- 7:00 am
Come and explore one of Surrey’s least-known trails – “The Fox Way” – to which this award-winning, long-distance running event owes it’s name. A popular alternative to the London Marathon, 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 ultramarathon – 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; from woodlands, grasslands and farmlands to urban and river-side scenery – this event truly has it all. 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.
All participants are rewarded with huge medals, hi-fives from The Fox mascot, branded headwraps, complimentary refreshments and free sports massage. We’re told that your achievements are best celebrated with a shandy from our Horsebox Gin Bar… we’re game if you are! Best of all, the direction of these chip-timed runs alternate each year – so you’ve not fully experienced The Fox until you’ve run your chosen distance both ways…
Event Manager: Toby
Hey! I’m the Event Manager for The Fox. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this event, or follow me on Instagram to check out all the behind-the-scenes action!Email
Lee's favourite aat: event
My local Ultramarathon – I wouldn’t miss it for the world. It’s a great route and the Fox medal is awesome!
We strongly encourage walking, cycling or running to this event if possible. Godalming Station is a 5-minute walk away.
Collect your personalised race number (with integrated timing chip) from your start venue on event day. To encourage social distancing, you will be given a specific race registration time.
There will be an online/ e-briefing before event day.
🎒 Bag Drop
You may store your bags free of charge at our designated Bag Drop at your start location. Please attach the baggage label from your Race Number to your bag before you arrive at Bag Storage. We do not accept responsibility for loss or damage. Bags belonging to Marathon and Half Marathon runners will be transported to the Event Village.
Toilets will be available at Aid Stations and in the Event Village.
➡️ Route Markers
All routes will be fully marked and checked by dedicated marshals before the ultramarathon start. We advise all participants to familiarise yourselves with the route ahead of the event. Consider bringing a map or download the route .GPX file to your watch/device.
❤️ Aid Stations
There are 5 Aid Stations positioned along the 60km Ultramarathon route. Hand sanitisation facilities will be provided at all aid station, with strict guidelines for taking food.
Ultra Marathon: First starter – 7:00 am. The full Ultra Marathon is 62km, starting and finishing at Godalming Reformed Church.
Marathon: First starter- 10 am. Starting at Clandon House, the marathon joins the same route as the Ultra race to finish in Godalming.
Half Marathon: First starter- 10:30 am. Starting at Worplesdon Train Station, the half marathon joins the same route as the Ultra race and finishes in Godalming.
Relay: First starter – 7:00am. Leg 1: Godalming to Clandon Train Station (20km). Leg 2: Clandon Train Station to Worplesdon Train Station (20km). Leg 3: Worplesdon Train Station to Godalming (22km).
*Please note that all start times are subject to change and will be staggered to match social distancing guidelines.
📲 Instant Results
Provide us with your mobile number during online registration so we can text you your finish time as soon as you cross the line.
👟 Recommended Kit
Earphones: If you choose to use earphones, we recommend using Aftershockz bone-conducting earphones at an appropriate volume. You must be aware of your surroundings and be able to hear marshalls at all times.
Trainers: We recommend wearing a comfortable pair of trail shoes.
Socks: For maximum comfort – and to avoid getting blisters – ensure you wear a proper pair of running socks. aat events recommend Hilly Socks.
Layers: You will be out running for most of the day. Please prepare for the weather to change.
Mobile Phone: Please ensure that you have a charged mobile phone. Please save our event control phone number now.
Battery Pack: Please ensure that your mobile phone is fully charged, or bring a battery pack if you know it’s likely to run out within a day.
🏅 Fox-shaped Medal
All finishers will be rewarded with a huge bespoke medal at the finish line.
Why not personalise your medal with an iTab? iTabs will be engraved with your name and finish time and posted to you after the event. Purchase an iTab during online registration.
Awesome Head Buffs
All entrants will get an awesome head buff to wear on race day. They can be worn in a variety of ways to suit your style and keep you warm.
📸 Free Photos
Smile for the camera! Epic Action Imagery will be taking photos out on the course and at the finish line. Photos will be available to download for free shortly after the event – please tag us @aatevent when you share them on social media so we can “like” your posts.
✋ Free Sports Massage
Enjoy a complimentary massage after your run courtesy of our partner Care for Health.
☕ Complimentary Afternoon Tea
You’re welcome to help yourself to tea, coffee and cake which will be served within Godalming United Church.
🍺 Finish Line Bar
We’re told that your achievements are best celebrated with a shandy from our Horsebox Gin Bar… we’re game if you are! A variety of alcoholic beverages are available at an additional cost (cash or card). Please drink responsibly.