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Eden Valley Ultra Trail 50KM

The next edition of the Eden Valley will take place on Saturday 11th September 2021.

This year's race is now sold out, thank you to those who have signed-up. If you would like to be added to our reserve list, please fill in this form.

Our fully marked route will guide you through an array of picturesque villages and attractive trails in one brilliant 50km loop.

COVID-19 - Until we can guarantee an alternative approach, this event will operate a waved start and will operate a number of social distancing restrictions.

  • Race date

    Sat 11th Sept 2021
    0830-0900 start window (TBC)

  • Event base

    Wilderness Farm, Hever, TN8 7LP

  • Distance

    50km

  • Elevation change

    899m (2950ft)

  • Cut-off

    No finishers after 16:30

  • Aid stations

    3 on-route

  • UTMB/ITRA points

    2 points

Quick links

Route details
Route/elevation maps
Aid stations
Entry details
Mandatory Kit
Getting there

Route details

Please note this is a slightly improved route from the one used on the 2020 edition.

The Eden Valley Ultra Trail is a single 50km loop around the beautiful Kent countryside, starting and finish in Hever.

From the event base the route travels clockwise passing through Hever, Edenbridge, Chartwell, Toys Hill, Ide Hill, Sevenoaks Weald, Leigh & Penshurst to name a few.

There are many breathtaking views from the trail especially towards the middle section in the hills and woodlands on the Greensand Way.

Aside from the natural beauty there are many stunning historic buildings and picturesque villages to enjoy on the way around.

The route is mainly flat and undulating except for a hillier section in the middle between ~25-35km.

The course record was set last year by Mike Reade in 04:09:57.

Scroll down to see route and elevation maps.

Draft itinerary

07:00 Event base opens for parking & registration
08:00 Start window opens
08:30 Start window closes
16:30 Finish line cut-off

There will be stalls serving coffee, food and local beer throughout the day until 6pm.

Route map & elevation

Please note - This route map is provisional and subject to minor changes.

To view the route in more detail or to download please use the following links: OS Maps

Aid stations

There will be a minimum of three fully stocked aid stations on route, these are at 13km, 26km & 39km.

Please note there are toilets and the start/finish and all three aid stations.

The aid stations will contain the following:

  • Water
  • Electrolyte drink
  • Coke
  • Fresh fruit
  • Sweets
  • Crisps

We will not be providing bottles/cups, so it is essential you have a refillable bottle or cup with you.

Ultra marathon volunteers

Entry details

Registration is £62 (or £60 to club runners) and includes the following:

  • Entry to the race
  • Free car parking at event base
  • Unique finishers medal
  • Timing wristband
  • 3 aid stations
  • Medical support
  • Bag drop at event base

T-Shirts

Unique t-shirts will be available to buy closer to the race date.

Transfers/deferrals

We do not allow transfers or deferrals on this event.

Withdrawal

Runners will receive a 70% refund if they voluntarily withdraw before 14th August 2021 — After this date there is strictly no refunds.

Mandatory Kit

The following items are mandatory:

  • Mobile phone (fully charged at start of race)
  • Refillable Water/hydration system (min 500ml)
  • Windproof/waterproof jacket
  • Cash or payment card
  • Route map (provided)

Please bring a reusable cup for use at the aid stations.

Prizes

All runners will receive a unique finishers medal.

There will be prizes awarded to the race winners, V40+ category and a team prize (first team to have three finishers).

Race rules

To view a list of our race rules please click here.

Getting there

The start/finish and event base is located at:
Wilderness Farm, TN8 7LP.

Click here to view on Google Maps

Wilderness Farm has camping facilities which can be booked - please check back here closer to the event for more details.

The event base is a 15 minute walk from Cowden station, with regular trains from London, arriving as early as 06:53.

Useful information

If you have a question please email [email protected]

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