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This has to be one of my favourite Ultras in the UK! It takes in some amazing scenary.  XNRG are awesome with their organising and making sure everyone has an amazing Ultra experience, I would totally recomend anyone from the novice first timer to the veteran Ultra Runner to have a look at this and other XNRG Races.

Mike Buss

Mike’s Star Rating for Druids Ultra: 5/5*

Event Summary:

Event Date  November
Event Format  Multistage Ultra
Event Cost  £150 for 3 days or £48 for individual days*
Director:  Race Director, Neil Thubron

Extreme Energy are delighted to announce the 4th  “Druid Challenge” a multistage race along the oldest roadway in the UK, dating back to 3000BC.

The route follows the Ridgeway path from Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire to Overton, just North of Barbury Castle near Swindon in Wiltshire.

This event will suit those who want a new challenge, people looking for an alternative to running marathons, those training for events like the Marathon des Sables or anyone who loves seeing the beautiful English countryside.

The event is open to runners and walkers.

This event gains you 1 point towards the points needed for UTMB qualifying.

What you get for your money:

  • Free car parking
  • A fully recced route designed to make the event special and challenging for all
  • Regular newsletter for each entry individually
  • A quality T Shirt and some give away stuff from sponsors
  • Toilets at the start and toilets and showers at the Sunday finish
  • Overnight accommodation is in a school hall on the Friday and at a leisure centre on Saturday night
  • A great evening meal on Friday and Saturday evenings, and breakfast on Saturday and Sunday morning
  • Checkpoint food and water through out the Event
  • Free tea, coffee and cake for all competitors at the finish area each day
  • All permissions needed for the event granted, safety & medical cover throughout the event
  • Medal awarded to each finisher
  • Prizes awarded for the winners
  • Results reported on-line
  • Action pictures taken during the event for you to download afterwards

Accommodation: Day 1 – Watlington College – Day 2 – Wantage Leisure centre – Both days we will be sleeping in large halls
NOTE – There are discounted rooms (£75.00pp) should you wish to stay overnight on Sunday. Just quote the discount code “extreme” take advantage of this discounted price.
Facilities:Showers at the overnight location, pool available on 2nd night.
All food will be provided for Friday and Saturday Evening, Saturday and Sunday morning. There will also be water and some food available at each checkpoint (please do not rely on checkpoint food as your only fuel, this should be viewed as additional to the fuel you carry yourself.)

Cost Options:

£150 for the 3 days or £48 for individual days.

Please Note: A 3% service charge, levied by this registration software, will be added to your final amount


1. Day 1- Ivinghoe Beacon

2. Day 2 – Watlington

3. Day 3 – East Hendred Down

Finish Day 3 – Alexandra House, Whittingham Drive, Wroughton, Wiltshire, SN4 0QJ


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