Millennium Stadium Battersea Park
Each September, a selection of 47 of the most experienced and promising Ultra runners take on the physical and mental challenge of covering the greatest distance they can run in 24 hours, completing as many loops of the track as possible. First held in 1989, with a record of great performances, including National and World Best Records, and superb organization, this international race attracts runners from around the globe. Organised by Sri Chinmoy MT in conjunction with Run and Become, under UK Athletics Rules, this is a Chip Timed, IAU Bronze Label event to RRC and IAU. Entry is limited to 47 runners with competitors selected on the basis of previous experience and potential.
Entries open 10th May and close 1st July'21 - see Enter Now button.
All race applicants will receive confirmation of their application at the time of submission. A further email will be sent within 14 days, indicating the likelihood of being selected to compete in the race.
For those we cannot accomodate there is a limited waiting list as there are always withdrawals in the weeks leading up to the race. We do not accept competitors who have no race experience less than 100K distance.
Payment of the entry fee is due within 7 days of acceptance being confirmed by the race director. Payment is by credit card. Failure to make payment may result in a withdrawal of a confirmed place in the race.
The closing date for applications to compete is 1st July, the confirmed list of runners will be available by 22nd July.
We will be following Government guidance closely through Spring and Summer, prepared to edit our plans should that become necessary. As yet we cannot state what Covid precautions will be in place, we may require entrants to have had at least one vaccine jab in order to compete, again we will follow the guidelines as things develop in the UK.
It is our aim to serve, encourage and support each runner to the highest level as each embraces the challenge and works towards their goal. Our support team consists of:
Millenium Arena provides the perfect set-up to enable runners ready access to everything they need throughout the race.
The track opens at 9am and runners are welcome to arrive anytime from then on, and must arrive by 11am to enable a stress-free pre-race prep and familiarisation with our set-up.
On arrival you are greeted by the race director and given your race pack, consisting of 4 sets of race numbers (to fix to different items of clothing and save you time during the race), pins and race programme.
At 11.15 there is a race briefing by the race director and referee. Followed by the introduction of competitors to their lap counters.
Race starts midday sharpour
Hot meals are offered at approximately 1.30pm, 8pm, 6am and post race. All meals are vegetarian. We do our best to accomodate any food intolerances if notified well in advance.
We require all runners to bring a windproof jacket and full length tights/trousers to ensure no-one is left suffering should the weather turn cold/hostile.
The race is brought to an end with a blast of the horn and over the next hour we provide a meal, aid to those in need, hot showers, and an awards ceremony with provisional results.
Millenium Stadium, Battersea Park, Carriadge Drive East, London, SW11 4NJ