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Wye Valley Challenge 2018

Saturday 11 August 2018 to Sunday 12 August 2018
Event organiser:
Third Party

Take on the dramatic landscape straddling the England and Wales border - an area of outstanding natural beauty

The Wye Valley provides a stunning setting for this new and testing challenge - with fantastic riverside sections enroute and some tough hills in between with fabulous views! A Saturday morning start in Chepstow and ahead lies 100km of dramatic scenery, the historic Offas Dyke, castles and hill top forts before the finish line, where an overwhelming sense of elation awaits.

Whether you're a walker and new to endurance events, or a marathon runner looking to up the distance - the journey will be unforgettable. With some training and determination anyone can take on the Wye Valley - so join us for a real challenge in 2018!  

Event provider: Action Challenge (part of the Ultra Challenge Series)

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  • Full Challenge (100km) - 24+hrs
  • 1st Half option (~55km)
  • 2nd Half option (~45km)
  • 2nd Half 'join a 100km-er' option
  • Quarter option (1st ~25km)
  • Full Challenge '2 Day Option' 
  • ...with halfway camp option
  • Tented Village start and warm up
  • FREE meals, snacks and drinks
  • Rest stops every ~ 12.5km
  • Fully signed route & chip timing
  • Trekmasters, medics, massage
  • Baggage transfer service
  • Medal, T shirt, glass of bubbly! 
  • Fastest runners trophies
  • Shuttle buses - finish to station
  • Optional coach back to London
  • Training and Kit guides
  • Optional Training Walks/Runs
  • Wye Valley Challege APP!

The Wye Valley is a protected Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty straddling the England / Wales border lying on the western edge of the Forest of Dean, and undoubtedly is one of the most scenic and dramatic landscapes of southern Britain.

Our full challenge heads out from Chepstow - just over the Severn Bridge at the mouth of the River Wye - up to the historic city of Hereford. The 100km is broken down into 4 stages of between 20-30km, with a 'Major Rest Stop' at the end of each, stocked with plenty of food and drink, a covered marquee, medics and support teams. In between there are additional 'Mid Point Stops' with snacks and drinks and a full range of support services.

Leg distance: 26km     T
Total distance: 26km    
Ascent: 520m
Start: Chepstow 0km
Major rest stop 1: Monmouth 25km

Leg distance: 31km    
Total distance: 57km    
Ascent: 480m
Start: Monmouth 26km
Major rest stop 2: Ross 57km

Leg distance: 16km    
Total distance: 73km    
Ascent: 200m
Start: Ross 57km
Major rest stop 3: Kings Caple 73km

Leg distance: 27km    
Total distance: 100km    
Ascent: 230m
Start: Kings Caple 73km

The finish: Hereford 100km!

The challenge

Ultra Challenge Series