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Saturday 10th February 2024

Entries Open
Thursday 31st August 2023 at 18:00
Entries Close
Sunday 28th January 2024
Entries So Far
234 Participants
Entry Fees
Ultra 35 Miles   £70.00   
20 Miles   £38.00   
Half Marathon   £32.50   
Race Director - Ryk Downes

A scenic race around Harrogate and Knaresborough. This route that is particularly suitable for first timers at all distances encircling the spa town of Harrogate at a radius of 3-4 miles, mostly on attractive country paths and passing through the spectacular Nidd Gorge. For the Ultra it also takes in the Knaresborough Round.

Entries Now Open:
Entries Close: Sunday 28th January 2024
Early Bird Deadline: Saturday 30th September 2023

Distances: 13/20/35 miles
Climb: 1100/2000/2400 feet

ITRA Points: 0/1/2
UTMB: Q20K/Q20K/Q50K

Race Series: Race 2 of 9
Maximum Entrants: 200

Event Closes:

Car Park: There is no official car park for this event. There is plenty of on street parking on Roberts Crescent. You MUST NOT park on Bar Place or at the Church.
Bilton Area Methodist Church rear entrance, Bar Place, Harrogate, HG1 3EX ///irony.weds.stow

Registration: Bilton Area Methodist Church rear entrance, Bar Place, Harrogate, HG1 3EX ///irony.weds.stow
Ultramarathon: 06:30 to 07:15
20 Miles: 07:15 to 08.00
Half Marathon: 08:00 to 08:45

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 Harrogate Hustle 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 this page. 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. The 20 Mile course follows the Harrogate Ringway waymarked trail and the 35 mile follows the Harrogate Ringway Route until it meets the Knaresborough Round waymarked trail until it joins back up with the Harrogate Ringway Route.

Kit list: We will not be doing a kit check at registration, 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).
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.
Personal First Aid Kit.
Hard copy of the Map/Route description (Details will be sent with final competitor instructions see below)
Head Torch (35 Mile course only).
NB: Dependent on the weather this list may be amended when the final competitor instructions are sent out.

Start: Ginnel opposite Skipton Court on A59 ///seatbelt.reputable.stick - one minute walk from Registration
Ultramarathon: 07:30
20 Miles: 08:15
Half Marathon: 09:00

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

Finish: Bilton Area Methodist Church, Skipton Road, Harrogate, HG1 3EX ///irony.weds.stow

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. This is due to a lack of space that we need for our marshals and medic.

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: Harrogate Hustle Results and will be updated during the event.

Course Records: can be found here (please note courses may vary from year to year): Course Records

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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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