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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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126 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. Bowness-on-Windermere (Field at top of Brantfell Road) 8.30am
CP1 Burneside (The Bryce Institute) 9.6miles. Opens 9.45am, Closes 12.45pm
CP2 Beckfoot (Roadside) 18.5 miles. Opens 11.15am, Closes 5pm  *** NO SUPPORT VEHICLES/SPECTATORS PERMITTED ***
CP3 Dent (Dent Memorial Hall) 30 miles. Opens 12.45pm, Closes 10pm
CP4 Gearstones (Gearstones Cottage) 40 miles (Drop Bag). Opens 2.15pm, Closes 7am Sunday  *** NO SUPPORT VEHICLES/SPECTATORS PERMITTED ***
CP5 Buckden 52 miles. Opens 4pm, Closes 11.30am Sunday
CP6 Grassington 63 miles. Opens 5.30pm, Closes 3pm Sunday
CP7 Bolton Abbey 73 miles. Opens 7pm, Closes 6pm Sunday
FINISH Ilkley (Tennis and Squash Club field). Opens 8pm, Closes 8.30pm Sunday.


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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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