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Yorkshire Trod 100 & 50k Challenge

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Saturday 22nd to Sunday 23rd October 2022

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Friday 12th November 2021
Entries Close
Monday 17th October 2022
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30 Participants
Entry Fees
100k   £65.00   
50k   £55.00   
Mel Steventon

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The Yorkshire Trod 100km is a 24 hour challenge event based in the Yorkshire Dales starting and finishing in the village of Grassington. There will also be a 50km option, which will be open to walkers as well as runners with an 18 hour time limit.

This a self-navigated, low-key event with no way markers and few marshals so map reading, navigation skills and experience on the fells is a requirement of entering this race and you are agreeing to this rule when entering.

The route takes you through Threshfield to weets top at Malham, along the shore of Malham Tarn before heading across the moor descending into Arncliffe. From Arncliffe (checkpoint and food station) you will go through the villages of Litton, Buckden, Starbotton and Kettlewell (the 100 will climb Buckden Pike H-702m) before returning to Grassington where the 50km will finish. For the 100k you will recharge at the food station in the institute then continue to Burnsall. The route heads towards Trollers Gill dropping down to Parceval Hall before the climb of Simons Seat. Eventually you will cross near Barden Tower climbing to Barden/Embsay moor where there will be hot food and drink roadside, then you’ll head out towards Cracoe War Memorial. You are now in sight of the finish, descending into Thorpe then making your way back to Grassington for a hot meal at Grassington institute.

Start 7am Grassington Devonshire Institute, 48 Main Street, Grassington, BD23 5AA

Tracking & Checkpoints

Each participant will carry a tracker and a checkpoint card which you will self-clip at the orienteering style checkpoints.

Water will be available roughly every 15km with the main feed stations roughly every 25k. The first food station is in Arncliffe Village hall, with a range of light snacks, pasta, cheese, bread, fruit and cakes. The second will be at 50k, serving a hot food option as well. Plus tea, Coffee and juices. The third food station for the 100k runners will be on Barden moor, serving hot drinks and snacks as at Arncliffe, then a hot meal at the finish in Grassington institute.

Start/Finish & Registration

Registration is at Grassington Institute. Registration will be open from 6:30pm – 9pm on Friday night, then 6.00am – 6.45am Saturday morning. A full kit check will be done at registration and you will not be registered to race unless you have the required kit. Please give yourself plenty of time to arrive, park and have the kit check.


The minimum kit for both 50k & 100k is as follows and random kit checks may be carried out on route at various checkpoints. Anyone who does not have the full kit will be taken out of the race.

Waterproof coat with fully taped seams Waterproof trousers with taped seams Long sleeved base layer

Long sleeved mid layer

Warm hat (buff is not enough)


Map which covers the route, OL2 and OL30 or BMC Yorkshire Dales map, or self printed maps

Compass.... And skills to use these!

Whistle, Survival bag,

Food.. 100g of emergency food as well as food to keep you going between food stations. Gels and jelly babies are not enough! Email us for advice if needed.

A personal First-Aid Kit with minimum contents; 1 bandage, 4 safety pins, 1 wound dressing, 6 adhesive dressings. Head torch with spare batteries or extra head torch.

Water bottle, cup and a spoon/spork

Mobile phone, advised to download an app such as OS locate.

Route/Check Points

The route will not be way marked. The following check points must be reached and you must self clip your card. The grid references for each CP are

Start  SE 003 642

  • CP1, Moor Lane/Keighley Wood SD 951 608
  • CP2, Malham Tarn Car park SD 894 658
  • CP3 Arncliffe Village Hall SD 932 718
  • CP4 Pub , Litton SD 907 740
  • CP5 Buckden SD 936 774

50km Route

  • CP6 Kettlewell Maypole SD 970 722
  • Finish, Grassington Institute SE 003 642

100km route

  • CP6 , Buckden Pike SD 960 787
  • CP7 Starbotton SD 953 746
  • CP8 Kettlewell Maypole SD 970 722
  • CP9 Grassington Institute SE 003 642
  • CP10 Burnsall Bridge SE 032 611
  • CP11 New Road wall corner SE 062 621
  • CP12 Simons Seat SE 078 601 (not summit)
  • CP13 Stangs Lane SE 059 592
  • CP14 Cattle Grid Parking SE 037 555
  • CP15 War Memorial SD 993 587 (wall side no need to cross over to the memorial)
  • CP16 Thorpe SE 013 617
  • CP17 Hebden Suspension Bridge SE 025 623
  • Finish Grassington Institute SE 003 642

Full details are on the website


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