Ultramarathons in Yorkshire and the Humber

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SEP21
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Peak District Challenge

Are you ready to take on the Peak District Challenge?; Choose from one of our amazing running challenges - Back Before Dark (10km), Copper (25km), Bronze (50km), Silver (75km) or Gold Ultra (100km) and test your endurance skills in the stunning Peak District National Park; It's a chance to trek or run through some breathtaking scenery, put yourself to the test and to raise money for good causes. You can choose to raise money for a charity of your choice or to not raise money but to give a small donation to the chosen charity of the event S.A.L.V.E. International. S.A.L.V.E. International is working to reduce the number of children living on the street of Uganda through education and care.

£64 - £169
Peak District Challenge
OCT12
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Dark Peaks 30 Ultra Trail

With great success from lasts year inaugural Dark Peaks 30 Ultra Trail, and some fantastic feedback from competitors.

Being described by the elite field of runners as one of the best but hardest 30 mile ultras they have ever raced and truly a classic in the making. We where excited to bring this event back!!!

£45 - £70
Dark Peaks 30 Ultra Trail
NOV2
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White Rose Ultra

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!

£55 - £100
White Rose Ultra
DEC27
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The Drop – Christmas Special

Using a little bit of military know how we have come up with possibly the most challenging race in the UK! You will be placed on our bus, blindfolded** and then driven to your drop location (The distances are as the crow flies) from the event centre. Here you will be released at 2 minute intervals, all you have to do is make your way back to the event centre.

Be warned now, the distances are as the crow flies.

£30 - £45
The Drop – Christmas Special
JUN22
Pennine Barrier Ultra 50 & 100

A hard hitting 100 Mile Ultra-Marathon with 5116m (16784 ft) of Ascent fusing together Malham Cove, Malham Tarn, Ings Scar, a wonderful stretch of the Pennine Way and combining with the Yorkshire Three Peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. The 50 Mile Ultra-Marathon fuses together Malham Cove, Ings Scar, Malham Tarn, the Pennine Way and the wonderful Yorkshire Three Peaks, Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.

£79 - £139
Pennine Barrier Ultra 50 & 100
JUN22
Pennine Barrier Ultra 50

The return of this fantastic 50 Mile Ultra-Marathon fusing together Malham Cove, Ings Scar, Malham Tarn, the Pennine Way and the wonderful Yorkshire Three Peaks, Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. A stunning marked route with 5 Checkpoints spread out along the course to support runners. 50 Mile youll always remember with 8507 ft of Ascent (2593m) and GB Ultras support.

Top 50 finishers earn a Gold Pennine Barrier Ultra Medal, 51-100 finishers earn a Silver Pennine Barrier Ultra Medal and 101+ finishers earn the Bronze Pennine Barrier Ultra Medal.

There are additional prizes for the Top 3 Male and Top 3 Female finishers.

£79
Pennine Barrier Ultra 50
JUL13
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Maverick inov-8 X Series Peak District

Starting in the small village of Hope in the Heart of the Peak District national Park, our Peak X-series event is back for a third time with a brand new Ultra distance route.

The Peak District event may have the least vertical ascent of our X-series races and may weave through a National Park which is known for small quaint towns, local scarecrow competitions, and rolling landscapes frequently used in film adaptations of Jane Austen novels, but dont be fooled these four routes will require all your trail running strength.

Our Peak District event starts off steep by taking you up the famous Win Hill, where all runners will then take in the famous Lady Bower Reservoir. The routes dont get easier as the local tors just keep coming until the last few kilometres where all runners summit Lose Hill before descending back into the village of Hope.

The Ultra Distance has been added to the Peaks event for 2019, this takes you out to a new area of the peak district, winding down through valleys, crossing stunning streams and climbing up to Alport Castle, before heading across some open moorland where the Famous grouse roam. You will then re-join the marathon route and continue on towards black ashop moor.

Whether youre coming from South Wales, South England or the City of London, the village of Hope in the Peak district is centrally located and easily accessible for trails of all abilities to set themselves an serious challenge. With a train station located in the village of Hope itself those in London can leave from St. Pancras and be at our venue in less than 3 hours, ready for a trail run event that they wont forget.

£30 - £50
Maverick inov-8 X Series Peak District
JUL14
Duncombe Park Running Festival- Helmsley

With the old English name of Elmeslac, Helmsley predates the Domesday Book. It was first settled in around 3,000 BC and small farming communities lived in the town throughout the Neolithic period, Bronze and Iron Ages and into Roman times. The lands around Helmsley were held by William the Conquerors brother. You can still visit the ruins of the Norman castle, and see ancient oak trees in Duncombe Park dating from this time.

The oldest surviving house in Helmsley is the medieval Canons Garth, the vicarage. The Norman castle, dating back over 900 years, evolved over the centuries, from a mighty medieval fortress to a luxurious Tudor mansion, to a Civil War stronghold and a romantic Victorian ruin. It is open all year round for visitors to enjoy, under the care of English Heritage. The Walled Gardens also enjoy a historic past, tracing their roots back to 1759.

£18 - £34
Duncombe Park Running Festival- Helmsley
APR18
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The Oldham Way – Red Rose Ultra

Red Rose Ultra is a 40 Mile loop from the Castleshaw centre (Delph) closely following the route of the Oldham Way Ultra with landscape that varies from moorland to canal, trails, woodlands & tracks expect some spectacular views, hills and great landscape, along the Red Rose Ultra one of the newest routes in the UK.

