ENDURANCE RACES

The Punk Panther Endurance Events have been carefully selected to cover a wide range of terrains and trail running events to suit both serious runners and novices.
We currently offer 14 Endurance Events per year and each has been hand picked and tested for views, scenery, terrain and distance to make your event as special and unique as possible.

(HD Images on this page are kindly supplied by SportSunday Event Photography at www.sportsunday.co.uk)

At the summit of Whernside with Ryk Downes, Dom Garvey and Daz Lambert

January 2025
North Leeds Greenway Trail Race & Ultramarathon

Event Date: Wesdnesday 1st January 2025 (TBC)

Come and celebrate New Years Day with the Punk Panthers - The Punk Panther season curtain raiser.
With a number of distances from half-marathon to ultras, this trail race (formerly the Urban Legend) sets itself apart thanks to its city-centre setting. The North Leeds Greenway is a little-known trail that unites the parks and public green spaces around Leeds. Despite taking runners close to the heart of this Northern Powerhouse, the race remains substantially off-road – much of the return route is along the Meanwood Valley Trail – making it easy to forget one is so close to this bustling city.



PLEASE NOTE - WE DO NOT ACCEPT ENTRIES ON THE DAY


Distances: 14/20/34 miles 
Climb:  1525/2425/3450 feet

ITRA Points: 1/1/2
UTMB: Q20K/Q20K/Q50K

Race Series: Race 1 of 9
Maximum Entrants: 200 

Event Closes: 20:00

Car Park: Craftsman Tools Open 06:30 (owned by William Sinclair Stationers in Otley – both have kindly allowed us to use it for the race). It is located at the end of Bremner Street off the A659 Pool Road LS21 1JD (opposite ASDA). ///judges.puncture.sofa.

Toilets:
There are toilets available at Registration.

Registration: Otley Methodist Church, Rear Entrance, Walkergate, Otley, LS21 1HB. ///hippy.original.monorail

06:45 to 07:40.Ultramarathons: 06:30 to 07:0020 Mile and Half Marathon: 07:00 to 07:30
PLEASE NOTE DOGS ARE NOT PERMITTED AT REGISTRATION IN THE CHURCH.


Trackers: All ultramarathon entrants will be supplied with a tracker. Trail race (half marathon and 20 mile) runners can hire a tracker when entering for £15. When you collect your tracker at registration it will already switched on and you will be given instructions on where to carry it. During the race the tracker will show on the
North Leeds Greenway 2024 Tracker Screen You can share this link with your friends and family so they can see how you are doing. If you click the podium icon on the tracker screen it will show you each runners ETA at the CPs and their projected finish time based on their current speed. Please note there is a big button on the front of your tracker, if you need emergency help, provided the tracker is in range press it and remain where you are, this ends your race.

Route: Provisional GPX files of the route and route description are available from the GPX tab on this page. The final version will be emailed to all competitors with the Final Race Instructions the week before the event. You MUST use the email version as this will take into account any last minute diversions.

Taping: We will tape/flag/sign all routes the week before the race, however tape can be moved or stolen, so please do not rely solely on it for navigation, but as confirmation of the route.

Kit list: (We will not be doing a kit check, but you will be expected to always carry the following as a minimum for your safety. You are responsible for your own safety). We will be carrying out random kit checks on the course and if you are found not carrying your full kit, you will be disqualified. 

*** THIS KIT LIST APPLIES TO ALL DISTANCES ***
 
Suitable Bag for all your kit (not a carrier bag!)
Waterproof Jacket with taped seams.
Enough fluids to get you to the next CP.
Cup to enable you to get drinks at CPs.
Energy Bar/Nutrition.
Survival/Bivvy Bag (not just a sheet).
Whistle.
Mobile phone with race director’s number: Mark 07702 021156 Ryk (07950 008005) stored in it.
PLEASE LEAVE YOUR PHONE ON AT ALL TIMES SO THAT WE CAN CONTACT YOU IF NECESSARY.
Tracker for Ultramarathon (supplied by us) MUST be always worn.
Hat/buff.
Gloves.
Personal First Aid Kit.
Hard copy of the Map/Route description (Details will be sent with final competitor instructions see below)
Head Torch (34 Mile course only).
NB: Dependent on the weather this list may be amended when the final competitor instructions are sent out.

Race Brief:
The Race Director will be walking from Registration at 07:40 to the start where a short race brief will be given 5 minutes before the race. Please feel free to join us for a warm up walk to the start.

Start:
08:00 Station Top Car Park Entrance is signed off East Chevin Road, Otley. If you are heading out of Otley it is on the Right just after the Auction Mart (which is on the left), but before you get to Birdcage Walk. Nearest postcode is LS21 3HF. ///legal.hint.saved‍
Checkpoints: Each checkpoint has a selection of items including water, coke, fanta, energy bars, snacks, crisps & more. There are vegan options at all checkpoints.  

There are three Checkpoints in total for the race.

The 34 mile route visits CP1, CP2 & CP3.
The 20 mile route visits CP1 & CP3 only.
The Half Marathon route only visits CP3.

The closing times for each Checkpoint denotes the cut off time. If you arrive after the checkpoint closing time you will be timed out from the event.

Timing Points (TP): These are on the course and you must pass through them. Failure to do so will result in a time penalty or disqualification.

34 Mile Ultra Marathon Checkpoints
CP1: Rawdon Library 9.5 miles Open 09:00 Cut Off 11:30 ///proof.movie.risen
TP1: Horsforth 14 miles ///jazz.rust.latter
CP2: Beckett Park 19 miles Open 10:30 Cut Off 14:30 ///salt.supporter.mostly
CP3: Cookridge 28.5 miles Open 12:30 Cut Off 18:00 ///spider.hurt.affair
Finish: Otley Cricket Club 34 miles Open 10:00 Event Closes 20:00 ///legal.hint.saved

20 Mile Trail Race Checkpoints
CP1: Rawdon Library 7 miles Open 09:00 Cut Off 11:30 ///proof.movie.risen
TP1: Horsforth 11.5 miles ///jazz.rust.latter
CP3: Cookridge 14 miles Open 09:00 Cut Off 12:30 ///spider.hurt.affair
Finish: Otley Cricket Club 20 miles Open 10:00 Cut Off 15:00 ///legal.hint.saved

Half Marathon Trail Race Checkpoint
CP3: Cookridge 8.5 miles Open 09:00 Cut Off 11:00 ///spider.hurt.affair
Finish: Otley Cricket Club 14 miles Open 10:00 Cut Off 13:00 ///legal.hint.saved

Cut - Offs: If you arrive at a CP after it is closed you will be retired from the race.

Support Crews: Please ensure any support crews avoid official CPs. Anyone breaking this rule will result in their runner being disqualified. If you have a support crew there are plenty of other places to meet you on the route. This is due to a lack of space that we need for our marshals and medic.

Finish: Every finisher receives a medal and an event T-Shirt (unless you opt out). There is home made pie, cheese toasties, 10 bean chilli, (suitable for vegan and Gluten Free) in addition to hot drinks and snacks at the finish.
PLEASE NOTE DOGS ARE NOT PERMITTED AT THE FINISH IN THE CLUBHOUSE.

Final Competitor instructions: These will be emailed to all competitors the week before the event.

Results: Previous results can be found here
North Leeds Greenway Results and will be updated during the event.

Course Records: can be found here (please note courses may vary from year to year)
Course Records

For up-to-date information and chat about all our events please join this
Facebook Group.

Click the relevant button below to download the provisional GPX for the race. The final GPX file will be emailed to all entrants shortly after the entries close for the race. You MUST use the emailed GPX file as it will include any last minute alterations.
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February 2024
Harrogate Hustle Trail Race & Ultramarathon

Event Date: Saturday 9th February 2025 - TBC

A scenic race around Harrogate and Knaresborough. This route that is particularly suitable for first timers at all distances encircling the spa town of Harrogate at a radius of 3-4 miles, mostly on attractive country paths and passing through the spectacular Nidd Gorge. For the Ultra it also takes in the Knaresborough Round.

Entries Open: Thursday 1st August 2024
Entries Close: Sunday 27th January 2025
Early Bird Deadline: Sunday 30th September 2024

Distances: 13/20/35 miles
Climb: 1100/2000/2400 feet

ITRA Points: 0/1/2
UTMB: Q20K/Q20K/Q50K

Race Series: Race 2 of 9
Maximum Entrants: 200

Event Closes:
 19:30

Car Park: There is no official car park for this event. There is plenty of on street parking on Roberts Crescent. You MUST NOT park on Bar Place or at the Church.
Toilets:
Bilton Area Methodist Church rear entrance, Bar Place, Harrogate, HG1 2BA ///irony.weds.stow

Registration: Bilton Area Methodist Church rear entrance, Bar Place, Harrogate, HG1 3EX ///irony.weds.stow
Ultramarathon: 06:30 to 07:15
20 Miles: 07:15 to 08:00
Half Marathon: 08:00 to 08:45

Trackers: All ultramarathon entrants will be supplied with a tracker. Trail race (half marathon and 20 mile) runners can hire a tracker when entering for £15. When you collect your tracker at registration it will already switched on and you will be given instructions on where to carry it. During the race the tracker will show on the
Harrogate Hustle 2024 Tracker Screen You can share this link with your friends and family so they can see how you are doing. If you click the podium icon on the tracker screen it will show you each runners ETA at the CPs and their projected finish time based on their current speed. Please note there is a big button on the front of your tracker, if you need emergency help, provided the tracker is in range press it and remain where you are, this ends your race.

Route: Provisional GPX files of the route and route description are available from the GPX tab on this page. The final version will be emailed to all competitors with the Final Race Instructions the week before the event. You MUST use the email version as this will take into account any last minute diversions.

Taping: We will tape/flag/sign all routes the week before the race, however tape can be moved or stolen, so please do not rely solely on it for navigation, but as confirmation of the route. The 20 Mile course follows the Harrogate Ringway waymarked trail and the 35 mile follows the Harrogate Ringway Route until it meets the Knaresborough Round waymarked trail until it joins back up with the Harrogate Ringway Route.

Kit list: We will not be doing a kit check at registration, but you will be expected to always carry the following as a minimum for your safety. (You are responsible for your own safety). We will be carrying out random kit checks on the course and if you are found not carrying your full kit, you will be disqualified. 

*** THIS KIT LIST APPLIES TO ALL DISTANCES ***

Suitable Bag for all your kit (not a carrier bag!)                           
Waterproof Jacket with taped seams.
Enough fluids to get you to the next CP.
Cup to enable you to get drinks at CPs.
Energy Bar/Nutrition.
Survival/Bivvy Bag (not just a sheet).
Whistle.
Mobile phone with race director’s number: Mark 07702 021156 Ryk (07950 008005) stored in it.
PLEASE LEAVE YOUR PHONE ON AT ALL TIMES SO THAT WE CAN CONTACT YOU IF NECESSARY.
Tracker for Ultramarathon (supplied by us) MUST be always worn.
Hat/buff.
Gloves.
Personal First Aid Kit.
Hard copy of the Map/Route description (Details will be sent with final competitor instructions see below)
Head Torch (35 Mile course only).
NB: Dependent on the weather this list may be amended when the final competitor instructions are sent out.

Start: Ginnel opposite Skipton Court on A59 ///seatbelt.reputable.stick - one minute walk from Registration
Ultramarathon: 07:30
20 Miles: 8:15
Half Marathon: 09:00

Checkpoints: PROVISIONAL LOCATIONS Each checkpoint has water, coke, energy bars & crisps.

Ultramarathon 35 Miles:
CP1: Ferrensby 11 miles
CP2: Goldsborough 18 miles
CP3: Crimple 24 miles
CP4: Squinting Cat 30 miles

20 Miles:
CP1: Crimple 9 miles
CP2: Squinting Cat 15 miles

Half Marathon:
CP1: The Stray 7.5 miles

Finish: Bilton Area Methodist Church rear entrance, Bar Place, Harrogate, HG1 3EX ///irony.weds.stow

Cut - Offs: If you arrive at a CP after it is closed you will be retired from the race.

Support Crews: Please ensure any support crews avoid official CPs. Anyone breaking this rule will result in their runner being disqualified. If you have a support crew there are plenty of other places to meet you on the route. This is due to a lack of space that we need for our marshals and medic.

Finish: Every finisher receives a medal and an event T-Shirt (unless you opt out). There is home made pie, cheese toasties, 10 bean chilli, (suitable for vegan and Gluten Free) in addition to hot drinks and snacks at the finish.

Final Competitor instructions: These will be emailed to all competitors the week before the event.

Results: Previous results can be found here:
Harrogate Hustle Results and will be updated during the event.

Course Records: can be found here (please note courses may vary from year to year)
Course Records

For up-to-date information and chat about all our events please join this 
Facebook Group.


Click the relevant button below to download the provisional GPX for the race. The final GPX file will be emailed to all entrants shortly after the entries close for the race. You MUST use the emailed GPX file as it will include any last minute alterations.

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March 2024
Welcome Way Trail Race & Ultramarathon

Event Date: Saturday 9th March 2024

Through moors and wood, by rivers and canals.This trail race largely follows the Welcome Way, a circular trail through moorland landscapes, alongside rivers, canals and reservoirs, across farmland and through woodland. High points include Otley Chevin and Burley and Baildon moors. For those looking to challenge their limits even further, a seven-mile additional loop can be added around Bingley and Shipley Glen. Half marathon to ultramarathon distances.

