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Punk Panther's River Aire

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Saturday 17th April 2021

Entries Open
Wednesday 1st April 2020
Entries Close
Sunday 4th April 2021
Entries so Far
49 Participants
Entry Fees
Entry Fee   £80.00   
Race Director - Ryk Downes

Starting in the centre of Leeds, this event heads out along the Leeds/Liverpool Canal and River Aire, taking in the stunning scenery en route to source of the River Aire at the beautiful Malham Tarn.

This is a standalone race and not part of the Punk Panther Race Series 

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!

Start: 8.30am

Event Closes: 10pm

Distance: 47 miles/76 Km

Climb:  1100 metres (3700ft)

ITRA Points: 3

Maximum Entrants: 200

Checkpoints: Each checkpoint will have water, coke, fruit, jelly babies, peanuts, Jaffa cakes, flapjacks , CP5 will also have savouries.

  • Checkpoint 1: Apperley Bridge (8.5 miles)
  • Checkpoint 2: Hirst Wood (15 miles)
  • Checkpoint 3: Thwaites Brow (21.5 miles)
  • Checkpoint 4: Glusburn (28 miles)
  • Checkpoint 5: Skipton (35 miles)
  • Checkpoint 6 : Airton (41.5 miles)

Finish: Malham Tarn Activity Centre (The actual end of the Aire River Trail is the Car Park at Malham Tarn)

Every finisher receives a medal, A Welcome Ultra Tech T-Shirt and Certificate as well as a hot meal at the finish.  Event finishing positions are in order of distance completed then time taken.

A zip file of the GPX files of the exact route is available from the event page on the website. Alternatively it is available from the files section of the Facebook Group Page. The file is provisional and will be confirmed as soon as entries close.

Final Competitor instructions will be emailed to all competitors as shortly after entries close.

Kit list.

You are expected to carry the following at all times during the race. Failure to do so may result in time penalties or disqualification, at the discretion of the Race Director whose decision is final.

  • Drinking Cup (we do not provide plastic cups at checkpoints)
  • 500 ml water/energy drink
  • Energy Bar/Nutrition
  • Hat/Buff
  • Head Torch
  • Whistle
  • Waterproof jacket with taped seams
  • Emergency blanket
  • Gloves
  • Hard copy of the Map/Route description (see website for details)
  • Mobile phone (with the race directors number – 07950 008005 stored in it in case of emergencies). When registering you will need to leave you mobile number in case of emergencies, so please leave your phone switched on.

This is the standard kit for all races, but please check the website for the specific race in case there are any special requirements due to the weather etc.

Covered by Event Protect

This event is covered by Event Protect. If the event is cancelled, you can apply for a refund directly from Event Protect provided the cancellation is covered by their insurance policy.

Covered by Refund Protect

This event offers the option to purchase Refund Protect. Participants can choose to cover their inability to attend with Refund Protect.

Other events in this series

Sat 8 May 21 Punk Panther's The Dales High Way Ultra
Sat 22 May 21 Punk Panther's Short Circuit Too
Sat 12 Jun 21 Punk Panther's Bridge Too Far
Sat 3 Jul 21 Punk Panther's High Life
Sat 14 Aug 21 Punk Panther's Dales Way Challenge
Sat 25 Sep 21 Punk Panther's Reservoir Dogs
Fri 8 Oct 21 Panther Takes The Hindmost
Sat 23 Oct 21 Punk Panther's Nidderdale Way Challenge
Sat 13 Nov 21 Punk Panther's Short Circuit
Sat 11 Dec 21 Punk Panther's Christmas Cracker

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