The Fox Ultra

The Fox will run again in September

Award-winning Surrey 60K ultra marathon is rescheduled for September

The Fox Ultra Marathon showcases some of the very best views that the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has to offer. The circular 60K course takes its name from one of Surrey's least-known trails – The Fox Way, established by local walker Richard Fox – rather than the normally solitary, bushy-tailed mammal of the same name. 

This year's edition was scheduled for 25 April but the Coronavirus pandemic forced its postponement to Saturday 19 September and entries are now being taken for this popular race that passes through beautiful woodland, open grassland and farmland, plus inspiring riverside scenery.

The current champions are Damian Carr (4:37:52) and Catherine Walker (5:38:30) as the field closed on 10:18:59 last year. The Ultra Relay divides the course into three sections of 20K, 21K and 19K. The winning trio were Pete Rees, Andrew Smith and Robert Long in 4:53:01.

Fox Marathon 2019 winners were Ry Webb (2:54:57) and Jessica Anand (3:47:51) while the half marathon leaders were Aarni Tuomi (1:18:57) and Harriet Irving (1:51:32). More than 500 runners took part with the majority opting for the longest event.

With many of the existing entrants from April already transferred to the new September date this is likely to be a sought after number, so the advice from multiple award winning organisers AAT Events is to enter early if you want to secure the unique opportunity to circumnavigate Guildford via Shere, Clandon, Ripley, Worplesdon, Shackleford, Puttenham and Godalming – surely an impressive claim to tick off of any trail runner’s bucket list. 

Fox Ultra starts at 07:00am and this year's route will be run anti-clockwise. You’ve not fully experienced The Fox until you’ve run it both ways! Free finish line massage will be provided by the Care For Health team and there will be head wraps and medals for all finishers in all events. 

Full race, route and entry details at AAT Events' The Fox Ultra website

Image courtesy AAT Events


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