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This half day running adventure based in the Chiltern Hills is all about you discovering what Run the Wild is all about! You will be running a distance of around 13 miles over the undulating chalk hills and through local woods, led by local English Athletics qualified Run Leaders. It's an easily accessible event, just 30 minutes North West of London by rail or road. All abilities are catered for, so whether you are a new to trail running, just looking to get some miles in an inspiring location or training for a race distance then this is the event for you. Along the way you will experience our famous hospitality and enjoy a well stocked refreshment point. As with all Run the Wild events, it's a team event so you will be grouped with similar ability runners and led by one of our Run Leaders who will route find and set the pace for you. We walk anything steep and it's a good opportunity to get some trail running tips from our leaders along the way. This is a great event for you to run in the beautiful Chilterns, meet the RtW team and experience a running adventure that gives you a taster of our multiday routes.

We hope to see you there!

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 3 hours.

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 1pm depending on your pace.

What's Included

  • Refreshment point
  • A Run Leader for the team, with you every step of the way
  • Run the Wild tech t-shirt
  • 13 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
10th April 2021 10th April 2021 0.5 13 A1, A2, A3, A4 50 £49 Guaranteed

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09th October 2021 09th October 2021 0.5 13 A1, A2, A3, A4 50 £49 Available

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Please ensure that you have read our Terms and Conditions and Rules of Participation, as by making payment you confirm that you agree and understand the conditions as well as risks involved with trail running.

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

"Really professional, fun and friendly. Was perfect for me as a novice wanting to move from Half Marathons on tarmac to running muddy root strewn trails up hills. They picked a super route with great views and the refreshment break half way through was very well stocked. The company seemed to have a lot of people returning too - which is often a good sign. I'll certainly be back." Richard, October 2020

"Thank you so much for a great event, we will definitely all be back next year to do it all again! Katie our leader was so lovely and told us so much history along the way!" Karen, October 2020

"Such a brilliant day out in the Chiltern Downs with a lovely bunch of other runners and Simon our fantastic guide runner and lead organiser! I'll certainly be booking another run with this lovely company again soon!" Peter, October 2020

"We did a trail half in Tring and loved the experience. Everyone was so warm and welcoming and the event was very well organised. Simon guided us through beautiful and challenging terrain and we also learnt a lot on route about the area and trail running techniques. Thank you run the wild team and Simon for a great day!" Charlie, October 2020

"Great day today and Phil was a consummate professional. Really enjoyed the run. Lots of new experiences learning how to trail run!" Richard, October 2020

"Great run, thanks guys!" Rebecca, October 2020

"Fabulous run, thank you so much to Kate our lovely guide!" Paula, October 2020

"Fab morning... and afternoon! Thanks!" Doreen, October 2020

"For my first organised group running event I couldn’t have asked for more. Brilliant group, really helped to learn new running tips and get you through the miles. Great, well stocked hospitality and superbly organised route from a group of experienced, well informed, helpful leaders and fellow runners of all ages and abilities!" Thomas, Sept 2019

"One of the best runs I have ever done." Zuzana, Sept 2019

"I had such a great time! Never felt pressurised to run faster at any time but still felt that we ran a half marathon afterwards. I loved the refreshment stop with local and seasonal products and also the regional stories." Fabienne, Sept 2019

"I thought it was awesome. Do more in the UK and I’ll come. Was really good. One of my favourite runs I’ve ever done actually." Amanda, Sept 2019

"Great way to spend a morning!" Jeremy, Sept 2019

"It was great!" Trevor, Sept 2019

"I thought it was a truly enjoyable event - very much in keeping with the tag line - exploring places, not running races. Put the enjoyment back into running!" Janine, April 2019

"Welcomed and encouraged from beginning to end." Crispin, April 2019

"Brilliant and relaxed atmosphere that caters to all physical ability." Alina, April 2019

"Great day out with a great bunch of people from the organisers to the people taking part." Paul, April 2019

"Utterly brilliant and would highly reccomend this adventure. Fault could not be found. Very well organised event from emails, the leader and his knowledge of the area and running skills, the route" Lisa, April 2019

"An awesome day and a great intro to trail running. Def worth doing" Krisan, April 2019

"A fun introduciton to trails which was as suitable for a total beginner as it was for experienced runners!" Kate, April 2019

"Great morning out, and a lovely way to make new friends." Catherine - May 2018

"Absolutely perfect intro to trail running, nothing too tough - an ideal first off-road long-run. Guides and support team were excellent." Gareth - May 2018

"Very enjoyable few hours in the countryside." Jim - May 2018

"Just want to say again THANK YOU SO MUCH for a great day out. I think you’ve got a REALLY good thing going there with RTW! Great organisation and a friendly, kind team." Colleen - May 2018

"Thanks for a great day i really enjoyed it!" Andy - May 2018

"The best running experience 'by miles' this year, free coaching on the run from experienced and expert team while exploring a beautiful hilly landscape - inclusive of runners of all abilities." Gerry  - November 2017

"Excellent organisational arrangements, wonderful refreshments, fantastic guide, and a thoroughly enjoyable time." Nigel - November 2017

"Excellent from start to finish. Hats off to the team for organising such a great event." Iain - November 2017

"Really good fun that pushes you." Nicola - November 2017

"A fantastic introduction to trail running, great people and support throughout." Matthew - November 2017

"Great experience, just go & do it without looking into it too much. the unknown is exciting. oh & leave ur garmin at home, just run free." Frank - November 2017

"A great adventure in some beautiful scenery, with some lovely people" Tom - March 2017

"The trail was fantastic, a real challenge in places with epic scenery, expert guidance and great company - helped by amazing weather!" Steven - March 2017

"Overall I really enjoyed the whole experience, with great social interaction with others in the group plus some awesome scenery on route and a very friendly bunch of guides and support staff! I would highly reccomend especially for those who are new to longer distance running." Keith - March 2017

"Great people, great views, great day out" Rachel - March 2017

Advice from previous runners

"Go for it!" Trevor

"Do it!" Janine

"No need to carry vest/bag" Crispin

"Do it! Great way to learn a new route and meet like-minded people" Laura

"Just do it!" Krisan

"I don't know any other trail runners but I would recommend it to anyone thinking of trying trail running - it's a great starting point" Kate

"Do it! Friendly, well-organised team, great trails - what more do you need?" Gareth

"Go for it! Lovely bunch of people who have excellent knowledge." Sarah

"Book it!" Nigel

"For the coaching alone it is worth the price, and the Run the Wild team foster a great atmosphere among the runners - best run this year for me." Gerry

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