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Racing across mountains, hills, fells and trails in Ultra-marathon distances is great for the soul, much like in our Calderdale Way Ultra. However, the opportunity to record fast, flat miles over Ultra distances is not often achievable. For this reason, we created The Canalathon.

This event comprises of 3 races-
1. 50km: A 31-mile Ultra-marathon across the famous Route 66 Rochdale Canal,
2. 75km: A 46-mile Ultra-marathon that is an out and back route from Sowerby to Oldham and back to Sowerby.
3. 100km: A 62-mile Ultra-marathon beginning in Sowerby Bridge, follows the route all the way until Manchester, turns and follows the same route back, ending where you started in Sowerby Bridge.

The Canalathon

Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, GB

Famed for its iconic landmarks, immense scenery and runnable hills, the trails and fells of the Calderdale Way is a favourite among runners and walkers from the North of England. It offers stunning views and takes on the best parts of the Pennine Way.

You may have experienced parts of the course in The Calderdale Way Relays, or perhaps it's part of your favourite training runs - up to Stoodley Pike for example. Be one of the few runners to complete the full Calderdale Way route in one go in our 50.5 mile Ultra-marathon.

Competing as either solo, pairs, or teams of 4 (new feature !!) pairs or teams of 4 can be made up of any gender combination and multiple clubs. the race is great for charity challenges or to complete something out of the ordinary with club/team mates.

The 50.5 mile option also carries 4 points towards the Ultra Trail du Mont-Blanc.

The 28.5 mile option is a great introduction for runners looking to make the step-up into running and competing in Ultra-marathons. For those familiar with the Calderdale Way Relay, its basically legs 6,1 & 2 combined. Why not use your knowledge of the legs to compete in an Ultra Marathon?

The 28.5 mile option also carries 2 points towards the Ultra Trail du Mont-Blanc.

Calderdale Way Ultra Trail Races

Todmorden, West Yorkshire, GB

Welcome to the fourth edition of Trailblaster
Enter the night!!
Each year we have offered new race features, now its time to flip the events on their heads and utilise one of the longest days of the year for a new challenge. Participants can now compete from:
Dusk till Dawn 12-hour Night Run
Suntime to Sundown 6-hour Run

Whether you are new to running, a seasoned runner or have a team of mates or work colleagues looking to take on a challenge this is the event for you. Run, Walk or Crawl round a fast, yet challenging 5km trail course. Compete on your own, with a friend or a team of up 6. Seize the day and achieve your goals! Run your furthest ever distance, Half marathon? Marathon? Triple marathon? All this with the motivation of music (selected by you), the support of our team and your loved ones each lap and as many stops at our free aid stations as you like.


Burnley, Lancashire, GB