Entries Now Open:
Entries Close:
Sunday 25th February 2024
Early Bird Deadline: Tuesday 31st October 2023

Distances: 13/20/34/50 Miles
Climb:  2200/2400/4300/6000 Feet

ITRA Points: 1/1/2/3
UTMB: Q20K/Q20K/Q50K/Q50K

Race Series: Race 3 of 9 (1 of 6 in the 50 mile series)
Maximum Entrants: 200

Event Closes: 21:30

Car Park: Opens 06:00. Craftsman Tools Car Park (owned by William Sinclair Stationers in Otley – both have kindly allowed us to use it for the race). It is located at the end of Bremner Street off the A659 Pool Road LS21 1JD. ///judges.puncture.sofa.

Toilets: There are toilets available at Registration.

Registration: Otley Methodist Church, Rear Entrance, Walkergate, Otley, LS21 1HB. ///hippy.original.monorail

06:30 to 07:15 Ultramarathons
07:15 to 07:45 20 Mile
07:45 to 08:15 Half Marathon
PLEASE NOTE DOGS ARE NOT PERMITTED AT REGISTRATION IN THE CHURCH.

Trackers: All ultramarathon entrants will be supplied with a tracker. Trail race (half marathon and 20 mile) runners can hire a tracker when entering for £15. When you collect your tracker at registration it will already switched on and you will be given instructions on where to carry it. During the race the tracker will show on the
Welcome Way 2024 Tracker Screen You can share this link with your friends and family so they can see how you are doing. If you click the podium icon on the tracker screen it will show you each runners ETA at the CPs and their projected finish time based on their current speed. Please note there is a big button on the front of your tracker, if you need emergency help, provided the tracker is in range press it and remain where you are, this ends your race.

Route: Provisional GPX files of the route and route description are available from the GPX tab on this page. The final version will be emailed to all competitors with the Final Race Instructions the week before the event. You MUST use the email version as this will take into account any last minute diversions.

Taping: We will tape/flag/sign all routes except the 50 mile route the week before the race, however tape can be moved or stolen, so please do not rely solely on it for navigation, but as confirmation of the route. Much of the route follows the Welcome Way waymarked trail.

Kit list: We will not be doing a kit check at registration, but you will be expected to always carry the following as a minimum for your safety. (You are responsible for your own safety). We will be carrying out random kit checks on the course and if you are found not carrying your full kit, you will be disqualified. 

*** THIS KIT LIST APPLIES TO ALL DISTANCES ***                         
Suitable Bag for all your kit (not a carrier bag!)
Waterproof Jacket with taped seams.
Enough fluids to get you to the next CP.
Cup to enable you to get drinks at CPs.
Energy Bar/Nutrition.
Survival/Bivvy Bag (not just a sheet).
Whistle.
Mobile phone with race director’s number: Mark 07702 021156 Ryk (07950 008005) stored in it.
PLEASE LEAVE YOUR PHONE ON AT ALL TIMES SO THAT WE CAN CONTACT YOU IF NECESSARY.
Tracker for Ultramarathon (supplied by us) MUST be always worn.
Hat/buff.
Gloves.
Personal First Aid Kit.
Hard copy of the Map/Route description (Details will be sent with final competitor instructions see below)
Head Torch (Ultramarathon courses only).
NB: Dependent on the weather this list may be amended when the final competitor instructions are sent out.

Start: (From Wharfemeadows Park – 10-minute walk from Registration):
There will be a race brief for each race 5 minutes before the start.
Ultramarathon: 07:30
20 Mile Race: 08:00
Half Marathon: 08:30

Checkpoints: Each checkpoint will have water, coke, energy bars and crisps.
If you reach a CP after the closing time you will be timed out and have to retire.
CP1 and CP2 are on all courses.
CP1: Denton (9 miles) Open 08:45 Close 11:00 (7 miles on the Half marathon course)
CP2: Burley (14 miles) Open 09:30 Close 12:45 *** DRINK STATION ONLY *** (12 miles on the Half marathon course)

CP3, CP4 and CP5 are only on the Ultramarathon courses
CP3: Shipley Glen (20/28 miles) Open 11:00 Close 15:30 (If you are doing the 50 mile course and do not get to CP3 by 13:00 you will be dropped down to the 34 mile course) ///warrior.mandolin.sugar
CP4: The Chevin (29/37 miles) Open 12:00 Close 18:00 ///stretcher.misty.straddled
CP5: Arthington Village Hall (44 miles) Open 15:00 Close 20:00 (50 mile course only) ///strutting.vertical.myth
Finish: Otley Methodist Church Club (34/42 miles) Open 10:30 Close 21:30 ///hippy.original.monorail

Drop Bags: 50 Mile course only. You may leave a non-returnable drop bag at registration which will be transferred to CP3. It must be no larger than a carrier bag and should be clearly labelled with your name.

Cut - Offs: If you arrive at a CP after it is closed you will be retired from the race.

Support Crews: Please ensure any support crews avoid official CPs. Anyone breaking this rule will result in their runner being disqualified. If you have a support crew there are plenty of other places to meet you on the route. This is due to a lack of space that we need for our marshals and medic.

Finish: Every finisher receives a medal and an event T-Shirt (unless you opt out). There is home made pie, cheese toasties, 10 bean chilli, (suitable for vegan and Gluten Free) in addition to hot drinks and snacks at the finish.
PLEASE NOTE DOGS ARE NOT PERMITTED AT THE FINISH IN THE CHURCH.

Final Competitor instructions: These will be emailed to all competitors the week before the event.

Results: Previous results can be found here
Welcome Way Results and will be updated during the event.

Course Records: Can be found here (Please note that courses may vary in route and distance each year)
Course Records
For up-to-date information and chat about all our events please join this Facebook Group.

Click the relevant button below to download the provisional GPX for the race. The final GPX file will be emailed to all entrants shortly after the entries close for the race. You MUST use the emailed GPX file as it will include any last minute alterations.
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April 2024
Skipton Skedaddle Trail Race & Ultramarathon

Event Date: Saturday 13th April 2024

Setting off from the beautiful market Town of Skipton meaning “Sheep Town” in an old Northern dialect which is recorded in the doomsday book, this new route takes in parts of the Dales High Way, River Aire Ultra and  Pennine Way. For both the Ultra distances the beautiful Malham Tarn and spectacular Gordale Scar are visited with breath-taking views of the best of the Dales and are not to be missed. The 50 mile distance heads off after Gordale Scar and then joins the Pennine Way all the way to the peak of Pen-y–ghent ascending Fountains Fell along the way. Down into Horton-in-Ribblesdale you follow the Ribble Way back out onto the fells eventually returning to Malham Tarn and following the route of the River Aire back to Skipton.

Entries Now Open:
Entries Close: Sunday 31st March 2024
Early Bird Deadline: Tuesday 31st October 2023

Distances: 13/20/34/50 miles
Climb: 1500/2200/4200/7600 feet

ITRA Points: 1/1/2/3
UTMB: Q20K/Q20K/Q50K/Q100K

Race Series: Race 4 of 9 (2 of 6 in the 50 mile series)
Maximum Entrants: 200

Event Closes: 23:00

Car Park: Skipton Auction Mart, Gargrave Road, Skipton BD23 1UD ///tactical.scrubber.barmaid

Toilets: In the Car Park

Registration: Skipton Auction Mart, Gargrave Road, Skipton BD23 1UD ///tactical.scrubber.barmaid
Ultramarathons: 06:30 to 07:15
20 Miles 07:15 to 07:45
Half Marathon 07:45 to 08:15

Trackers: All ultramarathon entrants will be supplied with a tracker. Trail race (half marathon and 20 mile) runners can hire a tracker when entering for £15. When you collect your tracker at registration it will already switched on and you will be given instructions on where to carry it. During the race the tracker will show on the
Skipton Skedaddle 2024 Tracker Screen You can share this link with your friends and family so they can see how you are doing. If you click the podium icon on the tracker screen it will show you each runners ETA at the CPs and their projected finish time based on their current speed. Please note there is a big button on the front of your tracker, if you need emergency help, provided the tracker is in range press it and remain where you are, this ends your race.  

Route: Provisional GPX files of the route and route description are available from the GPX tab on this page. The final version will be emailed to all competitors with the Final Race Instructions the week before the event. You MUST use the email version as this will take into account any last minute diversions.

Taping: We will tape/flag/sign all routes except the 50 mile route the week before the race, however tape can be moved or stolen, so please do not rely solely on it for navigation, but as confirmation of the route.

Kit list: We will not be doing a kit check at registration, but you will be expected to always carry the following as a minimum for your safety. (You are responsible for your own safety). We will be carrying out random kit checks on the course and if you are found not carrying your full kit, you will be disqualified. 
     
*** THIS KIT LIST APPLIES TO ALL DISTANCES ***            
Suitable Bag for all your kit (not a carrier bag!)          
Waterproof Jacket with taped seams.
Enough fluids to get you to the next CP.
Cup to enable you to get drinks at CPs.
Energy Bar/Nutrition.
Survival/Bivvy Bag (not just a sheet).
Whistle.
Mobile phone with race director’s number: Mark 07702 021156 Ryk (07950 008005) stored in it.
PLEASE LEAVE YOUR PHONE ON AT ALL TIMES SO THAT WE CAN CONTACT YOU IF NECESSARY.
Tracker for Ultramarathon (supplied by us) MUST be always worn.
Hat/buff.
Gloves.
Personal First Aid Kit.
Hard copy of the Map/Route description (Details will be sent with final competitor instructions see below)
Head Torch (50 Mile course only).
NB: Dependent on the weather this list may be amended when the final competitor instructions are sent out.

Start: 
Ultramarathons 07:30
20 Miles 08:00
Half Marathon 08:30

Checkpoints: Each checkpoint has water, coke, energy bars & crisps. No support crews are allowed at CPs except Gargrave).
CP1: Hetton 8 Miles (20/34/50) Open 08:45 Close 10:00 ///purses.camcorder.declining  
CP2: Gargrave 8/16 Miles (HM/20) Open 09:45 Close 14:00 ///stuffing.lilac.handbook
CP3: Malham 15 Miles (34/50) Open 10:00 Close 12:30 ///lifelong.lunching.robe
CP4: Rainscar 22 Miles (50) Open 11:00 Close: 14:00 ///onto.sensitive.union
CP5: Feizor 32 Miles (50) Open 13:00 Close: 16:30 ///unite.recur.sunroof
CP6: Airton 24.5/43.5 Miles (34/50) Open 11:30 Close 17:30 ///snowboard.steepest.answer
Finish: Skipton Auction Mart, Gargrave Road, Skipton BD23 1UD. Open 10:30 Close 22:30 ///tactical.scrubber.barmaid

Drop Bags: 50 Mile course only. You may leave a non-returnable drop bag at registrstion which will be transferred to CP5. It must be no larger that a carrier bag and should be clearly labelled with your name.

Cut - Offs: If you arrive at a CP after it is closed you will be retired from the race.

Support Crews: Please ensure any support crews avoid official CPs. Anyone breaking this rule will result in their runner being disqualified. If you have a support crew there are plenty of other places to meet you on the route. This is due to a lack of space that we need for our marshals and medic.

Finish: Every finisher receives a medal and an event T-Shirt (unless you opt out). There is carrot and coriander soup, cheese toasties 10 bean chilli, (suitable for vegan and Gluten Free) in addition to hot drinks at the finish.

Final Competitor instructions: These will be emailed to all competitors the week before the event.

Results: Previous results can be found here:
Skipton Skedaddle Results and will be updated during the event.

Course Records: Can be found here (Please note that courses may vary in route and distance each year)
Course Records

For up-to-date information and chat about all our events please join this 
Facebook Group.

Click the relevant button below to download the provisional GPX for the race. The final GPX file will be emailed to all entrants shortly after the entries close for the race. You MUST use the emailed GPX file as it will include any last minute alterations.
GET 13 GPXGET 20 GPXGET 34 GPXGET 50 GPXMap/Tracker Link
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May 2024
Otley High Views Trail Race & Ultramarathon

Event Date: Saturday 18th May 2024

The best views over Lower Wharfedale
Punk Panther Trail Running is based in the historic market town of Otley and this epic trail race takes in the highest points around the town so runners can enjoy uninterrupted views around Wharfedale. Literal highlights include Otley Chevin, Baildon Moor, Rombalds (Ilkley) Moor and Beamsley Beacon. Half marathon to ultramarathon distances.

Entries Now Open:
Entries Close: Sunday 5th May 2024
Early Bird Deadline: Thursday 30th November 2023

Distances: 
13/20/34/50 miles
Climb: 
 2900/3900/4200/6500 feet

ITRA Points:
 1/2/2/3
UTMB: 
Q20K/Q20K/Q50K/Q100K

Race Series:
Race 5 of 9 (3 of 6 in the 50 mile series)
Maximum Entrants:
 200

Event Closes: 
22:30

Car Park: 
Open 6am: If you are coming by car, please park in the event car park. Craftsman Tools Car Park: (owned by William Sinclair Stationers in Otley – both have kindly allowed us to use it for the race).  It is located at the end of Bremner Street off the A659 Pool Road LS21 1JD (opposite ASDA). What 3 Words///judges.puncture.sofa.  
DO NOT USE THE RUGBY CLUB CARPARK - EVEN FOR DROPPING OFF.

