Self Transcendence 24 Hour Track Race

Millennium Stadium, Battersea Park London

Incorporating the 2024 UK 24 Hour Championships

UK 24 Hour Championships 2024
IAU Bronze Label Event
Track side physio & medical care
Chip Timing with Lap Counter back-up
Constant support and encouragement to help reach your goals
Great intimate atmosphere to keep motivation high

About the event

Incorporating the UK 24 Hour Championships 2024. We are delighted to be hosting the champs this year.

Each September, a selection of 50 experienced and promising Ultra runners take on the physical and mental challenge of covering the greatest distance they can run in 24 hours, completing as many loops of the track as possible. First held in 1989, this race has produced many great performances, National and World Best Records, and is renowned for its superb organization. A truly international race, we attract runners from around the globe.

'There's something very special about this race' Isobel Wykes, 2nd overall 2014

Not sure if 24 hours on a track is for you? Read Luke Latimer's The Hidden Secrets of 24 Hour Track Races and 2019 winner Michael Stocks One Track Mind

This is a IAU Bronze Label event.


24 hours

Start time

  • 12.00pm


  • £94 - unaffiliated
  • £92 if a member of an affiliated club


Shankara Smith
07734 298024
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  • UK Athletics Permit Level 2
  • IAU Bronze Label

Race Information

Organised by Sri Chinmoy MT in conjunction with Run and Become, under UK Athletics Rules, this is a IAU Bronze Label event, held annually in September at Millennium Stadium, Battersea Park, London.

The race starts at noon Saturday and finishes ... noon Sunday!

Live results:

The support team consists of:

  • Lap counters
  • Sports physiotherapists
  • Track side refreshments staff providing hot & cold drinks plus snacks throughout
  • Race Referee, Time Keeper and other officials


It is our aim to serve, encourage and support each runner to the highest level as each embraces the challenge and works towards their goal.



Millennium Stadium track provides the perfect set-up to enable runners ready access to everything they need throughout the race.

  • Trackside parking (vehicles cannot move during the race)
  • Space for runners to set up tents / support stations trackside
  • Heated indoor changing rooms
  • Heated indoor physio treatment room
  • Toilets a few strides off the track plus trackside portaloos
  • Trackside refreshments thoughout offering hot & cold drinks, sweet and salty snacks and a cheer.

Millenium Stadium, Battersea Park, Carriadge Drive East, London, SW11 4NJ

Map of access to track

Map of facilities and tents

  • By Tube and Bus: The nearest Tube station is Sloane Square (District and Circle Line). From Sloane Square Tube station walk 3 minutes to Lower Sloane Street and take Bus 137 from stop M. Get off after 3 stops at Chelsea Bridge (just over the bridge). Cross the road and enter the park (Chelsea Gate) turn immediately left down the path beside the railings, keep straight along the path till it comes out behind the athletics track, a bit further along it joins the Carriage Drive and enmtrance to the stadium building in on the right. (SW11 4NJ) 10 min walk.
  • By Train: We are a ten minute walk from Battersea Park rail station and Queenstown Road rail station (both overground lines). When you enter the park at Rosery Gate turn right at the T-junction just ahead and follow the road for approximately 300 metres to the stadium building.
  • By Car: Enter Battersea Park through Chelsea Gate at the North East corner of the park, parking in the carpark. Proceed to East Carriage Drive on foot (5 minutes to stadium). Postcode is SW11 4BE.

During the hours the park is closed vehicular and pedestrian access is still possible through Chelsea Gate. Access map

List of Winners per category for each year, plus records


  • Men: Donald Ritchie, Copthall Stadium 1991, 268.25K
  • Women: Therese Falk, Tooting Bec Stadium 2017, 236.8K
  • MV50: Dave Cooper, New River Stadium 1990, 239.76K
  • WV50: Miki Neant, Millennium Stadium Battersea Pk 2023, 217.79K
  • MV60: Geoff Oliver, Tooting Bec Stadium 1993, 218.34K
  • WV60: Ann Bath, Tooting Bec Stadium 2016, 186.55K
  • MV70: Geoff Oliver, Tooting Bec Stadium 2004, 182.1K* New World Age Best
  • WV70: Ann Bath, Tooting Bec Stadium 2018, 142.64K
  • MV80: Geoff Oliver, Tooting Bec Stadium 2014, 160.74K* New World Age Best
  • WV80: Patricia Seabrook, Millennium Stadium Battersea Pk 2021, 121.86K* New World Age Best

How to Enter

Entries open 1st March and close 15th July. Payment is by credit card on acceptance. Look for link near the top right in blue (visible March - July). 

