Punk Panther’s River Aire Ultramarathon 100 or 50 miles

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16 April 2022




Starting in the heart of Leeds City Centre and ending in Malham, this is not a challenge for the fainthearted, with a choice of two ultra distances, 50 or 100 miles.

The route follow the path of the River Aire from city centre Leeds to its source at Malham Tarn – the highest marl lake in the United Kingdom. As the urban landscapes subside, the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales opens up for runners as they pass through the historic market town of Skipton, the Victorian workers’ village of Saltaire and the picturesque village of Gargrave where it links with the Pennine Way. Not enough? Runners can start the previous evening at Malham and run towards Leeds before joining the 50m race the next morning.

Distances: 50/100 miles

Climb: 3700/7400 feet

UTMB Points: 3/TBC

Race Series: N/A

Maximum Entrants: 200

Event Closes: 21:00

Car Park: CitiPark 7 Whitehall Road, Leeds, LS1 4BN. Please note this is a 24 hour pay car park, nearest public toilets are at Leeds Train station (500 yards)

Registration: From 06:00 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.

  • Drinking Cup (we do not provide plastic cups at checkpoints)
  • 500 ml water/energy drink
  • Energy Bar/Nutrition
  • Hat/Buff
  • Head Torch
  • Whistle
  • Waterproof jacket with taped seams
  • Emergency blanket
  • Gloves
  • Hard copy of the Map/Route description (see website for details)
  • Mobile phone