Toilets:
There will be 2 portable toilets outside the Car Park. Please use these early to avoid large queues building up which may delay your start.

Registration:
06:15 to 07:00 Ultramarathon   
07:00 to 07:30 20 Mile Race & Half Marathon    
Please ensure that you register in your time window and no tbefore. Otley Cricket Club Pavilion, Cross Green, Otley, LS21 1HE (opposite Bremner Street) ///obtain.unpacked.chest. The cricket club is round to the right at the end of the first car park through the rugby club gate then go through the cricket club gates in the far corner. Please go to the registration desk for your distance and collectyour tracker (ultrarunners only – unless you have ordered one) and race number.
PLEASE NOTE DOGS ARE NOT PERMITTED AT REGISTRATION IN THE CLUBHOUSE.

Trackers:
 All ultramarathon entrants will be supplied with a tracker. Trail race (half marathon and 20 mile) runners can hire a tracker when entering for £15. When you collect your tracker at registration it will already switched on and you will be given instructions on where to carry it. During the race the tracker will show on the
Otley High Views 2024 Tracker Screen You can share this link with your friends and family so they can see how you are doing. If you click the podium icon on the tracker screen it will show you each runners ETA at the CPs and their projected finish time based on their current speed. Please note there is a big button on the front of your tracker, if you need emergency help, provided the tracker is in range press it and remain where you are, this ends your race.  

Route: Provisional GPX files of the route and route description are available from the GPX tab on this page. The final version will be emailed to all competitors with the Final Race Instructions the week before the event. You MUST use the email version as this will take into account any last minute diversions.

Taping: We will tape/flag/sign all routes except the 50 mile route the week before the race, however tape can be moved or stolen, so please do not rely solely on it for navigation, but as confirmation of the route.

Kit list: We will not be doing a kit check at registration, but you will be expected to always carry the following as a minimum for your safety. (You are responsible for your own safety). We will be carrying out random kit checks on the course and if you are found not carrying your full kit, you will be disqualified. 
    
*** THIS KIT LIST APPLIES TO ALL DISTANCES ***               
Suitable Bag for all your kit (not a carrier bag!)        
Waterproof Jacket with taped seams.
Enough fluids to get you to the next CP.
Cup to enable you to get drinks at CPs.
Energy Bar/Nutrition.
Survival/Bivvy Bag (not just a sheet).
Whistle.
Mobile phone with race director’s number: Mark 07702 021156 Ryk (07950 008005) stored in it.
PLEASE LEAVE YOUR PHONE ON AT ALL TIMES SO THAT WE CAN CONTACT YOU IF NECESSARY.
Tracker for Ultramarathon (supplied by us) MUST be always worn.
Hat/buff.
Gloves.
Personal First Aid Kit.
Hard copy of the Map/Route description (Details will be sent with final competitor instructions see below)
Head Torch (50 Mile course only).
NB: Dependent on the weather this list may be amended when the final competitor instructions are sent out.

Start:
07:30 Ultramarathons: Race Brief 07:25
08:00 20 Mile Race & Half Marathon: Race Brief 07:55
From Station Top Otley (Off East Chevin Road) Nearest postcode is LS21 3HF. ///legal.hint.saved. Signed from Registration and about half a mile (10 minutes). A Race Director will be leaving Registration at 07:05 and 07:35 to walk up to the start, you may wish to follow them. Each checkpoint has water, coke, energy bars & crisps.

Checkpoints: 
CP1 Baildon Moor 7 Miles (All courses) Open 0815-1015///point.lows.moss
CP2 Ilkley Moor 14 miles (20/34/50 Mile courses) Open 0900-12:30///blossom.diner.nerd
CP3 Skipton 22 Miles (50 Mile course only) Open 11:00-1415 –DROP BAG ///incisions.wage.robes
CP4 Langbar 17/29.5 Miles (34/50 Mile courses) Open 1015-1600///perfect.ambition.severe
CP5 Timble 25/36 Miles (34/50 Mile courses) Open 1145-1815///gender.fully.northward
CP6 Leathley Lane 43 Miles (50 Miles course) Open 1345-2000///airbag.harder.expensive
Finish: Bremner Street Car Park: Open 10:00 Close 23:00

Drop Bags: 50 Mile course only. You may leave a non-returnable drop bag at registration which will be transferred to CP3. It must be no larger than a carrier bag and should be clearly labelled with your name.

Cut - Offs: If you arrive at a CP after it is closed you will be retired from the race.

Support Crews: Please ensure any support crews avoid official CPs. Anyone breaking this rule will result in their runner being disqualified. If you have a support crew there are plenty of other places to meet you on the route. This is due to a lack of space that we need for our marshals and medic.

Finish: Every finisher receives a medal and an event T-Shirt (unless you opt out). There is home made pie, cheese toasties, 10 bean chilli, (suitable for vegan and Gluten Free) in addition to hot drinks and snacks at the finish.

Final Competitor instructions:
These will be emailed to all competitors the week before the event.

Results: Previous results can be found here:
Otley High Views Results and will be updated during the event.

Course Records:
Can be found here (Please note that courses may vary in route and distance each year)
Course Records

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Half Marathon Route Instructions20 Mile Route Instructions34 Mile Route Instructions50 Mile Route InstructionsFinal Race Instructions
Click the relevant button below to download the provisional GPX for the race. The final GPX file will be emailed to all entrants shortly after the entries close for the race. You MUST use the emailed GPX file as it will include any last minute alterations.
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June 2024
Ultra Unique

Event Date: Saturday 1st June 2024

Would you like to be guarenteed to win an Ultramarathon? Now is your chance, run your own unique Ultramarathon around the beautiful Swinsty and Fewston Reservoirs and surrounding areas. Courses from 28.5 Miles to 50 Miles. A unique series of loops from 1.5 miles to 11.5 miles that add up to your distance meaning whilst you may see other runners out and about they will be on a different course to you. A Winners T-Shirt, Winners Medal and Framed Winners Certificate to all finishers! If you wish to go around as a pair you may do so and do a seperate short last loop.

Entries Now Open:
Entries Close:
Sunday 19th May 2024
Early Bird Deadline: N/A

Distances: 28.5 to 53 miles
Climb:  2500 to 5000 feet

ITRA Points: N/A
UTMB: N/A

Race Series: N/A
Maximum Entrants: 50

Event Closes: 22:00

Car Park: Swinsty Moor Car Park (Between Swinsty & Fewston Reservoirs), North Lane, LS21 2NP ///leopard.spoiler.stung

Toilets:
in the Car Park ///leopard.spoiler.stung

Registration: From 07:00 at the Punk Panther Gazebo which will be located in Swinsty Moor Car Park. ///leopard.spoiler.stung

Trackers: All entrants will be supplied with a tracker. When you collect your tracker at registration it will already switched on and you will be given instructions on where to carry it. During the race the tracker will show on the
Ultra Unique 2024 Tracker Screen You can share this link with your friends and family so they can see how you are doing. If you click the podium icon on the tracker screen it will show you each runners ETA at the CPs and their projected finish time based on their current speed. Please note there is a big button on the front of your tracker, if you need emergency help, provided the tracker is in range press it and remain where you are, this ends your race.  

Route/Rules: Each runner will complete several loops between 1.5 miles and 11.5 miles to make up your distance. At the end of each loop you will return to the Gazebo in the car park and report in. When you are ready to leave you will check out at the Gazebo. Each loop will be in a different direction so you don't do the same one twice. The course is not taped, so you will have to navigate via a gpx file or paper map. The final version of your bespoke route will be emailed to you with the Final Race Instructions the week before the event. You MUST use the email version as this will take into account any last minute diversions.

Taping: We will NOT be marking this event.

Kit list: We will not be doing a kit check at registration, but you will be expected to always carry the following as a minimum for your safety. (You are responsible for your own safety). We will be carrying out random kit checks on the course and if you are found not carrying your full kit, you will be disqualified. 

Suitable Bag for all your kit (not a carrier bag!)                           
Waterproof Jacket with taped seams.
Enough fluids to get you to the next CP.
Cup to enable you to get drinks at CPs.
Energy Bar/Nutrition.
Survival/Bivvy Bag (not just a sheet).
Whistle.
Mobile phone with race director’s number: Mark 07702 021156 Ryk (07950 008005) stored in it.
PLEASE LEAVE YOUR PHONE ON AT ALL TIMES SO THAT WE CAN CONTACT YOU IF NECESSARY.
Tracker for Ultramarathon (supplied by us) MUST be always worn.
Hat/buff.
Gloves.
Personal First Aid Kit.
Hard copy of the Map/Route description (Details will be sent with final competitor instructions see below)
NB: Dependent on the weather this list may be amended when the final competitor instructions are sent out.

Start:
08:00 (you may start later by arrangement)

Checkpoints: Swinsty Moor Car Park. We will have a Gazebo positioned there. We will supply hot water and have a microwave. It is up to you to supply anything you need, you may leave things in the Gazebo if you do not have a car in the car park.

Finish: Gazebo at Swinsty Moor Car Park. Every finisher receives a winners medal, winners T-Shirt and framed winners certificate. There is no food provided by us at the finish.

Provisional GPX files of the route and route description are available from the GPX tab on this page. The final version will be emailed to all competitors shortly after entries close.

Final Competitor instructions: These will be emailed to all competitors the week before the event.

Results: Will be updated on the website during the event.

For up-to-date information and chat about all our events please join this 
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Click the relevant button below to download the provisional GPX for the race. The final GPX file will be emailed to all entrants shortly after the entries close for the race. You MUST use the emailed GPX file as it will include any last minute alterations.
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June 2024
Ripon Stinger

Event Date: Saturday 15th June 2024

Starting and finishing in Studley Roger close to the historic city of Ripon with its great cathedral this race mainly follows the Ripon Rowel route  visiting wooded valleys and historic sites such as the spectacular world heritage site of Fountains Abbey and Studley Water gardens.It also takes in the tranquil River Skell's Valley of the Seven Bridges. Other great views are the beautiful St Margaret’s Church and Hackfall woodsThis challenging and beautiful, picturesque route is a worthy addition to our calendar  

Entries Now Open:
Entries Close: Sunday 2nd June 2024
Early Bird Deadline: Thursday 30th November 2023

Distance: 13/20/34/50 miles
Climb: 750/1750/3400/4250 feet

ITRA Points: 0/1/1/2
UTMB: Q20K/Q20K/Q50K/Q50K/

Race Series: Race 6 of 9 (4 of 6 in the 50 mile series)
Maximum Entrants: 200

Event Closes:
22:00

Car Park: Open 06:00 Studley Lane, Studley Roger, Ripon, HG4 3AY. There is a £2 donation to the farmer's charity for use of the car park. PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE VILLAGE

Toilets:
At Registration

Registration: At Studley Roger Village Hall, Studley Lane, Studley Roger, Ripon HG4 3AY ///trappings.concerned.dubbing
06:30 to 07:15 Ultramarathon  
07:15 to 07:45 20 Mile Race        
07:45 to 08:15 Half Marathon

Trackers: All ultramarathon entrants will be supplied with a tracker. Trail race (half marathon and 20 mile) runners can hire a tracker when entering for £15. When you collect your tracker at registration it will already switched on and you will be given instructions on where to carry it. During the race the tracker will show on the
Ripon Stinger 2024 Tracker Screen You can share this link with your friends and family so they can see how you are doing. If you click the podium icon on the tracker screen it will show you each runners ETA at the CPs and their projected finish time based on their current speed. Please note there is a big button on the front of your tracker, if you need emergency help, provided the tracker is in range press it and remain where you are, this ends your race.  

Route: Provisional GPX files of the route and route description are available from the GPX tab on this page. The final version will be emailed to all competitors with the Final Race Instructions the week before the event. You MUST use the email version as this will take into account any last minute diversions.

Taping: We will tape/flag/sign all routes except the 50 mile route the week before the race, however tape can be moved or stolen, so please do not rely solely on it for navigation, but as confirmation of the route.

Start:
07:30 Ultramarathons
08:00 20 Mile Race
08:30 Half Marathon

Kit list: We will not be doing a kit check at registration, but you will be expected to always carry the following as a minimum for your safety. (You are responsible for your own safety). We will be carrying out random kit checks on the course and if you are found not carrying your full kit, you will be disqualified. 
     
*** THIS KIT LIST APPLIES TO ALL DISTANCES ***  
Suitable Bag for all your kit (not a carrier bag!)       
Waterproof Jacket with taped seams.
Enough fluids to get you to the next CP.
Cup to enable you to get drinks at CPs.
Energy Bar/Nutrition.
Survival/Bivvy Bag (not just a sheet).
Whistle.
Mobile phone with race director’s number: Mark 07702 021156 Ryk (07950 008005) stored in it.
PLEASE LEAVE YOUR PHONE ON AT ALL TIMES SO THAT WE CAN CONTACT YOU IF NECESSARY.
Tracker for Ultramarathon (supplied by us) MUST be always worn.
Hat/buff.
Gloves.
Personal First Aid Kit.
Hard copy of the Map/Route description (Details will be sent with final competitor instructions see below)
Head Torch (50 Mile course only).
NB: Dependent on the weather this list may be amended when the final competitor instructions are sent out.

