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Yorkshire 3 Peaks Ultra (Peaks, Vales, Moors & Trails Series)

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Saturday 20th to Sunday 21st October 2018

Entries Open
Wednesday 9th August 2017
Entries Close
Thursday 18th October 2018
Entries so Far
70 Participants
Entry Fees
£50 affiliated 
£52 unaffiliated
Event Organiser - Stu Westfield
07890 620274

The 2018 Yorkshire 3 Peaks Ultra is an adventure for all ultra-racers, from first timers all the way to elite athletes. The route runs through superb and inspiring North Yorkshire scenery over classic limestone trails. Racers' reviews of the 2016 race included  "The best ultra I've ever raced"   "A instant classic"   "Fantastic experience"   "A gem of a race"

Start and finish is at the Hawes Market House and follows in the footsteps of Roman Legions over the Cam Road before taking the Yorkshire three peaks of Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-Ghent, returning along the Cam Road. Total distance 70 Km.

The course is run over established trails, with generous cut off times. There will be Ranger Safety Team support at HQ, road head and hill top locations. Water, snacks, hot soup will be provided at road heads. Indoor hall accommodation is available on Saturday night for finishing racers (bring sleeping bag and mat). There is pasta dinner and hot drinks for all racers at the finish and breakfast on Sunday morning.  Racers t-shirts, finishers medals and place categories.


Saturday 20th October 

07:00 -  Race registration & kit check at HQ Hawes Market House

08:45 - Pre Race safety briefing

09:00 - Race start 

Sunday 21st October

07:00 to 10:00 - Racers' breakfast at HQ 

09:00 - Race finish 

Entries limited to 100


  • Ranger Safety Team Support at HQ, Road head and Hill Top locations.
  • On course water stops with snacks and hot soup
  • Navigation Road-book.
  • Indoor hall floor accommodation: Saturday night for early finishers and Early hours of Saturday morning. (Sleeping Mat and Sleeping Bag required).
  • Tea/Coffee/ Soft drinks and Pasta food dish for all racers returning to HQ
  • Sunday morning breakfast for all racers at HQ
  • Finishers Medals.
  • Places for 1st Male and 1st Female, fastest racers at the finish line.
  • Full race fastest racer in age categories 18-25, 26-49 and over 50’s


  • Backpack
  • Waterproof jacket with hood and waterproof over trousers
  • Insulating Hat and Gloves/Mitts.
  • Warm layers appropriate for the weather conditions, minimum is long sleeved fleece
  • Appropriate footwear for mountain/fell running.
  • Hard copy Ordinance Survey type map/s covering the Race Distance (OS Explorer 1:25,000 OL2)
  • GPS (Optional)
  • Navigation Compass (a mobile phone app or watch compass is not acceptable).
  • Head torch and spare batteries.
  • Whistle.
  • Emergency bivvy bag, foil or polythene survival bag. (note: foil blanket is not acceptable)
  • Unbreakable Mug 
  • Sufficient fluids and hill food to sustain you for the race.
  • First aid / blister kit plus personal meds.
  • Mobile Phone (fully charged). 
  • Walking poles (Optional)
  • HQ Drop Bag containing: Spare Clothing, Phone Charger, additional Food supply, Roll mat and Sleeping bag.

Notes: This is a minimum compulsory kit list, applicable to all competitors. Participants should pre-review the forecast weather conditions add such items as necessary to keep warm, dry, fed and hydrated whilst on the trail. 

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