Chiltern Way Ultra: 214k Distance

9am Saturday August 25th 2018

The Chiltern Way 214k Ultra is a waymarked route that starts at Hemel Hempstead and goes clockwise to finish once again at Hemel Hempstead.


(Please also see the Chiltern Way 100k race, which is run on the second day of the 214k.)


The Entry Fee for the 214k is £120 If you are affiliated to a club or the TRA and £122 if you are not. (No entries on the day.)


Early bird entry offers!
Enter before October 1st and the 214k is only £80.

Enter before December 1st and the 214k is only £100.

After that, the price reverts to the standard £120 for the 214k.


To register for the Chiltern Ultra 214k, please click the following link.

Before registering, please read all of the race information on this page.

Click here to register

Course information

Start location: Felden Lodge, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP3 0BL, UK. We have our own self contained HQ building at the Boys Brigade Headquarters.

Finish Location: Same as the start location (see above).


This will be an extremely tough and long ultra. The terrain will be mostly off road on tracks and bridleways with some road and a fair bit of mud if the weather is not kind. Most of the route is on footpaths and bridleways.

See previous race reports at the bottom of the page for an insight.

Race Schedule

Registration: From 07:00 at Start/finish

Brief: 08:30

Start Time: 09:00 race  


Cut Offs: 42 hours for full event but individual cut offs at each checkpoint. (See the checkpoints page for full details.)

Route Description

The route will be marked with Chiltern Way markers and runners will navigate the course using maps provided with runners being given the maps at the start of the race in a waterproof zip folder. The course will not be marked by us and navigation will be with the maps and permanent signs. You will be required to navigate using the 1:25,000 map sheets provided.


The route is generally well waymarked and signposted but some places are not marked and you must expect to be using the maps provided and not rely on the signs.

There will be eight checkpoints along the way with runners carrying all kit needed for the duration of the race. Drop bags will be available only at half way - and then subsequently ferried to the finish.


At checkpoints there will be basic food such as wraps, snacks, cold food, sweets, coke, water and squash etc. The checkpoint at 114k point will have hot food/tea/coffee. Other checkpoints will not have hot food.

Checkpoints & Navigation

To view a list of all checkpoints, maps and GPX files, please visit the Checkpoints & Navigation page.

Compulsory kit list

  • Head torch (with spare batteries) - Minimun of 100 lumens brightness.
  • Waterproofs top and bottoms (not just windproof) - Must have taped seams
  • Compass - a real one with degrees on and everything! Not on your phone/watch or a keyring - you must be able to use it too!
  • Spare base layers (top and bottom)
  • Hat or buff
  • 1 litre minimum water carrying ability, bladder or bottles - you can carry more if you wish or its hot. There is a long way between some checkpoints.
  • Reflective clothing at night or band/light on pack
  • Mobile phone charged and turned on for the race (do not tweet your battery to death!) - We need to be able to phone ot text you important info.


Entry list

To view the list of entrants, visit the Webscorer page.




Without the small army of volunteers who help out at our races we would not be as successful at putting on great events. We really appreciate our volunteers; to read about the rewards of volunteering at Challenge Running events, and to view which tasks we still need help with, please click here to view the Chiltern Ultra volunteering page.


Qualifying Criteria

Anyone entering this event should have completed at least one Ultra distance race previously and be able to evidence this when entering. To give yourself a realistic chance of completing this event you should have previous ultra experience. You will be asked to supply details in the entry process.



Accomodation is available on the Friday night before the race at £15 per night in a hostel style bunk bed, you can pay for this as an extra on entry (up to a maximum of 25 people).


After the race you will be ale to nap in a bed (if you booked one) or on the floor in a hall - please bring a sleeping bag if you want to sleep after the race before going home. We have the building until Monday 10am.



We are happy for supporters to meet runners anywhere on the route but no assistance is allowed except at checkpoint and drinks etc should not be provided along the route as this is unfair assistance.

Pacers are allowed from 100k start point (from the checkpoint at 114k) onwards and can be changed over at checkpoints only- but only one pacer per runner at any time. Pacers are there for support and motivation, but not to carry any of the runners' equipment, food/drink, nor to navigate.


Pacers must carry all kit they need and will not be picked up/transported around unless an emergency arises. They are their own responsibility.



There is parking onsite in the grounds of the start/finish area.



999 for all major incidents/injuries plus call race director for all other issues including dropping out. We have our own race First Aid team for minor issues.

Refund Policy

We understand that sometimes training does not go to plan or you pick up an injury so we have as fair a refund policy as possible.

Up to 6 weeks before the date of the race you may transfer to another event or have a refund of 60% of your entry fee.

Up to 2 weeks before the date of the race you may transfer your entry to another runner only with our permission (subject to all details being supplied).

Closer than 2 weeks and we are unable to make any changes.



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