Start:
07:30 Ultramarathons
08:00 20 Mile Race
08:30 Half Marathon

Checkpoints: Here is a rundown of the CPs. There will be water, coke, Fanta, crisps, chocolate and a variety of snacks. There will also be a box for Vegans. If you require this please ask at the CP.

CP1 North Stainley (6.5 miles) ///towels.clock.pairings Open 08:15 Close 10:30
CP2 Masham (14.7 miles) (Ultras Only) ///gears.thousands.hazy Open 10:00 Close 12:30
CP3 Skelding (14.2 miles on the 20 miles, 26.5 on the Ultras) ///sponged.scrapped.respect Open 10:30 Close 16:30
CP4 Studley Roger Village Hall (34 miles – 50 Mile Course only) ///trappings.concerned.dubbing Open 17:45 Close 23:30
CP5 Burton Leonard (42 miles – 50 Mile Course only) ///waistcoat.detection.prices Open 15:30 Close 19:30
Finish: At Studley Roger Village Hall, Studley Lane, Studley Roger, Ripon HG4 3AY ///trappings.concerned.dubbing

Drop Bags: 50 Mile course only. You may leave a drop bag at registration which will be available to you at CP4 when you get back to Studley Roger. It must be no larger than a carrier bag and should be clearly labelled with your name. Alternatively you may return to your car after leaving Studley Roger as the route passes the car park.

Cut - Offs: If you arrive at a CP after it is closed you will be retired from the race.

Support Crews:
You may have a support crew at each CP EXCEPT CP3 Skelding. This is due to a lack of space that we need for our marshals and medic.


Finish: Every finisher receives a medal and an event T-Shirt (unless you opt out). There is home made pie, cheese toasties, 10 bean chilli, (suitable for vegan and Gluten Free) in addition to hot drinks and snacks at the finish.

Final Competitor instructions: These will be emailed to all competitors the week before the event.

Results: Previous results can be found here:
Ripon Stinger Results and will be updated during the event.

Course Records: Can be found here (Please note that courses may vary in route and distance each year)
Course Records

For up-to-date information and chat about all our events please join this 
Facebook Group.


Click the relevant button below to download the provisional GPX for the race. The final GPX file will be emailed to all entrants shortly after the entries close for the race. You MUST use the emailed GPX file as it will include any last minute alterations.

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July 2024
Destiny 200

Event Date: Thursday 4th July 2024 to Sunday 7th July 2024

Following The Dales Way from Bowness-on-Windermere via Burneside, Sedbergh, Dent, Camhouses, Outershaw, Beckermonds, Buckden, Kettlewell Grassington, Burnsall, Bolton Abbey & Addingham to Ilkley then picking up on the Dales Way Link to Saltaire and Bradford Cathedral then returning to Saltaire to the Start of the Dales High Way, which then goes to Addingham, Skipton, Settle, over Ingleborough & the Shoulder of Whernside into Dent, Sedbergh, over the Howgills (via The Calf), Wath, Great Asby, Appleby-in-Westmoreland. Then the twist in the tail up to the awesome High Cup Nick before returning to Appleby for an epic journey. Eighty-Two hours to complete 200 miles of the most breathtaking views and brutal trails England has to offer with over 25000ft of ascent! It is the epitome of Beauty and the Beast. Your Destiny awaits...

Entries Now Open:
Entries Close: Thursday 20th June 2024
Early Bird Deadline (1): Sunday 31st December 2023
Early Bird Deadline (2): Sunday 31st March 2024

Distance: 200 Miles
Climb: 25000 feet

ITRA Points: 6
UTMB: Q100M

Race Series: N/A
Maximum Entrants: 50

Event Closes: 19:30 Sunday 7th July 2024

Car Park: N/A

Registration: The Glebe, Bowness-on-Windermere

Trackers: All entrants will be supplied with a tracker. When you collect your tracker at registration it will already switched on and you will be given instructions on where to carry it. During the race the tracker will show on the
Destiny 200 Tracker Screen You can share this link with your friends and family so they can see how you are doing. If you click the podium icon on the tracker screen it will show you each runners ETA at the CPs and their projected finish time based on their current speed. Please note there is a big button on the front of your tracker, if you need emergency help, provided the tracker is in range press it and remain where you are, this ends your race.  

Route: Provisional GPX files of the route and route description are available from the GPX tab on this page. The final version will be emailed to all competitors with the Final Race Instructions the week before the event. You MUST use the email version as this will take into account any last minute diversions.

Taping: This event is NOT taped. For the most part it is a waymarked trail. It follows the Dales Way from Bowness-on-Windermere to Ilkley then the Dales Way Link to Bradford Cathedral. It then returns to Saltaire on the Dales Way Link and follows the Dales High Way to Appleby-in-Westmoreland where it then does a bespoke loop around High Cup Nick.

Kit list: We will not be doing a kit check at registration, but you will be expected to always carry the following as a minimum for your safety. (You are responsible for your own safety). We will be carrying out random kit checks on the course and if you are found not carrying your full kit, you will be disqualified. 

Suitable Bag for all your kit (not a carrier bag!)                           
Waterproof Jacket with taped seams.
Spare base layer
Enough fluids to get you to the next CP.
Cup to enable you to get drinks at CPs.
Energy Bar/Nutrition.
Survival/Bivvy Bag (not just a sheet).
Whistle.
Mobile phone with race director’s number: Mark 07702 021156 Ryk (07950 008005) stored in it.
PLEASE LEAVE YOUR PHONE ON AT ALL TIMES SO THAT WE CAN CONTACT YOU IF NECESSARY.
Tracker for Ultramarathon (supplied by us) MUST be always worn.
Hat/buff.
Gloves.
Personal First Aid Kit.
Hard copy of the Map/Route description (Details will be sent with final competitor instructions see below)
Head Torch
Charging Cable for Phone and Power Bank.
NB: Dependent on the weather this list may be amended when the final competitor instructions are sent out.

Start:
08:30 Brantfell Road, Bowness-on-Windermere (15 minute walk from Registration)

Checkpoints: (TBC) Each checkpoint has water, coke, energy bars & crisps. There will three CPs with Hot Food and places to sleep

Cut - Offs: If you arrive at a CP after it is closed you will be retired from the race.

Support Crews: Please ensure any support crews avoid official CPs, this is due to lack of space. Anyone breaking this rule will result in their runner being disqualified. If you have a support crew there are plenty of other places to meet you on the route. This is either due to a lack of space that we need for our marshals and medic or it is private property.

Finish: Every finisher receives a medal and an event T-Shirt and Framed Certificate. 

Final Competitor instructions: These will be emailed to all competitors the week before the event.

Results: Previous results can be found here:
Destiny 200 Results and will be updated during the event.

Course Record: N/A

For up-to-date information and chat about all our events please join this 
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Click the relevant button below to download the provisional GPX for the race. The final GPX file will be emailed to all entrants shortly after the entries close for the race. You MUST use the emailed GPX file as it will include any last minute alterations.

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July 2024
Dales Way Ultramarathon

Event Date: Thursday 4th July 2024 to Friday 5th July 2024

Setting off from the shores of Windermere in the Lake District, this ultramarathon takes place on arguably the most beautiful trail in the country, the iconic Dales Way. The route stays mainly in the Yorkshire Dales National Park once it leaves Cumbria and largely follows the path of the River Wharfe as it winds its way through the Dales. Runners travel over moors, across limestone pavements and through deep valleys, passing Dent, Buckden, Kettlewell, Grassington and Burnsall on the way. Major sights include the The Howgills, the Yorkshire Three Peaks and Ilkley Moor, as well as the beautiful Lune Valley, Dentdale, Camhouses and Bolton Abbey.

Entries Now Open:
Entries Close: Thursday 20th June 2024
Early Bird Deadline: Thursday 30th November 2023

Distance: 82 Miles
Climb: 7500 feet

UTMB Points: 4
ITRA: Q100K

Race Series: N/A
Maximum Entrants: 100

Event Closes: Friday 5th July 18:30

Car Park: There is an event car park at the Finish (See below for location)

Bus: There is a bus available from the Finish to the Start on the morning of the event. This can be booked when registering.

Registration:
Bowness-on-Windermere (The Glebe) from 07:15 – 08:15 Those coming by bus will be registered on the bus. LA23 3HE

Trackers: All entrants will be supplied with a tracker. When you collect your tracker at registration it will already switched on and you will be given instructions on where to carry it. During the race the tracker will show on the
Dales Way 2024 Tracker Screen You can share this link with your friends and family so they can see how you are doing. If you click the podium icon on the tracker screen it will show you each runners ETA at the CPs and their projected finish time based on their current speed. Please note there is a big button on the front of your tracker, if you need emergency help, provided the tracker is in range press it and remain where you are, this ends your race.

Route: Provisional GPX files of the route and route description are available from the GPX tab on this page. The final version will be emailed to all competitors with the Final Race Instructions the week before the event. You MUST use the email version as this will take into account any last minute diversions.

Taping: We will NOT be marking this route as it follows the waymarked route of the Dales Way.

Kit list: We will not be doing a kit check at registration, but you will be expected to always carry the following as a minimum for your safety. (You are responsible for your own safety). We will be carrying out random kit checks on the course and if you are found not carrying your full kit, you will be disqualified.  

Suitable Bag for all your kit (not a carrierbag!)                           
Waterproof Jacket with taped seams.
Spare base layer
Enough fluids to get you to the next CP.
Cup to enable you to get drinks at CPs.
Energy Bar/Nutrition.
Survival/Bivvy Bag (not just a sheet).
Whistle.
Mobile phone with race director’s number: Mark 07702 021156 Ryk (07950 008005) stored in it.
PLEASE LEAVE YOUR PHONE ON AT ALL TIMES SO THAT WE CAN CONTACT YOU IF NECESSARY.
Tracker for Ultramarathon (supplied by us) MUST be always worn.
Hat/buff.
Gloves.
Personal First Aid Kit.
Hard copy of the Map/Route description (Details will be sent with final competitor instructions see below)
Head Torch
Charging Cable for Phone and Power Bank.
NB: Dependent on the weather this list may be amended when the final competitor instructions are sent out.

Start:
08:30 Bowness-on-Windermere (Field at top of Brantfell Road) LA23 3AD

Checkpoints (TBC): Each checkpoint has water, coke, energy bars & crisps.
CP1: Garnet Fold (Roadside) : 11.5 miles) Open 10:00 Close 12:30 NO TOILETS – SNACKS – WATER – SOFT DRINKS
*** NO SUPPORT VEHICLES/SPECTATORS PERMITTED ***
CP2: Sedbergh (Roadside)  (24miles) Opens 12:45 Close 16:15 NO TOILETS – SNACKS – WATER – SOFT DRINKS
*** NO SUPPORT VEHICLES/SPECTATORS PERMITTED ***
CP3: Sportsman's Arms Dent  (34 miles) Open 14:00 Close 19:45 FREE TOILETS – SNACKS – WATER – SOFT DRINKS – HOT DRINKS – SANDWICHES
CP4: Gearstones (Cottage) LA6 3AS (40 miles) Open 15:30 Close Sat 23:59FREE TOILETS – SNACKS – HOT FOOD – WATER – SOFT DRINKS – HOT DRINKS (Drop Bag).*** NO SUPPORT VEHICLES/SPECTATORS PERMITTED ***
CP5: Buckden (National Park Car Park) BD23 5JA (52 miles) Open 17:45 Close Sun 07:00 FREE TOILETS – SNACKS – WATER – SOFT DRINKS
CP6: Grassington (National Park Car Park) BD23 5DG (63 miles) Open 19:45 Close Sun 12:00 20p TOILETS – SNACKS – WATER – SOFT DRINKS
CP7: Bolton Abbey (Gazebo opposite the Cavendish Pavillion) BD23 6AW (73 miles) Open 21:30 Close Sun 15:30
*** SUPPORT VEHICLES/SPECTATORS ONLY PERMITTED DURING SUNDAY DURING ESTATE OPENING TIMES***
FREE TOILETS – SNACKS – WATER – SOFT DRINKS Please note Bolton Abbey is closed to vehicles between 9pm and 9am, during these times support vehicles/spectators should go to Bardon Bridge where there is a small roadside car park but no toilets.

CP2, CP6 and CP7 are on the Dales Way, all other CPs will be signed from the Dales Way and you must retrace your steps to re-join the Dales Way.

Cut - Offs: If you arrive at a CP after it is closed you will be retired from the race.

Support Crews: Please ensure any support crews avoid official CPs. Anyone breaking this rule will result in their runner being disqualified. If you have a support crew there are plenty of other places to meet you on the route. This is either due to a lack of space that we need for our marshals and medic or it is private property.

Finish: Ilkley (Marquee on Tennis and Squash Club field). LS29 0QL (80 miles). Open 22:00 Close Sun 20:30.FREE TOILETS – SNACKS – HOT FOOD – WATER – SOFT DRINKS – HOT DRINKS – SHOWERS (daytime only). Every finisher receives a medal and an event T-Shirt.

Please note the Dales Way ends about half a mile past the Finish, you must go past the finish to the end and then come back to the finish for your time.

Final Competitor instructions: These will be emailed to all competitors the week before the event.

Results: Previous results can be found here:
Dales Way Results and will be updated during the event.

Course Record: Can be found here (Please note that courses may vary in route and distance each year)
Course Records

For up-to-date information and chat about all our events please join this 
Facebook Group.

