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About our races

Who are our races for? 
Whether you are a runner or walker, competitor or participant, our races are for you. XNRG's philosophy is one of inclusion, we stagger our start times so that runners are not left out at the back, and we'll wait for the last person to finish with no cut off times. 

Do I have to be an Ultra Runner?
Our races are formulated so that anyone can come along - we have one day 50k ultra marathons which are perfect for beginners in ultra-running. The smiles, friends you'll meet along the way, food at checkpoints, encouragement, safety and cake at the end will be sure to make your first experience of ultra running one that you'lll keep on coming back for. 

What about accommodation for multi-day races?
When you enter an XNRG event, your food and accomodation is all included. We stay in schools and colleges, there is a fantastic sense of community. However, you're welcome to book your own separate accomodation and just pay for the race entry - it's up to you. 

How will I navigate?
Our courses are run on National Trails which are usually well-marked. In addtion we provide course profiles and GPS files for your garmin, plus a route card for you. You will also have our team on hand, just a phone call away if you need assistance and other competitors on the course. Our checkpoints are carefully designed to fuel you and support you along the way!

Do you supply food on the way?
When you pass our checkpoints there is food available including sweet and savoury snacks and juice. We ask that you carry water with you, and some people carry their own food too.

What do we do in the evening on a multi-day race?
People tend to enjoy relaxing after a day our running on our beautiful trails. XNRG put on a good evening meal for you to prepare you for the day ahead and help replenish your muscles. We then provide an inspiring talk from an endurance athlete that you can attend if you wish. People love these talks because they are super inspiring. It's lights out at 10pm so you can enjoy a night of rest ahead of another exciting day of ultra running.

Any other questions? Just email us on info@xnrg.co.uk


Our Upcoming Events

  • 01Feb 2020

    Pilgrim Challenge 2020

    Pilgrim Challenge (1st-2nd February): a two-day, 66-mile ultra marathon over the legendary North Downs Way - now in its 11th year! Run, jog or walk your way across the impressive North Downs Way - firmly established as one of our most popular events. Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims travelling to Canterbury as you pass through stunning landscapes steeped in history. It's going to be a special year - come and celebrate our 11th ...
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  • 07Mar 2020

    2020 Humanity Direct Amersham Ultra

                          Humanity Direct Amersham Ultra 2020 (7th March): a one-day, 29-mile ultra raising funds for a great cause. Choose to pay for your place upfront, or bag a FREE spot if you commit to fundraise. All funds will go to Humanity Direct, a charity changing the lives of children needing medical care in developing ...
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  • 01May 2020

    The Devil's Challenge 2020

    The Devil's Challenge (1-3rd May 2020): a three-day, 97-mile ultra marathon along the South Downs Way, passing the legendary Devil's Dyke valley. Starting in Winchester in Hampshire, the route heads south east through the stunning South Downs National Park, finishing in Eastbourne in East Sussex on the third day.   Take in some of England's most breathtaking countryside ...
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  • 11Jul 2020

    2020 Humanity Direct Chiltern Challenge

    Humanity Direct Chiltern Challenge (11th July): a 31-mile, 50Km, one-day ultra marathon in the picture-perfect Chilterns in aid of funding life-changing operations for children in developing countries. The ideal 50km introduction to ultra marathon running. Escape to the Chilterns, an area of outstanding natural beauty. What's more, it's FREE to run, if you commit to raising funds for Humanity ...
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