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Punk Panther Christmas Cracker Handicap

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Saturday 10th December 2022

Entries Open
Friday 3rd September 2021
Entries Close
Sunday 27th November 2022
Entries so Far
10 Participants
Entry Fees
Entry Fee   £50.00   
    £65.00   (from 31/08/2022)
Race Director - Ryk Downes

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Set on a mystery route that can change every year, Catch the Panther sees the slowest runners start first with subsequent starting positions based on the participants ' average pace in other Punk Panther races. The person who starts first is the person with the slowest average pace – can they be caught before they reach Otley? As well as race prizes there are awards for fancy dress.

Distance: TBC (32-36 miles)

Climb:  3400 feet

UTMB Points: 2

Race Series: N/A

Maximum Entrants: 200

Event Closes: 18:00

Car Park: Opens 05:30. Craftsman Tools Car Park (owned by William Sinclair Stationers in Otley – both have kindly allowed us to use it for the race).  It is located at the end of Bremner Street off the A659 Pool Road LS21 1JD.

Registration: From 05:45 in the Car Park

Kit list: You are expected to always carry the following during the race. Failure to do so may result in time penalties or disqualification, at the discretion of the Race Directors 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 director’s numbers – 07950 008005 & 07702 021156 stored in it in case of emergencies). Your phone should be left 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.

Trackers: All ultramarathon entrants will be supplied with a tracker and a weblink will be provided during the week prior to the race, where runners and friends and family can watch your progress during the race.

Start: From 06:00 onwards (depending on handicap)

Checkpoints: Each checkpoint has water, coke, energy bars & crisps.

TBC when race entries close.

Finish: Otley Car Park: Open 15:00 Close 17:00

Every finisher receives a medal and an event T-Shirt. 

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GPX files of the route and route description are available from the event page on the website. The files are provisional and will be confirmed as soon as entries close.

Final Competitor instructions: These will be emailed to all competitors as shortly after entries close. Results will be available on the Facebook group within 24 hours and on the website within 48 hours.

Previous Years Results:

2020 Not run due to Coronavirus

2019 Christmas Cracker Handicap


FKT: (Please note that courses may vary in route and distance each year)

Stephen Kirk 6:09 (2019)

Administered by Refund Protect

This event offers the option to purchase upgraded refundable terms, so that participants may be able to get a refund if they are unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances.

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Sat 2 Jul 22 Punk Panther Otley High Views Trail
Sat 13 Aug 22 Punk Panther Dales Way Ultramarathon
Sat 24 Sep 22 Punk Panther Reservoir Dogs Trail+Ultra
Fri 7 Oct 22 Punk Panther Takes the Hindmost
Sat 22 Oct 22 Punk Panther Nidderdale Dark Skies Trail
Sat 22 Oct 22 Punk Panther Nidderdale Way Ultra
Sat 12 Nov 22 Punk Panther Wharfedale Skyline Trail

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