Please note that due to Coronavirus this race is being held until revised conditions.
Here is the revised route description for the 2020 routes: The-High-Life-route-Description-2020
The revised GPX files can be found in a zip file: The High Life CV2020 GPX Routes.
All other revised information has been sent to all runners and marshals. You can find a copy of it here: Final competitor Instruction sheet for The High Life 2020.
All information can also be found via the Facebook Event Page
For this year please ignore the following information on this web page.
ENTRIES CLOSE 21/6/20
The High Life Ultra Saturday 4th July 2020
Distance: 50/80/105/130km (31/50/65/80 miles)
Climb: 1300/2000/2400/3000 metres (4200/6500/8000/9500 ft)
Maximum Entrants: 200
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 and will be open from 7.30am on race day especially for our race so please pay him a visit.
Start: 8.30am at Station Top, Otley (6am from Pool Methodist Church Main Street, Pool-in-Wharfedale, LS21 1LH for the 130k)
Event Closes: 2am
Maps Recommended: OS Explorer Maps OL2, 288 and 297. The 50km route will also be taped.
Basic Route Details: The High Life is just that, starting from Otley it takes you to the highest points surrounding Otley for the best views around. Top the moors of Baildon Moor, (Skipton Moor), Askwith Moor, Lindley Moor, The Chevin, Rombalds Moor and others.
Checkpoints: Each checkpoint will have water, coke, jelly babies, peanuts, Jaffa cakes, marshmallows and flapjacks. CP5 onwards will also have pork pies and cheese as well as hot drinks.
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 The High Life 2019
Route Description: The-High-Life-route-Description-2019
Kit List for The High Life: Kit List 2019 HL
GPX Files for The High Life:High Life Ultra
Previous Years Results:
Every finisher receives a medal, A ‘High Life’ Tech T-shirt as well as a hot meal at the finish. Event finishing positions are done in order of distance completed then time completed.
A GPX file of the exact route is available upon request.
All race files including the gpx are available from our Facebook Group page
Bryn Evans video of The High Life 2019