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(Wo)man v Barge

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Add some extra competitive spirit to your racing in this (Wo)Man vs Barge race in Huddersfield. Racers will race the canal barge just under 5 miles from Marsden to Diggle, over the Marsden Moor and be treated to a bottle of beer and delectable Chip Buttie from the Diggle Hotel.

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  • Provided by the Tunnel End Cafe, Free chip buttie for all finishers at the Diggle Hotel
  • Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd M/F, age group prizes, vet prizes and spot prizes
  • Free bottle of beer at finish
5 Mile
11:00am Sat 8th Aug 2020

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What people think
4.8
11 reviews
FriendlyFaceFriendly atmosphere
SceneryStunning scenery
BicepFlexChallenging course
Did the 5 Mile in 2019
Great race I thoroughly enjoyed it. There was a slight problem where around 15 of us went the wrong way so perhaps a bigger arrow at the public footpath sign would be good. I have already booked for next year… read more
Rowan B
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4.7
Did the 5 Mile in 2019
Rain or shine, this is a Pennine run of grit and class. The chip butty at the end could have been better organised as the wait was long, but overall everything else about the run itself was very enjoyable.… read more
Eloise C
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4.3
Did the 5 Mile in 2019
Fun event. Lots of mud, wind and rain on the day we did it but added to the fun! Great chip butty at the end :)… read more
Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Can I run the Man v Barge with my dog?
Yes, pets are allowed on this race. … read more
FAQ
Can I enter the Man v Barge race on the day?
No, there will be no race day entries. … read more
FAQ
Will the route of the Man v Barge race be marked?
Yes, the whole route will be well-marked. … read more
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Route description
Route description

Unleash your legs up and over the Marsden Moor for 5-ish miles, racing the canal barge from Marsden to Diggle. Participants will have 1hr45mins to beat the barge as they traverse beautiful rolling moorland.

Racers will celebrate will a well-earned bottle of beer and free Chip Buttie served at the Diggle Hotel, and mingle with their fellow runners.

Did the 5 Mile in 2019
Great race I thoroughly enjoyed it. There was a slight problem where around 15 of us went the wrong way so perhaps a bigger arrow at the public footpath sign would be good. I have already booked for next year
Rowan B
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4.7
Did the 5 Mile in 2019
Rain or shine, this is a Pennine run of grit and class. The chip butty at the end could have been better organised as the wait was long, but overall everything else about the run itself was very enjoyable.
Eloise C
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4.3
Did the 5 Mile in 2019
Fun event. Lots of mud, wind and rain on the day we did it but added to the fun! Great chip butty at the end :)
Helen B
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5.0
Did the 5 Mile in 2018
A beautiful day with stunning scenery, rounded off with a chip butty and a Lancaster Bomber flyover!A 6 mile trail race with obvious climb up the Pennines hard work but done with good humour, then descent into Diggle past reservoirs and moorland.Tends to sell out as a popular event!
Sid Bailey
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5.0
Did the 5 Mile in 2018
Great race great course excellent organisation great chip but ties and ale at finish don't miss out on this race come and beat the barge
Dave B
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5.0
Did the 5 Mile in 2018
A challenging but beautiful route which is almost entirely off tarmac. Obviously, the added hurdle is you are not only competing against other runners but also the barge that sets off at the same time. The beer and Chip butty at the end adds to the unique atmosphere of this event.Recommended.
Mark w
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4.3
Did the 5 Mile in 2018
Friendly well organised little race over the Pennines. Great views and the free beer and chip buttie was a bonus.
Gary J
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5.0
Did the 5 Mile in 2018
Fancy something a bit different? Race a canal boat, only the boat goes direct, and you go over. Great course, a tough and sometimes technical climb, followed by a proper balls out descent, as fast as you dare. Finish with beer and chips, what’s not to like?Well organised, with a great friendly atmosphere, it’s a regular on my race calendar.
Carl H
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5.0
Did the 5 Mile in 2018
Great race and very well organised. Really looking forward to this event next year. One of the highlights of my running year.
Karen
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5.0
Did the 5 Mile in 2018
A well organised race me and my friend had a great time fast slow it didn’t matter I have entered for this year as my favourite race ever x
Mark O
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5.0
Did the 5 Mile in 2018
This event is fantastic, from the friendly hello when getting your number to a refreshing beer at the end, great route that give some stunning views, theres a few climbs before a fast downhill finish.
4.8
11 reviews
FriendlyFaceFriendly atmosphere
SceneryStunning scenery
BicepFlexChallenging course
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Logistics and schedule

Schedule:

10:00: Registration opens

10:45: Registration closes

11:00: Race starts

Cut off: ​1 hour 45 minutes

Please arrive at least 30 minutes before race time to ensure plenty of time for registration

Bag Drop:

There will be NO bag drop available for this event

Age Limits:

Participants must be over 13 years of age

How to get there

8 Upper Mills, Canal Side, Marsden, Huddersfield HD7 6NH, UK

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Registration: The Old Goods Yard, Station Rd, Marsden, Huddersfield HD7 6DH

Start Line: Above Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre, Waters Road (off Reddisher Road), Marsden, Huddersfield, HD7 6NQ

Finish: Diggle Hotel, Station Houses, Diggle, Oldham OL3 5JZ - Greenfield train station is a short walk from here where you can catch the train back to your parked car at Marsden station.

Parking:

The Old Goods Yard (next to Marsden train station) Station Road, Marsden, HD7 6AX approximately 2k from the start but perfect for the train back from the finish.

Nearest Railway Station: Marsden

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Can I run the Man v Barge with my dog?
Yes, pets are allowed on this race.
FAQ
Can I enter the Man v Barge race on the day?
No, there will be no race day entries.
FAQ
Will the route of the Man v Barge race be marked?
Yes, the whole route will be well-marked.
FAQ
What's the age limit?
13 or over for this event =
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pets welcome tooCan I enter on the day?
Sorry, no!
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Can I change participant?
Sorry again: if you want to run you'll have to sign up
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5 Mile
11:00am Sat 8th Aug 2020
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