Click the relevant button below to download the provisional GPX for the race. The final GPX file will be emailed to all entrants shortly after the entries close for the race. You MUST use the emailed GPX file as it will include any last minute alterations.
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July 2024
Dales High Way Ultramarathon

Event Date: Saturday 6th July 2024 to Sunday 7th July 2024

Take in the gorgeous Dales vistas from on high.
With around 14,000ft of climb and 90 miles long, this ultramarathon trail race along the Dales High Way long-distance walking path will challenge your limits like no other. Starting in the Victorian workers ’ village of Saltaire and culminating in Appleby-in-Westmorland in Cumbria, the route roughly runs parallel to the Settle and Carlisle Railway and takes in iconic Dales locations such as the Ribblehead Viaduct, Ingleborough (one of the Yorkshire Three Peaks), the market towns of Settle, Dent and Sedbergh, as well as traversing the majestic Howgills. A punishing 14-mile loop with an extra 2,000ft of climb to High Cup Nick (one of the best views in England) can be added for those looking to round up to a 100-plus miler.

Entries Now Open:
Entries Close:
Thursday 20th June 2024
Early Bird Deadline:
Thursday 30th November 2023

Distances: 
90/104 miles
Climb:  
14600/16600 feet

ITRA Points: 
5/6
UTMB:
Q100M/Q100M

Race Series:
N/A
Maximum Entrants: 
100

Event Closes: 
18:00 Sunday 7th July 2024

Car Park: 
On street parking in Saltaire

Toilets: Saltaire Methodist Church

Registration:
From 05:30 at Saltaire Methodist Church, Saltaire Road, Shipley, West Yorkshire BD18 3HJ

Trackers: All entrants will be supplied with a tracker. When you collect your tracker at registration it will already switched on and you will be given instructions on where to carry it. During the race the tracker will show on the Dales High Way 2024 Tracker Screen You can share this link with your friends and family so they can see how you are doing. If you click the podium icon on the tracker screen it will show you each runners ETA at the CPs and their projected finish time based on their current speed. Please note there is a big button on the front of your tracker, if you need emergency help, provided the tracker is in range press it and remain where you are, this ends your race.  

Route: Provisional GPX files of the route and route description are available from the GPX tab on this page. The final version will be emailed to all competitors with the Final Race Instructions the week before the event. You MUST use the email version as this will take into account any last minute diversions.

Taping: We will NOT be marking this route as it follows the waymarked route of the Dales High Way.


Kit list: We will not be doing a kit check at registration, but you will be expected to always carry the following as a minimum for your safety. (You are responsible for your own safety). We will be carrying out random kit checks on the course and if you are found not carrying your full kit, you will be disqualified. 

Suitable Bag for all your kit (not a carrier bag!)                           
Waterproof Jacket with taped seams.
Spare base layer
Enough fluids to get you to the next CP.
Cup to enable you to get drinks at CPs.
Energy Bar/Nutrition.
Survival/Bivvy Bag (not just a sheet).
Whistle.
Mobile phone with race director’s number: Mark 07702 021156 Ryk (07950 008005) stored in it.
PLEASE LEAVE YOUR PHONE ON AT ALL TIMES SO THAT WE CAN CONTACT YOU IF NECESSARY.
Tracker for Ultramarathon (supplied by us) MUST be always worn.
Hat/buff.
Gloves.
Personal First Aid Kit.
Hard copy of the Map/Route description (Details will be sent with final competitor instructions see below)
Head Torch
Charging Cable for Phone and Power Bank.
NB: Dependent on the weather this list may be amended when the final competitor instructions are sent out.

Start:
06:00 from Victoria Hall, Victoria Road, Saltaire, Shipley, BD18 3JS


Checkpoints (TBC) : Each checkpoint has water, coke, energy bars & crisps.
START: Saltaire (Victoria Hall) 
CP1: Addingham (12.5 miles) Open 08:30 Close 11:00
CP2: Hetton (25 miles) Open 10:00 Close 13:30
CP3: Malham Tarn (30 miles) Open 11:00 Close 15:00
CP4: Feizor (40 miles) Open 13:30 Close 18:30 (HOT DRINKS)
CP5: Chapel le Dale (50.5 miles) Open 16:00 Close 22:00 (DROP BAG) (HOT FOOD)
CP6: Dent (61 miles) Open 17:30 to Sun 02:00 (HOT DRINKS)
CP7: Wath (75 miles) Open 21:30 Close Sun 13:00 (DROP BAG) (HOT DRINKS)
CP8: Great Asby (83 miles) Open 23:00 to Sun 18:00 (HOT DRINKS)

Cut - Offs: If you arrive at a CP after it is closed you will be retired from the race.

Finish 90 Miles: 
Appleby Moot Hall (Tourist Information Centre) CA16 6XE (90 miles) Open midnight to Sun 18:00 (DROP BAG)

Finish 104 Miles: 
Appleby Moot Hall CA16 6XE (104 miles) Open midnight to Sun 18:00 (DROP BAG)

Finish:
A Hot Drink and Hot Food awaits you in the Market Hall next to the Moot Hall. Every finisher receives a medal and an event T-Shirt and a Framed Certificate. 

Route: Provisional GPX files of the route and route description are available from the GPX tab on this page. The final version will be emailed to all competitors shortly after entries close, you MUST use the email version as this will take into account any last minute diversions.

Support Crews: Please ensure any support crews avoid official CPs, this is due to lack of space. Anyone breaking this rule will result in their runner being disqualified. If you have a support crew there are plenty of other places to meet you on the route. This is either due to a lack of space that we need for our marshals and medic or it is private property.

Final Competitor instructions: These will be emailed to all competitors the week before the event.

Results: Previous results can be found here:
Dales High Way Results and will be updated during the event.

Course Records: Can be found here (Please note that courses may vary in route and distance each year)
Course Records

For up-to-date information and chat about all our events please join this 
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Click the relevant button below to download the provisional GPX for the race. The final GPX file will be emailed to all entrants shortly after the entries close for the race. You MUST use the emailed GPX file as it will include any last minute alterations.
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Young man running up to the brow of a hill during an ultramarathon race.

August 2024
Six Dales Trail Race & Ultramarathon

Event Date: Saturday 3rd August 2024

To Pateley Bridge … and back again.
This challenging trail race (formerly A Bridge Too Far) takes runners from the market town of Otley to the market town of Pateley Bridge along the gorgeous, undulating Six Dales Trail. Passing Swinsty, Fewston and Thruscross Reservoirs, no two views are the same on this race, despite the course being on an ‘out and back’ route. Half marathon to ultramarathon distances.

Entries Now Open:
Entries Close:
Sunday 21st July 2024
Early Bird Deadline: Sunday 31st December 2023

Distances: 13/20/32/50 miles
Climb: 1700/2500/3800/5400 feet

ITRA Points: 1/1/2/3
UTMB: Q20K/Q20K/Q50K/Q50K

Race Series: Race 7 of 9 (5 of 6 in the 50 mile series)
Maximum Entrants: 200

Event Closes: 22:00

Car Park: Opens 06:30. Craftsman Tools Car Park (owned by William Sinclair Stationers in Otley– both have kindly allowed us to use it for the race). It is located at the end of Bremner Street off the A659 Pool Road LS21 1JD.
DO NOT USE THE RUGBY CLUB CARPARK - EVEN FOR DROPPING OFF.

Registration: Otley Cricket Club Pavillion Cross Green, Otley, LS21 1HE
Ultramarathons: 06:30 to 07:00
Half Marathon & 20 Miles: 07:00 to 07:30

Trackers: All ultramarathon entrants will be supplied with a tracker. Trail race (half marathon and 20 mile) runners can hire a tracker when entering for £15. When you collect your tracker at registration it will already switched on and you will be given instructions on where to carry it. During the race the tracker will show on the
6 Dales Way 2024 Tracker Screen You can share this link with your friends and family so they can see how you are doing. If you click the podium icon on the tracker screen it will show you each runners ETA at the CPs and their projected finish time based on their current speed. Please note there is a big button on the front of your tracker, if you need emergency help, provided the tracker is in range press it and remain where you are, this ends your race.  

Route: Provisional GPX files of the route and route description are available from the GPX tab on this page. The final version will be emailed to all competitors with the Final Race Instructions the week before the event. You MUST use the email version as this will take into account any last minute diversions.

Taping: We will tape/flag/sign all routes except the 50 mile route the week before the race, however tape can be moved or stolen, so please do not rely solely on it for navigation, but as confirmation of the route.

Kit list: We will not be doing a kit check at registration, but you will be expected to always carry the following as a minimum for your safety. (You are responsible for your own safety). We will be carrying out random kit checks on the course and if you are found not carrying your full kit, you will be disqualified.  

*** THIS KIT LIST APPLIES TO ALL DISTANCES ***                         
Suitable Bag for all your kit (not a carrier bag!)  
Waterproof Jacket with taped seams.
Enough fluids to get you to the next CP.
Cup to enable you to get drinks at CPs.
Energy Bar/Nutrition.
Survival/Bivvy Bag (not just a sheet).
Whistle.
Mobile phone with race director’s number: Mark 07702 021156 Ryk (07950 008005) stored in it.
PLEASE LEAVE YOUR PHONE ON AT ALL TIMES SO THAT WE CAN CONTACT YOU IF NECESSARY.
Tracker for Ultramarathon (supplied by us) MUST be always worn.
Hat/buff.
Gloves.
Personal First Aid Kit.
Hard copy of the Map/Route description (Details will be sent with final competitor instructions see below)
Head Torch (50 Mile course only).
NB: Dependent on the weather this list may be amended when the final competitor instructions are sent out.

Start: (From Wharfemeadows Park - 10 minute walk from car park)
07:30 Ultramarathons
08:00 20 Miles & Half Marathon

Checkpoints:
Please visit all checkpoints/Timing Points on your route ordisqualification/time penalties may be incurred. There is water, coke and Fanta (but no cups – you must provide your own), Crisps and energy bars. There will also be a box for Vegans. If you require this please ask at the CP.

Please see below for which CPs you should visit and in which order. 

Half Marathon CP1 ONLY
20 Mile Course CP2 CP7
32 Mile Course CP2 CP3 CP6 CP7
50 Mile Course CP2 CP3 CP4 CP5 CP6 CP7  

CP1: Lindley Bridge: 6.7(HM) Miles OPEN 09:00 CLOSE 10:00 ///latches.certainly.adults
CP2: Blubberhouses: out 11(20/32/50) Miles OPEN 09:00 CLOSE14:00 ///grasp.dish.tungsten
This CP is inside St.Andrew’s Church.
CP3: Heyshaw out 16(32/50) Miles OPEN 10:30 CLOSE 14:30 ///morphing.bricks.robots
CP4: Lofthouse: 25(50) Miles OPEN 12:30 CLOSE 15:00 ///forever.sleeps.blunders
CP5: Heyshaw back: 34(50) Miles OPEN 14:30 CLOSE 17:30 ///morphing.bricks.robots
CP6: Blubberhouses back: 21(32)/39(50) Miles OPEN 09:00 CLOSE 18:30 ///grasp.dish.tungsten
CP7: Dob Park Road: 16(20)/27(32)/45(50) Miles OPEN 11:30CLOSE 15:30 ///patrol.presumes.goose  

If you arrive at a CP after it has closed you will be retired from the race.

Drop Bags: 50 Mile course only. You may leave a non-returnable drop bag at registration which will be transferred to CP4. It must be no larger than a carrier bag and should be clearly labelled with your name.

Cut - Offs: If you arrive at a CP after it is closed you will be retired from the race.

Support Crews: Please ensure any support crews avoid official CPs. Anyone breaking this rule will result in their runner being disqualified. If you have a support crew there are plenty of other places to meet you on the route.

Courses Close: 21:30

Support Crews: Please ensure any support crews avoid official CPs. Anyone breaking this rule will result in their runner being disqualified. If you have a support crew there are plenty of other places to meet you on the route. This is due to a lack of space that we need for our marshals and medic.

Finish: Otley Methodist Church, Rear Entrance, Walkergate, Otley, LS21 1HB. ///hippy.original.monorail
At the finish there will be hot food and drinks, vegan and GF options available.
PLEASE NOTE DOGS ARE NOT PERMITTED IN THE CHURCH. PLEASE ENSURE YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY KNOW THIS.

Finish: Every finisher receives a medal and an event T-Shirt (unless you opt out). There is home made pie, cheese toasties, 10 bean chilli, (suitable for vegan and Gluten Free) in addition to hot drinks and snacks at the finish.

Final Competitor instructions: These will be emailed to all competitors the week before the event.

Results: Previous results can be found here:
6 Dales Trail Results and will be updated during the event.

Course Records:
Can be found here (Please note that courses may vary in route and distance each year)
Course Records

For up-to-date information and chat about all our events please join this 
Facebook Group.

Click the relevant button below to download the provisional GPX for the race. The final GPX file will be emailed to all entrants shortly after the entries close for the race. You MUST use the emailed GPX file as it will include any last minute alterations.

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Man and woman running together during an ultramarathon in hilly woodland.

