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Sunday 24th March 2019

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Wednesday 1st August 2018
Entries Close
Sunday 17th March 2019 at 22:00
Entries so Far
164 Participants
Entry Fees
50 Km   £50.00   
75 Km   £55.00   
100 Km   £65.00   
Prices to increase on 2nd January 2019
Event Organiser - John Lloyd
07583 997329

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Canal ULTRA MARATHONS across Lancashire & Yorkshire.

3 different options all-finishing in Sowerby Bridge, transport available to start of 50km from Sowerby Bridge.  Please see the Canalathon website for start and finish locations, transport and timings.

The Canalathon 50km option is 31-mile flat Ultra Marathon across the Famous Rochdale Canal Route 66 and starts from Manchester Great Ancoats just outside of the city center.

The Canalathon 75km option is a 46mile is an out and back course from Sowerby Bridge to Oldham and back to Sowerby Bridge.

The Canalathon 100km option is 62 miles and starts from Sowerby Bridge runs to Manchester, turns and returns on the same Route to the finish in Sowerby Bridge.

The races run through both the Roses Counties of Manchester (Lancashire) and finish in Sowerby Bridge (west Yorkshire). They are flat, require no navigation and are point-to-point races. They are ideal first Ultras, great preparation for marathon runners and are fast courses for the experienced Ultra runner/road runner. They will also help you prepare for other longer Ultras, such as the Calderdale Way Ultra and Lakeland 50 or up and coming road marathons such as London. Or you can start at the 50km and eventually build up to the 100KM.

Don’t forget Amazing prizes and Quality Runner friendly Marshals. Its all there folks!!



*Price does not include transport, should you wish to use this option please see below.

All prices reflect the professional nature of the event, the health and safety precautions taken and the additional planning and preparation that running an event backed by UKA needs.


  1. Free taped seemed reflective event running belt (additional extras can be purchased).
  2. Free aid stations at 10-mile intervals and one additional station with 5 miles to go.
  3. Fully stocked aid stations including savory food and energy based food and drinks (see list for details on our site)
  4. Live Chip Check Point Timing.
  5. Fully marked and marshaled course – NO NAVIGATION REQUIRED!!
  6. Changing facilities.
  7. Additional free gifts from our sponsors.
  8. Mobile first aid and sweepers, including pick up bus (there only if you need it).
  9. Experienced marshals all who are runners or walkers or have worked on events for years.
  10. Baggage transportation from start to finish and safe storage.


For 50km. 1st prize is £100, second £70, third £50 vouchers. For 75km 1st prize is £120, second £90, third £65 vouchers. For 100km 1st prize is £140, second £100, third £75 vouchers.

Prizes will not be posted on and you must be present at prize giving to receive them.

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