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Saturday 15th June 2024

Entries Open
Thursday 31st August 2023 at 18:00
Entries Close
Wednesday 12th June 2024
Entries So Far
136 Participants
Entry Fees
Ultra 50 Miles   £90.00   
Ultra 34 Miles   £70.00   
20 Miles   £38.00   
Half Marathon   £32.50   
Race Director - Ryk Downes

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

Starting and finishing in Studley Roger close to the historic city of Ripon with its great cathedral this race mainly follows the Ripon Rowel route  visiting wooded valleys and historic sites such as the spectacular world heritage site of Fountains Abbey and Studley Water gardens.

It also takes in the tranquil River Skell's Valley of the Seven Bridges. Other great views are the beautiful St Margaret’s Church and Hackfall woods

This challenging and beautiful, picturesque route is a worthy addition to our calendar  

Entries Open: Thursday 31st August 2023 18:00
Entries Close: Sunday 2nd June 2024
Early Bird Deadline: Thursday 30th November 2023

Distance: 13/20/34/50 miles
Climb: 750/1750/3400/4250 feet

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

Race Series: Race 6 of 9 (4 of 6 in the 50 mile series)
Maximum Entrants: 200

Event Closes: 

Car Park: Open 06:00 Studley Lane, Studley Roger, Ripon, HG4 3AY. There is a £2 donation to the farmer's charity for use of the car park. PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE VILLAGE

 At Registration

Registration: At Studley Roger Village Hall, Studley Lane, Studley Roger, Ripon HG4 3AY ///trappings.concerned.dubbing
06:30 to 07:15 Ultramarathon  
07:15 to 07:45 20 Mile Race        
07:45 to 08:15 Half Marathon

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 Ripon Stinger 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.

07:30 Ultramarathons
08:00 20 Mile Race
08:30 Half Marathon

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 Ultramarathons
08:00 20 Mile Race
08:30 Half Marathon

Checkpoints: Here is a rundown of the CPs. There will be water, coke, Fanta, crisps, chocolate and a variety of snacks. There will also be a box for Vegans. If you require this please ask at the CP.

CP1 North Stainley (6.5 miles) Open 08:15 Close 10:30
CP2 Masham (14.7 miles) (Ultras Only) Open 10:00 Close 12:30
CP3 Skelding (14.2 miles on the 20 miles, 26.5 on the Ultras) Open 10:30 Close 16:30
CP4 Studley Roger Village Hall (34 miles – 50 Mile Course only) Open 17:45 Close 23:30
CP5 Burton Leonard (42 miles – 50 Mile Course only) Open 15:30 Close 19:30
Finish: At Studley Roger Village Hall, Studley Lane, Studley Roger, Ripon HG4 3AY ///trappings.concerned.dubbing

Drop Bags: 50 Mile course only. You may leave a drop bag at registration which will be available to you at CP4 when you get back to Studley Roger. It must be no larger than a carrier bag and should be clearly labelled with your name. Alternatively you may return to your car after leaving Studley Roger as the route passes the car park.

Support Crews:
 You may have a support crew at each CP EXCEPT CP3 Skelding.

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 hereRipon Stinger 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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