The Fox Ultra

Next Race: 18/09/2021 + 2 others

Godalming United Church, Bridge Road, GODALMING. GU7 3DU (Ultra) / St. Marys Church, Perry Hill, Worplesdon, GUILDFORD. GU3 3RE (Marathon) / Clandon Train Station, West Clandon, GUILDFORD. U4 7TN (Half Marathon)

Come and explore one of Surrey’s least known trails – The Fox Way – to which this award-winning, long-distance running event owes its name.

 

The Fox Ultra presents runners with a unique opportunity to circumnavigate Guildford - via Godalming, Shere, Clandon, Ripley, Worplesdon and Puttenham – an impressive claim to tick off of any runner’s bucket list.

 

The circular 62km Ultra Marathon – which can be completed individually or as part of a 3-stage relay team – is supported with 5 aid stations and showcases some of the very best views that the Surrey Hills area of outstanding natural beauty has to offer.

 

Marathon and Half Marathon events set off later in the morning and follow shorter sections of this picturesque, mixed-terrain route, so that all runners unite at the same finish line in Godalming. The 2021 edition of The Fox will follow the clockwise route.

 

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Further details will be communicated by email in the week leading up to the event.

 

Entry on the Day will not be available at this event.

 

This event will not be Licensed.

 

Event Schedule

 

Enquiries: 6:00/8:30/9:30 (Ultra Marathon/Marathon/Half Marathon).
Start Times: Between 
6:30 - 8:00/9:00 - 10:00/10:00 - 11:00. Allocated with respect to estimated finish time (prioritising quicker times) and communicated prior to the event by email and/or SMS, these times may be subject to change.
Finish: 
18:30.

 

COVID-19 Mitigation

 

These measures, together with other Covid-related requirements at our events, may be subject to revision in response to any change in the current public health guidance issued by the government or regulatory bodies.

 

NHS Test and Trace will be in operation at our events. Participants will be required to complete a health declaration prior to arrival and to check-in where possible using the NHS COVID-19 app (available to download in advance for iOS or Android). Any information obtained will be held for 21 days after an event only and will not be used for any other purpose. Participants may not be permitted on site if they fail to follow this process, the full details of which will be communicated in the week leading up to an event.

 

One-way navigation and social distancing signage will be present on site to facilitate adherence to official guidance. Queue markers must be observed at all times and sanitisation stations used as frequently as necessary.

 

Unless there have been any changes following communication of the final pre-event information, there will be no event briefing on the day. Participants should read the communication thoroughly to familiarise themselves with the event details.

 

Participants will start individually at 10-15 second intervals to maintain social distancing, with a recommended 15-minute arrival window allocated and communicated prior to the event. Participants from the same household/bubble will be permitted to start together (if participating in the same distance/category) and should follow the relevant instructions to arrive and/or start at the later of any times communicated (if different). Whilst running, participants should only overtake when there is enough room (at least 1m) to do so.

 

Once finished, participants should continue moving and follow signage and marshal directions to keep the area clear for other finishers. Any post-event rewards (medal, water etc.) will be self-service (following hand-sanitisation) to ensure there is no contact amongst staff and participants.

 

Participants are asked to review the UKA Participant Code of Conduct prior to their arrival.

 

Event Details

 

The Routes follow the Fox Way clockwise and are mostly trail with some sections of open road, with events starting at the below locations:

 

Ultra Marathon - Godalming United Church, Bridge Road, GODALMING. GU7 3DU

Marathon - St. Marys Church, Perry Hill, Worplesdon, GUILDFORD. GU3 3RE

Half Marathon - Clandon Train Station, West Clandon, GUILDFORD. GU4 7TN

 

The first two Ultra Marathon relay legs will finish at the start locations of the Marathon and Half Marathon respectively with all events finishing at Godalming United Church. 

 

Bib Numbers and timing chips will only be available for collection at the event, participants should not expect to receive anything by mail.

 

Results will be uploaded live to our website (internet connection permitting) and communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event.

 

All finishers will receive a Medal on completing their event and, subject to a competitive field of participants, Prizes will be awarded to the top three places overall - and the top place in each of the veteran categories (V40/V50/V60/V70) - for both females and males at each distance. Winners will be notified by email by the end of the following week where a presentation is not possible on the day.

 

Marshals will be present at key points on the course throughout the event.

 

Course Markings, including arrows, tape, and distance markers, will be visible on the course where necessary.

 

Pacers will not be offered at this event.

 

Facilities

 

Photography will be provided at this event, a link to which will be available on our website and communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event.

