The government rules around accommodation over the weekend of the event are as follows:
12th April - 16th May: Overnight stays away from home in this country will be permitted and self-contained accommodation - those that do not require shared use of bathing, entry/exit, catering or sleeping facilities - can also reopen, though must only be used by members of the same household.
Runners should seek self accomodation options such as some of those on offer through airbnb.
Finish: There are NO sleeping facilities at the finish line. Due to the Covid-19 protocols it is necessary for us to ask all runners to move on from the finish as soon as possible following the conclusion of their race. If you do not have a crew to transport you, you must book local accomodation in Oxford and or onward transport.
Start: For runners coming from further afield, the nearest airport is London Heathrow. The race start is 10 miles from the airport or a thirty minute drive. London is also served by Gatwick which is approximately 40 miles from the race start or just under an hours drive. London Stansted and London Luton are much further afield.
Finish: The finish in Oxford is 50 miles from Heathrow or a one hour drive.
The nearest rail station to the start is Richmond Station which is a half a mile or a ten minute walk from Richmond Town Hall where Registration will take place. Richmond is also served by tube and is on the district line, with the underground and rail stations coming in to the same point.
The 2020 finish location at Oxford Sea Cadets (OX1 4PP) which is 2 miles from Oxford station by foot.
The race start and location of race parking is at Richmond Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond, London, TW9 1TP. The race starts at the town hall. If arriving by car, the best place to park is at Richmond Station in the NCP, The Quadrant, Kew Road, TWP 1DN. The alternative is to park on Richmond Green in the metered spaces of which there are many just a short walk from the start area.
There is no official transport from the finish back to Richmond either before or after the race, due to public transport options being abundant and frequent.
From Oxford Station back to Richmond Station after the race the rail journey is also around 2 hours.
There is NO arrangement for sleeping at the finish line so please book a self catered accommodation, if you do not have anyone to collect you. Do not attempt to drive home immediately after the race, the exceptional level of fatigue commonly experienced at completion of a 100 mile trail run has led to driving related fatalities in the past.