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Dufton Ultra Marathon - The Cup and the Cross

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Saturday 29th May 2021

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Sunday 23rd May 2021
Entry Fees

£59 (affiliated)
£61 (unaffiliated)

Event Organiser - Mark Marchant
07833 958 038

The North Pennines is one of England's most special places – a stunning landscape of open heather moors and peatlands, attractive dales and hay meadows, tumbling upland rivers, wonderful woods, welcoming communities, intriguing imprints of a mining and industrial past, distinctive birds, animals and plants and much, much more. In recognition of its special qualities the area has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The North Pennines is also a UNESCO Global Geopark – highlighting its globally important Earth heritage.

Our race route starts and ends in Dufton village, following the Pennine Way National trail to the top of the famous High Cup Nick, at the top of HCN the route follows a minor path and heads over to Cow Green Reservoir which is part of one of Northumberland’s Nature Parks and home to protected bird species and moorland. On reaching Garrigill you will be greeted by the chance to re fuel and get something hot to drink before setting off again on the Pennine way up past Greggs hut and onto the summit of Cross Fell which is the highest point in England outside of the Lake District National Park, stay on the Pennine way all the way back to Dufton via Little Dunn fell, Great Dunn fell and Knock fell.

If you would like to learn more about why the North Pennines AONB is so special you can do so here.

We are an eco-friendly company and, on that basis, we don’t use disposable plastic cups and don’t offer T shirts as standard – many go to waste after events. As with all of our races we will be collecting Pre-loved running kit so that we can pass it all onto an up-cycling scheme which we are supporting. We are actively encouraging participants to give something back to the environment which is why your race goodies are a little bit different. We are including a packet of mixed wild flower seeds for you to plant which will encourage bees and other pollinators to visit your garden and is great for the environment.

We have recently signed up to the North Pennines AONB Responsible Tourism Charter, which broadly means that when planning our events full consideration is given to the environment, conservation issues, the local economies, local landowners and obviously any impact we may have on wildlife.

Your entry and what's included.  £59 affiliated or £61 non-affiliated

  • 34 miles of trail running heaven
  • 5000ft of elevation
  • Branded Mug
  • Free downloadable event pictures, event artwork, logo and completion certificate.
  • Wild flower Seeds or Sapling to plant.
  • A well-stocked checkpoint at the half way point in Garrigill village hall including hot food
  • 2 intermediate aid stations to replenish water and snacks
  • Hot food and drinks at the end of the race in Dufton Village Hall

Venue: Dufton Village Hall, Dufton, Appleby-in-Westmorland, CA16 6BZ

Parking: St Cuthberts Church, Dufton, CA16 6DA

Start Time: 10am.   Registration: 8 am-9.30 am.   Cut off: 12 hrs

Each race entry includes £1 donation towards maintaining the Pennine Way National Trail and £2 towards Dufton Church upkeep.

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