TRY A NEW KIND OF EVENT...
RUN, JOG OR WALK A FULLY MARKED ALL TERRAIN ROUTE CELEBRATING THE NORTH EAST'S RURAL LANDSCAPES. FROM ITS INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE TO TODAY'S RENEWAL AND REINVENTION.
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 a 25k or 55k Ultra marathon.
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.
ULTRA NORTH 55
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
Checkpoints/aid stations along the course with food and drinks
Exclusive finishers medal
Exclusive finishers tee
*Please note that whilst not particularly fast, there are cut off times are in place at this event.
See our FAQs for more info.
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!!