>100km - <20hours - 1 day!
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Full route of 101.893km: 2231m of ascent, 2342m of descent
Association of Running Clubs Race Permit ARC20/015
Quote of the Year #1: "What a great idea for a challenge and a stunning route – running fresh into the dawn across the downs was pretty special. It was a virtual challenge before every event went virtual this year due to Covid – you were ahead of the crowd – who knew?! It’s certainly provided a training focus this year when everything else seems to have been cancelled – so thank you for that." Richard Hamstead, #ultrashufflers
Quote of the Year #2: "One word: BRUTAL." Simon Allchin, The 414 Club
Entry was £100 per team (and increased to £200 on 1 January 2020)...
...BUT, we've put the cost back down again, to £100 PER TEAM, with the cancellation of the London Marathon and the Oxfam Trailwalker.
Don't waste your fitness - take the Yellowhammer Challenge! (team numbers are limited).
"...it’s £100 a team, so a bargain!" Stuart Holloway, prospective entrant
Teams of two to four. It's not a relay. If you want a medal, you must do the whole thing.
You decide the day - and the hour - of your start - but you must finish the same day - by midnight - to get your medal!
Charitable fund-raising is NOT required (but you might as well, eh?!)
Teams are self-sufficient - but must have a support crew.
No race markers - navigation required.
No marshals - you have to look after yourselves.
No timekeepers - it's self-timed (use GPS and Strava to prove your success on the course).
See (or hear) a Yellowhammer (bird) for additional self-satisfaction.
The Yellowhammer's song is traditionally rendered as 'A little bit of bread and no-cheese.' Perfectly apt for Operation Yellowhammer.
A £1000 donation has already been made to the RSPB, to help conserve the 'red-listed' Yellowhammer.