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ULTRA NORTH is back for a third great adventure on Saturday 16 July 2022.

2022 Entries are now closed.

Good luck to participants taking on the TRAIL 25K or the ULTRA 55K distance.  

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

With the choice of the full ULTRA 55K (approx. 34 miles) distance or TRAIL 25K (approx. 15.5 miles), ULTRA NORTH is an ideal event for runners looking to discover new local routes, walkers wanting to set themselves a new challenge and for those looking to take on their first Ultra. The course will be fully marked with both distances starting and finishing in Derwenthaugh Park.

Enter now on our official booking Partner 


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ULTRA 55 is a full ultra-marathon starting and finishing within Derwenthaugh Park. The route will take competitors on a tour of the region, passing iconic landmarks such as the Tyne Bridge, Millennium Bridge and 9 arches viaduct, and following iconic footpaths including Hadrian’s Way, Wylam’s Wagon Way & Derwent Walk.
Entry price: £75
(Standard entry) 


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TRAIL 25 is the perfect challenge for half marathon runners looking to embark on a new off-road challenge.  Starting in Derwenthaugh Park, the route follows the Derwent River to the famous River Tyne, before crossing the iconic 9 arches viaduct and a final stretch on the Derwent Walk before finishing in Derwenthaugh Park.
Entry price: £45
(Standard entry)

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.

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Whether you are a first-time ultra-marathoner, an experienced ultra-runner, looking for a shorter off road challenge or a walker, ULTRA NORTH is welcoming to and accessible to all.


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?

As a volunteer you will receive an ULTRA NORTH t-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.

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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 the TRAIL 25 and ULTRA 55 journey, allowing your supporters to join you at multiple locations.

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

Any social distancing guidelines in place at the time of the event will be strictly adhered to.


To ensure the safety and enjoyment of everyone taking part in the event, we would like to highlight some important information. 

  • Please remember to be respectful to all other park and footpath users

  • There will be 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 and help keep it looking beautiful and enjoyable for all 

  • You will need to bring your own collapsible cup - we won't be issuing plastic cups or bottles at the Checkpoints

  • Cut-off times will be strictly observed

  • Remember to smile and have fun!

Check out our FAQs for full details on checkpoints, cut-off times and kit requirements.