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Saturday 18th May 2024

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Thursday 31st August 2023 at 18:00
Entries Close
Wednesday 15th May 2024
Entries So Far
103 Participants
Entry Fees
Ultra 50 Miles   £90.00   
Ultra 34 Miles   £70.00   
20 Miles   £38.00   
Half Marathon   £32.50   
Ryk Downes

We are now accepting late entries but cannot guarantee T-Shirts or medals for late entrants as these have already been ordered

Punk Panther Endurance Events are based in the historic market town of Otley and this epic trail race takes in the highest points around the town so runners can enjoy uninterrupted views around Wharfedale. Literal highlights include Otley Chevin, Lindley Moor, Rombalds (Ilkley) Moor and Beamsley Beacon. Half marathon to ultramarathon distances

Distances: 13/20/34/50 miles
 2900/3900/4200/6500 feet

ITRA Points:

Race Series:
 Race 5 of 9 (3 of 6 in the 50 mile series)
Maximum Entrants:

Event Closes: 

Car Park: 
Open 6am: If you are coming by car, please park in the event car park. Craftsman Tools Car Park: (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). What 3 Words///judges.puncture.sofa.  

At registration inside the church.

06:15 to 07:00 All distances
Otley Methodist Church, Rear Entrance, Walkergate, Otley, LS21 1HB. ///hippy.original.monorail

 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 Otley High Views 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 except the 50 mile route 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 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).
  • 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 (50 Mile course only).

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

07:30 All disatances (Race Brief at Registration 07:10 followed by a walk up to the start)
From Station Top Otley (Off East Chevin Road) Nearest postcode is LS21 3HF. ///legal.hint.saved. 

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

CP1 Baildon Moor 7 Miles (All courses) Open 0815-1015///point.lows.moss
CP2 Ilkley Moor 14 miles (20/34/50 Mile courses) Open 0900-12:30///blossom.diner.nerd
CP3 Skipton 22 Miles (50 Mile course only) Open 11:00-1415 –DROP BAG ///incisions.wage.robes
CP4 Langbar 17/29.5 Miles (34/50 Mile courses) Open 1015-1600///perfect.ambition.severe
CP5 Timble 25/36 Miles (34/50 Mile courses) Open 1145-1815///gender.fully.northward
CP6 Leathley Lane 43 Miles (50 Miles course) Open 1345-2000///airbag.harder.expensive
Finish: Otley Methodist Church, Rear Entrance, Walkergate, Otley, LS21 1HB. ///hippy.original.monorail

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

Drop Bags: 50 Mile course only. You may leave a non-returnable drop bag at registration which will be transferred to CP3 Skipton. It must be no larger than a carrier bag and should be clearly labelled with your name.

Finish Bags: You may leave clearly labelled bags at registration (which is also the finish) in the Church Hall, DO NOT TAKE THEM TO THE START. These bags are left at your own risk and we cannot accept responsibility for any losses.

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: Otley High Views 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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Event Location
Station Top Car Park, Off East Chevin Road, Otley