Trail Race & Hiking Challenge FAQs

Epic trail races & scenic hiking challanges in the Chiltern Hills


11:00 5km Trail Race & Hiking Challenge
10:30 11km Trail Race & Hiking Challenge
10:00 21km Trail Race

All races start from the festival village. Please assemble in the start area, ready to run, 20mins before your race is due to start.

Running alongside the trail races, and setting off at the same time & place, this year we are introducing two hiking challenges. These are fully marked, fully supported routes, with refreshment stations on the way around, and finishers medals, which start and finish at the festival site. You'll hike either 5km or 11km around The Chiltern Hills, before returning to the festival site to enjoy all the entertainment and inspiration it has to offer. 

There are three trail race options and two hiking challenge options to choose from. You can choose from these trail races or hiking challenges:

5km Trail Race (80m elevation gain)

11km Trail Race (120m elevation gain)

21km Trail Race (360m elevation gain)

5km Hiking Challenge (80m elevation gain)

11km Hiking Challenge (120m elevation gain)

We advise having some experience in running or hiking, and a level of fitness ability that would allow you to complete the distance. That being said, if this is your first time running this distance then we'd recommend giving it a go! 

All the trail races and hiking challenges take place on the morning of Saturday 10th September.

11:00 5km Trail Race & Hiking Challenge
10:30 11km Trail Race & Hiking Challenge
10:00 21km Trail Race

Early booking is highly recommended because capacity on each event is limited. Each trail race and hiking challenge has a maximum capacity for the safety & enjoyment of those taking part. You can expect a big atmosphere and plenty of friendly runners and hikers!

The terrain in The Chilterns Hills varies from light trails on a mixture of fields, footpaths and bridleways. Some of the footpaths and bridleways become more technical in places, so trail shoes or hiking shoes with good tread is essential.

We'd recommend bringing the following to be fully prepared for all weather:

Short or long sleeve base layer top 

Shorts or tights

Trail running shoes or hiking boots– must have suitable tread

Waterproof jacket with taped seams

Waterproof trousers with taped seams

Spare Long Sleeved Base Layer Top

Hat or buff


Mobile Phone (fully charged)

First aid kit with a minimum of - wound bandage, 4 x adhesive plasters, 4 x safety pins, antiseptic wipes/cream, and any personal medication you require.

A water reservoir/flask with a minimum capacity of 1 litre

A reusable cup/mug (Please note you will need to bring your own cup to the aid stations)

Nutrition/Food for the duration of the race or challenge

Suitable running race Vest, Race Pack/ Backpack

You'll be able to leave anything you don't want to take with you at the festival site at our secure bag storage area.

The routes will be fully marked and fully supported by our professional race & safety team.

Yes! There will be plenty of clean toilets and hot showers at the festival site. Once you've finished your trail race, we encourage you to make use of the shower facilities & changing space so you can enjoy the rest of the festival to the max!