No – you may enter without having first qualified. However in order to start you must have completed a minimum of a marathon distance race within the previous four years.
Or one of the following criteria:
-Completion of a marathon (or greater distance) single stage race within the time limits of that event.
-Completion of an Iron Distance Triathlon (Run Stage is single stage and 26.2 miles in length)
-Completion of a multi-day race where one individual stage is longer than 26.2 miles and individual stage results/ lengths are published.
-Completion of over 26.2 miles in a timed event (includes up to 6hr but NOT more ie. 12hr, 24hr, 48hr or 6 Day+ Races)
As organisers, we reserve the right to refuse anybody entry who does not meet this standard.