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Saturday 9th September 2023

Entries Open
Friday 27th May 2022 at 21:00
Entries Close
Wednesday 6th September 2023
Entries so Far
139 Participants
Entry Fees
Ultra 50 Miles   £85.00   
Ultra 32 Miles   £65.00   
20 Miles   £35.00   
Half Marathon   £30.00   
Race Director - Ryk Downes


On a route devised by the Punk Panther team, Reservoir Dogs takes in beautiful waterside vistas as it passes by seven delightful reservoirs. The route takes in Lindley Wood, Swinsty, Fewston and Thruscross reservoirs, before going on to John O’Gaunt, Beaver Dyke and Scargill reservoirs; Eccup reservoir is added to the longer route, while areas of note on the trail include Stainburn Forest and Almscliffe Crag. Half marathon to ultramarathon distances.

Distances: 13/20/32/50 miles

Climb:  1400/1900/3500/4600 feet

ITRA Points: 1/1/2/3

UTMB: Q20K/Q20K/Q50K/Q50M

Race Series: Yes

Maximum Entrants: 200

Event Closes: 21:30

Car Park: Opens 06:00. 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.


Ultras 6:30 to 7:15

20 Miles and Half Marathon 7.15 until 7.45 

Registration: Otley Methodist Church, Rear Entrance, Walkergate, Otley, LS21 1HB. ///hippy.original.monorail 06:30 to 07:45.

No Dogs allowed inside the Church

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
  • Extra base layer
  • 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. Trail race (half marathon and 20 mile) runners can hire a tracker for £15. 

Start: (From Wharfemeadows Park – 10-minute walk from Car Park)

  • 07.30 Ultramarathon
  • 08:00  20 Miles and Half Marathon

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

32 & 50 mile Courses

CP1: Blubberhouses (@9 and 18 miles ): Open 09:15 Close 13:30
CP2: Stainburn (25 miles) Open 10:00 Close 15:00

50 Miles Only 

CP 3 Harewood (@34 Miles)Open 13.30 until  17.30

CP4 Cookridge (@42.75) Open 15.00 until  19.45

20 mile Course

CP1: Swinsty (7.5 miles) Open 09:00 Close 10:45
CP2: Stainburn (13 miles) Open 10:00 Close 15:00

13 mile Course

CP1: Swinsty (7.5 miles) Open 09:00 Close 10:30

Finish: Otley Car Park (32/50 miles) Open 10:00 to 21.30

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, along with a .gpx file of the final route.

Results: Previous results can be found hereYorkshire Reservoir Dogs Results and will be updated during the race.

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

50 Miles: Jason Millward 8:09 (2022)

50 Km: Maretin Thompson 4:53 (2022)

28 Miles: (No longer held) Alistair Murray 3:42 (2018) 

20 Miles: Thomas O'Donnell 2:50 (2022)

Half Marathon: Justin Gardner 1:53 (2022)

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

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