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BACKGROUND

Our guided trail marathon is a great way to complete this iconic distance. With the support of a qualified guide, a team atmosphere and a well stocked checkpoint a long the way you're in for a great day out on the trails. Give your motivation a boost and join us in April for a stunning guided trail run of around marathon distance (~26miles), through the challenging Chiltern Hills. The run starts out from the Home Office, Tring, just a 10 minute walk from Tring Station, and will incorporate parts of the Ridgeway, one of Britain's oldest routes, aswell as lesser known paths and trails.

Your local English Athletics qualified Run Leaders will offer tips on techniques, handle all aspects of navigation, as well as teach you about the local area. Hopefully we will see some of the wildlife the area is famous for. We combine both technical single track trails, along with popular local routes, taking in Nature Reserves, and passing through the infamous Wendover Woods. Along the way you will experience our famous hospitality and enjoy a well stocked refreshment point and be rewarded at the finish with a unique wooden Run the Wild finisher's medal!

ACCOMMODATION & TRANSPORT

The event starts from The Home Office, Tring is just 40 minutes North West of London with train links from Euston. Tring train station is just 10 minutes walk away and also has a taxi rank. There is an on-site free car park. Accommodation is available nearby, please get in touch if you would like any recommendations.

ABILITY

We will group participants by their ability but you need to be able to run a half marathon distance on the flat in under 2.5 hours. We walk anything too steep and it's a good opportunity to get some trail running tips from our leaders along the way as well as meet other trail runners. We recommend that you are able to run at least 15 miles continuously on trails. Due to the time of year we will be running, trail shoes are an absolute must! 

TIMING & LOCATION

Registration by 8.45am, at The Home Office, Tring. Toilets and free onsite parking are available as well as cafe facilities. The event will finish by around 3pm depending on your pace.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Refreshment point around halfway
  • Run Leader for the team, with you every step of the way
  • Run the Wild finshers medal!
  • 26.2 miles of amazing scenery!

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Personal insurance (recommended)
  • Travel

KIT

You can see a list of the mandatory kit for this trip here. When you book you will be sent a list of recommended items as well. If you have any questions regarding kit requirements please contact us.

Booking

Start Date End Date Days Mileage Grade Spaces Price Status Pay Now
02nd April 2022 02nd April 2022 1 26.2 B1, B2, B3, B4 30 £69 Available

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PAYMENT

You can make payment above, using any form of payment (PayPal, Debit / Credit Card) on a laptop. If you are browsing from a mobile or tablet you will need to make payment by a PayPal account. You cannot purchase multiple tickets in a single transaction, so please enter seperate transactions. If you would like to buy multiple or group tickets or indeed prefer to make payment by bank transfer, please get in touch here. Once you've paid via PayPal you will be taken to a booking form, please fill in your details, if this does not load please email us.

We aim to respond to every booking within 24hrs. Our email will include your joining instructions and any other relevant details. Please check your spam folder for our email and if you haven't heard anything from us within 48hrs please get in touch!

AVAILABILITY

Availability Status Definitions:

  • Available – the trip is available – please go ahead and book!
  • Guaranteed – this trip is available but has also reached the minimum number to guarantee it running.
  • Few remaining – limited space left on the trip, sign up quick!
  • Sold out - sorry you've just missed it, please get in touch to get on the reserve list or create a bespoke trip!
  • Register Interest - let us know you are interested in booking

If there are are no dates listed - we will be looking to put up new dates soon, get in touch if you would like to register interest or book a private trip.

Reviews

"Brilliant event guys, loved the route, we had a fab group with lovely people, a fabulous run. Medal is fab too!" Bev, April 2021

"Thank you to you and the team for a magic day. I thoroughly enjoyed! Sophie was great." Gavin, April 2021

"The support and organisation today was truly fantastic, all of the leaders were so supportive and even though I was the last runner I didn’t feel any less valued or an inconvenience in any way! 
Route was beautiful and the right level of tough to be challenging but not overwhelming." Chloe, April 2021

"It was a lovely day on a lovely route, with a great crowd of people and Katie who led us." Jayne, April 2021

"Thank you Run the Wild and especially Sophie for seeing me through to my first marathon distance! I look forward to joining you again. Another super event thank you." Matthew, April 2021

"Had such a great time. Thanks again. Who can’t love a stunning trail marathon with beautiful views, in good company, whilst learning a bit about the area... and even getting a coffee & a bag of mini cheddars at halfway!" George, April 2021

"Achieved the goal of enjoying a marathon finally. Thanks to the whole team, and we’ll done to everyone who ran!!" Seb, April 2021

"Superb event.  Thank you all so much. Special thanks to Sophie who led the group I was in and could not have been better. Kudos to you all!" Matt, April 2021

"Massive thank you to all the Run the Wild team and particularly Sophie, Simon and Karin for looking after my 16 year old son on his first ever marathon. The guided trail run around the Chilterns in a covid secure format was the perfect format and the support and encouragement provided throughout was second to none." David, April 2021


 

Difficulty

Difficulty of route, ascent per day, fitness required and experience (if in doubt call the office to find out more).

A(easy)
Easy undulating trails at low levels of elevation and relatively small amounts of cumulative ascent (up to around 500m).
B(moderate)
Some steeper sections on trails. Good fitness is required and total cumulative ascent may reach 1000m.
C(challenging)
Many steep sections with long climbs up hill. Expect long days out of up to 6-8hrs and cumulative ascent of around 1500m ascent.
D(strenuous)
Steep mountain trails with passes and anything over 2000m cumulative ascent. You need to be in top physical and mental condition and be prepared for long days.
E(extreme)
Basic mountaineering skills required / 2000m+ ascent.

Ability

When you sign to an event you will be placed in a group that matches your running ability (based on what you tell at the time of booking). You will be running as a team, led by your Run Leader / Trail Running Guide. These are the approximate pacing for each group as measured over 10km.

1(EXPLORER)
12-14.5 mins / mile or 7.5-9 mins / km on the flat
You usually run 10km in 76-90 mins
2(CRUISER)
10-12 mins / mile or 6-7.5 mins / km on the flat
You usually run 10km in 61-75 mins
3(STRIDER)
8-9 mins / mile or 5-6 mins / km on the flat
You usually run 10km in 50-60 mins
4(MOUNTAIN GOAT)
7 mins / mile or 4.5 mins / km on the flat
You usually run 10km in 45 mins or less