We head to the Chiltern Hills for the first of our X Series events. Whilst the routes are aimed at all level of runners the emphasis is on taking you Mavericks to your first / fastest / funnest 50km.
Nestled in the heart of England, this route through the Chilterns delivers on all levels. You'll find yourself winding through ancient woodlands, steeped in history, with your efforts being rewarded by incredible views over the surrounding Chiltern Hills AONB. You'll be running on various famous routes such as the Icknield Way which is one of the oldest roads in Britain, consisting of Prehistoric pathways that date back to before Roman times. There’s also an awesome section along the Grand Union Canal which weaves its way back into Wendover before you make the climb up Pulpit Hill and White Leaf Cross.
With trains frequently leaving London and arriving into Wendover in less than 1 hour, the Maverick X-Series Chilterns event is certainly worthy of a Saturday morning adventure.
Please note there may be some slight amends to the route depending on HS2 developments in the Wendover area.
Chiltern Way Academy
Ultra: 51 km
Long: 43 km
Middle: 21 km
Short: 10 km
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Undulating, woodland and winding trails, suited to all levels of trail runner.
Online entry closes on Wednesday 12th July 2023 at 12:00 noon. On the day entries will be available if the event is not sold out.
All entries are subject to a small booking fee.
Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult.
Enter any 3 races from any series, or 3 entries into this event, and get 20% off
We have 4 routes for you to choose from. Please select carefully - the X-Series is not for the faint-hearted. You can expect up to 4 on-course hydration and nutrition outposts provided by Precision Fuel & Hydration. There will also be prizes for the winners of each distance, male and female.
Chilterns cut off times are as follows. These are in place for your safety and apply to the Ultra & Long route only. If you do not get to these points in time you will have to be collected as we don’t believe you will finish the route in time. Your safety is our priority. The below time allows you 8hr30 to complete the route.
Start: Chilterns Way Academy (0km), 09:00
OP1: Hampden Bottom (11km), 10:45
OP2: St Peter & St Paul's Church Ellesborough (22.5km), 12:35
OP3: Aston Clinton Ragpits (33km), 14:15
OP4: Buckland Common (42km), 15:45
Finish: Chilterns Way Academy (53km), 17:30
In our quest to make this season plastic-free, we ask that you run with a reusable cup or bottle. Hydrapak Speed Cups are available to purchase at each event and online.
If for any reason you wish to transfer out from an event we are happy to do this, but once only. You may transfer to any event listed on our website or even change to a higher value event and pay the difference. We cannot action any transfers or refunds for an event that has sold out.
The last day to transfer out of an event is the Monday before event day (5 days before the event), please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the event you would like to move to. We are not able to move you out of an event if you contact us after this day
Choose your route carefully. The distance and elevation gain should give you some indication as to how easy/hard each route is, as well as showing you where the tougher climbs are.
In an effort to keep our trails clean and preserve the nature around us, we’re aiming to keep out outposts cup free. Please bring a cup or bottle to re-fill.Get a Maverick Speedcup