Humanity Direct 'Free' Ultra | Multi-Day Endurance Events


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22Oct 2016

Humanity Direct 'Free' Ultra

22nd October 2016, Tring, Herts

31 miles, 1 day

To download Humanity .gpx file click here.

To download map (2 pages) Page 1 click here    Page 2 click here.


Humanity Direct XNRG Ultra Marathon

For this event, we gave people the opportunity to enter an ultra marathon, 31 miles of beautiful Chiltern Hills, for FREE! We wanted to give people the chance instead to donate to a charity doing something simply amazing - saving the lives of little children from under-privileged backgrounds. 

Our friends at Humanity Direct, fund operations that change lives and even save them. For as little as £30, a whole operation can be funded, and 100% of any donations goes directly and wholly to fund these vital operations. 

“A huge thanks to all of you who signed up to take part in our first ever Humanity Direct Ultra. 100% of your fundraising efforts will directly pay for the life-changing surgery of children who cannot afford medical operations in countries where access to free care is virtually non-existent. See you there!" 
- Nick Swift, Humanity Direct's Founder

If you've not had a chance to donate yet, you can do so easily by visiting their donation page here.

If you want contribute to a general fund rather than choosing an individual child click here.

Every penny donated to the Universal Fund is spent on medical treatment for our patients. The fund allows us to ’top-up’ patients that are close to being fully funded or to pay for emergency operations that can’t wait to receive funding in real-time.


The full event details are below

Navigation and Support:

Based at Tring Cricket Club, the 31 mile route takes in many areas of natural beauty in the Chilterns, including Ashridge Forest, the Grand Union Canal and Wendover Woods. The "Humanity Direct 50Km Challenge" is run on National Trails and Footpaths and has some excellent markings in the form of signposts or post discs. However, since it's made up of sections of these trails and paths the route will be comprehensively marked with signs and confidence tape.  The event is supported by a course manager to maintain event safety and to manage any serious incidents. A fully qualified medical crew are in attendance, to give first aid and to manage any serious medical problems in cooperation with the emergency services.

What's included:

Transport to and from Tring station
Free parking at Tring Cricket Club.
A fully recced and marked route to make the event special and challenging for all
Full medical cover throughout
A quality finishers Technical T Shirt and medal.
Toilets/showers and changing facilities
Checkpoint food and water throughout
Free tea, coffee and cake at the finish
Prizes and trophies for overall winners and category winners
A great atmosphere and a fun, but challenging day out
Action photos en-route, free to download


Trains to Tring leave from London Euston about every half hour with a duration of between 30 and 40 minutes. Trains from Birmingham leave about every 30 minutes and take about 1h 30 min. Mini-bus shuttle to and from station.
By Road - Tring is about a 20 minute drive on the A41 from Junction 20 of the M25 (Aylesbury) or 40 minutes from Junction 8a of the M40 .

Prizes at the event:
We are pleased to announce that Hoko Sport clothing company will be providing prizes for the event! To find out more about them, visit their website.

Full event instructions:
These can be downloaded from the link in the header of the event. If you have any questions please email or say hello on twitter