Now in our 6th year, the Ranger Ultras, Yorkshire 3 Peaks Ultra is the original ultra-distance version of the Yorskhire 3 Peaks challenge. It remains one of our most popular events and a great day of trail running. Read on for our excellent value 'extra' course bonus...
The 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 race include "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.
If you complete the 70km by midnight on Saturday (15 hours elapsed race time) you have the option to continue onto the +30km (+984metres total ascent) section for free. From Hawes, over Great Shunner Fell, to Thwaite and back to Hawes. Making a total of 100km. Runners have until 09:00 Sunday (24 hours elapsed race time) to complete with a Grand Slam qualifying time. The 100km Yorkshire 3 Peaks Ultra counts towards to Ranger Ultras 2021 Grand Slam Series.
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 Friday and Saturday night for 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 finishers medals and place categories.
Course notes and GPX file will be regularly emailed to all entries in the build up to the race.
Friday 15th October
18:00 to 21:00 - Race registration & kit check at HQ Hawes Market House
Saturday 16th October
07:00 - Race registration continues & kit check for morning arrivals at HQ Hawes Market House
08:45 - Pre Race safety briefing
09:00 - Race start
00:00 Midnight - Cut off for continuation onto 100km course
Sunday 18th October
07:00 to 10:00 - Racers' breakfast at HQ
09:00 - Race finish
Entries limited to 120
MEDALS FOR WILDLIFE
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.
For runners wishing to sleep on the Race HQ hall floor on Friday and / or Saturday night, don’t forget your sleeping bag, sleeping bag, comfortable clothes and clean footwear for after the race. Of course, you don’t need to bring these if you’re heading straight home or staying elsewhere. Please note, there are no showers at Race HQ. There are several B&Bs in Hawes if you prefer some additional comfort.
More race details on http://rangerultras.co.uk/index.php/yorkshire-3-peaks-ultra/