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White Rose Ultra

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Stunning scenery

Friendly atmosphere

Good for beginners

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Run, Walk or Crawl your way through fantastic countryside, a well marked course with fully stocked aid stations every 10 miles, unmanned water stations every 5 miles. Hosted by Team OA in the fabulous Colne Valley in Gods own county... Yorkshire; the heart of Great Britain! The 30 is just a few short miles up from a marathon, perfect step to ultra distance, while our top distance 150 miles!

Review summary

2 Reviews
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  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


Becky H
"I really enjoyed it, it was my first ultra and I cannot wait to get the next..."


"The course was great and well marked along the route. The scenery was beautiful..."
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How to enter the White Rose Ultra

  1. 150 Mile

    Run 150mi
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  2. 100 Miles

    Run 100mi
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  3. 60 Miles

    Run 60mi
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  4. 30 Miles

    Run 31.7mi
    Event passed

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White Rose Ultra routes

1 lap of 31.7 miles over the rolling landscape of the Yorkshire dales. Predominantly trails and footpaths along the Pennine Way - Britain's main artery. Route maps and more information can be found on the organisers website

The route is well marked. The signs are A5 size - hi-vis, blue arrows on a yellow background.

Cut offs

We have decided to be a little more generous with the cut offs this year, to hopefully allow everyone to complete the route without any added stress.

*cut off times - the physical cut off times are as follows after these times for your safety, you will be removed from the course and returned to race HQ
WRU 100 - 32 hours
WRU 60 - 16 Hours
WRU 30 8 hours
However; In addition to these times, WRU 60 cut off 8 hours at mile 30, WRU 100 cut off 24 hours at mile 60. (Mile 30/60 is Race HQ) If you are not on your way before these times or we strongly feel you will not make the next cut off we will be stopping you for both your safety and the safety of others.


If for any reason you decide not to continue to the finish, please either report to an event marshal – giving them your name, race number & tracker or call the Event Emergency number and we will advise you what to do. Please do not jump on a bus, get a lift, go home or back to your hotel before doing this. If we do not hear from you at the end of the event, we will have no choice but to call out the emergency services to look for you, this cost will be passed on to you.

Event Details

What’s Included

Hydration and refreshments

4 aid stations, two unmanned, the second supplying food.


1st, 2nd, 3rd for men and women separately over each distance. A medal and a t-shirt for all other finishers.

Raceday Logistics
All runners must register even if pre-entered. Here you will receive your, race number, safety pins and any other information you may need. This will take place 19:00 - 21:00 Friday 1st November and again from 06:30 - 7:50 Saturday 2nd November. (Race starts at 08:00)

If you are late to registration you won't be starting, make sure you know where you are going, where you are parking and don't leave any of this to the last minute.

At registration you will need to bring with you one form of photo identification to show at registration. This can be a photo-card driving licence, passport or any other identification card or membership card as long as it has your photo on. We have to be strict on this one – no ID, no start. Also, bring along your run pack (rucksack/bumbag etc) as there will be a kit check.
You will receive:

Race Number
If you have any special
medical condition which might
require attention, please mark a red
cross in the top right corner on the
front of your race number.
• Your race number must be securely
fastened with safety pins on all four
corners & be clearly visible.
• You will not be allowed into the
runner’s only areas or to start unless
you are wearing your number & carrying the required kit.
• At the finish, positions and times will
not be given to numberless runners
and they will not be permitted to
cross the finish line.
• Numbers must be worn as issued
and NOT be cut, folded, otherwise
Concealed or mutilated in any way, any of these and you won't be getting a finish time.
There does seem to be some confusion over this last point, we did think it was simple but: If you alter the race number in anyway, by folding, cutting or your number is not clearly visible at ALL times etc, that is you telling us that you are no longer wanting to be a part of the event.

Baggage Tag
•All competitors in the Ultra, receive a baggage tag.
•If you wish to leave baggage in the
baggage store (within HQ ), you
will be required to provide your own
strong bag for storing your kit in
during the race.
•Please ensure that the baggage tag
with your race number clearly written and
is securely fastened to your bag.
​YOU are responsible for collecting all kit from the baggage store at the end of your race, we will not post or forward on any left kit.
Kit List
  • Waterproof jacket - not a bin bag or fashion jacket. It needs to have a waterproof membrane and taped seams.
  • Waterproof trousers - as above
  • Insulated layer OR fleece OR lightweight duvet jacket
  • Long sleeve top
  • Hat and gloves
  • Water bottle and or cup, there are none at any of the aid stations. (yes a water bladder counts as a bottle but then you WILL need a cup)
  • Torch and spare batteries (or spare torch) AND a back light or reflective/hi-viz and or, a glow stick attached to your back. There are several road crossings and we want you to be seen and safe.
  • Mobile phone (make sure this is fully charged and not been used as any kind of navigational aid) put our number in it now 01484599123
  • Whistle
  • Foil blanket
  • gps tracker for those on the 100 or 150

The mandatory kit is for all of you, no exceptions, 30, 60 or 100 mile.

For more information please contact the organiser. kit checks will be taking place

Your supporters are very welcome to come along to cheer you on, but we do not allow them in or at the feed stations, these are competitor only areas. We would also ask that spectators do not park on the roads near the feed stations as this will result in a lot of congestion and may impede runners and put them in danger from other road users (whose vision may be blocked). Consider this, an event of this size struggles to have a good amount of support staff so don't be surprised if we ask you supporters to assist others and not just you!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cut-off time for the White Rose Ultra?
There are different cut off times for each of the events : 8hours for the 30 mile route, 16 hours for the 60 mile route and 32 hours for the 100 mile route
Where can I find results for the White Rose Ultra?
All results from the race will be available first and foremost from the results centre on the day. The full list of results will be available 2 days after the event on the organiser website.
Can under 18 year olds enter your events?
Sadly due to legal restrictions anyone below the age of 18 is not permitted to do the event
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White Rose Ultra weather forecast

Light rain until evening.

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White Rose Ultra reviews (2)

4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

Reasons people recommend this event

Stunning scenery

Friendly atmosphere

Good for beginners

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    Did the 30 Miles in 2019

    The course was great and well marked along the route. The scenery was beautiful along the way and the course was challenging with a lot of uphill and downhill.

    My main negatives were what you got for your money. We paid £55 for the ultra but were only provided food at one station along the route and water at 2 more. For the money paid I thought this was poor and it would significantly improve morale when running if there was more food available.

    Overall I enjoyed the weekend and would recommend the course to anybody who is looking for a challenging run!

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    Becky H

    Did the 30 Miles in 2019

    I really enjoyed it, it was my first ultra and I cannot wait to get the next one booked. The organisation was fab, volunteers were all so lovely and the participants were amazing. My only negative was the medal, I would of loved a proper medal to hang with all my collection. T-shirt was lovely.