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Saturday 10th February 2024

Entries Open
Thursday 31st August 2023 at 18:00
Entries Close
Sunday 28th January 2024
Entries so Far
64 Participants
Entry Fees
Ultra 35 Miles   £70.00   
20 Miles   £38.00   
Half Marathon   £32.50   
Race Director - Ryk Downes

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A scenic race around Harrogate and Knaresborough. This route that is particularly suitable for first timers at all distances starts near the Great Yorkshire Showground encircling the spa town of Harrogate at a radius of 3-4 miles, mostly on attractive country paths and passing through the spectacular Nidd Gorge. For the Ultra it also takes in the Knaresborough Round.

Distances: 13/20/35 miles
Climb: 1000/2000/2400 feet

ITRA Points: 0/1/2
UTMB: Q20K/Q20K/Q50K

Race Series: Race 2 of 9
Maximum Entrants: 200

Event Closes:

Car Park: TBC - Due to Changes at the Yorkshire Showground we are having to relocate the start/finish to this race.

 TBC - Due to Changes at the Yorkshire Showground we are having to relocate the start/finish to this race.

Registration: TBC - Due to Changes at the Yorkshire Showground we are having to relocate the start/finish to this race.

Trackers: All ultramarathon entrants will be supplied with a tracker. Trail race (half marathon and 20 mile) runners can hire a tracker when entering for £15. When you collect your tracker at registration it will already switched on and you will be given instructions on where to carry it. During the race the tracker will show on the Harrogate Hustle 2024 Tracker Screen You can share this link with your friends and family so they can see how you are doing. If you click the podium icon on the tracker screen it will show you each runners ETA at the CPs and their projected finish time based on their current speed. Please note there is a big button on the front of your tracker, if you need emergency help, provided the tracker is in range press it and remain where you are, this ends your race.

Route: Provisional GPX files of the route and route description are available from the GPX tab on the race section of our website .. The final version will be emailed to all competitors with the Final Race Instructions the week before the event. You MUST use the email version as this will take into account any last minute diversions.

Taping: We will tape/flag/sign all routes the week before the race, however tape can be moved or stolen, so please do not rely solely on it for navigation, but as confirmation of the route. The 20 Mile course follows the Ripon Rowel waymarked trail and the 35 mile follows the Ripon Rowel Route until it meets the Knaresborough Round waymarked trail until it joins back up with the Ripon Rowel Route.

Kit list: We will not be doing a kit check at registration, but you will be expected to always carry the following as a minimum for your safety. (You are responsible for your own safety). We will be carrying out random kit checks on the course and if you are found not carrying your full kit, you will be disqualified. 


  • Suitable Bag for all your kit (not a carrier bag!)                          
  • Waterproof Jacket with taped seams.
  • Enough fluids to get you to the next CP.
  • Cup to enable you to get drinks at CPs.
  • Energy Bar/Nutrition.
  • Survival/Bivvy Bag (not just a sheet).
  • Whistle.
  • Mobile phone with race director’s number: Mark 07702 021156 Ryk (07950 008005) stored in it.
  • Tracker for Ultramarathon (supplied by us) MUST be always worn.
  • Hat/buff.
  • Gloves.
  • Personal First Aid Kit.
  • Hard copy of the Map/Route description (Details will be sent with final competitor instructions see below)
  • Head Torch (35 Mile course only).

NB: Dependent on the weather this list may be amended when the final competitor instructions are sent out.

Start: Location TBC - Due to Changes at the Yorkshire Showground we are having to relocate the start/finish to this race.
Ultramarathon: 07:45
20 Miles: 08:15
Half Marathon: 08:45

Checkpoints: TBC Each checkpoint has water, coke, energy bars & crisps.
CP1: Jennyfield (9 miles) ///pens.trying.urban Open 09:00 Close/Cut Off 12:00
CP2: Brearton (18 miles) ///unrealistic.update.burglars Open 10:15 Close/Cut Off 14:00
CP3: Flaxby (24 miles) ///unrealistic.update.burglars Open 11:15 Close/Cut Off 16:00
CP4: Wetherby Road (30 miles) ///bloomers.seating.sheep Open 12:00 Close/Cut Off 18:00
CP5: Bilton Lane (20 mile Course only) (15 miles) ///euphoric.bright.swerving Open 10:00 Close/Cut Off 13:00
CPS: The Stray (Half Marathon only) (8 miles) ///nation.lasted.pillow Open 09:15 Close/Cut Off 11:00
Finish: At the Car Park Open 10:30  20:00

Cut - Offs: If you arrive at a CP after it is closed you will be retired from the race.

Support Crews: Please ensure any support crews avoid official CPs. Anyone breaking this rule will result in their runner being disqualified. If you have a support crew there are plenty of other places to meet you on the route.

Finish: Every finisher receives a medal and an event T-Shirt (unless you opt out). There is home made pie, cheese toasties, 10 bean chilli, (suitable for vegan and Gluten Free) in addition to hot drinks and snacks at the finish.

Final Competitor instructions: These will be emailed to all competitors the week before the event.

Results: Previous results can be found here: Harrogate Hustle Results and will be updated during the event.

Course Records: (Please note that courses may vary in route and distance each year)
35 Miles: Simon Jones 4:58:38 (2022)
20 Miles: James Allen 2:33:02 (2023)
Half Marathon: Ali Burns 1:31:29 (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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