The Race Organiser : The Fox Ultra
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The Fox Ultra

Voted one of the best events in the UK by runners in the independent RaceCheck Awards in 2018 & 2019 come and explore one of Surrey’s least-known trails – “The Fox Way” – to which this award-winning long-distance running event owes its name.


A popular alternative to the London Marathon, The Fox Ultra presents runners with a unique opportunity to circumnavigate Guildford, anti-clockwise in April and clockwise in September (via Godalming, Puttenham, Worplesdon, Send, Clandon and Blackheath) – an impressive claim to tick off any runner’s bucket list.

The circular 62km ultramarathon – which can be completed individually or as part of a 3-stage relay team – is supported with 5 aid stations and showcases some of the very best views that the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has to offer; from woodlands, grasslands, and farmlands to urban and river-side scenery – this event truly has it all.

Marathon and Half Marathon events set off later in the morning and follow shorter sections of this picturesque, mixed-terrain route so that all runners unite at the same finish line in Godalming.


Anticlockwise – April

The Ultra and first leg of the relay will start at Godalming United Church.

The Marathon and second leg of the relay will start at Clandon Train Station.

The Half Marathon and final leg of the relay will start at The Jolly Farmer in Worplesdon.


Clockwise – September

The Ultra and first leg of the relay will start at Godalming United Church.

The Marathon and second leg of the relay will start at St Mary the Virgin Church in Worplesdon.

The Half Marathon and final leg of the relay will start at Clandon Train Station.


All of our events are organised following government and governing body COVID-19 guidance. We will continue to ensure that we deliver safe and enjoyable events.


Entry on the day will be subject to availability and a £5 surcharge.


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Event Details



This event will not be licensed.


Bib Numbers

Bib numbers are available for collection at the event only, participants should not expect to receive anything by mail.



Results will be uploaded live to our website (internet connection permitting) and communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of each event.



All finishers will receive a medal on completing their event and, subject to a competitive field of participants, prizes may be available for the top three places overall - and the top place in each of the veteran categories (V40/V50/V60/V70) - for both females and males at each distance. Winners will be notified via email by the end of the following week once results are considered final.




Medical Cover

Suitable medical cover is provided at our events in case of a medical emergency. 


Bag Drop

Whilst we recommend bringing as little as possible, participants can leave essential belongings with us using the tear-off baggage strip on their bib. Items left at the Marathon and Half Marathon start locations will be transported separately to the finish. 



Event images are expected to be available, usually within 24 hours of each event.


Water Stations

Water and energy drinks/snacks will be available on the routes approximately every 10K.



Toilets will be available at each of the start locations (whilst active) and at the finish area for use throughout each event. 2 portable toilets will be available at each water/aid station.


Changing Rooms/Showers 

There are no dedicated changing rooms/showers.


Other Information



These events are not suitable for wheelchair users due to the nature of the terrain.


BuggiesPushchairs and Strollers

These events are not suitable for buggies, pushchairs, strollers (or similar) due to the nature of the terrain.



Spectators are permitted at these events.



Noise-cancelling earphones/headphones are prohibited and, whilst we discourage the use of other earphones/headphones in running events, participants choosing to use them should ensure they are set to a low enough volume that instructions from event officials can be clearly understood. 



Participants must not be accompanied by a personally owned or controlled dog during an event. Entries may be accepted from participants with medical assistance dogs, subject to them being correctly registered and identifiable as such, and subject to prior approval by the Event Director.




Further details with respect to planning your journey and available parking facilities will be communicated prior to the event to all-pre-registered participants.