Principally you get a fully supported race weekend including:
16 fully stocked aid stations
Full Medical Support in the form of dedicated race ambulances and roving vehicles as well as static first aid teams
Live timings throughout race weekend for friends and family to follow you online
Finisher t-shirt (option not to have the tee is available on your entry form)
The race will be limited to the first 400 entrants. 330 entries on open registration and 70 places assigned to 2019 Volunteers who are guaranteed free entry. There will be NO WAITING LIST for this event. There will be no entries on the day.
You may enter the race without first having qualified. In order to start the event however, you must have completed a minimum of a 50 mile distance non-stop race since January 1st 2017 and before race date. As organisers, we reserve the right to refuse anybody entry into who does not meet the qualification standard. This is for runners own safety.
There will be a live webcast during the event. Live times will be published as runners come through all aid stations. A link to the live site will appear on the homepage in the week leading up to the race.
Yes. There are sections of the course where you will be running along single lane carriage ways or crossing busier B roads. The trail does appear at busy junctions, at some points abruptly and therefore you must be alert at all times. Runners pass along the course entirely at their own risk. Much of the course is on private land and as a result there are gates and stiles to negotiate. All gates must be closed properly after you make your way through.
There will be 16 aid stations including the finish.
The race start/ finish and HQ is at Goring Village Hall, High Street, Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG8 9AG. You can find details of how to get there and away as well as details on parking under the Travel and Accom tab.
Start: Toilets, Water, Indoor/ covered area, Pop-Up Centurion Running Store.
Finish: Toilets, Water, Indoor/ covered area, Hot Food and Drinks.
There are NO sleeping facilities at the start or finish.
You must register within the times listed on the Schedule page. Your race number will be posted to you, you do not need to attend registration except to drop off a drop/ finish bag. Start times are also on the schedule page.
Pacers are permitted from Mile 75. Pacers may join a runner only at Mile 75 and must cover all remaining 25 miles (Leg Four) with their runner. Pacer handovers are not permitted anywhere other than HQ at Goring.
Crews are not permitted at this race due to the size of the aid station locations and pressure on the local community.
Supporters are not permitted at the 2020 event due to the Covid-secure protocols we have in place in line with PHE, Insurance and UKA guidelines.
You can access drop bags each time you return to Goring at mile 25, 50, 75 and at the finish. Drop bags must be 50 litres or LESS in size.
The majority of the course is on trail. Trail shoes are advised especially given the time of year. There are sections of trail which can become very muddy or flooded in wet conditions.
There are many options regards kit for fulfilling these requirements and those of other events. We stock what we believe to be the best options at our online store available by clicking here under the Mandatory Gear Section. Please ask us if you have any questions.
Strongly recommended but not mandatory:
Carrying a map is not mandatory but it is strongly recommended. We recommend the Harveys Maps which are concise, easy to read and waterproof. Ridgeway and Thames Path Required and available, discounted, here.
There will be toilets at the start, finish and every 25 miles on course. There are also toilets at Wallingford, North Stoke, Whitchurch and Reading aid stations. At certain points the route runs close to and even right past pubs or cafes where you may be able to use the facilities but that is not a guarantee. If you need to answer a call of nature whilst on the route you must make sure you are as far off of the marked trails as you can go.
No. The hall we use for HQ is small and constantly extremely busy with the coming and going of runners and volunteers. We advise all runners to book accommodation in Goring or Streatley for the night before and after the race. Do not attempt to drive home directly from the finish without sleep. Driving when fatigued from a 100 mile run has led in the past, to fatal accidents.
All finishers will receive a Centurion 100 mile finishers belt buckle. Finishers in under 24 hours will receive a special '100 miles - One Day' Buckle, finishers between 24 and 28 hours will receive '100 mile Finisher' buckles. Male and Female winners will be awarded the Centurion Trophy as well as additional prizes. Those finishing the Grand Slam will be given special awards on completion of the race.
Further Prizes will be awarded to 2nd and 3rd Placed Male and Female. Age Group Prizes will be awarded for 1st Male and Female Vet 40, 50, 60 and 70.
If you have to drop please do so only at an aid station and preferably at Goring. Please inform the aid station captain on arrival that you intend to drop and whether you need assistance. If you drop at an aid station which is not Goring, the Aid Station Captains will inform you when it is possible to get transport back to the start point. It may be that you have to wait some considerable time so please be patient with the volunteers.
All aid stations for all distances will have a full selection of the usual aid station fare and a whole lot more. At a minimum you will be able to pick up water, coke, chocolate, nuts, fruit, crisps, a limited number of gu energy gel packets, Tailwind and other sweet and savoury snacks. There will be hot drinks available at every aid station from Goring Mile 25, onwards.
Medical support is of paramount importance to us as organisers. Throughout the event there will be at least one roving medical unit and a fixed medical team on hand at Goring. Individual first aiders/ medical volunteers will also be present at some aid stations. Contact numbers for the medical team will be available at registration. They will be contactable round the clock for the duration of the race.
Withdrawals up to 4 weeks prior to race day (0900 GMT Saturday 28 days prior) are eligible for a 70% refund. Withdrawals after that time will not be refunded as all race day costs have been incurred by that stage and you will not be replaced. There are no deferals or transfers to alternative/ later events. You must acknowledge that you understand and agree to this policy during the registration process. If you do not agree with the refund policy please do not enter the event.
To withdraw please find your entry here and click the Cancel button. Your card will automatically be refunded the 70% fee up to 4 weeks before race day. After this time, you can still cancel your entry, but without any refund.
Exception to this is ONLY for pregnancy and in which case you must notify us by email of your pregnancy no later than 4 weeks prior to race day to be eligible for a 100% refund.
Race management reserve the right to modify, at any time, the course or aid station locations listed.
In the case of severe/ extreme weather conditions including but not limited to flooding after the event start, race management reserve the right to abandon the event at any time.
No refunds will be offered in that situation but a suitable alternative will always be sought. If the event cannot take place for reasons out of the control of race management including but not limited to flooding, severe weather or denial of access to the original course (foot and mouth outbreak for example), race management reserve the right to postpone the event to a later date and all entries will be carried forward to the new date. Refunds may not be offered under these circumstances. Event cancellation due to reasons such as Coronavirus or other such pandemic, public health, local authority travel and movement restrictions and bans of any kind etc. are beyond our control and no refund will be given in such circumstances. If the event is cancelled for reasons which require the event to be postponed indefinitely, race management reserve the right to retain all entry fees against costs incurred.
The Autumn 100 is an official qualifer for UTMB. You must visit the UTMB website for full details of that event.
The race is also a qualifier for Western States 100.
The race is identical to the Winter 100, with a simple name change. We felt it a more appropriate title for the race, when we relocated it in the fixture list from the last weekend of November, to the middle of October. It was known as the Winter 100 in 2012-2014, changing to the Autumn 100 for 2015-2020.
The race director and chief medic will be contactable at all times throughout race weekend on numbers given at registration and also on e mail at [email protected].
The Trailblazer guides available here are excellent overall resources on the trail and include detailed maps of each section.