Beyond Marathon are back with the 3rd edition of this really popular event (It sold out very fast in 2014 and in 2015!).  Based on the same format of our other “Trail in a Day” event,  The Gritstone Trail. We have created accessible, low key event without bells or whistles. Coach travel is included, and so is food and drink. We have still kept the cost down and the satisfaction level high. We now present a one-way run across the entire width of Staffordshire County. 

New for 2016.  The cycle path has now been extended all the way back to Newport, so The Millennium Way has been extended by 3 more miles. So, yes this year you get 3 free bonus miles!

Shugborough Hall

Shugborough Hall

The Way for the Millennium is a national trail that was setup 15 years ago to celebrate the millennium, and is now 41 miles long. You’ll park and register at Burton-on-Trent (Derbyshire border); Shobnall Leisure Complex and then board the coach for a the 38 mile trip to Newport itself (on the Shropshire border), and then you’ll run as fast as your little legs will carry you along the pretty much flat course all the way back to your car. You have a leisurely 12 hours in which to do it too. Yes you did read that right, the course is essentially flat, for 41 miles.  There is a miserable 300ft of climbing on the whole course.  Beyond Marathon are normally well known for tough hilly events, so we’ve gone soft on this one.  Well, we like to throw you a bone now and again.  Just this once mind you. The next event we setup; we’ll ensure there’s 5 miles of vertical to make amends for this.

Why is it flat? Well, it’s following old train lines and waterways for pretty much the whole route. It is virtually all trail, canal path or trail. There is so little road it’s not worth a mention.

Trent Canal

Trent Canal


We have extended out the already super-generous  time limit by a full extra hour – giving you a 12 hour time limit (3.4mph average speed) this is a great choice if you are either:

  • Looking to clock a fast time
  • New to ultramarathons

We’ll feed and water you along the way, at each of three manned checkpoints too. Our successful formula for the similar Gristone Trail race will be repeated

  • Low entry cost, but high quality support from experienced staff
  • Coach travel to the start line included
  • Drinks and food at all checkpoints
  • Drinks and food at the finish
  • Certificate for all finishers
  • Millennium Way route description provided
  • New for 2016 – The option to order a high quality event T-Shirt
  • Medical Support, provided by Ultra Medix

UltraMedix is proud to be providing high quality medical cover for the Millennium Way Ultramarathon event in March! They provide specialist registered medical practitioners for endurance events across the UK, including their unique ‘SweeperMedix’ service. To find out more about who they are and what they do please visit their website: or Facebook page

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