The Urban Legend This race is not being held in 2020
Distance: 50/57/66km (31/36/41 miles)
Climb: 1000/1200/1300 metres (3300/4000/4300ft)
Maximum Entrants: 200
Cost: £60 : Early Bird £50 for entries by
Car Park: Station Top, Otley off East Chevin Road
Registration: From 7.30am Otley Methodist Church (rear entrance on Walkergate). The race is sponsored by the Yorkshire Runner Shop, 38 Bondgate, Otley, LS21 1AD (5 mins walk from the car park) 01943 666750 – Get your last minute running equipment from Tim who organises the race numbers for us. YORKSHIRE RUNNER WILL OPEN SPECIALLY FOR THE URBAN LEGEND AROUND 7.30am on race Day. The Urban Legend forms part of the Otley Running Festival, and all competitors will be supplied with a goody bag from the Yorkshire Runner for taking part.
Start: 8.30am at Station Top, Otley
Event Closes: 8.30pm
Map Recommended: OS Explorer Maps 288, 289 & 297 : However a full route description will be provided and the 50 and 57km routes will be taped.
Basic Route Details: The Urban Legend Ultra is substantially offroad, but takes you right near to the heart of Leeds visiting many of the public greenspaces during the course. It is based on the North West Leeds Greenway. Starting in Otley climbing sharply over the Chevin via Suprise View to Guiseley, Yeadon, Rawdon, Horsforth, Hawksworth Wood, Kirkstall, Burley Park, Headingley, Hyde Park then along the Meanwood Valley Trail through Adel Woods to Eccup Reservoir, Golden Acre Park, Paul’s Pond, Cookridge, Bramhope back into Otley, before finishing in Pool-in-Wharfedale.
Checkpoints: Each checkpoint will have water, coke, jelly babies, peanuts, Jaffa Cakes, marshmallows and flapjacks. CP5 & CP6 will also have pork pies and cheese.
Checkpoint 1: New Scarborough 8km (5 miles): Open 9.15am to 10.15am
Checkpoint 2: Knott Lane 18km (11 miles): Open 10.30am to 12 noon
Checkpoint 3: Beckett Park 30km (18 miles): Open 11.45am to 2pm
Checkpoint 4: Meanwood Gate 41km (25 miles) or 32km (20 miles) on 50km course: Open 12.45pm to 3pm
Checkpoint 5: Eccup 46km (29 miles) or 38km (23 miles) on 50km course: Open 1.15pm to 4pm
Checkpoint 6: Staircase Lane 55km (34 miles) or 47km (29 miles) on 50km course: Open 2.15pm to 5.30pm
Finish: Pool-in-Wharfedale Methodist Church, Main Street, Pool-in-Wharfedale, LS21 1LH – There is NO parking at the finish (please ask friends and family to park sensibly in the village)
Competitor Instruction Sheet: Final competitor Instruction sheet for Urban Legend Ultra
Route Description: The Urban Legend Route Description
Kit List: Kit List
GPX file for Urban Legend : Urban Legend
Every finisher receives a medal, An Urban Legend T-Shirt as well as a hot meal at the finish. Event finishing positions are in order of distance completed then time taken.
A GPX file of the route is available upon request.
All race files including the gpx are available from our Facebook Group page