The Pennine Bridleway PB137 Trail Challenge * Trail running through big-sky scenery * Well defined National Trail with runnable surfaces * Walk-jog participants welcome with generous timings * On course safety team and great indoor venues * 137km in 50hours.
* bunkroom accommodation on pre-race registration evening
* indoor midway checkpoint with hot meals, showers, sleeping space
* Access to your own drop bag at the midway checkpoint and the finish
* quality hostel finish venue with beds, showers, relaxation space, refreshments, home cooked celebratory meal
* Safety Team support at HQ and at regular intervals on-course with water
* Finishers medals and winners trophies
But the clock is always ticking, so you need to manage your race pace and strategy to complete all 137km within 50 hours.
The route is a mixture of fast trails, technical and challenging ascents, taking in West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire moors, finishing in Cumbria. Total ascent is 3275 metres.
The course is run over established trails and rights of way. On some sections of the Pennine Bridleway, we will use defined walkers’ alternatives which avoid using roads. For environmental consideration, we don’t add any additional signage, but route finding for the majority of the course is very straightforward and well waymarked. We email GPX files to all entries in advance and during the build up to the race as well as a comprehensive race briefing document. All facilities will be provided by the race organisation, as described, to participants. Shops and cafes on-route are also included. Hence, each participant has access to the same level of support, which is fair to all.
Wednesday 17 April 2024
RACE REGISTRATION: Hebden Hey Scout Centre, Hardcastle Craggs, Hebden Bridge HX7 7AW
1900 – 2200 Race registration, kit check, tracker issue, light refreshments, bed allocation (separate male & female bunkrooms).
You don't have to sleep at Hebden Hey if you don't wish to, but please note...
* All registrations and kit check must be completed on Wednesday evening
* Travel and access advice to Hebden Hey in the race briefing document
* All participants must bring their drop bag to the start by 0730 Thursday morning
Travel to Hebden Hey & getting home from Kirkby Stephen:
See our race information webpage page for lots of travel tips, race tips and FAQ's
Thursday 18 April 2024
Please note: No registrations or kit check on Thursday morning
0600 - 0730 Breakfast
0730 All drop bags to be left at the deposit point and switch on trackers
0800 RACE START
Saturday 20 April 2024
1000 RACE FINISH: Kirkby Stephen Hostel, Market St CA17 4QQ
50 hour cut-off
START TO MIDWAY CP: Hebden Bridge to Settle 68km Ascent 1681m
At CP - Access to drop bag. Hot food. Showers. Sleeping space. Max 8 hours in Checkpoint. Athletes must exit Checkpoint by: Friday 0900
MIDWAY CP TO FINISH: Settle to Kirkby Stephen 68km Ascent 1594m
At FINISH - Drop bag. Hot food. Comfortable bunkhouse. Showers. Max 1 night (incl dinner & breakfast) for finishers up to and including Friday night. For finishers on Saturday morning up to race cut off, short stay in bed / comfortable space up to midday and hot meal. Finish cut-off: Saturday 1000
TOTALS: 137km / 50 hours / 3275m ascent
Note: PB137 finishers at race cut off on Saturday morning may wish stay longer in Kirkby Stephen, perhaps with a longer rest, then travel home in the evening or the next day. A google search will highlight a good selection of Hotels & B&Bs in this vibrant market town.
Please read through the following sections on kit, race rules and conditions.
They’re quite detailed and will answer most FAQ’s as well as helping you plan, prepare and enjoy your PB137 trail running adventure.
See race information webpage:
* Please read the race cancellation / partial refund options: These are as generous as we can make them while continuing to sustainably offer you the best combination of great value and financially accessible trail running.
View the Event Disclaimer / Terms and Conditions.
View the Event Cancellation / Refund Policy.
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.