Ultra Tour Yorkshire Dales (UTYD)
100K, 50K & 25K Challenge
Saturday 26 to Sunday 27 October 2024
The Yorkshire Trod is back for 2024
… but it is now the UTYD!
The UTYD takes in the Yorkshire Dales most stunning sights including; Malham Tarn, Buckden Pike and sections of the Dales Way.
With breathtaking (literally) hill climbs from one valley to the next, runnable trails, boggy moorland and route choice for your own unique method of tackling the miles…
100km, 24 hour challenge event based in the Yorkshire Dales starting and finishing in the village of Grassington.
There will also be a 50km option, which will be open to walkers as well as runners with an 18 hour time limit, and a 25k open to runners and walkers.
Previously known as The Yorkshire Trod, a self-navigated event with no way markers and few marshals so map reading, navigation skills and experience on the fells is a requirement of entering this race and you are agreeing to this rule when entering.
New for 2024 The Ultra Tour Yorkshire Dales will have a GPX for the 100k, 50k and 25k.
Although the GPX shows the most popular route, those who wish still have route choice between each Checkpoints so long as the Event Rules are followed in terms of out of bound areas. See Rules. The 25k is a fixed route and the gpx must be followed.
The route takes you through Threshfield to Weets Top at Malham, along the shore of Malham Tarn before heading across the moor descending into Arncliffe. From Arncliffe (checkpoint and food station) you will go through the villages of Litton, Buckden, Starbotton and Kettlewell (the 100k will climb Buckden Pike H-702m) before returning to Grassington.
For the 100k you will recharge at the food station in Grassington institute CP9, then continue to Burnsall. The route heads towards Trollers Gill dropping down to Parceval Hall before the climb up to Simon’s Seat.
Eventually you will cross near Barden Tower/Strid Wood climbing to Barden/Embsay moor for Cracoe War Memorial. You are now in sight of the finish, descending into Thorpe then making your way back to Grassington for a hot meal at Grassington institute.
Each participant will carry a tracker with live gps coverage. All Checkpoints should be reached, the tracker will automatically log your time at each CP. Please see the individual course tab for checkpoint info.
- Route Gpx
- Live Tracking & timing
- Aid stations hot & cold food & Drinks
- Finisher meal
- UTYD Gift