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Punk Panther's Nidderdale Way Challenge

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Saturday 23rd October 2021

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Friday 16th October 2020
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Sunday 10th October 2021
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76 Participants
Entry Fees
Half Loop (28 miles)   £60.00   
1 Loop (54 miles)   £75.00   
Loop & a Half (82 miles)   £95.00   
2 Loops (108 miles)   £100.00   
Race Director - Ryk Downes

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The Nidderdale Way Ultra

This race takes place along the stunning Nidderdale Way which is a circular 56 trail taking in Ripley, Pateley Bridge, Gouthwaite and Scar House Reservoirs and the River Nidd.

There are four distance options

Half Nidderdale Way : 28 miles 3500ft climb : 2 UTMB points

Full Nidderdale Way : 56 miles 7000ft climb : 3 UTMB points

One and Half Nidderdale Way : 84 miles 10500ft climb : 5 UTMB points

Double Nidderdale Way : 112 miles 14000ft climb : 6 UTMB points

The Half and Full courses must be completed with 18 hours.

The One and Half and Double have a 36 hour deadline. You may leave a drop bag at the start for the second loop or half loop which will be transferred to Pateley Bridge, where there will be hot water available too.

Checkpoints: Full Loop Distance (Half Loop Distance) 

Brimham 8 Miles (8 miles) : Open 8am to 11am

Pateley Bridge 14 miles (14 miles) : Open 10am to 7pm ((*Sunday 4pm))

Bouthwaite 19 Miles : Open 11.30am to 5.30pm

Scar House Reservoir 26.5 Miles : Open 12.30pm to 4pm

Bouthwaite 32 Miles Open 11.30am to 5.30pm

Pateley Bridge 40 Miles Open 10am to 7pm ((*Sunday 4pm))

Darley 48 Miles (22 Miles) Open 12 noon to 10pm

Finish 54 Miles (28 miles) Open 1pm to Midnight ((Sunday 9pm))

Please note those entering the 84 and 112 miles race you should be prepared to be self-sufficient/self-supported for the second lap.

Start Time: 7am 

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Drop Bag: 54 mile course ONLY You may leave a drop bag in the boot of the event car IT MUST BE NO BIGGER THAN A CARRIER BAG it will be transferred to the Scar House Reservoir Checkpoint. After you have passed through Scar House reservoir, we will then attempt to get it back to the finish before you get there.

Gates: Please close all gates behind you unless there is a runner immediately behind you, there may livestock in some of the fields. Please also try to use clothing/gloves when opening and closing gates to limit the possible spread of Coronavirus. 

Livestock: You will encounter some livestock, please be respectful of it and consider walking when near, do not go between cows and their calves.

Roads: Some of the course is on public roads, please ensure you are running on the side of the road facing the oncoming traffic where possible, and take extreme caution when crossing busy roads.

Route:  A .gpx file is provided on Facebook, the route is well waymarked with signs for the Nidderdale Way a final instruction sheet sent out a week or so before the event will highlight exactly where there checkpoints are as some may not be exactly on the route. All runners are provided with live trackers so you can check your location if unsure or ring the race director.

Support: You may provide your own support en route, but please park sensibly and avoid the official checkpoints Night runners on the 82 mile and 108 mile courses may also use a support (safety) runner (but they should not carry your kit). Any support runner is not part of the race and they themselves will not receive race support, medals, T-Shirts etc.

Retiring: If you need to retire, please try to arrange your own return to the finish if possible so that you can return your tracker, if you cannot, please try to get to a checkpoint where we will get someone to pick you up and return you to the finish. In any case you must return your tracker to the finish.

Please note there are four separate races. You may drop down a distance on the day, but will not be eligible for trophies if you do so (you will still get a medal, T-Shirt and points for finishing)

Covered by Event Protect

This event is covered by Event Protect. If the event is cancelled, you can apply for a refund directly from Event Protect provided the cancellation is covered by their insurance policy.

Covered by Refund Protect

This event offers the option to purchase upgraded refundable terms, so that participants may be able to get a refund if they are unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances.

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