The 33 mile loop is broken down into 4 sections, allowing it to be done as a SOLO runner, a PAIR, or TEAM of 4.
The Ultra is a fantastic scenic urban loop around our historic Black Country. Working with South Staffordshire Council and the Canal and River Trust, expect everything you love about a Pulse event, just longer.
The route is set among some great urban escapes – old railway lines, canal towpaths, tunnels and other exciting things that you just don’t get to see from the roads.
How to enter the DirtRun Ultra In The Black Country
- Run 33mi
DirtRun Ultra In The Black Country route
The route itself is 97% traffic free, with just a handful of road crossings. The majority of the route is on well surfaced disused railway lines and canal towpaths. Shoe choice is very much a personal thing, but for the last 2 editions, the vast majority of people have managed perfectly in road shoes.
From Baggeridge, the route heads out through woodland, towards Pensnett and Brockmoor via Fen's Pool and the first check point near Merry Hill.
From here it's a mandatory head torch section as the leg includes the 2.7km long Netherton Tunnel, one of the longest in the UK. The second check point is soon after the tunnel exit, at The Fountain Inn, Tipton.
Onto leg 3, and its off towards Wolverhampton on the canal network, via Coseley Tunnel (only 329m long), and the final check point at Aldersley Stadium.
The last leg towards Himley Hall, via Lower Penn and Wombourne takes in the old railway line and Nature Reserve, before heading back through the Baggeridge Woods and the finish and a finisher's medal, plus bottle of Teme Valley Brewery beer.
DirtRun Ultra In The Black Country weather forecast
Rain in the evening and overnight.
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