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Welcome to the new website for Centurions race walkers worldwide

This website is for the Centurions community of race walkers around the world and for anyone with the common interest of walking long distances.

Centurions Worldwide
Originating in the UK in 1908, "Centurion"100 mile races now take place every year in Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Holland, the US as well as the UK.
Each country has its own unique award which many race walkers strive to gain... read on...

A Centurion 100 mile race can only be described as the ultimate test of physical and mental endurance.     Completing a Centurion event can only be described as an epic experience.  Do join us !
Whether you succeed or not in your race, you will meet up with an amazing bunch of race walkers who will  happily share their experiences (and survival tips!) with you.
No matter which continent/country you compete in, the camaradie amongst the walkers is something which will last a lifetime.

So, what is a Centurion?
Well, its all about (race) walking 100 miles in 24 hours!
The official athletic definition is:   "A Centurion is an amateur athlete, who has walked 100 miles within 24 hours in a judged competition” and the rules to qualify as a Centurion are quite simple:
just walk 100 miles within the 24 hour time limit in accordance within the current Centurions race criteria and national racewalking rules.
Simple !
> more on the Centurions - who we are and everything you need to do to become one.   
   So go ahead and take the challenge!

And what is race walking?
Race walking is a "technical" sport and is "...a progression of steps so taken that the walker makes contact with the ground...” Find out what you need to know ... the rules, the judging system.. > read more on race walking

Training
Everything you need to know about training for a 100 mile/24 hour race >> all about training for a 100 mile race - from the experts!
More 24 hour races... 48 hours... 6 days...

There are so many ultra races and events held around the world, mostly for runners but some do incorporate a 24 hour racewalk. Some are judged by qualilfied race walking judges, others are not.
There are quite a few 24 hours, mostly in France, specifically for race walkers which are qualifiers for the famous Paris Alsace multi-day race.

And some walkers don't just stop at 100 miles/24 hour races... yes, there are more challenges out there!
Classic races from the Parish Walk (85 miles) on the Isle of Man, the Paris Alsace (France) 300km + and races from 12 hours to 6 days and longer...


  
Centurions badges awarded on completion of 100 miles in 24 hours


Africa
Australia
Continental (Europe)
New Zealand
British
USA
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