Why not make memories to last a lifetime by taking part in one of our amazing challenges?
For 2022, there will be three events: the flagship SW80K- 50 miles in 24 hours; the Mammothon- a full-distance trail marathon with a generous 12-hour time limit, and the Half-Mammothon, 13 miles with a 6-hour limit.
Entry fees include great local food & drink, first aid services, a rescue vehicle, a certificate of achievement and a SW80K Festival memento. The two longer events offer fully interactive tracking. All the events have a fun and friendly atmosphere and are suitable for everyone from the hardcore ultra-runners to walkers just trying to complete within the time.
This year we are offering camping in our meadows, with food and drink available on Friday evening. This will be payable seperately and we will let you know when bookings open for this.
The festival is a fundraiser for Grow Cook Learn, the charity which operates the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, and all money raised will be used to support the charity’s aims. This year, we hope to develop a wetland area in our meadows, with an accessible bird hide so that people of all abilities can learn about their local wildlife.
The charity's mission is to connect people to the food, history and landscape of the Shropshire Hills and so the food and drink on offer is an integral poart of the event. You can sample Shropshire Fidget Pies, a beef stew served in a barn high in the hills, local cheeses and sausages as well as our famous Bara Brith. We love our veggies and vegans to, so don't worry- everyone is equally well looked after.
All the routes are hilly so don’t expect to smash your PB, but they will take you over some of the iconic Shropshire Hills summits and iron-age hillforts, along ancient drovers’ routes and through ancient forests and delightful market towns.
If you would like some more information, please go to our website at www.shropshirehillsdiscoverycentre.co.uk or follow the event’s own Facebook page at www.facebook.com/shropshireway80k or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org