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Church Stretton Running Festival
50K Ultra Marathon

Event Information

Church Stretton Running Festival Ultra Marathon: Welcome

The 50K Route

Haughmond Hill to Church Stretton

Take on the ultimate challenge!
Do you have what it takes to take on 50K and 2500ft of climbs. Starting up on Haughmond Hill on the outskirts of Shrewsbury, the first few miles takes you on an easy run down to Shrewsbury along the beautiful canal and riverside paths. From this point onward the hard work starts to kick in; first with a warm up climb over Lyth Hill, before taking on the punishing hills up to Rattlinghope, and culminating with traversing the Long Mynd. All your efforts will be rewarded with stunning scenary every step of the way.

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Sights along the route

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Haughmond Hill


Lyth Hill

The Longmynd

Church Stretton Running Festival Ultra Marathon: Services

Whats included

Nutrition Stations

There are 5 Nutrition Stations along the route that will offer water, bananas and energy gels, bars and drinks. Each station acts as a check point along the way.

Medal & T Shirt

All finishers will recieve a special bespoke medal made from locally sourced wood and a Technical Running T shirt.

Festival Finish

On completion of the race you can celebrate your efforts at the Church Stretton Beer Festival which is situated at the Finish Line. Craft ales, music and delicious food will all be available.

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Important Information

The Start

Start Location: Haughmond Hill Car Park, Nr Shrewsbury,

Start Time: 8am

Facilities: Toilet, Bib and chip collection. 

Getting to the start

The start line is approximately 8 miles to the east of Shrewsbury. There will be a shuttle bus with limited seats departing from Shrewsbury Abbey to the start line. Tickets for this will be available on the website soon. Please note. there will be no shuttle to the start line after the race.

The Finish

Finish Location: Rectory Field, Church Stretton
Finish Line Closes: 9pm 
Facilities: Toilets, First aid, Beer Festival, Live Music

Getting home from the finish line

The Finish line is situated in Church Stretton Town Centre within easy walking distance of the Train Station. The trains run hourly until:
10:18pm in the direction of Ludlow and
10:42pm in the direction of Shrewsbury

The route and terrain

As with many Ultra Marathons participants will require some map reading skills and understanding of running safety on open roads. We have tried to ensure as much of the route as possible is on footpaths but there are stretches on countryroads which are open to traffic.

Suggested Kit List

Trail Running Shoes
Running Vest or Belt
Food & Water (to be re-filled at Aid Stations)
Hooded waterproof jacket
First aid kit (to include minimum blister plasters, bandage and tape to secure dressing)
Spare long-sleeved base layer top
Sun hat
Mobile phone and/or GPS device (fully charged)
Emergency foil blanket or bivi bag
Emergency food & drink

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