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WoMan v Barge

Event summary

Can you beat the barge from Marsden to Diggle? This fun and exciting trail run covers 5 miles as you test your speed against the canal barge. Come for the fun of this unique challenge, and your finisher's chip buttie.

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Friendly trail and road races based in and around West Yorkshire, everything from 3km fun runs to 300-mile ultra-marathons and a whole lot more in between, so whether its trail running, road running, a fun event or a big challenge you are after, you can be sure Run Able has something of you.

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How to enter

Tickets available until Sun Aug 01 2021

What's included:

  • Free chip buttie for all finishers
  • Free bottle of beer
  • Well marked course
  • Prizes for top finishers overall and in age categories
WoMan v Barge
11:00am Sat 7th Aug 2021

Run 5mi

£20.00
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Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Do I have to run the whole 5 miles in WoMan v Barge?
No, you don't have to run the whole distance, you can run, jog or walk your way to Diggle, as long as you beat the barge.… read more
FAQ
Are there any age restrictions for WoMan v Barge?
You must be at least 13 years old to compete.… read more
FAQ
What is the cut-off time for WoMan v Barge?
You have 1 hour 45 minutes from when the barge leaves Marsden to reach the finish line in Diggle.… read more
Route description
Route description

Can you beat the barge? The challenge is to beat the canal barge as it travels between Marsden and Diggle. The barge will leave between 10:55 and 11:05 and when it does you have 1 hour 45 minutes to reach the finish line in Diggle.

The trail route is approximately 5 miles long and will be well marked as it heads up and over Marsden Moor. It will be challenging in parts, but manageable for runners of all abilities. You can run, jog or walk your way to Diggle, as long as you beat the barge!

Logistics and schedule

10:00-10:45 Registration

11:00-11:10 Start Waves

12:45 Cut-off time

Race Numbers

Runners will collect their race numbers on the day when they register.

Start Waves

Runners will be set off in waves at 2 minute intervals from 11:00. Please select your start wave when booking.

Cut-off time

Runners have 1 hour 45 minutes from when the barge leaves, to reach the finish in Diggle.

Age Restrictions

You must be at least 13 years old to compete.

Post Race

Catering will be available when you arrive in Diggle, provided by the Tunnel End Cafe. Runners will receive a free chip buttie at the Diggle Hotel. You can walk to Greenfield Station to catch the train back to the start in Marsden.

How to get there

Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre, Canal & River Trust, Waters Rd, Huddersfield HD7 6NQ, UK

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By Car

Marsden is situated south of the M62, and is accessible from either Junction 22 or 23. The Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre is situated just North West of the town off the A62.

Parking

Competitors are encouraged to park at The Old Goods Yard near the train station. It is 2 miles from the start, but will be perfect for when you catch the train back after the race.

By Train

Marsden Station is approximately 2 miles from the start of the race.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Do I have to run the whole 5 miles in WoMan v Barge?
No, you don't have to run the whole distance, you can run, jog or walk your way to Diggle, as long as you beat the barge.
FAQ
Are there any age restrictions for WoMan v Barge?
You must be at least 13 years old to compete.
FAQ
What is the cut-off time for WoMan v Barge?
You have 1 hour 45 minutes from when the barge leaves Marsden to reach the finish line in Diggle.
FAQ
When do I collect my race number for WoMan v Barge?
Runners will receive their race number on the day when they register.
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WoMan v Barge
11:00am Sat 7th Aug 2021
£20.00

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