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.