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Welcome Ultra 50K - Saturday 4th March 2017

Welcome Ultra 50K
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Friday 19th August 2016
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Sunday 19th February 2017
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101 Participants
Entry Fees
All charges for this event will be made in Pounds Sterling
Event Fee   £40.00   

Punk Panther Races are new in the calendar for 2017. There will be a series of 6 Ultra Marathons, each will have trophies for First Male, Female and Veteran Male and Female over 50. Points given each race will count towards an annual trophy in each category. Punk Panther Races all start in Otley, West Yorkshire and finish in Pool-in-Wharfedale, West Yorkshire, with free return transport to the event car park. They are a minimum of 50K and are run over a variety of challenging courses in West and North Yorkshire visiting stunning scenery including Ilkley Moor, The Chevin and the many reservoirs and beauty spots the area has to offer.

Every finisher receives a medal, Welcome Ultra Tech T Shirt and certificate as well as a hot meal at the finish. Refreshments are provided en-route but you are expected to carry basic supplies as per a kit list see Facebook page. 

The Welcome Ultra.

Distance : 50 Km (31.5 Miles)

Climb:  1300 metres (4300ft)

Cost : £35 before 1/1/17 - £40 after (£1 of each entry will go to St.Gemma's Hospice)

Car Park: Bridge End Auction Site, Otley : Grif Ref SE 20037 45928 : Free Event Car Parking at the start.

Registration: From 8am at the Car Park/Start

Start: 9am

Event Closes : 6pm

Map Required : OS Explorer Maps 297 and 288 OR Welcome Way booklet for £7.49 including p & p covers most of the course except the last section from Surprise View to the finish.

Basic Route Details : A Big Welcome to the Punk Panther series, this inaugural event starts off near Wharfemeadows Park in Otley Car Park Map ref SE 20037 45928 and heads up to Clifton then across to Askwith then to Denton before crossing an iron bridge over the River Wharfe to Ben Rhydding  then Burley-in-Wharfedale, up onto Burley Moor then Baildon Moor to Baildon, Guiseley, Yeadon over The Chevin to Surprise View and to Bramhope and down into the finish in the village of Pool-in-Wharfedale where at the finish a hot meal awaits (veggie option available) along with your well deserved Tech T-Shirt, medal and certificate. A free minibus shuttle will take you back to the carpark. Please be aware that part of this race is over open moorland providing stunnings views and challenegs as well as sometimes boggy paths!

Checkpoints: Each checkpoint will have water, coke, jelly babies, bananas and flapjacks to help you on your way.

Denton (6 miles)

Burley (11 miles)

Shipley Glen (18 miles)

Esholt (23 Miles)

The Chevin (27 miles)

A GPX file of the exact route is available upon request.


All enquiries regarding entries to Race Director Ryk Downes
Telephone: 07950008005

Other events in this series

Sat 3 Mar 18 Punk Panther's Welcome Ultra
Sat 12 May 18 Punk Panther's Bridge Too Far
Sat 7 Jul 18 Punk Panther's High Life
Sat 18 Aug 18 Punk Panther's Urban Legend
Sat 29 Sep 18 Punk Panther's Reservoir Dogs
Sat 3 Nov 18 Punk Panther's Short Circuit

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