The Hereward Relay was first run in 1998 when 14 teams took part and has since grown with as many as 117 teams taking part in 2018! The race starts in Peterborough and follows (as far as possible) the Hereward Way for over 39 miles to Ely crossing over bridleways, fields, bridges and tracks and is therefore unsuitable for wheelchair users. Relay teams consist of four members who each run one stage. Those feeling more ambitious or looking for a tougher challenge can take on the ultra and run all 39 miles solo to become a local legend.
For 2023 the Ultra Race will have two start times, 7:30am and 8.30am followed by the Relay at 9am. All Ultra entries and Stage 1 runners must register before the start. Registration opens at 7.00am.
Any data and runner information (name, date of birth etc.) that is collected is only used to calculate and publish results.