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ULTRA NORTH | SATURDAY 13 JULY 2024 

Ultra North is an inclusive event that starts and finishes on the iconic Swing bridge on Newcastle Quayside. Starting in a central location to break down entry cost barriers such as travel and accommodation.  We welcome all runners and challenge walkers with two distances: a 25km trail route and a 55km ultra route. Both of them follow fully signed routes with feedstations along the way to keep you fuelled and hydrated.

ULTRA 55km is now FULL and sold out, and TRAIL 25km is not far behind - don't miss out on your chance to sign up!

GO THE DISTANCE...

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Become an Ultra Runner

Taking you off the beaten track on a stunning rural route showcasing the North East's landscapes with the choice of TRAIL 25 or ULTRA 55.

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Ultra challenge

An inspiring and epic challenge for all, whether seasoned ultra runners, walkers or first timers looking to push themselves even further.

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Location

Enjoy stunning views, historic landmarks and hidden gems of the North East on a fully marked course with easy access in and out of Newcastle.

ULTRA 55

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55K (approx. 34 miles)


Starting and finishing on the West path of the Swing Bridge the route then follows the River Tyne until reaching Wylam. Once in Wylam the route crosses the River Tyne and follows back along the river to Derwenthaugh Marina before turning and heading alongside the River Derwent until reaching High Spen where the route then heads into Chopwell Woods taking you through to Lintzford and then dropping into the Derwent Valley and back along the Derwent Walk until meeting the River Tyne again. It then follows the river back to the finish point on the West path of the Swing Bridge, finishing on the Newcastle side.

SOLD OUT

TRAIL 25

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25K (approx. 15.5 miles)


Starting and finishing on the West path of the Swing Bridge, this route travels alongside the River Tyne towards the Scotswood Bridge. Here the route crosses the Scotswood bridge and heads back on the other side until meeting with the Derwent River following this until reaching Derwent Walk Country Park, a small loop around here and then heading back along the opposite side of the Derwent River. It then meets back with the River Tyne and follows the river to the finish point on the West path of the Swing Bridge, finishing on the Newcastle side.

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WHAT YOU GET:

 
  • A fully signed route for both distances
  • Chip timing
  • GPX file of the route
  • Checkpoints/aid stations along the course with food and drinks
  • Medical Support
  • Exclusive finishers medal
  • Exclusive finishers tee*

*We’re continuing our work to make Ultra North as low impact and sustainable as possible.  
For this year we’re introducing an option for participants to forgo their finisher t-shirt in place of a donation by Ultra North to a suitable sustainable charity.  Participants can choose whether to select this option at the point of entering the event.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

KATE, FACEBOOK

Really well organised and couldn't fault a thing, the route, the team, everything. Weather was terrible but everyone was smiling. Thank you! T-shirts and Medals rock!

PHIL, FACEBOOK

Huge well done and thank you to all the marshals and staff today. Rotten weather but an absolutely fabulous event. My first ever Ultra marathon and it really did test me.

TINA, FACEBOOK

What an utterly amazing fantastic day I had!! Blown away at the encouragement and support by all, my first ultra and what a fantastic experience!!

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What you need to know

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