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Race The Sun: Yorkshire Dales

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Event summary

Race the sun in this challenging 7 hour race through the Yorkshire Dales. Not one for the faint-hearted, runners will complete over 23 miles in tough conditions and travel over stunning mountains to beat the sundown on the shortest day of the year.

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We took the event rule book and threw it straight out the window and we haven’t wasted time ripping it up. We’ll push you mentally and physically – like you’ve never been pushed before.

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How to enter

Tickets available until Sun Dec 19 2021

What's included:

  • Hot food & drinks
  • GPS tracker
  • Checkpoints
Race the Sun
8:00am Tue 21st Dec 2021
£120.00
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Frequently asked questions
FAQ
What time does the Race The Sun: Yorkshire Dales start?
The event starts at sunrise, approximately at 8am.… read more
FAQ
How long do I have to complete the Race The Sun: Yorkshire Dales?
Runners have 7 hours and 21 minutes to beat the sun and complete the course.… read more
FAQ
Will there be checkpoints at the Race The Sun: Yorkshire Dales?
Yes, there will be checkpoints around the course at the event, but runners must be self-sufficient for the duration of the race.… read more
Route description
Route description

This iconic event takes on three stunning mountains - Pen-Y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough - as runners have 7 hours and 21 minutes to complete the route.

The route starts and finishes at the Pen-Y-Ghent Café in Horton-in-Ribblesdale and takes runners around a tough 23+ mile course in the severe Yorkshire weather.

Theres no better feeling than beating the sun as you cross the finish line and best the sun, but be prepared for driving rain, high winds, snow, hail, and thick cloud. And if that was not energy sapping enough, there’s bogs, lots of bogs!

There will be check points on route that you must go to, but runners must be self-sufficient for the duration of the race.

Logistics and schedule

Schedule

08:00 (Approximately) Race starts at sunrise

The race starts bang on sunrise on the shortest day of the year.

Essential Kit List:

  • Emergency Clothing Dry clothing which is packed in waterproof bag within race pack for emergencies only (bottoms and top)
  • Mobile Phone Fully charged and functioning mobile phone. It may only work when on high ground, but it can be a vital lifeline in an emergency. Emergency contact numbers will be provided prior to the event
  • OS Map – must be waterproofed
  • Compass
  • Water Bottles or bladder with enough fluid for at least 2 hours of running
  • Water purification system – tablets or portable purification system such as a Sawyer MINI Waterproof jacket & trousers with a hood sufficient to withstand adverse weather conditions
  • Spare warm upper layer suitable for the weather conditions
  • Personal Medical Kit – to include basics such as blister plasters/compede, bandage, antiseptic wipes/cream and adhesive plasters. Also include any personal medication.
  • Emergency survival bag
  • Race fuel of your choice to sustain you for at least 7 hours
  • Emergency rations – this is in addition to your race fuel and needs to be sealed and marked as EMERGENCY RATIONS
  • Head Torch – in good working condition with additional spare batteries or rechargeable battery pack
  • Whistle
  • Warm Hat or Buff and gloves
How to get there

Pen-y-ghent, Pen-y-ghent, Settle BD24 9PW, UK

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Parking

There is a car park approximately 150m from the Pen-Y-Ghent Café in Horton-in-Ribblesdale.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
What time does the Race The Sun: Yorkshire Dales start?
The event starts at sunrise, approximately at 8am.
FAQ
How long do I have to complete the Race The Sun: Yorkshire Dales?
Runners have 7 hours and 21 minutes to beat the sun and complete the course.
FAQ
Will there be checkpoints at the Race The Sun: Yorkshire Dales?
Yes, there will be checkpoints around the course at the event, but runners must be self-sufficient for the duration of the race.
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Race the Sun
8:00am Tue 21st Dec 2021
£120.00

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