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  It's Your Challenge

      ... Your Way!

As an Individual or Team

 .. Henley Base Camp

    Walk, Jog, or Run

    SAT 26 SEPTEMBER

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Join us for the end of season Chiltern 50 Challenge in September. Our route follows the Thames to Henlry Bridge, then out into countryside on Shakespears Way, Icknield Way, and Chiltern Way with rest stops enroute. Our full 50km route, with over 900 metres of climb, is a loop starting aad finishing at our Base Camp at Henley Showground - with a half way point at Lewknor. If 25km is more your thing - you can do either half.

The Henley Base Camp will be the event nub, with Friday & Saturday evening camping options, showers, & free parking. We'll have a celebration BBQ, bar & entertainment evening after the tough days' Challenge, with our special our awards back for 2020.

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FULL CHALLENGE
      50km Henley Loop
      Sat 26 Sept

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Starting at our base camp in Henley (you can camp with us on Friday before the Challenge, and on Saturday afterwards) we set out Saturday morning for a continous 50km challenge - finishing back in Henley. Youl'll get full support at the 3 rest stops en route.

 Distance & Elevation: 50km / 920m

Start location: Henley Showground

Start times

  • 7am Runners
  • 7am - 9am Walkers/Joggers

 

Finish location: Henley Showground

 

Finish times: 

  • Runners - 4 - 7 hrs
  • Joggers - 7 - 10 hrs
  • Walkers - 10 - 16 hrs (max time)

 

Food & Rest Stops: Every 10-15km under marquees with support - including toilets, medics, Massage, changing rooms, rest areas, hot & cold drinks, snacks and much more.

  • 25km - picnic baguette lunch
  • 50km - 3 course Celebration meal
  • Breakfast option - Sat / Sun
  • Glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt!
  • Snacks & drinks at all stops

 

Getting there & away:

  • Park at Base Camp (Free)
  • Optional shuttles from Henley town
  • Shuttles back to Henley station
  • Shuttles for all retirees to finish

Camping options*

  • Fri & Sat night in Henley (inc tent)
  • Pitch only - bring own tent 
  • Breakfasts + Friday evening meal
  • On-site showers

 

Baggage services: Pay on the day - no need to book

  • Runners - FREE to half way & finish
  • Walkers/ Joggers - half way & finish*
  • All - storage at start/ finish*

 

*Optional extras - book & pay separately

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1st HALF CHALLENGE
      25km Henley-Lewknor
      Sat 26 Sept

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Our 1st Quarter Challenge sets out from Henley early Saturday morning, along some of the most picturesque parts of the Chiltern Way to Lewknor. After a celebration & lunch you can catch the shuttle back to the start. 

 

Distance & Elevation: 25km/ ~400m

 

 

Start location: Henley Showground

 

Start times


7am Runners
7 - 9 am Walkers/Joggers

 

Finish location: Lewknor

 

Finish times: 

  • Runners - 2 - 3 hrs
  • Joggers - 3 - 5 hrs
  • Walkers - 4 - 7 hrs

 

Food & rest stops: Every 10km under cover with toilets, medics, hot drinks, water & snacks and much more. 

  • 10km - snacks & drinks
  • 25km - picnic baguette lunch & fizzy drinks

 

 Getting there & away

  • Parking at Henley Showgraound
  • Optional coach back to the start*
  • Shuttles for all retirees to finish
  • Camping options at Henley

 

 Baggage services: Pay on the day - no need to book

  • Runners - to finish (included)
  • Walkers - to finish or storage at start*

*Optional extra - book & pay seperately

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2nd HALF CHALLENGE
      25km Lewknor-Henley
      Sat 26 Sept

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You can take on the 2nd half of the Chiltern 50 Challenge on Saturday for a midday start - and then fisish with the full distance challengers and join in with the evening celebrations.

 

Distance & Elevation: 25km/ ~500m

 

 

Start location: Lewknor

 

Start times

  • Sat - midday

 

Finish location: Henley Showground

 

Finish times: 

  • Runners - 2 - 3 hrs
  • Joggers - 3 - 5 hrs
  • Runners - 4 - 7 hrs

 

Food & rest stops:  At 12.5km under cover with toilets, medics,  hot drinks, water & snacks and much more. 

  • At stast - Tea/ coffee 
  • At Henley - BBQ
  • Snacks, water & drinks  at 12.5km

 

Getting there & away:

  • Park at Henley/ shuttle to start*
  • Pick up/ drop off parking*
  • Shuttle buses for all retirees to finish
  • Camping options at Henley

 

 Baggage services: Pay on day - no need to book

  • Runners - to finish (included)
  • Walkers - to finish*

*Optional extras - pay & book seperately

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Optional Extras...
     Baggage, Camping,
     & Transport
     ... Find out more >

 

BAGGAGE

Baggage services - cash on the day - no need to book.

 

  • Store at Henley - £5
  • Half Challengers (to Lewknor) - £5
  • To Henley (from Lewknor) - £5

 

 CAMPING 

Pre-book camping packages online using the form below.

Fri eve 25 Sept & / or Sat 26 at Henley Showground


Available to all Challengers 



- Full Camping Package - includes: 

  • x1 2-person tent & x1 roll mat per person 
  • Showers available
  • Baggage storage (or transfersfer from 25km)
  • Free parking
  • Optional Fri evening hot meal
  • Optional breakfasts (Sat / Sun)

 

- FOR 1 NIGHT - Single £50  (twin share £70)

 

- FOR 2 NIGHTS - Single S£60 (twin share £80)


- Pitch Only Package - includes: 

  • Pitch-only - bring own tent 
  • Showers available
  • Baggage Storage (at Henley)
  • Free parking
  • Optional Fri evening hot meal
  • Optional breakfast (Sat/Sun)

 

- FOR 1 NIGHT - Single £20 (twin share £30) 

 

- FOR 2 NIGHTS - Single £25 (twin share £35)

 

OPTIONAL MEALS - Breakfast £8, Friday eve £10 

 

 

TRANSPORT

Parking

  • Parking Henley - from 4.00pm Fri - 10.00am Sun - FREE
  • Parking Lewknor - short term / drop off only 

 

1st Half Challengers

  • SHUTTLES AFTER: to Henley - from midday Sat  - £10*              

 

2nd Half Challengers

  • SHUTTLES BEFORE : From Henley to Lewknor - departs 11am - £10*               

 

- FREE shuttles - Showground to Henley Station - Sat PM  / Sun AM

 

- Transfer - Henley Station to Showground - Fri (5 pm +) & Sat 6.30am - 8am - £5

CLICK HERE TO BOOK OPTIONAL EXTRAS >>

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