As part of our Nidderdale Race Weekend we are offering this exciting new night event, alongaide the rest of the Nidderdale Way Challenge.
Starting from Pateley Bridge shortly before sunset at 5pm the race follows the route of the Nidderdale Way along the River Nidd to Gouthwaite Reservoir. The out onto the moors around to Scar House Reservoir, it then climbs up to Middlesmoor befoire going around How Stean Gorge, Ramsgill back along Gouthwaite Reservoir and then a loop around Providence mines before returning to the Nidderdale showground at Pateley Bridge.
Distance: 26.5 miles
Climb: 3800 feet
ITRA Points: 2
Race Series: N/A
Maximum Entrants: 100
Race Closes: 02:00 Sunday 21st October 2024
Car Park: Nidderdale Showground, Pateley Bridge, HG3 5BD ///cross.palace.producers
Toilets: There is a toilet block next to the Event Gazebo in the Car Park
Registration: At the Event Gazebo in the Car Park from 15:00
Trackers: All entrants will be supplied with a tracker. 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 Nidderdale Weekend Dark Skies 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 NOT be taping this event as it mainly on the well waymarked Nidderdale Way.
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.
*** THIS KIT LIST APPLIES TO ALL DISTANCES ***
NB: Dependent on the weather this list may be amended when the final competitor instructions are sent out.
Start: From the Pateley Bridge Scout Hut (5 minute walk from the Showground) at 17:00
Checkpoints: Each checkpoint has water, coke, energy bars & crisps.
CP5: Bouthwaite (6 & 20 miles) Open 17:30 Close 23:59
CP6: Scar House Reservoir (14 miles) Open 18:30 Close 22:00
Support Crews: Please ensure any support crews avoid official CPs except CP6. 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 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: Nidderdale Way Results and will be updated during the event.
Course Record: (Please note that courses may vary in route and distance each year)
Hefin Clarke 4:15:12 (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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