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Ranger Ultras’ Yorkshire Pen-Y-Ghent 50km Ultra 2021

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Saturday 16th October 2021

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Wednesday 1st April 2020
Entries Close
Wednesday 13th October 2021
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77 Participants
Entry Fees

£30 affiliated 
£32 unaffiliated

Event Organiser - Stu Westfield
07890 620274

The Yorkshire Pen-Y-Ghent Ultra is an adventure for all ultra-racers, from first timers all the way to elite athletes. The route runs through superb and inspiring North Yorkshire scenery over classic limestone trails.

Start and finish is at the Hawes Market House and follows in the footsteps of Roman Legions over the Cam Road to Horton-In-Ribblesdale, then summiting Pen-y-Ghent, before returning along the Cam Road. Total distance 50 Km. Total ascent 1280 metres. 

The course is run over established trails, with generous cut off times. There will be Ranger Ultras Team support, water, snacks, hot soup will be provided at Kidhow Gate and Horton-In-Ribblesdale.

Navigation course notes and GPX file will be regularly emailed to new entries in the build up to the race.

There is pasta dinner and hot drinks for all racers at the finish.

Finishers medals

Fastest male and female winners’ categories.

ITINERARY Saturday 17th October

07:00 Race registration & kit check at HQ Hawes Market House

09:45 Pre-race safety briefing

10:00 Race start

19:00 Race cut off time

Entries limited to 100


Introducing "Medals For Wildlife" at all our 2021 Ranger Ultras' trail running events...
Celebrating runners' achievements has always been a huge part of what we enjoy about organising races. Although not every runner wants to take home a medal. So after your medal presentation picture, you now have the choice to put your medal into our Medals For Wildlife box.
For every medal in the box at the end of each event we'll donate the equivalent medal cost ( £3-00 ) to a wildlife charity. Similarly if you're fast enough to win a trophy, you may return this to the box and we'll donate £10-00 for each trophy. We'll then re-use these in future races, which also helps reduce our environmental footprint.
Race Organiser, Stu, has been a Tusk Trust supporter since running the Lewa Safaricom marathon, Kenya, in 2008. All our 2021 "Medals For Wildlife" fundraising will go to Tusk Trust.


  • Ranger Ultras Team Support at HQ, Road head and Hill Top locations. On course water stops with snacks and hot soup.
  • Navigation course notes and GPX file
  • Tea/Coffee/ Soft drinks and Pasta/Pizza food dish for all racers returning to HQ.
  • Finishers Medals.
  • Places for 1st Male and 1st Female, fastest racers at the finish line.


  • Backpack
  • Waterproof jacket with hood and waterproof over trousers Insulating Hat and Gloves/Mitts.
  • Warm layers appropriate for the weather conditions, minimum is long sleeved fleece Appropriate footwear for mountain/fell running.
  • Hard copy Ordinance Survey type map/s covering the Race Distance (Eg: OS Explorer 1:25,000 OL2) GPS (Optional)
  • Navigation Compass (a mobile phone app or watch compass is not acceptable). Head torch and spare batteries.
  • Whistle.
  • Emergency bivvy bag, foil or polythene survival bag. (note: foil blanket is not acceptable) Unbreakable Mug Sufficient fluids and hill food to sustain you for the race.
  • First aid / blister kit plus personal meds.
  • Mobile Phone (fully charged).
  • Optional: Walking poles
  • Optional: Unbreakable mug for soup and hot drinks on the course
  • Optional: HQ bag with sleeping bag and sleeping mat if staying in the hall overnight


  • Walking poles
  • Unbreakable mug - for soup and hot drinks on the course
  • HQ bag with sleeping bad and sleeping mat if staying in the hall overnight

Notes: This is a minimum compulsory kit list, applicable to all competitors. Participants should pre-review the forecast weather conditions add such items as necessary to keep warm, dry, fed and hydrated whilst on the trail.

For runners wishing to sleep on the Race HQ hall floor on Friday and / or Saturday night, don’t forget your sleeping bag, sleeping bag, comfortable clothes and clean footwear for after the race. Of course, you don’t need to bring these if you’re heading straight home or staying elsewhere. Please note, there are no showers at Race HQ. There are several B&Bs in Hawes if you prefer some additional comfort.

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