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Saturday 6th July 2019

Entries Open
Monday 5th November 2018
Entries Close
Sunday 23rd June 2019
50 Km; 80 Km; 105 Km; 125 Km
Entries so Far
64 Participants
Entry Fees
50 Km   £40.00   
80 Km   £50.00   
105 Km   £75.00   
125 Km   £75.00   
Ryk Downes

The High Life is just that, starting from Otley it takes you to the highest points surrounding Otley for the best views around. Top the moors of Baildon Moor, (Skipton Moor), Askwith Moor, Lindley  Moor, The Chevin, Rombalds Moor and others. Please note this is our toughest event and as such is not recommended as a first Ultra Marathon due to the amount of climb and time on the moors. If you wold like to enter you will be required to show evidence of previous ultra running experience. For the Short course this may be any other ultra, for the longer courses you will need to meet an entry requirement of ITRA points (or equivalent 2018 Punk Panther Races). If you are unsure please drop us a quick email and will can check with you.

Distance: 50/80/105/130km (31/50/65/80 miles)

Climb:  1300/2000/2400/3000 metres (4200/6500/8000/9500 ft) 

ITRA POINTS: 2/3/4/5 


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: This is a tough race with a lot of ascent. Last year only 35% finished the 125km course in the time limit.

50km : Evidence of a completed Ultra Marathon

80km : 3 ITRA POINTS or an 80km Ultra Marathon or longer

100km : 4 ITRA POINTS or a 100km Ultra Marathon or longer

125km : 5 ITRA POINTS or a 125km Ultra Marathon or longer

Maximum Entrants: 200

Cost: £40/£50/£75/£75 (£1 of each entry will go to St.Gemma’s Hospice): Early Bird £35/£45/£70/£70 for entries by 1/6/19

New for 2019: You may hire a tracker for use during this event at an additional cost of £15 (please note this is not compulsory) and you will be tracked live on the internet. This will allow, friends, family and support to see your progress and if you get lost you can phone the race director who will help you get back on course! NB if you are running in the 105km or 130km races the tracker is compulsory and is provided in your entry fee and you do not have to select it when entering.

Car Park: Station Top, Otley off East Chevin Road (125km runners should park sensibly in the village of Pool-in-Wharfedale - NOT BY THE START/FINISH)

Registration: From 7.30am at the Otley Methodist Church (5 mins walk from the car park). For the 125km registration is from 6am at Pool Methodist Church

Start: 8.30am at Station Top, Otley (6.30am from Pool Methodist Church for the 125km)

Event Closes: 4am on Sunday 7/7/19

Maps Recommended: OS Explorer Maps OL2, 288 and 297. The 50km route will also be taped.


Checkpoints: Each checkpoint will have water, coke, jelly babies, peanuts, Jaffa cakes, marshmallows, fruit and flapjacks. CP5 onwards will also have savoury snacks.

Checkpoint 1: Baildon 10km (6 miles): Open 9.15am to 10.30am

Checkpoint 2: Ilkley Moor 20km (13 miles): Open 10.15am to 12noon

Checkpoint 3: Skipton Moor 34km (21 miles) (Not on 50km course) BAG DROP: Open 11.30am to 2.15pm

Checkpoint 4: Addingham 27/47km (17/29 miles): Open 10.45am to 4pm

Checkpoint 5: Timble 41/61km (25/38 miles): BAG DROP: Open 12.30pm to 6.30pm 

Checkpoint 6: North Rigton 74km (46 miles): (Not on 50km course): Open 5pm to 8.30pm

(For 130km race add 15km/9 miles to all checkpoint distances – first checkpoint is the start after 15km/9 miles)

Checkpoint 7, 8 & Finish: Pool-in-Wharfedale Methodist Church, Main Street, Pool-in-Wharfedale, LS21 1LH – There is NO parking at the Finish (please ask friends and family to park sensibly in the village)

Every finisher receives a medal, A ‘High Life’ Tech T-shirt and Certificate as well as a hot meal at the finish. Event finishing positions are done in order of distance completed then time completed.

A GPX file of the exact route is available upon request. The file is provisional and will be confirmed as soon as entries close.


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