September 2024
Yorkshire Reservoir Dogs Trail Race & Ultramarathon

Event Date: Saturday 7th September 2024

The one that's close to water, perfect for beginners.
On a route devised by the Punk Panther team, Reservoir Dogs takes in beautiful waterside vistas as it passes by seven delightful reservoirs. The route takes in Lindley Wood, Swinsty, Fewston and Thruscross reservoirs, before going on to John O’Gaunt, Beaver Dyke and Scargill reservoirs; Eccup reservoir is added to the longer route, while areas of note on the trail include Stainburn Forest and Almscliffe Crag. Half marathon to ultramarathon distances.

Entries Now Open:
Entries Close:
Sunday 25th August 2024
Early Bird Deadline: Sunday 31st December 2023

Distances: 13/20/32/50 miles
Climb:  1400/1900/3500/4600 feet

ITRA Points: 1/1/2/3
UTMB: Q20K/Q20K/Q50K/Q50K

Race Series: 8 of 9 (6 of 6 in the 50 mile series)
Maximum Entrants: 200

Event Closes: 21:30

Car Park: Opens 06:15. Craftsman Tools Car Park (owned by William Sinclair Stationers in Otley – both have kindly allowed us to use it for the race). It is located at the end of Bremner Street off the A659 Pool Road LS21 1JD ///judges.puncture.sofa

Registration: Otley Methodist Church, Rear Entrance, Walkergate, Otley, LS21 1HB. ///hippy.original.monorail 06:30 to 07:30.
Ultramarathons: 06:30 to 07:00
20 Mile and Half Marathon: 07:00 to 07:30
PLEASE NOTE DOGS ARE NOT PERMITTED AT REGISTRATION IN THE CHURCH.

Trackers: All ultramarathon entrants will be supplied with a tracker. Trail race (half marathon and 20 mile) runners can hire a tracker when entering for £15. When you collect your tracker at registration it will already switched on and you will be given instructions on where to carry it. During the race the tracker will show on the
Yorkshire Reservoir Dogs 2023 Tracker Screen You can share this link with your friends and family so they can see how you are doing. If you click the podium icon on the tracker screen it will show you each runners ETA at the CPs and their projected finish time based on their current speed. Please note there is a big button on the front of your tracker, if you need emergency help, provided the tracker is in range press it and remain where you are, this ends your race).  

Route: Provisional GPX files of the route and route description are available from the GPX tab on this page. The final version will be emailed to all competitors with the Final Race Instructions the week before the event. You MUST use the email version as this will take into account any last minute diversions.

Taping: We will tape/flag/sign all routes except the 50 mile route the week before the race, however tape can be moved or stolen, so please do not rely solely on it for navigation, but as confirmation of the route.

Kit list: We will not be doing a kit check at registration, but you will be expected to always carry the following as a minimum for your safety. (You are responsible for your own safety). We will be carrying out random kit checks on the course and if you are found not carrying your full kit, you will be disqualified.  
        
*** THIS KIT LIST APPLIES TO ALL DISTANCES ***                 
Suitable Bag for all your kit (not a carrier bag!)          
Waterproof Jacket with taped seams.
Enough fluids to get you to the next CP.
Cup to enable you to get drinks at CPs.
Energy Bar/Nutrition.
Survival/Bivvy Bag (not just a sheet).
Whistle.
Mobile phone with race director’s number: Mark 07702 021156 Ryk (07950 008005) stored in it.
PLEASE LEAVE YOUR PHONE ON AT ALL TIMES SO THAT WE CAN CONTACT YOU IF NECESSARY.
Tracker for Ultramarathon (supplied by us) MUST be always worn.
Hat/buff.
Gloves.
Personal First Aid Kit.
Hard copy of the Map/Route description (Details will be sent with final competitor instructions see below)
Head Torch (50 Mile course only).
NB: Dependent on the weather this list may be amended when the final competitor instructions are sent out.

Start:
(From Wharfemeadows Park – 10-minute walk from Car Park) ///irritable.bribing.heats
Ultramarathons: 07:30
20 Mile and Half Marathon: 08:00

Checkpoints:
Each checkpoint has water, coke, energy bars & crisps.

50 mile Course:
CP1: Blubberhouses (9 miles) and CP2 (after loop) (17 miles) ///workloads.durations.home Open 09:00 Close 14:00
CP3: Stainburn (24 miles) ///inserted.overture.stickler Open 09:00 Close 16:00
CP4: Harewood Bridge (34 miles) ///anyone.songbird.token Open 13:45 Close 17:30
CP5: Cookridge (43 miles) ///soaks.acute.chef Open 15:00 Close 19:45
Finish: Otley Methodist Church, Rear Entrance, Walkergate, Otley,LS21 1HB. ///hippy.original.monorail

32 mile Course:
CP1: Blubberhouses (9 miles) and CP2 (after loop) (17 miles) ///workloads.durations.home Open 09:00 Close 14:00
CP3: Stainburn (24 miles) ///inserted.overture.stickler Open 09:00 Close 16:00
Finish: Otley Methodist Church, Rear Entrance, Walkergate, Otley,LS21 1HB. ///hippy.original.monorail

20 mile Course:
CP1: Swinsty (7.5 miles) ///partied.clinked.pacemaker Open 09:30 Close 10:30
CP2: Stainburn (13 miles) ///inserted.overture.stickler Open 09:00 Close 16:00
Finish: Otley Methodist Church, Rear Entrance, Walkergate, Otley,LS21 1HB. ///hippy.original.monorail

13 mile Course:
CP2: Stainburn (13 miles) ///inserted.overture.stickler Open 09:00 Close 16:00
Finish: Otley Methodist Church, Rear Entrance, Walkergate, Otley,LS21 1HB. ///hippy.original.monorail

Drop Bags: 50 Mile course only. You may leave a non-returnable drop bag at registration which will be transferred to CP3. It must be no larger than a carrier bag and should be clearly labelled with your name.

Cut - Offs: If you arrive at a CP after it is closed you will be retired from the race.

Support Crews: Please ensure any support crews avoid official CPs except Swinsty and Stainburn. Anyone breaking this rule will result in their runner being disqualified. If you have a support crew there are plenty of other places to meet you on the route. This is either due to a lack of space that we need for our marshals and medic or it is private property.

Finish: Every finisher receives a medal and an event T-Shirt (unless you opt out). There is home made pie, cheese toasties, 10 bean chilli, (suitable for vegan and Gluten Free) in addition to hot drinks and snacks at the finish.
PLEASE NOTE DOGS ARE NOT PERMITTED IN THE CHURCH. PLEASE ENSURE YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY KNOW THIS.

Final Competitor instructions: These will be emailed to all competitors the week before the event.

Results: Previous results can be found here:
Yorkshire Reservoir Dogs Results and will be updated during the event.

Course Records: Can be found here (Please note that courses may vary in route and distance each year)
Course Records

For up-to-date information and chat about all our events please join this 
Facebook Group.

Click the relevant button below to download the provisional GPX for the race. The final GPX file will be emailed to all entrants shortly after the entries close for the race. You MUST use the emailed GPX file as it will include any last minute alterations.
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A group of male competitors walking through parkland together during an ultramarathon race.

September 2024
Panther Takes The Hindmost - Elimination Ultramarathon

Event Date: Saturday 28th September 2024

The ultramarathon with only one finisher.
Panther Takes the Hindmost follows similar rules to other elimination races. Following a series of qualifying laps around a 10.5km trail, each subsequent lap sees the person finishing last drop out until the final three face off in a battle to be the last runner standing.

Entries Close: Sunday 17th September 2023

Distance: 10km loops
Climb: 375ft per lap

ITRA Points: From 1 to 6 depending on number of loops
UTMB: No

Race Series: N/A
Maximum Entrants: 30

Event Closes: 09:00 Sunday 1st October 2023

Car Park: Swinsty/Fewston Reservoir, North Lane, LS21 2NP. ///workbench.having.youths
Toilets: In the Car Park

Registration: At the Punk Panther Gazebo by the toilet block in the Car Park from 8.30am

Trackers: N/A

Route: Provisional GPX files of the route and route description are available from the GPX tab on this page. The final version will be emailed to all competitors with the Final Race Instructions the week before the event. You MUST use the email version as this will take into account any last minute diversions.

Taping: We will NOT be marking this route as it is a simple route around the reservoir paths.

Kit list:
N/A

Full Rules
1. Start is from 9.00 am, you may start later if you wish, but you must complete four 10km laps by 2.55pm, when you have finished 4 laps you must rest until the elimination laps start.
2. The route is Clockwise around Swinsty and Fewston Reservoirs on the Reservoir Path nearest to the Reservoirs.
3. During the ‘qualifying laps’ you must report to the Start/Finish each lap so that a record of your time when you complete a lap AND when you start a lap (even if you are going straight back out) otherwise that lap will not be recorded!
4. Elimination Laps start at 3.00pm 4.30pm 6.00pm etc.
5. You may retire at anytime; if during the first half of a lap you decide that you do not wish to complete it simply turn left after Swinsty Reservoir and head back to the car park to complete a half loop.
6. The person who is last to complete each full lap with be taken from the race (those retiring during the lap are not counted).
7. Anyone taking more than 90 minutes to complete a lap will be eliminated.
8. When only 3 runners remain, no further eliminations will be made by unless a runner takes more than 2 hours between completing laps, and each new lap will start 2 hours after the last.
9. The first person to complete 18 laps is the winner, if no one complete 18 laps the person covering the greatest distance will be deemed the winner, in the event of a tie, the first one to complete the same distance will win.
10. All runners competing will get a T-Shirt and a medal. There will be trophies for the first runner only. There are no age or sex categories.
11. All runners are expected to provide their own supplies for the duration of the race. There is no kit requirement, but those expecting to run into the night should have a head torch.

Start: From 09:00

Finish: Every finisher receives a medal and an event T-Shirt.

Final Competitor instructions: These will be emailed to all competitors the week before the event.

Results: Previous results can be found here:
Panther Takes The Hindmost Results and will be updated during the event.

Course Record: Can be found here (Please note that courses may vary in route and distance each year)
Course Records

For up-to-date information and chat about all our events please join this 
Facebook Group.

Click the relevant button below to download the provisional GPX for the race. The final GPX file will be emailed to all entrants shortly after the entries close for the race. You MUST use the emailed GPX file as it will include any last minute alterations.
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October 2024
Nidderdale Way Weekend - Ultramarathon Saturday

Event Date: Saturday 19th October 2023

An ultramarathon with distances for all runners
Ripley Castle, Brimham Rocks, Scar House Reservoir and How Stean Gorge are just four of the iconic Yorkshire locations on this epic ultramarathon trail run along the Nidderdale Way, a 55-mile route set in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Perfect for everyone from those looking to complete a first ultra, to seasoned long-distance running veterans, there is a choice of four different distances, from half a loop to the challenging double.

Entries Close: Sunday 6th October 2024
Early Bird Deadline: Sunday 31st December 2023

Distances: 28/55/83/111 miles
Climb: 3500/7000/10500/14000 feet

ITRA Points: 2/3/5/6
UTMB: Q50K/Q100K/Q100K/Q100M

Maximum Entrants: 200

Event Closes: 19:00 Sunday 20nd October 2023

Car Park: Nidderdale Showground, Pateley Bridge, HG3 5BD ///cross.palace.producers
Toilets: There is a toilet block next to the Event Gazebo in the Car Park

Dogs: Dog Walking is not permitted on the showground as there are Sheep roaming in the field. If you bring a dog they will have to stay in your vehicle, but there is a park opposite to walk them.

Camping/Caravans/Motorhomes: Nidderdale Showground, Pateley Bridge, HG3 5BD ///cross.palace.producers
There is a toilet black and running water, there are no electrical hookups.
Friday Night:
If you wish to stay at the Showground on the Friday Night, please arrive after 6pm. There is an additional charge for this when you register for the event.
Saturday Night: This is included in your entry fee and you are welcome to stay on Saturday night.

Registration: At the Event Gazebo in the Car Park
Friday: From 19:00 to 21:00
Saturday: from 06:00 to 06:45

Trackers: All entrants will be supplied with a tracker. When you collect your tracker at registration it will already switched on and you will be given instructions on where to carry it. During the race the tracker will show on the
Nidderdale Weekend 2024 Saturday Tracker Screen.You can share this link with your friends and family so they can see how you are doing. If you click the podium icon on the tracker screen it will show you each runners ETA at the CPs and their projected finish time based on their current speed. Please note there is a big button on the front of your tracker, if you need emergency help, provided the tracker is in range press it and remain where you are, this ends your race.

Route: Provisional GPX files of the route and route description are available from the GPX tab on this page. The final version will be emailed to all competitors with the Final Race Instructions the week before the event. You MUST use the email version as this will take into account any last minute diversions.

Taping: We will NOT be taping this event as it mainly on the well waymarked Nidderdale Way.

Kit list: We will not be doing a kit check at registration, but you will be expected to always carry the following as a minimum for your safety. (You are responsible for your own safety). We will be carrying out random kit checks on the course and if you are found not carrying your full kit, you will be disqualified. 
         
*** THIS KIT LIST APPLIES TO ALL DISTANCES ***   
Suitable Bag for all your kit (not a carrier bag!)   
Waterproof Jacket with taped seams.
Enough fluids to get you to the next CP.
Cup to enable you to get drinks at CPs.
Energy Bar/Nutrition.
Survival/Bivvy Bag (not just a sheet).
Whistle.
Mobile phone with race director’s number: Mark 07702 021156 Ryk (07950 008005) stored in it.
PLEASE LEAVE YOUR PHONE ON AT ALL TIMES SO THAT WE CAN CONTACT YOU IF NECESSARY.
Tracker for Ultramarathon (supplied by us) MUST be always worn.
Hat/buff.
Gloves.
Personal First Aid Kit.
Hard copy of the Map/Route description (Details will be sent with final competitor instructions see below)
Head Torch
NB: Dependent on the weather this list may be amended when the final competitor instructions are sent out.

