This  website captures and celebrates the achievement of walkers who have completed walking 100 miles within 24 hours in a judged race in Great Britain.

It is designed to support all existing and aspiring Centurions, attract interest from the wider athletic community and encourage race walking.  We hope you find it enjoyable and informative.

What is a Centurion?

“A Centurion is one who has walked 100 miles within 24 hours in a competition held under Race Walking Association (RWA) and UKAthletics rules in Great Britain”

We welcome and encourage walkers from all backgrounds and countries.  Races are generally held annually at various locations around the country.  Most are held on the road but some are on an athletic track.

The record of those who were successful began in 1911 and since then a total of 1209 walkers have qualified.

The next 100 miles 20th – 21st August 2022

We are pleased to announce that the next Centurion-qualifying race will be held  on the Middlesbrough Sports Village Cycle Circuit, TS4 3AE.

Entries are now open at Entry Central and further details will follow shortly.

Read the background of some of the entrants here.  Go to the “Future Events” page for full details and updates.

We very much look forward to seeing everybody again.

Train with us to walk 100 miles 

There are opportunities to train with other walkers for the annual 100 mile race.

Steve Kemp C 1075 is organising a series from Belfairs Park, Leigh on Sea, South Essex. They will held each weekend, either Saturday or Sunday and will usually start at 08:00am although this may change for the longer distances – there are plans for 6, 8 and 12 hour walks too  – perfect training for the 100 miles! Those interested in participating or supporting should email the social walk Secretary Steve Kemp at racewalker@sky.com to confirm day, duration and start time.

Richard McChesney composed an inspiring account of his journey from running to qualifying as a Centurion in 2014 to encourage runners to try race walking. First published in Ultrarunning World Magazine, it is now also available here to read.

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