood and complete the 5km loop, before continuing onto Dorking.

Each aid station is managed by experienced volunteers, many of them Ultra runners themselves, and medics who will be checking your progress offering advice and support. You’ll never be left behind - this is an Ultra event for any level of runners looking for a new challenge.

The Greensand Way follows scenic trails that cut across fields, up and down the hills, through hamlets, along ridgeways and woodlands, over Pitch Hill, Holmbury Hill, Leith Hill (highest summit in South England), and finally descending into Dorking. There’s so much to look at and so many variations in terrain that you’ll never lack conversation topics between yourself and your fellow Ultra athletes!

You’ll finish in Dorking, where you can take a moment to celebrate your achievement and reflect on the amazing journey you’ve just completed. When you’re ready to head home, there is a mainline train station with a 1hr train journey back to Haslemere or other locations.


The Surrey Hills Challenge Half & Ultra Routes