Goring Gap Ultra 52K – Sunday 19th May 2024 (min age 20)
Early Bird Entry £58 (affiliated) or £60 (unaffiliated) use discount code EBUL24
Goring Gap Half Marathon – Sunday 19th May 2024 (min age 17)
Entry is £30 (affiliated) or £28 (unaffiliated).
Goring Gap 50 Mile Ultra – Saturday 18th May 2024 (min age 20)
Entry is £66 (affiliated) or £68 (unaffiliated)
Please read the terms and conditions relating to refunds and deferred places. The deadline to defer is the 12th April 2024. We do not refund entries but will carry your entry over until the following year without cost.
Camping (tents or Camper vans) is available at a cost of £12 per night or £20 for the weekend + booking fee. Camping is open from 1.00pm Friday 17th May. Full details and site passes will be sent in April.
Our home for the weekend is Mapledurham House just outside Reading at the foot of the Chiltern Hills. Our spectacular routes use the riverside trails on both sides of the river Thames, the Ridgeway and the Chiltern Way.
There is free parking within 50m of the start and finish line. Friends, family and spectators are very welcome.
Race T-Shirts and other event merchandise will be available towards the end of November 2023.
The Goring Gap Run and Walks are circular routes, meaning no hassle getting picked up at the other end. The route is mixed terrain with trails, tracks and quiet lanes. You will be surprised how scenic the route and villages along the route are.
No navigation skills are required. The route is marked and has marshals at key points. We can supply GPX files for those who like to use GPS navigation. The route uses the Thames Path, Ridgeway and Chiltern Way.
Hills – Our running and walking routes follow the river valley and are relatively flat with a couple of interesting little features! The Walk and 50 Mile ultra have some hills towards the end but nothing too tough.
We have mobile medical support but there are areas of the route that are difficult to reach so we ask that you carry a mobile phone to contact us with in an emergency. Medical and route support numbers will be supplied.
May is usually quite warm and we expect the trails to have dried out by Spring. We expect the shoe choice to be road or a little grip but we will advise on shoes and the gear to bring with you as we get closer to the event and check the route.
Our events have support stations roughly every six miles. They are based in village halls where can top up your water bottles (you carry your own) and grab some nutrition, take a break, visit the loo and then pop back onto the route.