Challenge Options

Join over 2,000 others and take on some of the UK’s wildest and ancient landscape – from rolling hills divided up by stone walls, farmland and views for miles around – our route through the Yorkshire countryside is as challenging as it is stunning. Starting & finishing at our base camp in Nidderdale – you can camp with us all weekend, as we’ve hot food, showers, camping packages & more to make it a weekend to rememmber! 

Full 100 km Continuous

Nidderdale Loop

17 - 18 July 2021

Our Full Yorkshire Challenge is a figure of 8 loop – tackling the Southern loop towards Ripley Castle for the 1st Half. Its a dramatic route, taking in some of the area’s most challenging climbs, before heading back into our Base Camp at Nidderdale for a well earned rest, before setting out on the 2nd loop North out of Nidderdale. Highlights of the 2nd loop include Gouthwaite Reservoir, Fountains Abbey and that feeling as you step across the 100 km finish line to a huge cheer, medal & glass of fizz!

100 km & 1820 m

  • Start: Nidderdale Showground
  • Start times: 06:45 – 07:00 for runners, 07:00 – 09:00 for joggers & runners
  • Finish: Nidderdale Showground
  • Finish times: Runners 9 – 16 hrs, joggers 16 – 20 hrs, walkers 20 – 36 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 27 km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 50 km – hot meal
  • 75 km – brunch/ lunch
  • 100 km – cooked breakfast/ BBQ
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Before

  • Shuttles from Harrogate station to Nidderdale Showground (start) Fri PM & Sat AM – £5 p/p
  • Weekend parking at Nidderdale Showground – £10

After

  • Shuttles back to Harrogate station – £10
  • Pick up parking at Nidderdale – FOC

4 available

Full Challenge
over 2 Days

Nidderdale > Nidderdale

17 & 18 July 2021

The 2 Day Full 100 km Challenge breaks down the route into two halves of 50 km on Day 1 taking on the Northern loop first & finishing back at our basecamp in Nidderdale, and then 50 km on Day 2 – you will get to experience the route in daylight as well as the opportunity to get some rest and sleep overnight. Camp with us at our fully supported Basecamp on both Friday and Saturday night where we will have entertainment, hot food & more. 

Day 1 – 50 km & 1022 m

Day 2 – 50 km & 890 m

Day 1 – 17 July 2021

  • Start: Nidderdale Showground
  • Start times: 06:45 – 07:00 for runners, 07:00 – 09:00 for joggers & walkers
  • Finish: Nidderdale Showground (50 km)
  • Finish times: Runners 4 – 8 hrs, joggers 7 – 10 hrs, walkers 10 – 16 hrs
  • Overnight: camp with us (see Bookable Extras)

Day 2 – 18 July 2021

  • Start: Nidderdale Showground
  • Start times: 06:00 – 06:30 for all
  • Finish: Nidderdale Showground
  • Finish times: Runners 4 – 8 hrs, joggers 7 – 10 hrs, walkers 10 – 16 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 27 km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 50 km – hot meal
  • 75 km – brunch/ lunch
  • 100 km – cooked breakfast/ BBQ
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Before

  • Shuttles from Harrogate station to Nidderdale Showground (start) Fri PM & Sat AM – £5 p/p
  • Weekend parking at Nidderdale Showground – £10

After

  • Shuttles back to Harrogate station – £10
  • Pick up parking at Nidderdale – FOC
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4 available (2 for each day)

1st Half
Challenge 50 km

Northern Loop

17 July 2021

Start this epic Challenge out from our Basecamp at Nidderdale Showground, and take on the Northern circuit through the Yorkshire Dales, with some iconic geography and historic landscapes, before returning back to our basecamp in Nidderdale for a celebration & hot meal. 

50 km & 1022 m

  • Start: Nidderdale
  • Start times: 06:45 – 07:00 for runners, 07:00 – 09:00 for joggers & runners
  • Finish: Nidderdale
  • Finish times: Runners 4 – 8 hrs, joggers 7 – 10 hrs, walkers 10 – 16 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 27 km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 50 km – hot meal
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Before

  • Shuttles from Harrogate station to Nidderdale Showground (start) Fri PM & Sat AM – £5 p/p
  • Weekend parking at Nidderdale Showground – £10

After

  • Shuttles back to Harrogate station – £10
  • Pick up parking at Nidderdale – FOC

2 available

2nd Half
Challenge 50 km

Southern Loop

18 July 2021

Either join a Full Challengers to support them on their challenge, setting off Saturday evening onwards, or join our main start on Sunday morning from 6:00. This Southern Loop takes in spectacular scenery, with Fountains Abbey being a particular highlight. The route finishes back in Nidderdale, where you will be welcomed in with a huge cheer & medal! 

50 km & 890 m

  • Start: Nidderdale
  • Start times: Sat 17 July join a Full Challenger from 17:00 or Sun 18 July 06:00 – 06:30
  • Finish: Nidderdale
  • Finish times: Runners 4 – 8 hrs, joggers 7 – 10 hrs, walkers 10 – 16 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 25 km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 50 km – hot meal
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Before

  • Shuttles from Harrogate station to Nidderdale Showground (start) Fri PM & Sat AM – £5 p/p
  • Weekend parking at Nidderdale Showground – £10

After

  • Shuttles back to Harrogate station – £10
  • Pick up parking at Nidderdale – FOC

2 available

1st Quarter
Challenge 27 km

Nidderdale to Ripley Castle

17 July 2021

Take on our 1st Quarter Challenge for a day light Ultra which will test your legs & feet whilst rewarding you with fantastic scenery & a hilly route! Finishing at Ripley Castle for a photo finish & BBQ celebratory meal. 

27 km & 530 m

  • Start: Nidderdale
  • Start times: 06:45 – 07:00 for runners, 08:00 – 09:00 for joggers & runners
  • Finish: Ripley Castle
  • Finish times: Runners 2 – 3 hrs, joggers 3 – 5 hrs, walkers 4 – 7 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 27 km – BBQ lunch & fizzy drinks
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Before

  • Shuttles from Harrogate station to Nidderdale Showground (start) Fri PM & Sat AM – £5 p/p
  • Weekend parking at Nidderdale Showground – £10

After

  • Shuttles back to Harrogate station – £5
  • Pick up parking at Nidderdale – FOC

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