The Vurmuyden Challenge
Vermuyden Ultra; Start at 7.30am, with registration and kit check from 6.30am-7.15am and race briefing at 7.20am.
Vermuyden Classic; Start 9am, with registration and kit check from 7.45am-8.45am and race briefing at 8.50am.
Both events are aimed at anyone suitably prepared and trained to take the challenge – from the novice to those experienced Ultra runners. The route will be signed and marked periodically with confidence tape. Feed stations with water and simple food will be provided. Marshalls will be positioned at key points and checkpoints around the course. A Map and Route Description will be provided to all participants. The cut off time for finishers is 6pm, which gives the Ultra runners 10.5 hours to complete the 42 mile challenge. Pacers are not allowed, but a support team can provide assistance with kit changes etc… on the route.
With the route navigating the paths and bridleways of the Isle of Axholme and a number of the waterways developed by Vermuyden, it doesn’t include great ascents of mountains, but it is still essential to pack certain bits of kit for such a long distance challenge. We recommend the following as a minimum for the challenge;
Hat/gloves, Jacket, Water bottle/Cup, quality Head Torch (for the Ultra), Food (gels, bars etc..). We also recommend spare gloves, tights (leg cover) as it is November, a charged mobile phone, GPS watch/device, neck sleeve.
A GPX File of the route will be available shortly to download for navigation and for training. We plan to run some familiarisation/ training days - where we will split the route in to sections for a fun and informal group run. Keep a look out for these on our facebook page.
We hope you can join us – either as a participant or supporter. All finishers will receive a special – bespoke commemorative momento – GOLD for the Ultra and SILVER for the Classic.
Entry Fees are;
ULTRA – Affiliated £42. Non Affiliated £44
Classic – Affiliated £35. Non Affiliated £37
Participants will be limited to 300 runners in total. NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED ON THE DAY.