The Canalathon

Sun 24th Mar 2019
17-19 Whitworth St W, Manchester M1 5WG, UK

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Racing across mountains, hills, fells and trails in Ultra-marathon distances is great for the soul, much like in our Calderdale Way Ultra. However, the opportunity to record fast, flat miles over Ultra distances is not often achievable. For this reason, we created The Canalathon.

This event comprises of 3 races-
1. 50km: A 31-mile Ultra-marathon across the famous Route 66 Rochdale Canal,
2. 75km: A 46-mile Ultra-marathon that is an out and back route from Sowerby to Oldham and back to Sowerby.
3. 100km: A 62-mile Ultra-marathon beginning in Sowerby Bridge, follows the route all the way until Manchester, turns and follows the same route back, ending where you started in Sowerby Bridge.

Distances in this event

  1. 100 Km

    Run 100km
    7:00am Sun 24th Mar 2019
  2. 75 Km

    Run 75km
    8:30am Sun 24th Mar 2019
  3. 50 Km

    Run 50km
    8:30am Sun 24th Mar 2019
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Marshall were so friendly and encouraging despite being out there in not the best of conditions. They remained cheerful shouting encouragement all of them
Julie W, 19th Feb 18


The marshals were amazing!!! Standing in the freezing weather waiting for us and always smiling. I cant wait to do this again next year.
Julie W, 18th Feb 18

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