Centurion Running

North Downs Way 50®

17 May 2025

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Course Records

Patrick Wightman (M)



Holly Rush (F)



Race HQ is at Farnham Leisure Centre, Dogflud Way, Farnham, GU9 7UD. The race itself starts at the trail head of the North Downs Way. Runners will commence the 5 minutes walk down to the race start following the race briefing.


There are plenty of options for accomodation in Farnham although no specific budget accommodation. In Farnham itself and within half a mile of the start point are the The Bush Hotel and the Farnham Premier Inn. Just outside of Farnham in the neighbouring town of Aldershot there is also a Premier Inn.  You will need to either drive or arrange a taxi from that hotel to the start point at Farnham Leisure Centre.  Alternatively there are many smaller Bed and Breakfast options which can be found by typing Farnham Hotels into google search

There are no hotels in Knockholt Pound village at the finish. 


There will be 2 coaches taking runners from the finish, back to Farnham Leisure Centre. You must book Coach 1 or Coach 2 during registration or by heading back to your entry and adding it via the entry website here (log in first). You should not exepct to be able to book a spot on the coach in the last few weeks before the event, however we will have places available until we sell all of the spots. Coach 1 will leave at 18:30 and Coach 2 at 21:00, the end of the race. If you miss Coach 1 we will endevour to get you a place on Coach 2. Coach 1 is for those expecting to finish in under 10hrs 30.

Competitors who wish to take the coach can do so at a cost of £20 and tickets can be purchased during registration. A small number of additional tickets may be available to purchase at registration on race day. 


The nearest rail station to the start is Farnham Station which is a 10 minute walk from Farnham Leisure Centre.

Knockholt rail station is the nearest station to the 50 mile finishing point and is just over 2 miles away.


In Farnham, parking is available at the Riverside Car Park (GU9 7UE) at a cost of £6.70 for the day (Sundays are free). The car park can be paid for on the RingGo App. If that fills up then the best place for parking is Farnham Station which has ample spaces and a weekend ticket option. There is no parking or dropping off in the Leisure Centre car park.

The race finish is in the fields behind Knockholt Pound Village Hall. All cars must park at Coolings Lifestyle, Main Road, Knockholt, TN14 7LJ (note this is different to Coolings Garden Centre on Rushmore Hill). This is a 5 minute walk from the finish, almost directly opposite the village hall. This car park will stay open until the last runner finishes. Do not park elsewhere in the village, or park at the finish the night before.