St Albans Stampede

The St Albans Stampede is organised by St Albans Striders

9am Saturday 3rd September 2016

This epic endurance event returns for a second year!


The St Albans Stampede is an ultra marathon running event, organised by the St Albans Striders running club, held in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside, covering parts of Heartwood Forest and Nomansland Common.

The challenge is to cover the most amount of distance (in miles) over a designated time period of 12hrs – this can be undertaken solo, as a pair or as a 4-person or 8-person team relay.




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Race numbers will be collected on the morning of the race.

Registration will open from 7.30am and close at 8.45am. race briefing will commence at 8.45am sharp.

Please arrive in sufficient time to collect your race number and timing chip.


Event Name

St Albans Stampede

Event Duration 12 Hour Duration (Category winners will be awarded on distance covered only. In other words, you don’t have to run the full 12hrs to have successfully completed the challenge. The 12hr duration is simply the maximum allowable time)  

Course Profile

Undulating hard-pack trail

Relay Entries


There will be one water station on the course, at the start and finish line.  Refreshments including drinks, sandwiches and cakes will be available at the Race HQ as well as additional aid for runners.
Distance Markers

There are no mile markers - the course will be marked with chalk and tape

Traffic Free? Yes
Minimum Age



St Albans Striders

Event Website


All fees are included in the entry price



  • All finishers will receive a medal
  • All finishers will receive a Stampede buff
The winners are decided by the most distance covered in the 12 hours of the event
  • Top 3 Male - Trophy and Sponsor Vouchers
  • Top 3 Female - Trophy and Sponsor Vouchers
  • Top 3 Relay 2 Person - Trophy and Sponsor Vouchers
  • Top 3 Relay 4 Person - Trophy and Sponsor Vouchers
  • Top 3 Relay 8 Person - Trophy and Sponsor Vouchers
  • Prize for Fastest overall lap time - any category
Presentation will take place at 9:30pm at the Race HQ

The course is held in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside, covering parts of Heartwood Forest and Nomansland Common. The challenge is to cover the most amount of distance (in miles) over a designated time period of 12hrs. The loop is accurately measured at 4 miles.



Other Race Information


Running Numbers

Please wear your number pinned to the front of your vest.

Chip Timing

Chip timing is crucial for this event so please make sure your chip is secure.


Toilets are provided at the Scouts Hut 

Changing and Baggage

There will be changing and baggage storage facilities available at the Sandridge Scout Hut, however space will be limited so please try and come changed and ready to run if possible. There will be supervised storage for bags and belongings but please leave valuables at home as the St Albans Striders will not be responsible for lost property.


By car:

The car park is situated off the B651, the main road that runs from Sandridge to Wheathampstead, at the north end of Sandridge village. The nearest postcode to the entrance driveway is AL4 9DQ and there is a brown tourist sign pointing into the car park from the main road. If you are travelling towards Wheathampstead, it is a left turn off the B561.

Follow signs uphill from the car park to reach the Scout Hut; there will be signs to guide you.

On the bus:

There are two buses for Heartwood Forest that stop in Sandridge village, the CentreBus 304/305 from Welham Green to Hitchin via St Albans, and the Uno Arriva 657 from Redbourn to Hatfield via Harpenden. On Saturdays, these can be accessed at St Albans station or in the market street.

Check the timetable: (route 304/305), (route 657)

This means generally a bus each half hour from St Albans and the journey time to Sandridge is approx. 20 mins. The bus stop by St Leonard’s Church is right by bridleway “Pound Lane” leading to Heartwood Forest and the Scout Hut. The way through the farmyard and up the bridleway will be way marked, as it is the last part of the route as it returns to the Scout Hut.

By Rail:

Take the train to St Albans City station (First Capital Connect, Brighton to Bedford line). Start from St Pancras International or from other Thameslink stations (e.g. Blackfriars, Farringdon, West Hampstead Thameslink, etc.)



Athlete Declaration:

I hereby declare that (1) I am 18 or over on 3rd September 2016 (2) I am medically fit to run and (3)  I will do so at my own risk and agree not to hold the organisers responsible in any way for any injury or loss resulting from my participation in the event

(4)In the unfortunate cancellation of the event through circumstance beyond the control of the race organisers.  I understand, and accept, the rules and terms of the entry including that there will be no refund of race fees.

(5) I Understand that no refunds are available and transfers of race numbers is not permitted.

Location: Heartwood Forest, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire , AL4 9DQ