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A very much back to basics ultra marathon, a non-stop, self sufficient, 73 miles with over 4000ft of accent. The anti clockwise route visits the Upper Colne, Spen and Holme Valleys and passes Dewsbury, Holmfirth and Marsden. Highlights along the route include a series of picturesque reservoirs including Holme Styes, Ramsden, Digley and Bilberry. Most of the route is way marked but you will require basic navigation skills (some of this you will be doing at night). Cut off time (21 hours) will be in force.

How to enter the Ultra Kirklees Way

  1. Ultramarathon

    Run 73mi

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Ultra Kirklees Way route

24 Hour cut off, an extra 3 hours.

You have no more than 24 hours to finish, you must visit all checkpoints before cutoff times to be able to continue.

Event Details

What’s Included

Registration:  (Start/Finish) Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre, Waters Rd, Huddersfield HD7 6NQ – (SATNAV HD7 6DH

You must be able to prove completion of a minimum marathon trail race, within the previuse 12 months.  We will be checking, without you won’t be running.

Raceday Logistics

Drop Bags:
​These maybe left at Race HQ, please label them. 1 Small drop bag (shoe bag sized) to be transported too and from aid station at approximately mile 30. Please leave drop bag when you register.

Race numbers to be collected from event HQ between 6 and 7 pm

Kit List

Compulsory kit list 

This list applies to you all.

Waterproof Jacket with taped seems.
Minimum of 1 liter of fluids, water, isotonic, or sports drink.
Headtorch / Torch with spare batteries. 
Survival Bag (foil blanket etc.)
Emergency food supply.
Relevant map/ map extracts.
Small Rucksack, Bumbag or Both.
Hat & Gloves, fleece or equivalent, (it gets cold at night)


Staffed aid station at mile 30.
Drop bag at transport to mile 30.
New event center, cafe parking etc

Watersedge Café – serving tea coffee etc, open through to 4:30 Saturday and Sunday.

Ultra Kirklees Way weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

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