Please review the following race rules and instructions before race day
Specific race day instructions for the 2020 race will be emailed to entrants just before the event and will be available on this website. Instructions for the race can also be found by clicking here.
Please make your way to the registration tent which is located in Meadleys meadow, just behind the Bridgewater café and collect your race number on the day of the event. Registration will be open from 8.30am.
To participate in the Ashridge boundary trail race you must be 18 years of age or older on the 14th March 2020.
There are limited facilities to store baggage on the day of the race. Any items left at the start are left at the owners risk and the organisers do not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage caused to any property.
Safety and legal Notices
You must be fit to take part, and if necessary, should seek advice from your GP before entering the event.
Entrants must take care when crossing roads, although marshalling assistance may be given.
Whilst every reasonable care is taken, entrants cannot hold the organisers, sponsors or landowners responsible for their safety
The course is unsuitable for wheelchair users, and no accompanying dogs or following cycles are allowed
All entrants must show consideration for other users of public footpaths and rights of way. The route is open to the general public and crosses main roads a number of times. The traffic on these roads will not be stopped.
Entry fees are non-refundable, including the cancellation of the event due to circumstances outside the organisers control. Entrants are permitted to transfer their place via the results base entry system up to 12 noon on 13th March 2020. Entrants are also permitted to defer their entry for one year but only if they have contacted the race organisers by email by 12 noon on 1st March 2020. Please see the entry page of this site for more details.
The organisers reserve the right to withdraw entrants from the event and anyone that opts to continue does so entirely at their own risk.
The run will take place through rugged, uneven and potentially muddy terrain. Appropriate footwear must be worn. It may also be cold or wet and thus entrants must take reasonable precautions.
The route is around an area of outstanding natural beauty so please ensure that no rubbish is left or discarded at any point on the route.
Details of the Ashridge Boundary Trail route can be found by clicking here. The only deviation from the official boundary route is that entrants will go to the top of Ivinghoe Beacon. The National Trust has advised that due to ensuring no damage is done to the top part of the beacon, a small route variation may take place on the day. Entrants will be advised of this in advance.
The route is well signed and marshalled on race day. We haven’t lost any runners yet !
The start and finish of the race will be in the field just behind the visitor centre at the Bridgewater monument, Ashridge estate. There are toilets and ample free parking available at the start. Please park in the first car park to the left a you drive towards the monument.
The use of ipods and mp3 players is permitted but please ensure that you are able to hear other runners and marshals if using them.
Competitors will not be allowed to start the race after 10am, so please ensure you arrive before this time. If you arrive late and decide to run in any event, you will not be issued a number.
Directions on how to get to the start:
On foot: There are footpaths up to the Ashridge estate from Aldbury (½ mile), Tring (1½ miles) and Ivinghoe village (¾ mile).
By bike: Quiet lane and off-road cycle routes, including the Icknield Way, and the Tring and Berkhamstead circular rides pass through the estate. Cycle-parking is available at the Monument and Ivinghoe Beacon car parks.
By bus: Arriva 30/31 from Tring – alight in Aldbury, ½ mile away. Arriva 30 from Berkhamsted town hall stops close to the centre.
Arriva 61 Luton to Aylesbury from Dunstable town centre to West Street, at the edge of Dunstable Downs and the start of the Ridgeway Link. This bus service continues to Ivinghoe village. See the traveline website or call 0871 200 223.
Chiltern Rambler 327 service links Hemel Hempstead and Tring to Ashridge’s Monument and Beacon, as well as the Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Wild Animal Park, on sundays between may and september.
By train: Tring Station is approx 1½ miles from the Bridgewater Monument.
Cheddington station is 3½ miles from Ivinghoe Beacon and 2½ miles from Pitstone Windmill, by Arriva 64 bus service.
By road: The Ashridge estate visitor centre is between Tring and Berkhamstead, 3 miles north of the A41, along the B4506 from Northchurch (to Ringshall and Dagnall). It can also be reached off the A489 from Dunstable.
There are toilets at the visitor centre, portaloo’s will be provided and a cafe with outdoor seating only. No showers are available