The Challenge is an off road and self navigated challenge through the picturesque Hertfordshire countryside around Stevenage.

 

This is the 24th year of this event.

 

RUN or WALK our classic off-road courses

Half Marathon, 18miles, Full Marathon or 50k Ultra.

 

The event will be held under ARC rules.

 

This year the Challenge will be held on Sunday 15th of July 2018.

 

Participants will be free to start shortly after 08:00 and before 10:00 and must check in at the Start before leaving.

 

Mass starts will be.
8:00 Ultra
8:30 Full Marathon
9:00 18 mile
9:30  Half Marathon


19:00 Finish/Cut-Off

 

Number pickup is at registration on the day.

 

Please download Final Instructions they will also be Emailled to Entrants on 11th July 2018.

 

2018 Results. Please email corrections to FVC@fvspartans.org.uk

 

 

Entries

 

All distances are £20 (£18 for affiliated runners)

 

All finishers will receive a medal based on the Challenge banner with the ribbon colour depending on distance.

 

Entries are via Active Training World.

 

Entries on the Day accepted.

 

 

Event Ethos

 

Our event is an individual challenge in a friendly non competitive environment.

 

Dogs

 

Dogs are welcome but please leave them outside the buildings.

Start

  

The start and finish are at

Marriotts Sports Centre

Brittain Way

Stevenge

SG2 8UT

 

Start Location

 

Contact Us

 

You can email us at FVC@FVSpartans.org.uk

Social Media

 

For regular updates visit the

Challenge Facebook Page.

 

We are also on Twitter

@FVChallengeWKD

 

And Instagram

@FVChallengeWKD

 

 

Maps

 

 For old school challengers the maps are available to download and print. Please print your own copy and bring with you. This saves us wasting paper and ink.

 

Half Marathon Map

18 Mile Map

Marathon Map

50k Map

 

GPX

 

This year we are providing GPX files of the routes for those of you who like your gadgets. The Challenge means different things to different people, for some it's the navigating, for some it's the distance, and for some it's just the pleasure of a day out with friends. Please note, these files have been created using mapping tools and not tested in the field.

 

Files updated on 8th July 2018.

Clockwise GPX Files

 

Route Descriptions

 

Our comprehensive route descriptions are now availble to download. Please print your own copy and bring it with you on the day. We will only have a limited number of copies.

 

Files Updated on 8th July 2018

Half Marathon Description

18 Mile Description

Marathon Description

50K Description

 

Checkpoints

 

Each checkpoint will have water, juice, cakes and busicuits. There will also be toilets. You can fill up your water bottles and please bring your own cup to help us cut down on plastic waste.

 

Event Village

 

We will have a variety of facilities at the Start/Finish, including sports massage from ProRehab Therapy, a mobile bar, Ice cream and burgers. More information available on the Facebook page and will appear here soon.