The Dales High Way Ultra

The Dales High Way Challenge – Saturday 8th May 2021
Please note that due to Coronavirus the 2020 event was transferred to 2021
Entries Closed : Please email if you have an enquiry.
Final GPX (Zip) File: Dales High Way 2021 plus High Cup Nick
Race Brief (ALL RUNNERS MUST READ): Dales High Way 2021 – Race Instructions
A 90/100 mile Ultramarathon.
The Dales High Way itself is 90 miles, for those wishing to do 100 miles there is a loop via Dufton and High Cup Nick that adds an extra 10 miles and 2000ft climb after Appleby.
The Highlights
  • Endorsed by The Dales High Way designers.
  • 36 hours to complete the Course.
  • 9 fully stocked checkpoints.
  • First Aid cover by Julian Hall First Aid Services
  • Entry fee includes hire of a GPS tracker for each entrant.
  • Start in Saltaire and Finish in Appleby-in-Westmoreland.
  • Drop bag service to CP6, CP8 and finish (must be self-labelled).
  • Entry fee includes £10 donations to the Friends of the Dales High Way for upkeep of the route.
  • Event T-Shirt for all entrants that report to the Finish.
  • Finishers Medal for those that complete the course.
  • Certificate for everyone that completes the 90 mile course.
  • Race is registered with ITRA/UTMB with 5 points for the 90 miles and 6 points for the 100 miles.
Compulsory Kit List. (A kit check will be carried out at a random checkpoint and you will be asked to produce one of the following, if you are found not to have it on you, you will be disqualified).
  • Waterproof Jacket with taped seams.
  • Map of route (or guide book available from
  • Head Torch.
  • 1 Litre of fluids (2 recommended)
  • PLASTIC CUP – or something to drink from.
  • Energy Bar/Nutrition.
  • Survival Blanket.
  • Whistle.
  • Mobile phone with race directors number (07950008005) stored in it.
  • Hat/buff.
  • Buff/Mask
  • Gloves.
  • Personal First Aid Kit.
Cost £125.
Start: From 6am at Victoria Hall, Saltaire
  • No support runners allowed that have not entered (exception guide runners and safety support runners when dark – A safety support runner may not carry your kit)
  • No deviation of more than 500 metres from the route (this will be checked on trackers) if you go off track by mistake you must return to where you left it, otherwise you with risk a time penalty or disqualification at the Race Director’s discretion.
  • You can get supplies (not kit) on route either from shops/pubs/friends/relatives. But make sure your support watch you on the trackers and don’t wait for longer than necessary blocking narrow Dales roads.
  • Support is permissible at some checkpoints – please check.
  • A final .GPX file will be available upon request, once entries are closed.
  • Drop bag must be no bigger than a carrier bag. Finish bag no bigger than a medium rucksack.
  • Please be aware that checkpoints are approximately 6-15 miles apart and some of the route is over remote Dales, so please ensure you carry enough fluids and food to get you to the next checkpoint.
  • Close all gates and leave no litter.
  • If you arrive at a checkpoint after the cut-off your tracker may be removed and you may be retired from the event.
  • If you have to retire and arrange your own transport you will still need to report to a checkpoint or the finish to return your tracker.
  • Failure to return tracker by the close of the event will incur a £2.50 daily charge until returned; if lost the fee is £150.
  • Punk Panther Ultra Marathons have public liability insurance, but not individual accident insurance. Entry is at competitors own risk and Punk Panther Ultra Marathons will not be held liable for any injuries incurred during or as a result of the event. All competitors agree to this as a condition of entry via a disclaimer when signing up for the event. You are recommended to take out your own personal insurance if you require it.
  • You will be asked to complete a self-declaration medical questionnaire prior to the event to help assist the Race Director and event medical team, and any other medical professional that may be involved in your care should it be required. This information will be destroyed after the event has concluded.
  • Please respect and abide by The Countryside Code

  • START: Saltaire (Victoria Hall) Open 6am to 9am
  • Checkpoint 1: Addingham (12.5 miles) Open 8.30am to 11am
  • Checkpoint 2: Hetton (25 miles) Open 10am to 1.30pm
  • Checkpoint 3: Janet’s Foss (30 miles) Open 11am to 3pm
  • Checkpoint 4: Settle (36 miles) Open 1.00pm to 5pm
  • Checkpoint 5: Wharfe (42.5 miles) Open 2.00pm to 8pm
  • Checkpoint 6: Chapel le Dale (50.5 miles) Open 4.00pm to 10pm (DROP BAG)
  • Checkpoint 7: Dent (61 miles) Open 5.30pm to 2am (SUN)
  • Checkpoint 8: Wath (75 miles) Open 9.30pm to 1pm (SUN) (DROP BAG)
  • Checkpoint 9: Great Asby (83 miles) Open 11pm to 6pm (SUN)
  • Finish 90 Miles: Appleby Moot Hall (Tourist Information Centre) (89 miles) Open midnight to 9pm
  • Finish 100 Miles: Appleby Moot Hall (103 miles) Open midnight to 9pm