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Punk Panther Dales Way Ultramarathon

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Thursday 4th July 2024

Entries Open
Wednesday 2nd August 2023 at 19:00
Entries Close
Saturday 24th February 2024
Entry Fees
Entry Fee   £150.00   
Contact
Race Director - Ryk Downes
Phone
07950008005

Setting off from the shores of Windermere in the Lake District, this ultramarathon takes place on arguably the most beautiful trail in the country, the iconic Dales Way. The route stays mainly in the Yorkshire Dales National Park once it leaves Cumbria and largely follows the path of the River Wharfe as it winds its way through the Dales. Runners travel over moors, across limestone pavements and through deep valleys, passing Dent, Buckden, Kettlewell, Grassington and Burnsall on the way. Major sights include the The Howgills, the Yorkshire Three Peaks and Ilkley Moor, as well as the beautiful Lune Valley, Dentdale, Camhouses and Bolton Abbey.

Distance: 82 Miles

Climb: 7500 feet

UTMB Points: 4

Race Series: N/A

Maximum Entrants: 100

Event Closes: Friday 5th July 20:30

Car Park: There is an event car park at the Finish (See below for location)

Registration: Bowness-on-Windermere (The Glebe) from 07:15 – 08:00 Those coming by bus will be registered on the bus. LA23 3HE

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) Must be non-collapsible if you want hot drinks.
  • 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
  • Charging cable for phone and power bank.

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 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: 08:30 Bowness-on-Windermere (Field at top of Brantfell Road) LA23 3AD

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

CP1: Garnet Fold (Roadside) : 11.5 miles) Open 10:00 Close 12:30

NO TOILETS – SNACKS – WATER – SOFT DRINKS

*** NO SUPPORT VEHICLES/SPECTATORS PERMITTED ***

CP2: Sedbergh (Roadside)  (24 miles) Opens 12:45 Close 16:15

NO TOILETS – SNACKS – WATER – SOFT DRINKS

*** NO SUPPORT VEHICLES/SPECTATORS PERMITTED ***

CP3: Sportsman's Arms Dent  (34 miles) Open 14:00 Close 19:45

FREE TOILETS – SNACKS – WATER – SOFT DRINKS – HOT DRINKS – SANDWICHES

CP4: Gearstones (Cottage) LA6 3AS (40 miles) Open 15:30 Close Sat 23:59

FREE TOILETS – SNACKS – HOT FOOD – WATER – SOFT DRINKS – HOT DRINKS (Drop Bag).

*** NO SUPPORT VEHICLES/SPECTATORS PERMITTED ***

CP5: Buckden (National Park Car Park) BD23 5JA (52 miles)

Open 17:45 Close Sun 07:00

FREE TOILETS – SNACKS – WATER – SOFT DRINKS

CP6: Grassington (National Park Car Park) BD23 5DG (63 miles)

Open 19:45 Close Sun 12:00

20p TOILETS – SNACKS – WATER – SOFT DRINKS

CP7: Bolton Abbey (Gazebo opposite the Cavendish Pavillion) BD23 6AW (73 miles)

Open 21:30 Close Sun 15:30

*** SUPPORT VEHICLES/SPECTATORS ONLY PERMITTED DURING SUNDAY DURING ESTATE OPENING TIMES***

FREE TOILETS – SNACKS – WATER – SOFT DRINKS

Please note Bolton Abbey is closed to vehicles between 9pm and 9am, during these times support vehicles/spectators should go to Bardon Bridge where there is a small roadside car park but no toilets.

CP2, CP6 and CP7 are on the Dales Way, all other CPs will be signed from the Dales Way and you must retrace your steps to re-join the Dales Way

Finish: Ilkley (Marquee on Tennis and Squash Club field). LS29 0QL (80 miles). Open 22:00 Close Sun 20:30.

FREE TOILETS – SNACKS – HOT FOOD – WATER – SOFT DRINKS – HOT DRINKS – SHOWERS (daytime only).

Please note the Dales Way ends about half a mile past the Finish, you must go past the finish to the end and then come back to the finish for your time.

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

For up-to-date information and chat about all our events please join this Facebook Group.

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: Previous results can be found hereDales Way Results and will be updated during the race.

Course Records: can be found here (please note courses may vary from year to year): Course Records

View the Event Disclaimer / Terms and Conditions.

View the Event Cancellation / Refund Policy.

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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