Start: From the Car Park at 07:00 (Head Torches Must Be Worn)

Saturday Checkpoints: Each checkpoint has water, coke, energy bars & crisps.
CP1: Birstwith (10 miles) Open 08:30 Close 10:30
CP2: Brimham Hall (21 miles) Open 10:15 Close 14:00
CP3: Pateley Bridge (28 miles) Open 12:00 Close 16:00
CP4: Bouthwaite (33 miles) Open 13:30 Close 23:59
CP5: Scar House Reservoir (41 miles) Open 14:30 Close 22:00
CP6: Bouthwaite (49 miles) Open 11:30 Close 23:59

The Dark Skies races visits CP4 after 6 and 20 miles and CP5 after 14 miles.

For those going round for an extra half or full lap the following will be manned
Ripley (69 miles) Open 18:00 Close Sun 07:00
Scar House Reservoir (95 miles) Open 22:00 Close Sun 15:30
Pateley Bridge will remain open during the whole event until Sunday 19:00.

Pateley Bridge: For those doing more than 28 miles, when you return to Pateley Bridge you must report to the Event Gazebo, you may then return to your car on the event field for as long as you like (or even pop into Pateley Bridge itself), but you must return to the Event Gazebo to let us know that you are going back out on the course.

Drop Bags: 83 & 111 Mile course only. You may leave returnable bags at registration which will be transferred to Ripley and Scar House (111 mile only). It must be no larger than a carrier bag and should be clearly labelled with your name.

Cut - Offs: If you arrive at a CP after it is closed you will be retired from the race.

Support Crews: Please ensure any support crews avoid official CPs except CP4 and CP6. Anyone breaking this rule will result in their runner being disqualified. If you have a support crew there are plenty of other places to meet you on the route. Those doing more than 55 miles can receive support anywhere (within reason!). This is either due to a lack of space that we need for our marshals and medic or it is private property.

Finish: Every finisher receives a medal and an event T-Shirt (unless you opt out). There is carrot and coriander soup, cheese toasties, 10 bean chilli, (suitable for vegan and Gluten Free) in addition to hot drinks and snacks at the finish.

Final Competitor instructions:
These will be emailed to all competitors the week before the event.

Results: Previous results can be found here:
Nidderdale Way Results and will be updated during the event.

Course Records: Can be found here (Please note that courses may vary in route and distance each year)
Course Records

For up-to-date information and chat about all our events please join this 
Facebook Group.

Click the relevant button below to download the provisional GPX for the race. The final GPX file will be emailed to all entrants shortly after the entries close for the race. You MUST use the emailed GPX file as it will include any last minute alterations.
Half Loop GPXFull Loop GPXLoop and a Half GPXDouble Loop GPXMap/Tracker Link
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October 2024
Nidderdale Way Weekend Dark Skies Trail Marathon

Event Date: Saturday 19th October 2024

The Nidderdale Dark Skies Trail Marathon will start at 5pm from Pateley Bridge and will join those doing the full 55 mile Nidderdale Way along the loop to Scar House Reservoir. Starting just before dusk this challenging night time trail marathon is 26.5 miles long with over 3800 ft of climb. Set in the remote Nidderdale Area of Natural Beauty. The car park and event site are located in the Nidderdale Showground in the heart of the lovely market town of Pateley Bridge.

Entries Close: Sunday 6th October 2024
Early Bird Deadline:
Sunday 31st December 2023

Distance: 26.5 miles
Climb: 3800 feet

ITRA Points: 2
UTMB: Q20K

Race Series: N/A
Maximum Entrants: 100

Race Closes: 02:00 Sunday 20th October 2024

Car Park: Nidderdale Showground, Pateley Bridge, HG3 5BD ///cross.palace.producers
Toilets: There is a toilet block next to the Event Gazebo in the Car Park

Dogs: Dog Walking is not permitted on the showground as there are Sheep roaming in the field. If you bring a dog they will have to stay in your vehicle, but there is a park opposite to walk them.

Camping/Caravans/Motorhomes: Nidderdale Showground, Pateley Bridge, HG3 5BD ///cross.palace.producers
There is a toilet black and running water, there are no electrical hookups.
Friday Night:
If you wish to stay at the Showground on the Friday Night, please arrive after 6pm. There is an additional charge for this when you register for the event.
Saturday Night: This is included in your entry fee and you are welcome to stay on Saturday night.

Registration: At the Event Gazebo in the Car Park from 15:00

Trackers: All entrants will be supplied with a tracker. When you collect your tracker at registration it will already switched on and you will be given instructions on where to carry it. During the race the tracker will show on
Nidderdale Weekend Dark Skies 2024 Tracker Screen. You can share this link with your friends and family so they can see how you are doing. If you click the podium icon on the tracker screen it will show you each runners ETA at the CPs and their projected finish time based on their current speed. Please note there is a big button on the front of your tracker, if you need emergency help, provided the tracker is in range press it and remain where you are, this ends your race.

Route: Provisional GPX files of the route and route description are available from the GPX tab on this page. The final version will be emailed to all competitors with the Final Race Instructions the week before the event. You MUST use the email version as this will take into account any last minute diversions. 

Taping: We will NOT be taping this event as it mainly on the well waymarked Nidderdale Way.

Kit list: We will not be doing a kit check at registration, but you will be expected to always carry the following as a minimum for your safety. (You are responsible for your own safety). We will be carrying out random kit checks on the course and if you are found not carrying your full kit, you will be disqualified. 
        
*** THIS KIT LIST APPLIES TO ALL DISTANCES ***  
Suitable Bag for all your kit (not a carrier bag!)      
Waterproof Jacket with taped seams.
Enough fluids to get you to the next CP.
Cup to enable you to get drinks at CPs.
Energy Bar/Nutrition.
Survival/Bivvy Bag (not just a sheet).
Whistle.
Mobile phone with race director’s number: Mark 07702 021156 Ryk (07950 008005) stored in it.
PLEASE LEAVE YOUR PHONE ON AT ALL TIMES SO THAT WE CAN CONTACT YOU IF NECESSARY.
Tracker for Ultramarathon (supplied by us) MUST be always worn.
Hat/buff.
Gloves.
Personal First Aid Kit.
Hard copy of the Map/Route description (Details will be sent with final competitor instructions see below)
Head Torch
NB: Dependent on the weather this list may be amended when the final competitor instructions are sent out.

Start: From the Pateley Bridge Scout Hut (5 minute walk from the Showground) at 17:00

Checkpoints: Each checkpoint has water, coke, energy bars & crisps.
CP5: Bouthwaite (6 & 20 miles) Open 17:30 Close 23:59
CP6: Scar House Reservoir (14 miles) Open 18:30 Close 22:00

Cut - Offs: If you arrive at a CP after it is closed you will be retired from the race.

Support Crews: Please ensure any support crews avoid official CPs except CP6. Anyone breaking this rule will result in their runner being disqualified. If you have a support crew there are plenty of other places to meet you on the route. This is either due to a lack of space that we need for our marshals and medic or it is private property.

Finish: Every finisher receives a medal and an event T-Shirt (unless you opt out). There is carrot and coriander soup, cheese toasties, 10 bean chilli, (suitable for vegan and Gluten Free) in addition to hot drinks and snacks at the finish.

Final Competitor instructions:
These will be emailed to all competitors the week before the event.

Results: Previous results can be found here:
Nidderdale Way Results and will be updated during the event.

Course Record: Can be found here (Please note that courses may vary in route and distance each year)
Course Records

For up-to-date information and chat about all our events please join this 
Facebook Group.

Click the relevant button below to download the provisional GPX for the race. The final GPX file will be emailed to all entrants shortly after the entries close for the race. You MUST use the emailed GPX file as it will include any last minute alterations.
Dark Skies GPXMap/Tracker Link
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October 2024
Nidderdale Way Weekend - Trail Sunday

Event Date: Sunday 20th October 2024

Sunday is trail day. For those looking for a shorter race or a cool down after Saturday.
All the challenging trail races are based on the Northern Section of the Nidderdale Way. All visit the Smelt mines,

The races start from Pateley Bridge, the trail marathon follows the same route as the Dark Skies, but this time in daylight it is 26.5 miles long with over 3800 ft of climb. Set in the remote Nidderdale Area of Natural Beauty. The car park and event site are located in the Nidderdale Showground in the heart of the lovely market town of Pateley Bridge.

Entries Close: Sunday 6th October 2024
Early Bird Deadline:
Sunday 31st December 2023

Sunday Trail Distances: 10km/Half Marathon/20 Miles/26.2 miles
Climb: 1000/1725/2600/3800 feet

ITRA Points: 0/0/1/2
UTMB: -/Q20K/Q20K/Q50K

Race Series: N/A
Maximum Entrants: 200

Event Closes: 19:00 Sunday 20th October 2024

Car Park: Nidderdale Showground, Pateley Bridge, HG3 5BD ///cross.palace.producers

Toilets:
There is a toilet block next to the Event Gazebo in the Car Park

Dogs: Dog Walking is not permitted on the showground as there are Sheep roaming in the field. If you bring a dog they will have to stay in your vehicle, but there is a park opposite to walk them.

Camping/Caravans/Motorhomes: Nidderdale Showground, Pateley Bridge, HG3 5BD ///cross.palace.producers
There is a toilet black and running water, there are no electrical hookups.
Friday Night:
If you wish to stay at the Showground on the Friday Night, please arrive after 6pm. There is an additional charge for this when you register for the event.
Saturday Night: This is included in your entry fee and you are welcome to stay on Saturday night.

Registration: In the Event Gazebo at the Car Park from 07:00

Trackers: All entrants can hire a tracker when entering for £15. When you collect your tracker at registration it will already switched on and you will be given instructions on where to carry it. During the race the tracker will show on the
Nidderdale Weekend Trail Sunday 2024 Tracker Screen. You can share this link with your friends and family so they can see how you are doing. If you click the podium icon on the tracker screen it will show you each runners ETA at the CPs and their projected finish time based on their current speed. Please note there is a big button on the front of your tracker, if you need emergency help, provided the tracker is in range press it and remain where you are, this ends your race.  

Route: Provisional GPX files of the route and route description are available from the GPX tab on this page. The final version will be emailed to all competitors with the Final Race Instructions the week before the event. You MUST use the email version as this will take into account any last minute diversions.

Taping: We will NOT be taping the whole of this event as it mainly on the well waymarked Nidderdale Way. However when it leaves the Nidderdale Way, we will be taping it.

Kit list: We will not be doing a kit check at registration, but you will be expected to always carry the following as a minimum for your safety. (You are responsible for your own safety). We will be carrying out random kit checks on the course and if you are found not carrying your full kit, you will be disqualified. 
    
*** THIS KIT LIST APPLIES TO ALL DISTANCES ***                 
Suitable Bag for all your kit (not a carrier bag!)      
Waterproof Jacket with taped seams.
Enough fluids to get you to the next CP.
Cup to enable you to get drinks at CPs.
Energy Bar/Nutrition.
Survival/Bivvy Bag (not just a sheet).
Whistle.
Mobile phone with race director’s number: Mark 07702 021156 Ryk (07950 008005) stored in it.
PLEASE LEAVE YOUR PHONE ON AT ALL TIMES SO THAT WE CAN CONTACT YOU IF NECESSARY.
Tracker for Ultramarathon (supplied by us) MUST be always worn.
Hat/buff.
Gloves.
Personal First Aid Kit.
Hard copy of the Map/Route description (Details will be sent with final competitor instructions see below)
NB: Dependent on the weather this list may be amended when the final competitor instructions are sent out.

Start: From the Pateley Bridge Scout Hut (5 mins Walk from the showground) at 08:00.

Checkpoints: Each checkpoint has water, coke, energy bars & crisps.
CP5: Bouthwaite (6 & 20 miles) Open 08:30 Close 15:00
CP6: Scar House Reservoir (14 miles) Open 9:30 Close 13:00 (only on the Trail Marathon Course)

Pateley Bridge will remain open during the whole event until Sunday 19:00.

Cut - Offs: If you arrive at a CP after it is closed you will be retired from the race.

Support Crews: Please ensure any support crews avoid official CPs except CP6. Anyone breaking this rule will result in their runner being disqualified. If you have a support crew there are plenty of other places to meet you on the route. This is either due to a lack of space that we need for our marshals and medic or it is private property.

Finish: Every finisher receives a medal and an event T-Shirt (unless you opt out). There is carrot and coriander soup, cheese toasties, 10 bean chilli, (suitable for vegan and Gluten Free) in addition to hot drinks and snacks at the finish.

Final Competitor instructions:
These will be emailed to all competitors the week before the event.

Results: Previous results can be found here:
Nidderdale Way Results and will be updated during the event.

Course Records: Can be found here (Please note that courses may vary in route and distance each year)
Course Records

For up-to-date information and chat about all our events please join this 
Facebook Group.

