Pilgrims’ Ultra

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Discover the 'Land of the far horizons' and trail along the breathtaking coastline of St Oswald’s Way. This is a historic route follows in the footsteps of Saints and Kings, making it an event you'll never forget. Completing this incredible feat will show you just what you are capable of.
100k, 100 Mile, and 50k
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Sat, 24 Sept 2022
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Holy Island, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Lindisfarne Park and Ride, Holy Island, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 2SQ, UK
Start times
Sat, 24 Sept 2022
8:00am |
8:00am |
100 Mile:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Pilgrims’ Ultra
£65.00 - £67.00
£90.00 - £92.00
100 Mile
£125.00 - £127.00
Route information
  • 1700ft elevation
  • 8 hour time limit
Beginning on Holy Island, next to the Lindisfarne Castle, this 50k route will take you alongside the breathtaking coastline of Embleton Bay. Finish in famous fishing village of Craster
  • 4000ft elevation
  • 18 hour time limit
Start from Holy Island, crossing Pilgrims' crossing in your first kilometre. Take in the long stretch of St Oswald's Way, passing Rumbling Kern and Alnmouth. Head inland towards the magnificent Warkworth Castle and end this route in Rothbury.
100 Mile
  • 7000ft elevation
  • 34 hour time limit
Beginning on Holy Island, this immense 100 mile route takes on the entire length of St Oswald's Way. This course showcases the best of Northumberland's beauty, with miles of sandy beaches and historic ancient castles.
What's included
  • Unique Finisher's Medal
  • Finisher's t-shirt
  • GPS tracking
  • Refuel stations
  • Medical support
  • Chip-timed results
How to get there
Lindisfarne Park and Ride, Holy Island, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 2SQ, UK
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If you are making your own way to the start, please use the Holy Island Visitors Car Park – please do not park in the village. You have to pay for parking. Post Code TD15 2SE will get you to the island.
Event day logistics
05:00 Coach departs from Chollerford (100 mile)
06:00 Coach departs from Rothbury (50k & 100k)
06:00 Registration opens
07:45 Registration closes
07:55 Race briefing
08:00 50k, 100k and 100 Mile races start
16:00 50k race closes
02:00 100k race closes
18:00 100 Mile race closes
At registration we will issue you with your race number, a waterproof race map and your GPS Tracker, which must be taped to the top shoulder strap of your running pack, so make sure you have your pack with you when you register.
Registration is located at Pilgrims Coffee House (TD15 2SJ).
Mandatory Kit List
  • Mobile phone
  • Water bottle/bladder
  • Waterproof jacket with hood
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Spare warm top
  • Emergency rations
  • Emergency survival/space blanket
  • Head torch and spare batteries
  • Whistle
  • Map of the route
  • Warm hat and gloves
Water & Feed Stations
Water stations will be provided from a vehicle. Feed stations will be indoors and will offer a selection of snacks including bananas, crisps, jelly babies, flapjacks.
  • Belford 20km – (Water Station), Entrance to Belford Golf Club
  • Bamburgh 30km – (Feed Station), Bamburgh Cricket Pavillion
  • Craster 52km – (Feed Station), Jolly Fisherman Pub, Craster
  • Warkworth 73km – (Feed Station), Warkworth Memorial Hall
  • Weldon Bridge 91km – (Water Station), Outside Anglers Arms Pub
  • Rothbury 102km – (Feed Station), Rothbury Jubilee Hall
  • Kirkwhelpington 125km – (Feed Station), Kirkwhelpington Village Hall
  • Great Whittington 141km – (Water Station), Next to Queen’s Head pub
Bag Drop
You can leave a drop bag that will be transported to the finish at Craster/Rothbury. We’ll give you a bag tag that you must attach to your bag. When you are ready to race, deposit your bag at the van outside Registration marked ‘DROP BAGS’.
For the 100 mile race, your drop bag will be transported along the course with you, first to the 50km Station at Craster, then onto the 100km station at Rothbury, and finally onto the finish at Chollerford.
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Our aim is to create and promote inspirational events, admired for their quality, their meaningful connections and partnerships, and also for the positive impact on the community, where passion and purpose come together. From family trail running festivals through to one of the UK’s most gruelling ultra runs, we design our own events to ensure we are able to offer challenges for all ages and abilities.
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What is the minimum age to enter the Pilgrims' Ultra event?
You must be at least 18 years old on the day of the event in order to enter this race.
When is the latest I can sign up for the Pilgrims' Ultra?
Entires close 7 days prior to the race or when the maximum number of entrants is reached.
Can I enter on the day of the Pilgrims' Ultra event?
Unfortunately, you will not be able to enter on the day of the Pilgrims' Ultra event.
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