THE ROUTE

Can your team run from London to Cardiff in 24 hours?

The 160 mile route takes you from one capital to another, by country lanes, along canals, off road and on pavement.


THE TERRAIN

Stages vary from on road to off road, although we have very little running through grass.

Most stages have a mixture of underfoot conditions with the majority being on hard surfaces which are easy to run on. These are pavements, country lanes, cycle paths and foot paths.

30% off road

40% roads or country lanes

20% pavements

10% canal paths


THE DISTANCES

Stages vary from 3 miles to 12 miles.

The route splits into 24 individual stages and 3 team stages. The individual stages vary in length with 10 stages below 6 miles, 10 stages between 6-10 miles, and 4 stages over 10miles. Runners can complete as many or as few individual stages as they want.

The 3 team stages are all below 2 miles, happening at the beginning, middle and end of the route. The majority of the team must be running these stages together.

Each stage and it's distance and approximate time of day


THE CHECKPOINTS

Each stage begins and ends with a checkpoint, where stage times are recorded and the relay baton handed on to the next runner.   The majority of these checkpoints are manned, with opportunities for comfort breaks and refreshments.

The Checkpoint Map provides an indication of roughly when the checkpoints are.

The precise route changes every year due to roadworks and annual alterations to bridleways and footpaths but will be confirmed 3 weeks before the start of the event.

 

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STAGE SUMMARY

All stages vary in length, terrain, ease of navigation and time of day. This summary below gives an approximation of these stages for an average team.

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