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Monday 1st January 2024

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Thursday 31st August 2023 at 18:00
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Wednesday 27th December 2023
Entries So Far
83 Participants
Entry Fees
Ultra 34 Miles   £70.00   
20 Miles   £38.00   
Half Marathon   £32.50   
Race Director - Ryk Downes

Entries have now closed for this event - we are now accepting late entries but cannot guaranetee T-Shirts or medals for late entrants as these have already been ordered


Come and celebrate New Years Day  with the Punk Panthers

With a number of distances from half-marathon to ultras, this trail race (formerly the Urban Legend) sets itself apart thanks to its city-centre setting. The North Leeds Greenway is a little-known trail that unites the parks and public green spaces around Leeds. Despite taking runners close to the heart of this Northern Powerhouse, the race remains substantially off-road – much of the return route is along the Meanwood Valley Trail – making it easy to forget one is so close to this bustling city.

Distances: 13/20/34 miles 
Climb:  1700/2600/3700 feet

ITRA Points: 1/1/2
UTMB: Q20K/Q20K/Q50K

Race Series: Race 1 of 9
Maximum Entrants: 200 

Event Closes: 20:00

Car Park: Craftsman Tools Open 06:30 (owned by William Sinclair Stationers in Otley – both have kindly allowed us to use it for the race). It is located at the end of Bremner Street off the A659 Pool Road LS21 1JD (opposite ASDA). ///judges.puncture.sofa.

There are toilets available at Registration.

Registration: is 5 minutes away from the car park at Otley Methodist Church, Rear Entrance, Walkergate, Otley, LS21 1HB  and opens at 06:45 and closes at 07:40 ///hippy.original.monorail 

Trackers: All ultramarathon entrants will be supplied with a tracker. Trail race (half marathon and 20 mile) runners can hire a tracker when entering for £15. When you collect your tracker at registration it will already switched on and you will be given instructions on where to carry it. During the race the tracker will show on the North Leeds Greenway 2024 Tracker Screen You can share this link with your friends and family so they can see how you are doing. If you click the podium icon on the tracker screen it will show you each runners ETA at the CPs and their projected finish time based on their current speed. Please note there is a big button on the front of your tracker, if you need emergency help, provided the tracker is in range press it and remain where you are, this ends your race.

Route: Provisional GPX files of the route and route description are available from the GPX tab on the website.. The final version will be emailed to all competitors with the Final Race Instructions the week before the event. You MUST use the email version as this will take into account any last minute diversions.

Taping: We will tape/flag/sign all routes the week before the race, however tape can be moved or stolen, so please do not rely solely on it for navigation, but as confirmation of the route.

Kit list: (We will not be doing a kit check, but you will be expected to always carry the following as a minimum for your safety. You are responsible for your own safety). We will be carrying out random kit checks on the course and if you are found not carrying your full kit, you will be disqualified. 


  • Suitable Bag for all your kit (not a carrier bag!)
  • Waterproof Jacket with taped seams.
  • Enough fluids to get you to the next CP.
  • Cup to enable you to get drinks at CPs.
  • Energy Bar/Nutrition.
  • Survival/Bivvy Bag (not just a sheet).
  • Whistle.
  • Mobile phone with race director’s number: Mark 07702 021156 Ryk (07950 008005) stored in it.
  • Tracker for Ultramarathon (supplied by us) MUST be always worn.
  • Hat/buff.
  • Gloves.
  • Personal First Aid Kit.
  • Hard copy of the Map/Route description (Details will be sent with final competitor instructions see below)
  • Head Torch (34 Mile course only).

NB: Dependent on the weather this list may be amended when the final competitor instructions are sent out.

Race Brief: 
The Race Director will be walking from Registration at 07:40 to the start where a short race brief will be given 5 minutes before the race. Please feel free to join us for a warm up walk to the start.

08:00 Station Top Car Park Entrance is signed off East Chevin Road, Otley. If you are heading out of Otley it is on the Right just after the Auction Mart (which is on the left), but before you get to Birdcage Walk. Nearest postcode is LS21 3HF. ///legal.hint.saved

Checkpoints: Each checkpoint has a selection of items including water, coke, fanta, energy bars, snacks, crisps & more. There are vegan options at all checkpoints.  

There are three Checkpoints in total for the race.

The 34 mile route visits CP1, CP2 & CP3.
The 20 mile route visits CP1 & CP3 only.
The Half Marathon route only visits CP3.

The closing times for each Checkpoint denotes the cut off time. If you arrive after the checkpoint closing time you will be timed out from the event.

Timing Points (TP): These are on the course and you must pass through them. Failure to do so will result in a time penalty or disqualification.

34 Mile Ultra Marathon Checkpoints
CP1: Rawdon Library 9.5 miles Open 09:00 Cut Off 11:30 ///
TP1: Horsforth 14 miles ///jazz.rust.latter
CP2: Beckett Park 19 miles Open 10:30 Cut Off 14:30 ///salt.supporter.mostly
CP3: Cookridge 28.5 miles Open 12:30 Cut Off 18:00 ///spider.hurt.affair
Finish: Otley Cricket Club 34 miles Open 10:00 Event Closes 20:00 ///legal.hint.saved

20 Mile Trail Race Checkpoints
CP1: Rawdon Library 7 miles Open 09:00 Cut Off 11:30 ///
TP1: Horsforth 11.5 miles ///jazz.rust.latter
CP3: Cookridge 14 miles Open 09:00 Cut Off 12:30 ///spider.hurt.affair
Finish: Otley Cricket Club 20 miles Open 10:00 Cut Off 15:00 ///legal.hint.saved

Half Marathon Trail Race Checkpoint
CP3: Cookridge 8.5 miles Open 09:00 Cut Off 11:00 ///spider.hurt.affair
Finish: Otley Cricket Club 14 miles Open 10:00 Cut Off 13:00 ///legal.hint.saved

Cut - Offs: If you arrive at a CP after it is closed you will be retired from the race.

Support Crews: Please ensure any support crews avoid official CPs. Anyone breaking this rule will result in their runner being disqualified. If you have a support crew there are plenty of other places to meet you on the route.

Finish: Every finisher receives a medal and an event T-Shirt (unless you opt out). There is home made pie, cheese toasties, 10 bean chilli, (suitable for vegan and Gluten Free) in addition to hot drinks and snacks at the finish.

Final Competitor instructions: These will be emailed to all competitors the week before the event.

Results: Previous results can be found here North Leeds Greenway Results and will be updated during the event.

Course Records: (Please note that courses may vary in route and distance each year)
39 mile: Ady Pendred 5:42:01 (2022) Distance not currently being offered.
34 mile: James Taylor 5:33:10 (2023)
20 Miles: Daniel Weller 2:39:49 (2022)
Half Marathon: Alastair Nash & Tomas Cunnama 2:10:11 (2023)

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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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Event Location
Station Top Car Park Entrance, Off East Chevin Road, Otley