Click the relevant button below to download the provisional GPX for the race. The final GPX file will be emailed to all entrants shortly after the entries close for the race. You MUST use the emailed GPX file as it will include any last minute alterations.
10K GPXHalf Marathon GPX20 Mile GPXTrail Marathon GPXMap/Tracker Link
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November 2024
Wharfedale Skyline Trail Race & Ultramarathon

Event Date: Saturday 16th November 2024

As the days draw in and the Punk Panther Series comes to a close, the distances get shorter making this Punk Panther devised route perfect for those either starting their trail running journey, looking to add speed to shorter runs or anyone who just enjoys the camaraderie of a race. The route closely hugs the hills around Otley, Ilkley and Guiseley with runners being challenged by Otley Chevin’s Surprise View, the famed Cow and Calf Rocks in Ilkley and beautiful Lindley Wood Reservoir. Half marathon to ultramarathon distances

Entries Close:  Sunday 27th October 2024
Early Bird Deadline: Sunday 31st December 2023

Distances: 13/20/35 miles
Climb:  1700/2800/4800 feet

ITRA Points: 1/1/2
UTMB: Q20K/Q20K/Q50K

Race Series: Race 9 of 9
Maximum Entrants: 200 

Event Closes: 20:00

Car Park: Open 6am: If you are coming by car, please park in the event car park. Craftsman Tools Car Park: (owned by William Sinclair Stationers in Otley – both have kindly allowed us to use it for the race).  It is located at the end of Bremner Street off the A659 Pool Road LS21 1JD (opposite ASDA). What 3 Words///judges.puncture.sofa.  
DO NOT USE THE RUGBY CLUB CARPARK - EVEN FOR DROPPING OFF.

Toilets:
There will be portable toilets outside the Car Park. Please use these early to avoid large queues building up which may delay your start.

Registration:
06:15 to 07:00 Ultramarathon   
07:00 to 07:30 20 Mile Race & Half Marathon    
Please ensure that you register in your time window and no tbefore. Otley Cricket Club Pavilion, Cross Green, Otley, LS21 1HE (opposite Bremner Street) ///obtain.unpacked.chest. The cricket club is round to the right at the end of the first car park through the rugby club gate then go through the cricket club gates in the far corner. Please go to the registration desk for your distance and collectyour tracker (ultrarunners only – unless you have ordered one) and race number.
PLEASE NOTE DOGS ARE NOT PERMITTED AT REGISTRATION IN THE CLUBHOUSE.


Trackers: All ultramarathon entrants will be supplied with a tracker. Trail race (half marathon and 20 mile) runners can hire a tracker when entering for £15. When you collect your tracker at registration it will already switched on and you will be given instructions on where to carry it. During the race the tracker will show on the
Wharfedale Skyline 2023 Tracker Screen You can share this link with your friends and family so they can see how you are doing. If you click the podium icon on the tracker screen it will show you each runners ETA at the CPs and their projected finish time based on their current speed. Please note there is a big button on the front of your tracker, if you need emergency help, provided the tracker is in range press it and remain where you are, this ends your race.  

Route: Provisional GPX files of the route and route description are available from the GPX tab on this page. The final version will be emailed to all competitors with the Final Race Instructions the week before the event. You MUST use the email version as this will take into account any last minute diversions.

Taping: We will tape/flag/sign all routes the week before the race, however tape can be moved or stolen, so please do not rely solely on it for navigation, but as confirmation of the route.

Kit list: We will not be doing a kit check at registration, but you will be expected to always carry the following as a minimum for your safety. (You are responsible for your own safety). We will be carrying out random kit checks on the course and if you are found not carrying your full kit, you will be disqualified.  
       
*** THIS KIT LIST APPLIES TO ALL DISTANCES ***                 
Suitable Bag for all your kit (not a carrier bag!)   
Waterproof Jacket with taped seams.
Enough fluids to get you to the next CP.
Cup to enable you to get drinks at CPs.
Energy Bar/Nutrition.
Survival/Bivvy Bag (not just a sheet).
Whistle.
Mobile phone with race director’s number: Mark 07702 021156 Ryk (07950 008005) stored in it.
PLEASE LEAVE YOUR PHONE ON AT ALL TIMES SO THAT WE CAN CONTACT YOU IF NECESSARY.
Tracker for Ultramarathon (supplied by us) MUST be always worn.
Hat/buff.
Gloves.
Personal First Aid Kit.
Hard copy of the Map/Route description (Details will be sent with final competitor instructions see below)
Head Torch (35 Mile course only).
NB: Dependent on the weather this list may be amended when the final competitor instructions are sent out.

Start:
07:30 Ultramarathons: Race Brief 07:25
08:00 20 Mile Race & Half Marathon: Race Brief 07:55
From Station Top Otley (Off East Chevin Road) Nearest postcode is LS21 3HF. ///legal.hint.saved. Signed from Registration and about half a mile (10 minutes). A Race Director will be leaving Registration at 07:05 and 07:35 to walk up to the start, you may wish to join them.

Checkpoints: Each checkpoint has water, coke, energy bars & crisps.
Timing Points (TP): These are on the course and you must pass through them. Failure to do so will result in a time penalty or disqualification.

TP1: Cookridge (5.5 miles) Timing Point only ///sadly.fans.leaps
CP1: Yeadon Tarn (9.5 miles) Open 09:00 Close 10:30 ///acute.verse.dice
CP2: Menston (16 miles) Open 10:30 Close 12:00 ///snapper.deflated.flickers
TP2: Cow and Calf Rock (20 miles) Timing Point Only ///generated.rapport.splat
CP3: Denton (22 miles) Open 11:30 Close 14:00 ///steaming.hydration.payer
CP4: Norwood Methodist Church (28 miles) Open 12.30 Close 16:00 ///clock.jugs.rainwater
Finish: Otley Cricket Club Pavilion, (35 miles) Open 13.30 Close 19:30 ///obtain.unpacked.chest.

Cut - Offs: If you arrive at a CP after it is closed you will be retired from the race.

Support Crews: Please ensure any support crews avoid official CPs except CP1. Anyone breaking this rule will result in their runner being disqualified. If you have a support crew there are plenty of other places to meet you on the route. This is due to a lack of space that we need for our marshals and medic.

Finish: Every finisher receives a medal and an event T-Shirt (unless you opt out). There is home made pie, cheese toasties, 10 bean chilli, (suitable for vegan and Gluten Free) in addition to hot drinks and snacks at the finish.
PLEASE NOTE DOGS ARE NOT PERMITTED AT THE FINISH IN THE CLUBHOUSE.

Final Competitor instructions: These will be emailed to all competitors the week before the event.

Results: Previous results can be found here:
Wharfedale Skyline Results and will be updated during the event.

Course Records: Can be found here (Please note that courses may vary in route and distance each year)
Course Records

For up-to-date information and chat about all our events please join this 
Facebook Group.

Click the relevant button below to download the provisional GPX for the race. The final GPX file will be emailed to all entrants shortly after the entries close for the race. You MUST use the emailed GPX file as it will include any last minute alterations.
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December 2024
Christmas Cracker! Catch The Panther Handicap Ultramarathon & Trail Race

Event Date: Saturday 7th December 2024

The ultramarathon where anyone can win
Set on a mystery route that can change every year, Catch the Panther sees the slowest runners start first with subsequent starting positions based on the participants ' average pace in other Punk Panther races. The person who starts first is the person with the slowest average pace – can they be caught before they reach Otley? As well as race prizes there are awards for fancy dress.


Entries Close:
Sunday 24th November 2024
Early Bird Deadline: n/a

Distance:
 19/32 miles
Climb:  2060/3645 feet

ITRA Points: 1/2
UTMB: Q20K/Q50K

Race Series: No
Maximum Entrants: 100

Event Closes: 18:00

Car Park: Opens 05:30 Craftsman Tools Car Park (owned by William Sinclair Stationers in Otley – both have kindly allowed us to use it for the race).  It is located at the end of Bremner Street off the A659 Pool Road LS21 1JD. ///judges.puncture.sofa

Toilets:
At Registration

Registration: Otley Methodist Church, Rear Entrance, Walkergate, Otley, LS21 1HB. ///hippy.original.monorail
From 05:45

PLEASE NOTE DOGS ARE NOT PERMITTED AT REGISTRATION IN THE CHURCH.

Trackers: All ultramarathon entrants will be supplied with a tracker. Trail race (19 Mile) runners can hire a tracker when entering for £15. When you collect your tracker at registration it will already switched on and you will be given instructions on where to carry it. During the race the tracker will show on the
Christmas Cracker 2023 Tracker Screen You can share this link with your friends and family so they can see how you are doing. If you click the podium icon on the tracker screen it will show you each runners ETA at the CPs and their projected finish time based on their current speed. Please note there is a big button on the front of your tracker, if you need emergency help, provided the tracker is in range press it and remain where you are, this ends your race.  

Route: Provisional GPX files of the route and route description are available from the GPX tab on this page. The final version will be emailed to all competitors with the Final Race Instructions the week before the event. You MUST use the email version as this will take into account any last minute diversions.

Taping: We will NOT be marking this event.

Kit list: We will not be doing a kit check at registration, but you will be expected to always carry the following as a minimum for your safety. (You are responsible for your own safety). We will be carrying out random kit checks on the course and if you are found not carrying your full kit, you will be disqualified. 
        
*** THIS KIT LIST APPLIES TO ALL DISTANCES ***                 
Suitable Bag for all your kit (not a carrier bag!)  
Waterproof Jacket with taped seams.
Enough fluids to get you to the next CP.
Cup to enable you to get drinks at CPs.
Energy Bar/Nutrition.
Survival/Bivvy Bag (not just a sheet).
Whistle.
Mobile phone with race director’s number: Mark 07702 021156 Ryk (07950 008005) stored in it.
PLEASE LEAVE YOUR PHONE ON AT ALL TIMES SO THAT WE CAN CONTACT YOU IF NECESSARY.
Tracker for Ultramarathon (supplied by us) MUST be always worn.
Hat/buff.
Gloves.
Personal First Aid Kit.
Hard copy of the Map/Route description (Details will be sent with final competitor instructions see below)
Head Torch
NB: Dependent on the weather this list may be amended when the final competitor instructions are sent out.

Start: Otley Methodist Church, Rear Entrance, Walkergate, Otley, LS21 1HB. ///hippy.original.monorail
From 06:00 onwards (depending on handicap - your handicap can be viewed
here). This is based on a finish time of 16:00. If you have not run with us this year, you may still enter but will be non-competitive and will be asked to supply your own start time. If you wish to start earlier than your allocated start time you may do so, but you will be non-competive for the Handicap event. Results will be listed in both handicap and time timen of the results page. With the time taken results being sent to ITRA/UTMB etc.

Checkpoints: Each checkpoint has a selection of items including water, coke, fanta, energy bars, snacks, crisps & more. There are vegan options at all checkpoints.

There are three Checkpoints in total for the race.

The 32 mile route visits CP1, CP2, CP1 (again) & CP3.
The 19 mile route visits CP1 & CP3 only.

Cut - Offs: If you arrive at a CP after it is closed you will be retired from the race.

Support Crews: Please ensure any support crews avoid official CPs. Anyone breaking this rule will result in their runner being disqualified. If you have a support crew there are plenty of other places to meet you on the route. This is due to a lack of space that we need for our marshals and medic.

32 Mile Ultra Marathon Checkpoints (Opening times will be confirmed with the start list)
CP1: Timble 9 miles Open 09:00 ///showering.crazy.snack
CP2: Langbar 15.5 miles Open 10:30 Cut Off 14:30 ///potato.inviting.hurricane
CP1: Timble 22.5 miles Open 09:00 Cut Off 15:30 ///showering.crazy.snack
CP4: Lindley Bridge 28 miles Open 12:30 Cut Off 16:30 ///slate.overpaid.worksheet
Finish: Otley Methodist Church, Rear Entrance, Walkergate, Otley, LS21 1HB. ///hippy.original.monorail

19 Mile Trail Race Checkpoints (Opening times will be confirmed with the start list)
CP1: Timble 9.5 miles Open 12:30 Cut Off 15:30 ///showering.crazy.snack
CP4: Lindley Bridge 14.5 miles Open 12:30 Cut Off 16:30 ///slate.overpaid.worksheet
Finish: Otley Methodist Church, Rear Entrance, Walkergate, Otley, LS21 1HB. ///hippy.original.monorail

Support Crews: Please ensure any support crews avoid official CPs. Anyone breaking this rule will result in their runner being disqualified. If you have a support crew there are plenty of other places to meet you on the route.

Finish: Every finisher receives a medal and an event T-Shirt (unless you opt out). There is carrot and coriander soup, cheese toasties, 10 bean chilli, (suitable for vegan and Gluten Free) in addition to hot drinks, snacks & mince pies at the finish.
PLEASE NOTE DOGS ARE NOT PERMITTED AT THE FINISH IN THE CHURCH.

Final Competitor instructions: These will be emailed to all competitors the week before the event.

Results: Previous results can be found here:
Christmas Cracker Results and will be updated during the event.

Course Record: Can be found here (Please note that courses may vary in route and distance each year)
Course Records

For up-to-date information and chat about all our events please join this 
Facebook Group.

Click the relevant button below to download the provisional GPX for the race. The final GPX file will be emailed to all entrants shortly after the entries close for the race. You MUST use the emailed GPX file as it will include any last minute alterations.
GET 18 GPXGET 32 GPXMap/Tracker Link
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