ULTRA NORTH | SATURDAY 13 JULY 2024
Ultra North is an inclusive event that starts and finishes in Derwenthaugh Park 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.
GO THE DISTANCE...
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.
An inspiring and epic challenge for all, whether seasoned ultra runners, walkers or first timers looking to push themselves even further.
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.
55K (approx. 34 miles)
Starting and finishing within Derwenthaugh Park the 55K route follows the south side of the river through Gateshead, crossing the Millennium Bridge, then follows the north side of the river to Wylam, before heading back into the Derwent Valley, using the Derwent Walk to reach the finish line.
25K (approx. 15.5 miles)
The 25km route starts from Derwenthaugh Park, heading to the River Tyne, then south along the Derwent River, before climbing up the Valley side then west towards Highfield. A loop around Rowlands Gill leads back to Derwent Walk then back into Derwenthaugh Park and the finish.
WHAT YOU GET:
A fully signed route for both distances
GPX file of the route
Checkpoints/aid stations along the course with food and drinks
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
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!
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.
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!!