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Yorkshire Pen-Y-Ghent Ultra (Peaks, Vales, Moors & Trails Series)

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Saturday 20th October 2018

Entries Open
Thursday 26th October 2017
Entries Close
Thursday 18th October 2018
Entries so Far
27 Participants
Entry Fees
£30 affiliated 
£32 unaffiliated
Event Organiser - Stu Westfield
07890 620274

The 2018 Yorkshire Pen-Y-Ghent 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.

Start and finish is at the Hawes Market House and follows in the footsteps of Roman Legions over the Cam Road to Horton-In-Ribblesdale, then summiting Pen-y-Ghent, before returning along the Cam Road. Total distance 50 Km.

The course is run over established trails, with generous cut off times. There will be Ranger Ultras Team support, water, snacks, hot soup will be provided at Kidhow Gate and Horton-In-Ribblesdale.

There is pasta dinner and hot drinks for all racers at the finish.

Finishers medals

Fastest male and female winners’ categories.

ITINERARY Saturday 20th October
07:00 Race registration & kit check at HQ Hawes Market House
09:45 Pre-race safety briefing
10:00 Race start
18:00 Race cut off time 

Entries limited to 100


  • Ranger Ultras Team Support at HQ, Road head and Hill Top locations.
  • On course water stops with snacks and hot soup.
  • Navigation Road-book.
  • Tea/Coffee/ Soft drinks and Pasta/Pizza food dish for all racers returning to HQ.
  • Finishers Medals.
  • Places for 1st Male and 1st Female, fastest racers at the finish line. 


  • 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: Change of clothes and clean footwear once you’re finished.

Notes: This is a minimum compulsary 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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