The ONER - Rab's Ultra

April 13th - 14th 2019 - Portland, Dorset

This is the mother of all ultra trail runs! 82 miles over the world famous Jurassic coastline with over ten thousand foot of ascent and a strict 24 hour time limit. This is a seriously tough event with only 50% of runners normally making it to the finish line.

The organisation, crew and logistics are incomparably superb and the coastal route is simply stunning.

- Nick Hanlon-Brooks - 2013

The HQ is based on Portland (DT5 2AN - this will be clearly signed from all directions on Portland!) and runners are transferred to the start point in Charmouth. You then have 24 hours to run 82 miles over extremely challenging terrain to Studland, Poole.

All runners supplied with a tracking device for safety (link available for family / friends to view your progress). Hot meals available at the halfway point and all other checkpoints have food / hot drinks.

>>Click here to view the 2019 competitors information.

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Half ONER entry available. ONER tech tee to all who start and medal to those who finish!

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The ONER - Rab's Ultra will give 5 qualifying points for UTMB registrations

Race Information

The Route

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2019 Info Pack / Route Maps

>>Click here to view the 2019 competitors information.

>>Click here to view the 2019 route maps.
(You will be given copies of the maps when you register, so no need to print them out)

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Registration and general timings:
Registration and general timings: Sat 08:00: Kit check and registration opens (no earlier than)
Sat 10:20: Kit check and registration closes
Sat 10:30: Compulsory briefing in main hall
Sat 10:45: Transport to Studland start point
Sat 12:00: The event starts
Sat 20:00: The quarter cut off
Sun 01:00: The full cut off
Sun 12:00: Full event cut off

Where is registration/briefing on Saturday?
Registration / briefing - St Georges Hall,

Where does the race start?
The race starts in Charmouth and you will be transported to the start point in minibuses at 10:30

What time does the race start?
The race starts at 12:00

How does the Half ONER work?
You start the half at 12:00 noon in Charmouth and finish your race at Portland (HQ and CP 6). The distance for this event is 37.5 miles

What will be available at the aid stations?
Torq sports nutrition, bananas, sandwiches, pizza, crisps, sausage rolls, biscuits, jellybabies, water, tea, coffee, coke, cake and many other treats! If you have special dietary requirements and would like to leave a small bag of food at any of the CPs along the route, please have this ready and marked with your name and which CPs they are meant for and hand in at registration.

Where are the aid stations?
The check points vary between 6 and 8 miles aprox. Apart from CP6 to CP7 - this is 11 miles.

Is there carparking available?
There will be a map of car parks close to the HQ in the info pack.

Are there showers in HQ?
No, only toilets.

What are the rules?
Follow the route as closely as possible.
No littering.
You must wear your high viz and red tail light at sundown.
You must carry ALL the items on the kit list (if you are caught without it, you will be pulled from the event).

During the event if you are really struggling, a support runner can join you for one CP section (CP7 to CP8 for example), but NO pacers are allowed on this event.

Support runners / pacers
The idea of this race is to test yourself. It is understood that some people may require a little help to finish, this encouragement and support is done by the Brutal crew. It is against the ethos of the event to have support runners for multiple sections.

What happens if I need to pull out?
Make your way to the next CP and you will be taken back to race HQ. If you are unable to do that, either call the race director and make your location known or alert the next runner.

What happens when I finish?
A medal and hot soup awaits you and then you will be transported back to HQ, unless you have made other arrangements.

Race cut offs
The check point timings are found in the race pack.

Can I use poles?
Walking poles are absolutely allowed. A lot of runners leave them at CP 6 as the serious hills starts after that, but that's a personal choice.

What kit do I need?
Compulsory kit: (items in red will be checked at kit check)
Waterproof coat with sealed seams
Head torch with spare batteries
A fully charged, waterproofed phone on loud setting
More than 400ml of water or sports drink
Foil blanket
Red tail light for the night section (one on the back of a head torch is acceptable)
Compass (not on your phone)
An extra item of warm clothing (waterproofed*)
Long trousers or tights (waterproofed*)
Gloves (waterproofed*)
Buff or hat (waterproofed*)
Map case
High visibility vest or band

*Waterproofed means put the item in a bag so it remains dry.

Items you will receive at registration that you will need for the event:
Route maps
CP closing times
Useful numbers
Collapsible cup
Timing dibber
Race number

Are there UTMB qualifying points available?
The ONER - Rab's Ultra will give 5 qualifying points for UTMB registrations

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Entry fees

Half ONER - £90
Full ONER - £180

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