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Saturday 13th April 2024

Entries Open
Thursday 31st August 2023 at 18:00
Entries Close
Tuesday 9th April 2024
Entries So Far
233 Participants
Entry Fees
Ultra 50 Miles   £90.00   
Ultra 34 Miles   £70.00   
20 Miles   £38.00   
Half Marathon   £32.50   
Race Director - Ryk Downes


We are now accepting late entries but cannot guarantee T-Shirts or medals for late entrants as these have already been ordered

Setting off from the beautiful  market Town of Skipton meaning  “Sheep Town” in an old Northern dialect which  is recorded in the doomsday book, this new route takes  in parts of the Dales High Way , River Aire Ultra and  Pennine Way.

For  both the Ultra distances the beautiful Malham Tarn and spectacular Gordale Scar are visited with breath-taking  views of the best of the Dales and are not to be missed.

The 50 mile distance  heads off after  Gordale Scar and then joins the Pennine Way all the way to the peak of  Pen-y–ghent ascending Fountains Fell along  the way

Down into Horton in Ribblesdale you follow the Ribble Way back out onto the fells eventually returning  to Malham Tarn and following the route of the River Aire back to Skipton

Distances: 13/20/34/50 miles
Climb: 1500/2200/4200/7600 feet

ITRA Points: 1/1/2/3
UTMB: Q20K/Q20K/Q50K/Q100K

Race Series: Race 4 of 9 (2 of 6 in the 50 mile series)
Maximum Entrants: 200

Event Closes: 23:00

Car Park: On street and local public car parks

Toilets: St.Andrew's Church, Newmarket Street, Skipton, BD23 2JE ///suitably.bleaker.hills

Registration: St.Andrew's Church, Newmarket Street, Skipton, BD23 2JE ///suitably.bleaker.hills
Ultramarathons: 06:30 to 07:15
20 Miles 07:15 to 07:45
Half Marathon 07:45 to 08:15

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 Skipton Skedaddle 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 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 except the 50 mile route 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.

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 (50 Mile course only).

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

Ultramarathons 07:30
20 Miles 08:00
Half Marathon 08:30

Checkpoints: Each checkpoint has water, coke, energy bars & crisps. No support crews are allowed at CPs except Gargrave).
CP1: Hetton 8 Miles (20/34/50) Open 08:45 Close 10:00 ///purses.camcorder.declining  
CP2: Gargrave 8/16 Miles (HM/20) Open 09:45 Close 14:00 ///stuffing.lilac.handbook
CP3: Malham 15 Miles (34/50) Open 10:00 Close 12:30 ///lifelong.lunching.robe
CP4: Rainscar 22 Miles (50) Open 11:00 Close: 14:00 ///onto.sensitive.union
CP5: Feizor 32 Miles (50) Open 13:00 Close: 16:30 ///unite.recur.sunroof
CP6: Airton 24.5/43.5 Miles (34/50) Open 11:30 Close 20:30 ///snowboard.steepest.answer
Finish: St.Andrew's Church, Newmarket Street, Skipton, BD23 2JE ///suitably.bleaker.hills Open 10:30 Close 22:30

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

Drop Bags: 50 Mile course only. You may leave a non-returnable drop bag at registrstion which will be transferred to CP5. It must be no larger that a carrier bag and should be clearly labelled with your name.

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 carrot and coriander soup, cheese toasties 10 bean chilli, (suitable for vegan and Gluten Free) in addition to hot drinks 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: Skipton Skedaddle Results and will be updated during the event.

Course Records: Can be found here 

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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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Event Location
Skipton Auction Mart, Gargrave Road, Skipton, BD23 1UD