 

Suitable Medical Cover is provided at our events in case of a medical emergency. Participants must provide, during registration, details of any pre-existing medical conditions, disabilities, medication, or allergies that may be relevant in the administration of any medical assistance. Participants should also provide the same information on the reverse of their bib number (where applicable) prior to starting their event, marking a large, red X (or other contrasting colour, using the pens provided at registration) to the front of their number to alert the medical provider to any such information.

 

Bag Drop will be available at this event with items dropped at the Marathon and Half Marathon start locations transported separately to the finish. Whilst we recommend bringing as little as possible, participants can leave essential belongings with us while they run using the tear-off baggage strip on their bib. They can then present their number after the event to retrieve their item(s).

 

Water/Aid Stations will be available on the route - approximately every 10K (5 in total) – and will offer water, sugar/energy drinks and high energy snacks.

 

Toilets and sanitisation stations will be available around each of the start locations (whilst active) and at the finish for use throughout the event, with 2 portable toilets available at each water/aid station. 

 

Refreshments are expected be available at the finish throughout the event from local vendors.

 

There are no dedicated Changing Rooms/Showers at this event.

 

Lost Property from an event will be kept for one month. If unclaimed, or ownership cannot be determined, lost property items will be donated to charity.

 

Other Information

 

This event is not suitable for Buggies, Pushchairs, Strollers or similar due to the nature of the terrain.

 

As part of our ongoing COVID response, to ensure the opportunities for social distancing are maximised, Spectators are strongly discouraged at this event.

 

Participants must not be accompanied by a personally owned or controlled Dog during an event. Entries may be accepted from participants with medical assistance dogs, subject to them being correctly registered and identifiable as such, and subject to prior approval by the Event Director.

 

This event is not suitable for Wheelchair Users due to the nature of the terrain..

 

Noise-cancelling Earphones/Headphones are prohibited and, whilst we discourage the use of other earphones/headphones for those competing in running events, participants choosing to use them should ensure they are set to a low enough volume that instructions from marshals and/or other event officials can be clearly understood. We reserve the right to disqualify participants who cannot hear instructions as a result of their use.

 

Since this event takes place in areas open to the public, participants should remain vigilant of each other, spectators, marshals, cyclists, dogs, and other users of public footpaths and rights of way at all times.

 

With respect to a Time-Limit for this event, in order that we adhere to the restrictions imposed by the venue hire agreement, it may be necessary for us to begin deconstruction of the course and/or finish area at approximately 18:30 to facilitate our departure from the premises by the agreed times. If participants are unable to complete their event by this time, they may be asked to end their participation early.

 

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The Fox Ultra Sep 2021

  • 18/09/2021, 06:30 - 07:45

    Ultra Marathon (Individual)

    62 Kilometres £0.00 - £64.00
  • 18/09/2021, 07:45 - 08:00

    Ultra Marathon (Relay)

    62 Kilometres £0.00 - £80.00
  • 18/09/2021, 09:00 - 10:00

    Marathon

    26.2 Miles £0.00 - £44.00
  • 18/09/2021, 10:00 - 11:00

    Half Marathon

    13.1 Miles £0.00 - £34.00

The Fox Ultra Apr 2022

  • 09/04/2022, 06:30 - 06:45

    [PROVISIONAL DATE] Ultra Marathon (Relay)

    62 Kilometres £0.00 - £80.00
  • 09/04/2022, 06:45 - 08:00

    [PROVISIONAL DATE] Ultra Marathon (Individual)

    62 Kilometres £0.00 - £64.00
  • 09/04/2022, 09:00 - 10:00

    [PROVISIONAL DATE] Marathon

    26.2 Miles £0.00 - £44.00
  • 09/04/2022, 10:00 - 11:00

    [PROVISIONAL DATE] Half Marathon

    13.1 Miles £0.00 - £34.00

The Fox Ultra Sep 2022

  • 17/09/2022, 06:30 - 06:45

    [PROVISIONAL DATE] Ultra Marathon (Relay)

    62 Kilometres £0.00 - £80.00
  • 17/09/2022, 06:45 - 08:00

    [PROVISIONAL DATE] Ultra Marathon (Individual)

    62 Kilometres £0.00 - £64.00
  • 17/09/2022, 09:00 - 10:00

    [PROVISIONAL DATE] Marathon

    26.2 Miles £0.00 - £44.00
  • 17/09/2022, 10:00 - 11:00

    [PROVISIONAL DATE] Half Marathon

    13.1 Miles £0.00 - £34.00

Location

Directions

Further details with respect to planning your journey and available parking facilities will be communicated prior to the event to all-pre-registered participants.