Could You Conquer The Green Man?

A challenging 30 or 45 mile multi-terrain ultramarathon that loops around the city of Bristol following the Community Forest Path.
The Winter Green Man Ultra The Summer Green Man Ultra

What is The Green Man Ultra?

The Green Man Ultra is a 30 or 45 mile loop around the beautiful city of Bristol, following the distributed woodland of the Community Forest Path. The event is run by Ultra Running Limited and consists of four well-stocked checkpoints, chip timing, and pacers running at 9, 10, 11 and 12 hour times.

The race is run twice a year, once in the winter and again in the summer, offering two very different experiences of the course. The winter event is often muddy, providing challenging but fun conditions, and the summer event is more firm underfoot and faster to run. For added variation, the two events are also run in opposite directions.

Whichever challenge you choose, the stunning backdrop of the city and countryside surrounding it more than makes up for it.

Woodwose: Anybody who conquers the 45 mile Green Man Challenge around the Community Forest Path is termed a Woodwose, from the Old English wuduwāsa or wood-being, regardless of gender. Woodwose is the proper name for the wild men and wild women that haunted the imaginary forests of medieval Europe and is entirely appropriate for anyone mad enough to conquer the Community Forest Path.