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Saturday 3rd August 2024

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Thursday 31st August 2023 at 18:00
Entries Close
Sunday 21st July 2024
Entries So Far
66 Participants
Entry Fees
Half Marathon   £32.50   
20 Miles   £38.00   
Ultra 32 Miles   £70.00   
Ultra 50 miles   £90.00   
Race Director - Ryk Downes

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To Pateley Bridge … and back again.
This challenging trail race (formerly A Bridge Too Far) takes runners from the market town of Otley to the market town of Pateley Bridge along the gorgeous, undulating Six Dales Trail. Passing Swinsty, Fewston and Thruscross Reservoirs, no two views are the same on this race, despite the course being on an ‘out and back’ route. Half marathon to ultramarathon distances.

Distances: 13/20/32/50 miles
Climb: 1700/2500/3800/5400 feet

ITRA Points: 1/1/2/3
UTMB: Q20K/Q20K/Q50K/Q50K

Race Series: Race 7 of 9 (5 of 6 in the 50 mile series)
Maximum Entrants: 200

Event Closes: 22:00

Car Park: Opens 06:30. 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.

Registration: The Bridge Church, Cattle Market St, Otley LS21 1RW
Ultramarathons: 06:30 to 07:00
Half Marathon & 20 Miles: 07:00 to 07:30

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 6 Dales Way 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.  

*** THIS KIT LIST APPLIES TO ALL DISTANCES ***                         

  • 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.

Start: (From Wharfemeadows Park - 10 minute walk from car park)
07:30 Ultramarathons
08:00 20 Miles & Half Marathon

Please visit all checkpoints/Timing Points on your route ordisqualification/time penalties may be incurred. There is water, coke and Fanta (but no cups – you must provide your own), Crisps and energy bars. There will also be a box for Vegans. If you require this please ask at the CP.

Please see below for which CPs you should visit and in which order. 

Half Marathon CP1 ONLY
20 Mile Course CP2 CP7
32 Mile Course CP2 CP3 CP6 CP7
50 Mile Course CP2 CP3 CP4 CP5 CP6 CP7  

CP1: Lindley Bridge: 6.7(HM) Miles OPEN 09:00 CLOSE 10:00 ///latches.certainly.adults
CP2: Blubberhouses: out 11(20/32/50) Miles OPEN 09:00 CLOSE14:00 ///
This CP is inside St.Andrew’s Church.
CP3: Heyshaw out 16(32/50) Miles OPEN 10:30 CLOSE 14:30 ///morphing.bricks.robots
CP4: Lofthouse: 25(50) Miles OPEN 12:30 CLOSE 15:00 ///forever.sleeps.blunders
CP5: Heyshaw back: 34(50) Miles OPEN 14:30 CLOSE 17:30 ///morphing.bricks.robots
CP6: Blubberhouses back: 21(32)/39(50) Miles OPEN 09:00 CLOSE 18:30 ///
CP7: Dob Park Road: 16(20)/27(32)/45(50) Miles OPEN 11:30CLOSE 15:30 ///patrol.presumes.goose  

If you arrive at a CP after it has 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 CP4. It must be no larger than a carrier bag and should be clearly labelled with your name.

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.

Courses Close: 21:30

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: Otley Methodist Church, Rear Entrance, Walkergate, Otley, LS21 1HB. ///hippy.original.monorail
At the finish there will be hot food and drinks, vegan and GF options available.

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 here6 Dales Trail 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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