The Ultra Tour of Suffolk

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5th September 2015

The individual event will hold six categories – Senior Male, Senior Female, Veteran Male, Veteran Female, Male over 50 and Female over 50 . (Veteran = over 40)

50 miles

The Ultra Tour of Suffolk is a beautiful race visiting some of the most stunning trails in Suffolk. The route weaves its way through Rendlesham forest, through the beautiful Snape Maltings and all the way out to the coast at Aldeburgh before tracing back in a great loop to Wantisden Hall. The race is extremely diverse despite being a relatively flat course. The route is partially marked throughout but some navigation skills are necessary.

The Route


The route has been chosen because of its stunning scenery and the natural line of the trails. Whilst most of the route is on good tracks and Public Rights of Way it also crosses some tricky terrain where navigation skills may be needed. The route is marked by a mixture of the race organisers and the current Sandlings Way and Suffolk Coast footpath signs.

Sport ident dibbing stations will be in place along the route – each of these must be visited, failure to do so will mean disqualification from the race.

The race will part of a festival of running to be held at Wantisden Hall (camping available). There will be several other races starting and finishing over the weekend.

7 - 20 hours approx course times.

Registration:From 3 pm to 6pm and then 8pm to 10pm on the 4th September 2015 . 5th September 2015 - 7am to 7.30am (emergency registration only).

Briefing: 7.30am
Start: 8.00am

Each competitor needs to have pre booked. Booking is available online.

You will receive your race number at registration on the day of the event.

Who can take part?

We have a minimum age of 18 but no maximum ages.

What facilities will there be?

We will have food and drinks on site along with toilets and changing facilities. Camping is also available on site - please pre book.


Parking is to be arranged in the main area of Wantisden Hall.

Wantisden Valley,
IP12 3PQ
Location: Google map

What does the fee include

  • T-shirt
  • Race organisation and Sport Ident dibber timing
  • After race food
  • Route notes
  • Food and drink at feed stations
  • Finishers memento

Kit List - Mandatory requirements

Full body cover (windproof/waterproof)

Compass and full route map

Spare water and food


Head torch

Mobile Phone

If you need any running kit then look at Sweatshop (Ipswich), our race retail sponsor, website. They have a great selection of running equipment available – please click on logo to take a look:

Support Stations

There will be one support stations along the route. At registration you will be able to drop a bag with spare kit/food which will then be transported to the support station for you. These bags must be clearly marked with your name and support station number. Please note that there will be additional water stations along the route.

Navigation and the route

Whilst developing the race we have worked closely with local landowners, Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB, Suffolk Coastal DC, Forestry Commission and the RSPB to ensure that the race is sustainable and avoids sensitive areas. For this reason there are some strict route restrictions in place on some areas of the race. Please follow these wherever indicated.

The route will be marked but if the weather is poor some navigation may be necessary. Sport ident dibbing stations will be in place along the route – these must be visited, failure to do so will mean disqualification from the race.

The full route will be posted on the website prior to the race along with all checkpoints.

Each person attempting the ULTRA races should be able to do basic map reading. Please ensure you are practiced!