Greensand Country Ultra Trail 50km

Greensand Country Ultra Trail 50km

The first Greensand Country Ultra will take place on Sunday 13th June 2021 for a field of 150 runners.

This event is now sold out, thank you to all those who have signed-up.

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  • Race date

    Sun 13th June 2021
    0800-0900 start window

  • Event base

    Shuttleworth, Bedfordshire, SG18 9EP

  • Distance


  • Elevation change


  • Cut-off

    8 hours

  • Aid stations

    3 provided

  • UTMB/ITRA points

    2 points

Race resources

Event summary

A PDF with a brief summary of everything you need to know.

GPX Route details

Please use any of the following platforms to follow or download the race route.

(right click then 'Save Link As')

  • Ordnance Survey Maps - View
  • Garmin Connect - View
  • Google Maps - View
  • ViewRanger - View
  • Komoot - View

Route maps

To view or print the full route map, please use the PDF documents below. This map will also be given to you upon registration on race day and it is mandatory to carry it with you during the run.

COVID-19 plan

Our COVID-19 protocols for runners can be found below. All competitors must read this prior to the event.

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

Route details

Our 50km route will commence from the Shuttleworth Estate and will initially follow a cross country route on private trails within the grounds.

Leaving the estate the route heads west and joins the Greensand Ridge Walk taking you through Warden Great Wood and to the first checkpoint (~15km) in Haynes.

Continuing anti-clockwise along the looped route you pass through Clophill and Chicksands and then along to Shefford where the second checkpoint is situated(~30km).

After Shefford and a short stint along the River Ivel you pass up through Broom (CP3 39km) and along to Jordan's Mill.

To complete the circle the route turns towards Old Warden and through some magnificent woodland to re-enter the estate, past Shuttleworth House and through the finish arch.

The total distance is 50.6km with around 440 metres of elevation change.


07:15 Event base opens for parking
07:30 Registration opens
08:00 Start window opens
08:30 Registration closed
09:00 Start window closed
17:00 Finish line cut-off

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

Greensand Country Ultra route

Greensand Country Ultra route

Greensand Country Ultra route

Route map & elevation

Aid stations

There will be a minimum of three fully stocked aid stations on route, these are at 15.4km, 30.2km & 39.2km.

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

The aid stations will contain the following:

  • Water
  • Electrolyte drink (Mountain Fuel)
  • 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 affiliated 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


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


We do not allow transfers or deferrals on this event.


Runners will receive a 70% refund if they voluntarily withdraw before 16th May 2021 — After this date there is strictly no refunds.

Mandatory Kit

The following items are mandatory:

  • Fully charged mobile phone (with emergency number saved - 07874 947339)
  • Refillable water/hydration system (min 0.5 litre, preferably 1L)
  • Additional layer that can cover your shoulders and arms.
  • Basic first aid kit (plasters, antiseptic wipes, foil blanket)
  • Headwear (cap/buff/hat)
  • £20 cash & payment card
  • Face covering
  • Route map (provided at registration)

Trail shoes are not mandatory and you may wear road shoes if you are confident running on firm off-road terrain in them.

Recommended items

  • Sun screen
  • Sunglasses
  • Re-usable cup (for coke/electrolyte drink at checkpoints)
  • Access to the route map via a navigation app, such as OS Maps or ViewRanger - Click here


All runners will receive a unique finishers medal.

There will be prizes awarded to the race winners, V40, V50 male and female winners and a pairs prize..

Race rules

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

Getting there

The start/finish and event base is located at:
Shuttleworth, Old Warden Aerodrome, Nr Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 9DX. Please enter via the Old Warden Village entrance on Bedford road.

Click here to view on Google Maps

The closest train station is located from Biggleswade, an 8 minute taxi ride from the event base.

Shuttleworth House

Useful information

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If you have a question please email [email protected]

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