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Punk Panther's Dales Way Challenge

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Saturday 17th August 2019

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Friday 31st August 2018
Entries Close
Wednesday 31st July 2019
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109 Participants
Entry Fees
Entry Fee   £125.00
Race Director - Ryk Downes

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An 82 mile Ultramarathon to celebrate 50 years of The Dales Way.
The Highlights
  • Endorsed by The Dales Way Association.
  • The Dales Way creator Colin Speakman will be in attendance.
  • 36 hours to complete the 82 Mile Course.
  • 7 fully stocked checkpoints.
  • First Aid cover by Exile Medics.
  • Entry fee includes hire of a GPS tracker for each entrant.
  • Start in Bowness-on-Windermere and finish in Ilkley.
  • Special Bus service available from Ilkley on Saturday morning to the start (£10 per person not included in entry fee).
  • Hot meal at the finish.
  • Drop bag service to CP4 and finish (must be self labelled).
  • Entry fee includes £10 donations to both the Dales Way Association for upkeep of the route and also to Dales Way Buses who provide a vital service to allow people without cars to access the Dales.
  • Event T-Shirt for all entrants that report to the Finish.
  • Finishers Medal for those that complete the course.
  • Certificate for everyone that completes the course.
  • For those around during the daytime there will be a Dales Way 50th Anniversary Exhibition in Ilkley.
  • Race is registered with ITRA/UTMB with 4 points.
Compulsory Kit List - A kit check will be carried out at a random checkpoint and you will be asked to produce one of the following, if you are found not to have it on you, you will be disqualified.
  • Waterproof Jacket with taped seams.
  • Map of route (or recommended guide book available from
  • Head Torch.
  • 1 Litre of fluids (2 recommended)
  • PLASTIC CUP – or something to drink from.
  • Energy Bar/Nutrition.
  • Survival Blanket.
  • Whistle.
  • Mobile phone with race directors number (tel: 07950008005) stored in it.
  • Hat/buff.
  • Gloves.
  • Personal First Aid Kit.

You may book the bus to the start seperately nearer the event if you wish, a reminder will be sent via email.


START TIME: 8:30am from the first field of the Dales Way in Bowness

Checkpoints (Provisional)
CP1 Burneside 9.6miles
CP2 Beckfoot 18.5 miles
CP3 Dent Memorial Hall 30 miles
CP4 Gearstones Cottage 40 miles (Drop Bag)
CP5 Buckden 52 miles 
CP6 Grassington 63 miles
CP7 Bolton Abbey 73 miles


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Sat 8 Jun 19 Punk Panther's Urban Legend
Sat 6 Jul 19 Punk Panther's High Life
Sat 28 Sep 19 Punk Panther's Reservoir Dogs
Fri 11 Oct 19 Panther Takes The Hindmost
Sat 2 Nov 19 Punk Panther's Short Circuit
Sat 14 Dec 19 Punk Panther's Christmas Cracker

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