The NDW100 course begins at the North Downs Way Trail Head in Farnham. For 99.6 miles, it travels on the North Downs Way National Trail with only a brief deviation to Knockholt Pound aid station, which will be very clearly marked on race day.
The only other deviation off of the North Downs Way National Trail comes at mile 99.6, when the course makes it's final turn towards the finish location at the Julie Rose Athletics Stadium in Ashford.
The Final 3.2 miles will be marked exceptionally clearly (as will all the course). This final stretch will be largely on road.
QUESTIONS SPECIFIC TO THE FINISH LOCATION:
Where does the course split from the NDW?
After leaving the final aid station at Dunn Street - mile 99, runners make their way through 2 fields until the first road junction. Just past that junction, a footpath to the right hand side heralds the start of the new course and heads around the back of St. Marys Church. Runners join the road the other side of the church and follow the new route in to the stadium. Please scroll to the bottom of this page to see and download a full route map including the new route to the finish.
(Please note, when you initially arrive at this junction, you will see some electric black gates barring the way. This is not the route, you must continue 50 metres further up to make a right turn on a footpath which leads you through the church ground and out to the front of the church. Proceed down the road on the new route).
Here is a youtube video showing the route off of the NDW, down to the track at the JR Stadium.
The finish is on the track at the Julie Rose Stadium. You will enter the track and make a quarter circuit before finishing under the gantry.
What facilities does the Stadium have?
There will be hot food (free for runners), Changing Rooms, Showers, A Grand Stand, Indoor Seating and an Indoor Track where sleeping will be permitted up until the final cut off at noon.