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31st Allendale Challenge

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Saturday 2nd April 2022

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Wednesday 23rd December 2020
Entries Close
Sunday 20th March 2022
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Walker; Runner
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Event Administrator - Mick Young

31st Allendale Challenge 2022


The Allendale Challenge is organised by North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team to raise funds for the team, it is considered by many to be one of the toughest challenge walks around.

It is always very popular and should be a "must do" event for any keen walker or fell runner.

The route covers some of the finest peat bogs in the North Pennines. Taking an anti-clockwise loop from Allendale town the route takes in Hard Rigg, Black Hill, Kilhope Law before returning to the town via the Spartylea, The Drag, and Ladlewell. The weather on the event can be as challenging as the terrain which all adds to the fun.

For 2022 the event will feature electronic chip timing. Electronic timing provides many additional safety features in tracking walkers around the course, reducing waiting times at Registration, at Checkpoints and your arrival at the finish. You'll get an accurate finish time printed out as soon as you finish the course. 

This information is provisional and will be updated nearer the event to be fully compliant with Government guidelines and law specific to Covid-19 safety.

Start times
Walkers  - Start in waves from 07.00hrs until 08.30hrs
Runners - 10.00 hrs

Venue - Allendale Village Hall, Allendale Town, Hexham, Northumberland

Entry Fees
Standard price (from 14th Dec) £35

Entry fee includes:

  • Premium quality cotton T-Shirt
  • Allendale Challenge Pin Badge

Check in - from 06.30 hrs - 08.00 hrs

Distance - 26 miles

Minimum age - 18 years (14 years if accompanied at all times by a responsible adult)

Entry Limit - 950

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