Event Information

Award-winning Ultramarathon.

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. 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. Please check out the routes below.

NEW for 2021: We are planning to double up for 2021 and run The Fox twice – once in each direction. Announcement coming soon.

Click here to find out what we are doing to make this event Covid-19 secure.

 

Event Manager: Sam

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!

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My local Ultramarathon – I wouldn’t miss it for the world. It’s a great route and the Fox medal is awesome!

Event Information

Routes

The Fox offers 3 race distances, with different start locations, all finishing at Godalming United Church

Please note that start locations for the marathon and half marathon are TBC.

Ultra 60km Route

📍 Venues

ULTRA 60km start & all distances finish Godalming, GU7 3DU

MARATHON start – TBC

HALF MARATHON start – TBC

 

 

🚗 Travel

We strongly encourage walking, cycling or running to this event if possible. Godalming Station is a 5-minute walk away, with convenient links from Guildford and Worplesdon.

🅿️ Parking

Please ensure that you plan in advance. There is NO PARKING at the event venue, 41km or 21km start locations. Find nearby parking options via Parkopedia. No shuttle services operate at this event.

Parkopedia

ℹ️ Registration

Registration information will be provided closer to the event.

There will be an online/ e-briefing before event day.

Registration

🎒 Bag Drop

There is no bag drop available at this event, due to Covid-19 restrictions. Please only bring the kit that you will be carrying with you. A provisional kit list has been posted under the participant information button.

Bag Drop

🚽 Toilets

Toilets will be available at Aid Stations and in the Event Village.

Portaloo

➡️ 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.

 

 

Event Types

Ultra Marathon: The full Ultra Marathon is 62km, starting and finishing at Godalming Reformed Church.

Marathon 42km: Start venue TBC, finish at Godalming Reformed Church

Half Marathon 21km: Start venue TBC, finish at Godalming Reformed Church

Relay: 3 x 20km relay legs. Mor information will be available soon.

 

🗒️ Event Programme

Registration details will be confirmed here and communicated to all entrants by email.

Please note that race start times may be staggered over the course of the morning, to ensure social distancing. Updated information will be posted here. 

👟 Provisional Ultra Kit List

Please note that this list is provisional. The full confirmed kit list will be posted in the event information pack, in the week leading up to the event.

Trainers: The Fox is 70% trail, so a comfortable pair of trail shoes are essential!

Socks: For maximum comfort – and to avoid getting blisters – ensure you wear a proper pair of running socks. We recommend Hilly Socks.

Layers: You will be out running for most of the day. Please prepare for the weather to change and it can change quickly in the Surrey Hills!

Mobile Phone: Essential! Please ensure that you have a fully charged mobile phone. You will be provided with an emergency contact number, which must be added to your phone before race day.

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.

Face mask: Essential for wearing at registration and aid stations.

Personal hand sanitiser: We will have hand sanitiser readily available, so this is optional.

Space blanket: Conditions can change quickly, so please carry one of these to stay safe.

Water: You must start with a minimum of 1L of water, in a full water vessel. We recommend purchasing a hydration pack. These can be easily topped up at each of the 5 aid stations.

Nutrition: We recommend carrying some energy gels or carbohydrate-rich snack bars. We will also have a range of sweet and savoury foods at each of the 5 aid stations.

Headtorch (Ultra Runners): This is compulsory for all ultra-distance runners, the trails will be dark in the morning.

Whistle: To attract attention should you need to.

Medical pack: Plasters and pain relief are essential.

 

ℹ️ Other Information

We are continuously reviewing the covid-19 guidance and national situation.

All participants will be asked to complete an online health declaration form to confirm that they do not have any symptoms of covid-19. This will be checked on entry to the event, to ensure that all participants have completed the form.

Spectators will not be permitted entry into the event village. This is to ensure that we can maintain social distancing at all times.

🏅 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.

The Fox Ultra

📸 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.

✋ Sports Massage

Enjoy a massage, courtesy of our partner Care for Health. Check out their website for details on what services they provide.

Massage

☕ Refreshments

We will provide some refreshments for all finishers. Available refreshments will be confirmed here, so check back for updated information.

Godalming United Church