The Ultra Loop 50K
Entry Fee: £32.00
The Ultra Loop 50K is an inclusive and flexible ultramarathon event, with an ultimate finishing distance of 50km. The mixed-terrain course combines roads and trails around a 5km loop. With 8 hours to complete the event, you are welcome to choose the distance you would like to run, from one to ten loops. No matter how many loops you run, you receive a finishing time and medal.
The event takes place at the very popular Heaton Park in Manchester, UK. The 5km looped route combines road and woodland trail with some rolling hills. The route allows you to experience Heaton Park in all its expanse and beauty as you run by Boating Lake and Heaton Hall and explore the trails and streams of the woodland.
Enter solo or as a team of up to 6 to share the distance.
This event is now sold out. No waiting list available.
Once you enter via Let's Do This, you will receive a confirmation email. Upon entry, you will be asked to choose a distance, please be aware this is just a guide for us, and your distance choice on entry does not limit your distance choice on the day. Leading up to the race you will then receive more information, guidance and support regarding the event.
Signing up as a team means that you are signing up to share the overall distance with your team members in a relay format, meaning you run at different times. You will be given a timing item to pass between runners as you take it in turns to run your chosen distance.
If you are between the ages of 11 - 15 then your parent or guardian must contact us in order to organise your place and your parent or guardian must attend the event with you. We do not allow under 11's to participate in any of our current events. Please read further in our Runners Agreement.
We have a Facebook group for all participants that you will have access to where you can ask questions about the event and also meet the community of people taking part. We also have a Strava group we would love for you to join.
Registration & Times
Event registration will begin onsite at 7.00am, where you will collect your race number, chip timing ankle strap and have some time to warm up and get familiar with the event village. The event briefing will then take place at 8.45am before all runners will toe the line ready to start at 9.00am.
How it Works
There is one starting line where everyone will begin from, this same line then becomes the looping line that provides loop split times each time you go around. When you're ready to finish, you cross the same line and let one of our team know that you're finished, we can provide you with your results.
There is a time limit of 8 hours for the event and during that time you are welcome to run from one to ten 5km loops. So for example you could run 3 loops for 15km, 5 loops for 25km, the full 10 loops for 50km or anything in between, you can decide on the day.
There will be winners of the overall 50km race as well as second and third place for both male and female participants, all of which will receive a bespoke wooden trophy with their name and finishing time engraved, but there will also be fastest finishing times for each number of loops which will be released on our website after the event finishes. You cannot run further than the 10 loop, 50km finishing distance.
Surrounding the start/finish line will be the event village. There will be a bag drop, toilets, and some other stalls from our event partners for you to check out.
The start/finish line will also act as the singular aid station and spectator area. This is where spectators can gather and participant's crew can set up individual aid stations if preferred. Our aid station will provide water, fruit, vegan snacks, a limited number of energy bars from our event sponsor VOOM and hydration products from our partner LMNT. When you are finished you are welcome to visit the aid station again for fruit and snacks, as well as specialised bottled water provided by our event partner Actiph.
There will also be a hot drinks stall selling coffee, tea and hot chocolate as well as cakes and pastries for both participants and spectators.
If you would like to bring your own food and drink and you won't have someone with you to look after it, there will be an area where you can store your fuel but please make sure it is very clearly labelled.
With sustainability in mind, we are operating on a bring your own bottle basis. We will have plenty of water for you to fill up your bottles, but we will not be providing cups at the aid station.
The route is 5 kilometres across a range of terrain including woodland trail and park road with approx. 75m of elevation. With there being some uphill trail sections of the route but the route being mostly asphalt path, we would recommend wearing road shoes with good grip, or light trail shoes that are also fit for road. The route is not on a closed course, so please consider that there may be walkers or dog walkers in the area. The address of the location is Heaton Park, Manchester, M25 2SW. You can view the route here.
Chip Timed Results
Wooden Finishers Medal
Event Partner Benefits
All other questions can be found on our FAQ page
See additional information for female runners here
View our runners agreement here