We limit the field to 50 runners - for track safety and to ensure absolute care for all competitors throughout the race from our on-site team.

We generally receive in excess of 50 entries, in which case we select the field based on previous experience and potential. We operate a waiting list for all those interested as there are always withdrawals in the weeks leading up to the race. We do not accept competitors who have no race experience less than 100K distance.

Call: 07734 298024

Email: [email protected]

Race Day

The track opens at 9am and runners are welcome to arrive anytime from then on, we encourage everyone to get to the track by 11am to enable a stress-free pre-race prep and familiarisation with our set-up.

On arrival you are greeted by the race director and given your chip-time race number.

At 11.15 there will is a race briefing by the race director and referee. Followed by the introduction of competitors to their lap counters.

Race starts midday sharp.

Hot meals are offered at approximately 1.30pm, 8pm, 6am and post race. All meals are vegetarian. We do our best to accomodate any food intolerances if notified well in advance.

We require all runners to bring a windproof jacket and full length tights/trousers to ensure no-one is left suffering should the weather turn cold/hostile.

The race is brought to an end with a blast of the horn and over the next hour we provide a meal, aid to those in need, hot showers, and an awards ceremony with provisional results.

David Bone, 3rd place in 2018, race report

Rodrigo Freeman, 9th place in 2017, race report

To read Simon Smith's excellent blog post on running his first 24 hour race in 2014 please follow this link:

And if you enjoy that there's another from his second - and improved performance - race in 2015

There's also a good article by Luke Latimer covering his experiences here:

Thank you very much for the opportunity to do this. Your army of volunteers and helpers were awesome! Rodrigo Freeman 2017

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and your team for another fantastic event at Tooting last weekend. There's something very special about this race - I can't quite find the words to explain exactly what it is, but it will always hold a very special place in my heart. Isobel Wykes 2017

I’ve done some brilliant races in all kinds of wild places, but this was a very special experience with friends and family able to come along and see it unfold. Paul Rowlinson 2017

As ever, it was an amazing experience. The encouragement and enthusiasm of everyone there was relentless and inspiring. When after a long time of just walking around, around 19 hours in I thought I'd risk running again as my lungs felt a bit happier, the encouragement from the lap counters was a real motivator and although I couldn't keep it up for long I certainly enjoyed that hour of feeling relatively strong so far into a race. Roz Glover 2017

Thank you again for having me at the race this weekend. It was, as ever, superbly organised. It’s fantastic to experience an event like yours with such a positive, friendly vibe around it. Everyone involved in the event is so encouraging and supportive - nothing is too much trouble. The volunteers really care about the event and it absolutely shines through in all aspects of the event. It is without doubt my favourite event. Jon Fielden, competitor 2015 & 2016

The race last week was some journey and I can honestly say a fantastic experience from start to finish.  I can see how it would become addictive. This is in no small part to you and your team who laid on a perfect race which allowed me to realise my dreams.  I just want to say thank you to you and everyone involved on the day in making the race such a perfect success not just for me but all the field.  Marco Consani - Winner 2013

To echo my fellow participants comments I would like to congratulate you and pulling off such an amazing event. Professionalism at the highest standard. I never got a chance to thank my lap counters but at that stage i could barely remember my own name. A massive learning experience on my first 24 hr. I'm still in awe at the top 3 girls. Amazing stuff Brian Ankers - 2014

I wasn’t totally sure what to expect from this race but to say that I was blown away would be an understatement. From the moment we arrived, the whole set up was smooth, utterly professional and above all, calm. You and your team were always on hand with a kind word, advice, encouragement and most importantly food. Nick Holt, competitor 2016

What a wonderful, wonderful race! I knew it would be as I'd heard so much about it but it far exceeded my expectations. Every single member of your team, your volunteers, every athlete on the track and each and every crew or family member trackside were truly amazing. It felt like we were one big family. Andy Jordan, competitor 2016

Wow, what an amazing event as always, was very very special, and just can't thank every one enough, all the lap counters, helpers, everyone involved.  It was a priviledge to be part of an event where there were so many PB's and 100+ miles. Ann Bath, 1st Woman 2016