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Ultra North is back on Saturday 13 July 2024. Explore the North East countryside on a trail or ultra adventure right on Newcastle’s doorstep. Run, jog or walk an all-terrain route celebrating the stunning North East landscape. From the scenic TRAIL 25 to the epic ULTRA 55, the events are accessible to all, whether you are a  seasoned ultra-runner, a walker seeking a challenge, or a first timer looking to push yourself even further. 

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ULTRA 55 is a full ultra-marathon starting and finishing on the Swing Bridge. The route will take competitors on a tour of the region, passing iconic landmarks such as the Tyne Bridge, 9 arches viaduct, and following iconic footpaths including Hadrian’s Way, Wylam’s Wagon Way & Derwent Walk.




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TRAIL 25 is the perfect challenge for half marathon runners looking to embark on a new off-road challenge.  Starting on the Swing Bridge, the route follows the Tyne River until it meets the Derwent River, before crossing the iconic 9 arches viaduct and heading along the Derwent Walk with a final stretch back along the River Tyne, finishing on the Swing Bridge.




A booking fee (£2 per entry) is applied at checkout. We’re continuing our work to make Ultra North as low impact and sustainable as possible.  We've introduced an option for participants to forgo their finisher t-shirt in place of a donation by Ultra North to a suitable sustainable charity.  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.

To register your interest in being a volunteer, and play a big part in ULTRA NORTH, please head to our Volunteer Portal via the button below. Once you have set up an account you will be able to apply.

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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.

Supporters can also wait at the Event Village at By The River 
There is seating, food and drinks available.


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.

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