Race The Sun: Yorkshire Dales

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Race The Sun: Yorkshire Dales
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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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Tue, 21 Dec 2021
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Settle, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Pen-y-ghent, Pen-y-ghent, Settle BD24 9PW, UK
Start times
Tuesday, 21 Dec 2021
Race the Sun: 8:00 am
Event summary
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Route information
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.
What's included
  • Hot food & drinks
  • GPS tracker
  • Checkpoints
How to get there
Pen-y-ghent, Pen-y-ghent, Settle BD24 9PW, UK
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There is a car park approximately 150m from the Pen-Y-Ghent Café in Horton-in-Ribblesdale.
Event day logistics
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
What time does the Race The Sun: Yorkshire Dales start?
The event starts at sunrise, approximately at 8am.
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.
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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