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STARTING & FINISHING IN THE CITY OF NEWCASTLE RUN, JOG OR WALK AN ALL-TERRAIN ROUTE CELEBRATING THE NORTH EAST FROM ITS INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE TO TODAY'S RENEWAL AND REINVENTION

A NEW ULTRA IN NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

SATURDAY 25 APRIL 2020

ULTRA NORTH is the new ultra-marathon for the North East.  

 

Run, jog or walk along this charming route exploring some of the North East industrial heritage, glorious trails and wonderful woodland.

ULTRA NORTH is an ideal event for both those looking to take on their first Ultra, and experienced ultra runners, looking for a new challenge.  

 

ULTRA NORTH 55 provides a 55km distance ultra marathon starting on Newcastle's Quayside, close to Newcastle Central Station, and with plenty of accommodation options.   NORTH 27.5 starts at the halfway point of the 55km event in Chopwell Wood with transport from the city centre to the start line available to be purchased.

 

The course will be fully marked and both distances finish close to Newcastle city centre, where participants can celebrate their achievements.

ULTRA NORTH CHALLENGES​

ULTRA NORTH 55 is a full ultra-marathon. Enter this 55km challenge, starting on the Newcastle Quayside with the world-famous Tyne Bridge looking down on you.

Head west out of the city centre, along the Scotswood Road made famous in Ridley's 19th Century folk song "Blaydon Races".  

 

Cross south over the River Tyne and explore the Derwent Walk, Derwenthaugh Park before heading to Chopwell Wood where the North 27.5 participants will join you.

Start time will be 08.00hrs.

EARLY BIRD ENTRY PRICE

LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE

£69.00

(Includes all booking fees)

The NORTH 27.5 journey starts in Chopwell Wood to the west of Newcastle Upon Tyne, and finishes back in the city centre. Transport from Newcastle city centre to the start is available and can be purchased with your entry. 

Travel 27.5km through Wylam, along the Wylam Waggonway crossing North over the River Tyne, and head back toward the City Centre along Hadrians Way. 

Complete this and your next challenge could be a full Ultra (greater than marathon distance).

Start time will be 10.00hrs

EARLY BIRD ENTRY PRICE

LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE

£39.00

(Includes all booking fees)

WALKERS & RUNNERS

Whether you are a first-time ultra-marathoner, an experienced ultra-runner or a walker, ULTRA NORTH is welcoming to all.

VOLUNTEERS

If you can't take part, or if you're planning on supporting your friends, why not join us as one of our ULTRA NORTH volunteer team?

Becoming an ULTRA NORTH volunteer you will get an ULTRA NORTH tee shirt and be part of an amazing team of volunteers who help make the event and experience extra special. You can choose which checkpoint to help out at or select the finish line to be ready to greet our fantastic participants.

 Register your interest  in being a volunteer and play a big part in ULTRA NORTH.

SPECTATORS & SUPPORTERS

ULTRA NORTH is a fantastic event, not only for participants but also for spectators and supporters.

The route is accessible for support crews at numerous points throughout its 27.5/55km journey, allowing your supporters to join you at multiple locations.

Arrange to see your friends at numerous points along the route. They can also join you at the finish in Newcastle and then celebrate in the bars and restaurants of Newcastle for a celebratory drink.

Alternatively, register your interest in being one of the ULTRA NORTH team of volunteers.

ULTRA NORTH RULES

Please check out our ULTRA NORTH event rules. These rules are to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all.

Some particular rules to highlight:

  • Please be respectful to all other park and footpath users

  • We have a zero-tolerance policy on littering. We are travelling through some of the North East's finest parks and wilderness areas. Please respect the environment

  • Please bring your own collapsible cup - we don't issue plastic cups or bottles at the Checkpoints

  • Cut-off times are strictly observed

  • Smile and have fun!

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