£41
The Oldham Way – Red Rose Ultra
JUL27
Lyke Wake Walk Challenge

The famous Lyke Wake challenge crosses the magnificent North York Moors in one day. We offer this route either as the traditional one day challenge, or as a slightly more "leisurely" two day challenge. Beginning in Osmotherley, the route crosses the breadth of the North York Moors National Park, to finish just over 40 miles east, at Ravenscar on the North Sea coast. Whichever challenge you choose, you will need to be a seasoned walker to complete this, but the thrill of completing will be worth all the energy expended!

£350
Lyke Wake Walk Challenge
AUG3
Elsecar Skelter Challenge Event

15, 21 or 27 miles in 10 hours around a circular route from the Market Hotel, Elsecar (next to the Heritage Centre) south-east of Barnsley GR 385 999. Come and experience some of the highlights that South Yorkshire has on offer. Historic houses, amazing follies, landscaped parkland, wonderfully varied countryside with some terrific views and of course warm Yorkshire hospitality are all included.

£12 - £15
Elsecar Skelter Challenge Event
AUG31
TrekFest The peaks

Take on TrekFest choose your distance, choose your charity!

Whether you run, crawl, trek or jog either 25km or 50km, youll be challenging yourself in one of the UKs most rugged national parks, the Peak District. Take in the UKs most incredible scenery as you make the miles count for your chosen charity.

£55 - £160
TrekFest The peaks
SEP14
Robin Hood 100

An Exciting return to the newest addition on the Hobopace event calendar. This is a fully marked ultra on nice underfoot, runnable and scenic trails.

The route heads into Sherwood Forest to take in Robin Hoods homeland before returning back to South Wheatley. Relatively flat with no major climbs, just steady undulations on occasion, make it a fast course.

£114
Robin Hood 100
SEP21
Ultra Tour of the Peak District

The individual event will hold six categories Senior Male, Senior Female, Veteran Male, Veteran Female, Male over 50 and Female over 50.

The UTPD is a tough event which covers some of the most beautiful and challenging scenery in the UK. At around 60 miles the route takes in some of the finest trails and climbs in the Peak District. The route has roughly 3222 metres of ascent and whilst there are no monster climbs the continued hilly nature of the course earmarks this race as a tough one to complete.

Please note that the UTPD is a qualifying race (4 points) for the Ultra Trail Du Mont Blanc

£60
Ultra Tour of the Peak District
SEP28
Reservoir Dogs Ultra

Reservoir Dogs is a tour around 7 of the reservoirs that serve the Leeds area, starting with Lindley Wood Reservoir in North Yorkshire, the route then goes to Swinsty and Fewston Reservoir before heading over to John OGaunt, Beaver Dyke, Scargill Reservoirs before returning to West Yorkshire via Stainburn Forest and Almscliffe Crag to Eccup Reservoir before finishing in Pool-in-Wharfedale. For the shorter race you return straight back to Pool-in-Wharfedale before Eccup Reservoir. All finishers of both distances will receive a T-Shirt and medal. Those that complete the full distance will be listed before those doing the shorter distance.

£35
Reservoir Dogs Ultra
SEP28
Endurancelife North York Moors Marathon

Wholly located within the National Park, and utilising sections of the Cleveland Way, this area is superbly suited to trail running. The course is rich and varied with reminders to Yorkshire's fine heritage all around - from the dry stone walls and disused railway lines, to the hardy sheep flocks up on the moors. The world famous Whitby Abbey is just a few miles up the road, so there is plenty to make a weekend long visit well worthwhile.

£33 - £66
Endurancelife North York Moors Marathon
NOV16
Kirkstall Abbey Trail Running Festival

This established trail running festival is back for another year and getting bigger and better every time. The event starts and finishes in the grounds of the magnificent Kirkstall Abbey. Kirkstall Abbey is set on the banks of the river Aire and is one of the most complete examples of a medieval cistercian Abbey in Great Britain.

£19 - £41
Kirkstall Abbey Trail Running Festival
NOV23
Hardwolds 80

The Hardwolds 80 route follows the Wolds Way from Hessle to Filey passing through chalk landscapes with dry valleys and stunning wildlife alongside market Towns and ancient villages such as Brantingham, Londesborough, Thixendale and the deserted medieval village of Wharram Percy, before arriving at the seaside resort of Filey.

£110 - £112
Hardwolds 80
JUL6
Ultra Kirklees Way

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.

Ultra Kirklees Way
JUL26
The Montane Lakeland 100

The Lakeland 100 Ultra Tour of the Lake District is the most spectacular long distance trail race which has ever taken place within the UK. The circular route encompasses the whole of the lakeland fells, includes in the region of 6300m of ascent and consists almost entirely of public bridleways and footpaths. The route starts in Coniston and heads South before completing a clockwise loop which takes in the Dunnerdale fells, Eskdale, Wasdale and Buttermere before arriving in Keswick. From here the route heads to Matterdale and continues over to Haweswater before returning via Kentmere, Ambleside and Elterwater to the finish at Coniston.

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The Montane Lakeland 100
OCT12
The Ripon Ultra

This is a 35-mile circular route, part of the popular Scott Series, which starts and finishes in the pretty North Yorkshire village of Studley Roger. The undulating route follows part of the Ripon Rowel and takes in varied terrain including the trail, woodland and moorland of the Yorkshire Dales. This is the perfect event for anyone looking to test their endurance over the whole course.

The Ripon Ultra

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What you need to know about Ultramarathons

An ultramarathon is any running race longer than a traditional marathon of 26.2 miles. Most of them take place on trails, often surrounded by spectacular scenery, and involve continuously stuffing your face to keep your body going mile after mile. At the extreme end, ultras can involve running more than 300km over multiple days through mountains, deserts, jungles and snow. But if this is your first ultra, you might want to start with something a little shorter, like a “gentle” 50km.

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