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Saturday 13th May 2023

Entries Open
Friday 27th May 2022 at 21:00
Entries Close
Sunday 7th May 2023
Entries so Far
24 Participants
Entry Fees
104 Miles   £145.00   
90 Miles   £130.00   
Ryk Downes

The third running of this extremely tough and challenging race  which is fast growing in popularity 

In 2022 the previous FKT was beaten by the first  3  finishers

With around 14,000ft of climb and 90 miles long, this ultramarathon trail race along the Dales High Way long-distance walking path will challenge your limits like no other. Starting in the Victorian workers ’ village of Saltaire and culminating in Appleby-in-Westmorland in Cumbria, the route roughly runs parallel to the Settle and Carlisle Railway and takes in iconic Dales locations such as the Ribblehead Viaduct, Ingleborough (one of the Yorkshire Three Peaks), the market towns of Settle, Dent and Sedbergh, as well as traversing the majestic Howgills.

After finishing the 90 miles for those wanting an even more extreme challenge there is a a punishing 14-mile loop with an extra 2,000ft of climb to High Cup Nick (one of the best views in England) that can be added to round up to a 100-plus miler.

Distances: 90/104 miles

Climb:  14600/16600 feet

UTMB Points: 5/6

Race Series: No

Maximum Entrants: 100

Event Closes: 19:00 Sunday 14th May 2023

Car Park: On Street parking in Saltaire

Registration: From 06:00 at TBC

Kit list: You are expected to always carry the following during the race. Failure to do so may result in time penalties or disqualification, at the discretion of the Race Directors whose decision is final.

  • Drinking Cup (we do not provide plastic cups at checkpoints) Must be non-collapsible if you want hot drinks.
  • 500 ml water/energy drink
  • Energy Bar/Nutrition
  • Hat/Buff
  • Head Torch
  • Battery Charger and Cable for Mobile Phone
  • Additional Base Layer
  • Whistle
  • Waterproof jacket with taped seams
  • Emergency blanket
  • Gloves
  • Hard copy of the Map/Route description (see website for details)
  • Mobile phone (with the race director’s numbers – 07950 008005 & 07702 021156 stored in it in case of emergencies). Your phone should be left switched on

This is the standard kit for all races, but please check the website for the specific race in case there are any special requirements due to the weather etc.

Trackers: All entrants will be supplied with a tracker and a weblink will be provided during the week prior to the race, where runners and friends and family can watch your progress during the race.

Start: From 07:00 from Victoria Hall, Saltaire

Checkpoints: Each checkpoint has water, coke, energy bars & crisps.

START: Saltaire (Victoria Hall) Open 06:00 Close 09:00

CP1: Addingham (12.5 miles) Open 08:30 Close 11:30

CP2: Hetton (25 miles) Open 10:00 Close 14:00

CP3: Malham Tarn (32 miles) Open 11:00 Close 17:00

CP4: Feizor (41 miles) Open 13:30 Close 19:30

CP5: Broadrake (53 miles) Open 16:00 Close 23:59 (DROP BAG)

CP6: Dent (61 miles) Open 17:30 to Sun 03:00

CP7: Wath (75 miles) Open 21:30 Close Sun 09:00 (DROP BAG)

CP8: Great Asby (83 miles) Open 23:00 to Sun 12:00

Finish 90 Miles: Appleby Moot Hall (Tourist Information Centre) (90 miles) Open midnight to Sun 19:00

Finish 100 Miles: Appleby Moot Hall (104 miles) Open midnight to Sun 19:00


Finish: Every finisher receives a medal and an event T-Shirt.

For up-to-date information and chat about all our events please join this Facebook Group.

GPX files of the route and route description are available from the event page on the website. The files are provisional and will be confirmed as soon as entries close.

Final Competitor instructions: These will be emailed to all competitors as shortly after entries close along with the final .gpx file.

Previous Years Results:

Dales Way High Way Results

FKT: (Please note that courses may vary in route and distance each year)
104 Mile: Daniel Hendrikson 24:05 (2022)

90 Mile: Matthew Kennedy 19:37 (2022)

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This event offers the option to purchase XCover, so that participants may be able to get a refund if they are unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances.

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