Set on a mystery route that can change every year, Catch the Panther sees the slowest runners start first with subsequent starting positions based on the participants ' average pace in other Punk Panther races. The person who starts first is the person with the slowest average pace – can they be caught before they reach Otley? As well as race prizes there are awards for fancy dress.
Distance: TBC (32-36 miles)
Climb: 3400 feet
UTMB Points: 2
Race Series: N/A
Maximum Entrants: 200
Event Closes: 18:00
Car Park: Opens 05:30. Craftsman Tools Car Park (owned by William Sinclair Stationers in Otley – both have kindly allowed us to use it for the race). It is located at the end of Bremner Street off the A659 Pool Road LS21 1JD.
Registration: From 05:45 in the Car Park
Kit list: You are expected to always carry the following during the race. Failure to do so may result in time penalties or disqualification, at the discretion of the Race Directors whose decision is final.
This is the standard kit for all races, but please check the website for the specific race in case there are any special requirements due to the weather etc.
Trackers: All ultramarathon entrants will be supplied with a tracker and a weblink will be provided during the week prior to the race, where runners and friends and family can watch your progress during the race.
Start: From 06:00 onwards (depending on handicap)
Checkpoints: Each checkpoint has water, coke, energy bars & crisps.
TBC when race entries close.
Finish: Otley Car Park: Open 15:00 Close 17:00
Every finisher receives a medal and an event T-Shirt.
For up-to-date information and chat about all our events please join this Facebook Group.
GPX files of the route and route description are available from the event page on the website. The files are provisional and will be confirmed as soon as entries close.
Final Competitor instructions: These will be emailed to all competitors as shortly after entries close. Results will be available on the Facebook group within 24 hours and on the website within 48 hours.
Previous Years Results:
2020 Not run due to Coronavirus
FKT: (Please note that courses may vary in route and distance each year)
Stephen Kirk 6:09 (2019)
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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