Rose of the Shires ultra

Premier Single Day Ultra Marathon

Rose of the Shires Ultra

54 miles of beautiful Northamptonshire country trails, roads and towpath. The route is approximately 72% trail and 28% on road.


The Race start and finish is hosted by the Brixworth Country Park with plenty of room for parking, and only 20 minutes drive from the M1 Motorway. 

The race is a single loop making for easy planning and logistics. The route takes in the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside with two country parks, Salcey Forest, the Grand Union Canal and 21 pretty villages and towns following parts of the Nene Way, the Midshires Way and the Northampton Round.

There are 6 checkpoints at 6 to 8 mile intervals with support from the local running community.

For anyone wanting to stay overnight, Northampton offers a wealth of hotels to suit all budgets.

We are proud to be a qualifying race for Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc with 3 Endurance points awarded by ITRA


Saturday 9th April 2022. Registration from 06.45 Start 08.00.




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