Route Details
The race follows the way-marked Greensand Path, with a couple of small exceptions where a detour is made for safety or logistical reasons. The principle of the race is that finding your way is part of the challenge. There will be timing officials at start, finish and each changeover point, but none to guide you en route. So be warned that some navigation is required (some teams and runners have clearly found this difficult to adjust to in the past). A reconnoitre of your route before the race is advised.
Route details are available below. Each "Leg x" link on the left opens a one-page document for the leg shown, in MSWord format. It includes start and finish locations, advice on car parking, a map extract of the route, and some 'race notes' for a few significant points along the route where some have experienced difficulty in the past.
And if you have Google Earth loaded, try the "Google Earth" link. This should launch Google Earth and give you a detailed route for the leg, which you can check, save, and even simulate running the route with a Google Earth "tour". (If it doesn't auto-launch for you, then you can right-click the link and "save-as" a .kml file, which can be opened by Google Earth.)
MSWordLeg Start and FinishGoogle Earth
Leg 1Leighton Buzzard to StockgroveLeg 1
Leg 2Stockgrove to WoburnLeg 2
Leg 3Woburn to MillbrookLeg 3Note: New route from 2013
Leg 4Millbrook to Deadman's HillLeg 4
Leg 5Deadman's Hill to Deadman's CrossLeg 5
Leg 6Deadman's Cross to NorthillLeg 6