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Ranger Ultras PB137km Trail Challenge

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Thursday 3rd to Saturday 5th April 2025

Entries Open
Friday 29th March 2024 at 07:00
Entries Close
Friday 21st March 2025
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1 Participant
Entry Fees

£223 affiliated 
£225 unaffiliated

Event Organiser - Stu Westfield
07890 620274

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The Pennine Bridleway PB137 Trail Challenge * Trail running through big-sky scenery * Well defined National Trail with runnable surfaces * Walk-jog participants welcome with generous timings * On course safety team and great indoor venues * 137km in 50hours.

What's included?
* bunkroom accommodation on pre-race registration evening
* indoor midway checkpoint with hot meals, showers, sleeping space
* Access to your own drop bag at the midway checkpoint and the finish
* quality hostel finish venue with beds, showers, relaxation space, refreshments, home cooked celebratory meal
* Safety Team support at HQ and at regular intervals on-course with water
* Finishers medals and winners trophies

But the clock is always ticking, so you need to manage your race pace and strategy to complete all 137km within 50 hours.

The route is a mixture of fast trails, technical and challenging ascents, taking in West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire moors, finishing in Cumbria. Total ascent is 3275 metres.

The course is run over established trails and rights of way. On some sections of the Pennine Bridleway, we will use defined walkers’ alternatives which avoid using roads. For environmental consideration, we don’t add any additional signage, but route finding for the majority of the course is very straightforward and well waymarked. We email GPX files to all entries in advance and during the build up to the race as well as a comprehensive race briefing document. All facilities will be provided by the race organisation, as described, to participants. Shops and cafes on-route are also included. Hence, each participant has access to the same level of support, which is fair to all.


Wednesday 2 April 2025

RACE REGISTRATION: Hebden Hey Scout Centre, Hardcastle Craggs, Hebden Bridge HX7 7AW

1900 – 2200 Race registration, kit check, tracker issue, light refreshments, bed allocation (separate male & female bunkrooms).

You don't have to sleep at Hebden Hey if you don't wish to, but please note...
* All registrations and kit check must be completed on Wednesday evening
* Travel and access advice to Hebden Hey in the race briefing document 
* All participants must bring their drop bag to the start by 0730 Thursday morning

Travel to Hebden Hey & getting home from Kirkby Stephen:
See our race information webpage page for lots of travel tips, race tips and FAQ's

Thursday 3 April 2025

Please note: No registrations or kit check on Thursday morning

0600 - 0730 Breakfast

0730 All drop bags to be left at the deposit point and switch on trackers


Saturday 5 April 2025

1000 RACE FINISH: Kirkby Stephen Hostel, Market St CA17 4QQ
50 hour cut-off


START TO MIDWAY CP: Hebden Bridge to Settle 68km Ascent 1681m

At CP - Access to drop bag. Hot food. Showers. Sleeping space. Max 8 hours in Checkpoint. Athletes must exit Checkpoint by: Friday 0900

MIDWAY CP TO FINISH: Settle to Kirkby Stephen 68km Ascent 1594m 

At FINISH - Drop bag. Hot food. Comfortable bunkhouse. Showers. Max 1 night (incl dinner & breakfast) for finishers up to and including Friday night. For finishers on Saturday morning up to race cut off, short stay in bed / comfortable space up to midday and hot meal. Finish cut-off: Saturday 1000

TOTALS: 137km / 50 hours / 3275m ascent

Note: PB137 finishers at race cut off on Saturday morning may wish stay longer in Kirkby Stephen, perhaps with a longer rest, then travel home in the evening or the next day. A google search will highlight a good selection of Hotels & B&Bs in this vibrant market town. 


  • Ranger Safety Team Support at Checkpoints and on course locations.
  • On course water locations
  • Navigation course notes and GPX file
  • Finishers Eco-Medals
  • Cider House Oak Trophies for 1st Male and 1st Female
  • Fastest Male and Female finisher trophies in age categories 20-49 and over 50’s
  • Tea/Coffee/Soft drinks and hot food for all racers at Indoor Checkpoints and Race Finish
  • Bunkroom and dinner, Race Registration evening and Breakfast on race start morning.
  • Floorspace sleeping at mid-way Settle indoor checkpoint.
  • Finish at comfortable bunkhouse hostel, with bed, hot meal and refreshments.


Our tasty and wholesome race meals are based upon culinary experiences from the expeditions and journeys which inspired the beginning of Ranger Expeditions and Ranger Ultras Trail Running. A big part of our enjoyment is to share these specific recipes with you, at the same time as offering the best value multi-day trail running at an accessible price.
At each indoor checkpoint, at the registration evening and finish, participants will have the choice of a hot meal. This will be from a vegetarian and a meat / fish option. Hence some of our meals may not be suitable for participants who follow more restricted diets such as vegan or have specific requirements.
While the race kitchen is kept clean and tidy, we cannot guarantee that food is free from nuts, dairy, wheat, soy, shellfish or other allergens. If participants are in any doubt, we recommend bringing your own suitable food items.
Please read through the following sections on kit, race rules and conditions.
They’re quite detailed and will answer most FAQ’s as well as helping you plan, prepare and enjoy your PB137 trail running adventure.


See race information webpage:

* Please read the race cancellation / partial refund options: These are as generous as we can make them while continuing to sustainably offer you the best combination of great value and financially accessible trail running.

View the Event Disclaimer / Terms and Conditions.

View the Event Cancellation / Refund Policy.

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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