Centurion Running

Winter Downs 200®

13 Dec 2023

Course Records



All rules are at the final discretion of the race management team. No challenges will be permitted.

There will be a full kit check at registration and spot checks at the check points and/or out on course. Runners must carry the following mandatory equipment at all times. A time penalty of one hour will be imposed for any item found to be missing at any point on course. 

Needless to say this event is a significant undertaking at a time of year where conditions could be extremely harsh. Some runners will also be uncrewed, meaning that to level the playing field, everyone will need access to the same kit throughout.

Over the coming months we will release further information and clarification on the kit lists below. For those looking at options now, the kit listed in our Winter Downs 200 collection here will all pass kit check and comes recommended by us.

This kit list is subject to change and alteration right up until the final pre-race communications.

  • Mobile Phone including the numbers for the Race Medic and Race Director (on the number you have given at registration)
  • Access to the GPX via either a watch or handheld GPS device
  • Battery Pack (Minimum 10,000 mAh) and cables: Ability to charge on the move, your phone, GPS watch, Handheld GPS and/ or headlamps.
  • Water Bottles/Bladder capable of carrying a minimum of 1 litre.
  • Survival or Bivi Bag (NOT Blanket): This can be a Heatshield/ Surival Bag or Bivi Bag
  • Waterproof Jacket with Hood: Gore-tex or similar, minimum 20,000mm+ & must have sealed seams. 
  • Waterproof Trousers: Gore-tex or similar, minimum 20,000mm+ & must have sealed seams. 
  • Synthetic Mid-Layer: Minimum weight of 200 grams.
  • Waterproof Gloves
  • 2 Pairs of Warm Gloves
  • Warm Hat (Buff not acceptable)
  • Whistle
  • Headtorch or Primary Light Source Minimum 200 lumens
  • Second Headtorch or Light source - Minimum 200 Lumens
  • At least one spare battery (or batteries) for both lamps
  • Red Rear Flashing LED
  • Long sleeved base layer or fleece top - This must be carried separately from the start and kept dry, for use only in an emergency. Starting in 2 layers is not a substitute.
  • Full length tights or leg covering - This must be carried separately from the start and kept dry, for use only in an emergency. Starting in 2 layers is not a substitute.
  • Cup capable of containing hot liquid
  • Medical Kit and Gear Repair Kit including minimum: Blister plasters, wound dressing, Tape, Scissors or small knife
  • Food: 400 Calories of food at all times eg. enough to sustain you in an emergency situation
  • Money: £50 cash plus any card

In your Drop Bag

  • Sleeping Bag - Any Season
  • Sleeping Pad or Mat - Any Weight
  • Towel - Any Size

Recommended but NOT Mandatory

  • Windrproof Jacket
  • Primaloft Jacket
  • Spare Waterproof Jacket
  • Spare Warm Gloves
  • Map
  • Compass
  • Anti-Chafing & Toilet Kit
#RuleRunner ActionPenalty
1 There will be no unofficial runners. Unofficial Runners/ Running without a registration or Running under another name Lifetime Ban at RD Discretion
2 Each runners bib number must be worn on their back or backpack and be clearly visible at all times. Bib number not visible on front One Hour Penalty
3 Runners must follow the course at all times - per the Map and GPX supplied in the pre-race notes. Any runner caught deliberately cutting the course will be banned from taking part in future Centurion events. Short-cutting the route knowingly At the RD's Discretion
4 Each runner must complete the entire course under his or her own power. Receiving powered assistance ie. vehicular, bike, horse, or short rope from pacer DQ and Lifetime Ban
5 Runners may not store supplies of any kind along the trail. Storing Supplies along the trail Two Hour Penalty
6 Runners can spend a maximum of 3 hours at CP1 and a maximum of 6 hours at CP2 and CP3 Exceeding CP limits Three Hour Penalty for every hour exceeded
7 Cut-off times will be strictly enforced. There are cut offs at EVERY aid station. Runners leaving any aid station after the cut off will not be listed as official finishers and will not be eligible for awards. Continuing/ leaving aid station after cut off DQ & Lifetime Ban at RD Discretion
8 Injection of PEDs or Fluids/ IVs by non-official race medical personnel Injection of PEDs or Fluids/ IVs by non-official race medical personnel DQ and Lifetime Ban
9 Littering of any kind will result in immediate disqualification. Runners caught littering will be banned from all future Centurion events. Please respect the natural beauty of our trails and the right of everyone to enjoy them. Littering will threaten our use of the trails and the future of the race. Littering by competitor or crew DQ & Lifetime Ban at RD Discretion
10 Any runner who is unable to finish the race must personally inform the aid station captain of the nearest checkpoint of their decision to withdraw. HE OR SHE MUST HAND IN THEIR RACE NUMBER AND TRACKER TO THE AID STATION CAPTAIN AT THAT TIME. This serves as official notice of a runner’s withdrawal from the race. Runners who leave the course without turning in their number will be classified as “lost,” initiating serach and rescue, for which the runner will be charged. Not informing organisers of withdrawal from event DQ and ban at race directors discretion
11 Runners are responsible for the actions of their crews. If your crew is deemed to have broken any of the runner race rules or separate rules for crew, the runner will be held accountable.  Crew who are found to be complicit in breaking rules and/or assisting runner in breaking rules. DQ & Lifetime Ban at RD Discretion
12 Minimum age on race day is 20 Providing false information relating to age on registration form Lifetime Ban
13 Pacers are not permitted to accompany runners at any time, even for short distances. Pacing DQ & Lifetime Ban at RD Discretion
14 Runners must carry with them AT ALL TIMES the mandatory equipment required. Missing Item of Mandatory Kit Minimum of 1 hour penalty per missing item or DQ
15 There will be mandatory gear checks at the start, on route, or at the finish. Failure to comply with the gear checks will result in disqualification. Refusal to have obligatory equipment checked DQ & Lifetime Ban at RD Discretion
16 Runners are not to be accompanied by dogs at any time whilst on course. Accompanied by dog DQ
17 We reserve the right to conduct pre and post-competition testing for any and all performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) listed on the current WADA Prohibited List. Any athlete who refuses to submit to anti-doping controls, if selected for testing, shall be disqualified and subject to a lifetime ban from our events. Refusal to comply with testing if selected. DQ and Lifetime Ban
18 Runners must at all times comply with any instruction given by race management, staff and volunteers. Being crewed on a no-crew race. DQ & Lifetime Ban at RD Discretion


Any protests to a ruling or of a runner to runner violation must be submitted by a registered entrant and must be lodged using the following procedure: 

1. Report the alleged violation to the runner, his/her crew or pacer as the incident occurs. Enlist a fellow witness to the alleged violation if possible. 

2. Report the alleged violation with the runner’s name and number to the next available aid station staff. 

3. Report the alleged violation in writing at the finish line to the race director. All protests must be submitted by 6pm on Monday following the race. Written protest must include the name of the person who lodged the complaint. 

4. Decision on all violations and rules is at the final discretion of the Race Management ONLY. There will be no challenges after that decision.

The trails are used by, but not limited to, horse riders, walkers and mountain bikers. Please be aware of other people whilst you are running and be as polite and courteous as possible to them, making way when necessary, particularly to horses. We do not have priority over any other users out on the course, most will be totally unaware of the event taking place. All gates must be properly closed after you have gone through.