The Town & Country Harriers aim to present a club-organised race to professional standards while maintaining great value, so the early-bird entry prices have been set to keep under £1 per mile:

BTU50: £49 for Association of Running Clubs (ARC) or UK Athletics (UKA) affiliated runners, £51 for unaffiliated.

BTU56: £54 for affiliated runners and £56 for unaffiliated.

The early-bird discount applies until the end of New Year’s Day, at which point the above prices will rise by £10.

Surplus proceeds from the race will be donated to the Mendip Hills Fund, a community fund set up to conserve and enhance the environment, communities and economy of the Mendip Hills.  The fund is a partnership between the Mendip Hills AONB and the Somerset Community Foundation.

The 2019 races will be on Saturday 27th April and are limited to 75 runners in each distance.  Entries will be on a first-come, first-served basis and close on Sunday 21st April.  Visit the Information page for details of entry requirements, minimum kit, what time to register on the morning of the race and a whole lot more.

TACH is pleased to support Visually-Impaired (VI) runners, who we welcome to enter the Butcombe Trail Ultra. The VI runner should enter as normal, then contact us and we will allocate a free entry to their nominated Guide Runner(s). Pairs must have experience of running together on equivalent terrain to that found in the race. Guides who intend to run the full distance must also meet the entry criteria.

Cancellation, refund and transfer policy:

  • Entries can be cancelled up until six months before the race for a 90% refund (deadline: noon Saturday 27th October).
  • Entries can be cancelled up until three months before the race for a 50% refund (deadline: noon Sunday 27th January).  No refund can be given for entries cancelled by competitors after this deadline.
  • If the event does not go ahead for whatever reason we will give a full refund.
  • Entries can be transferred to another runner up until two weeks before the race (deadline: noon Saturday 13 April).  Entries can only be transferred to runners who have met the qualifying standard; any entries transferred to a runner who has not met the standard will be cancelled without refund.
  • Cancellation and transfer requests should be sent to entries@butcombetrailultra.com
  • Entries cannot be deferred to a future race.


By entering the race you agree to the following disclaimer:  “I declare that I am medically fit to enter this race. Under no circumstances will I hold the organisers of the race or the owners or occupiers of the land over which the race takes place liable for any accident, loss or damage as a result of my participation in the race. I understand that parts of this course are on paths that are not rights of way. In case of accident, I understand that it may take over 15 minutes for first aiders to reach me. I permit my details to be recorded for results purposes and used for race-related communications. By entering this event I agree to photographs taken on the day by approved photographers being used by Town & Country Harriers.

Furthermore, I declare that I have run a marathon distance (either as a race or in training) between 1st January 2018 and my date of entry.”

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