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Rose of the Shires ultra

Sensibly priced Ultras for crazy runners

Rose of the Shires Ultra

A GRAND 54-MILE TOUR OF NORTHAMPTONSHIRE’S

BEAUTIFUL COUNTRYSIDE 

 
“A friendly, welcoming event with a personal pride shining through from the organisers”

The Rose of the Shires Ultra is one of our flagship events, providing crazy runners with a sensibly priced race in the heart of Northamptonshire.

 

This circular route will take you through an area renowned as the second garden of England – OK Kent, you beat us to first place! Along the way, you will enjoy 54-miles of incredible scenery, country trails, roads and towpaths. 

 

Featuring around three-quarters trails with the rest being road, Rose of the Shires starts and finishes at Brixworth Country Park, where there is plenty of room for parking. Found just 20 minutes drive from the M1, this is the perfect starting point for a race which is really easy in terms of planning and logistics because of its one loop format.

 

The route passes through the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside, including two stunning country parks, Salcey Forest, the Grand Union Canal and 21 pretty villages and towns. It winds its way along parts of the Nene Way, the Midshires Way and the Northampton Round.

 

The Rose of the Shires has six checkpoints, found at six to eight mile intervals along the course and manned by members of local running clubs who are keen to give something back to this sport we love and to help you on your way in this epic race.

 

The event is fully tracked and interactive, so friends and family will be able to follow your progress from the comfort of their armchairs – and make sure you’re sticking to the correct route!

 

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

We are proud to say that this event is an Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc index race.

 

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL 07989850170.

WHEN

Saturday 6th April 2024. Registration from 06.45 Start 08.00.

ENTRY FEE

£70.00 (includes a tracker)

3 Person Relay – £90 per team

4 Person Relay – £100 per team

7 Person Relay – £130 per team

The Rosebud Marathon £45

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