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STARTING & FINISHING IN THE AMAZING DERWENTHAUGH PARK, RUN, JOG OR WALK AN ALL-TERRAIN ROUTE CELEBRATING THE NORTH EAST, FROM ITS INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE TO TODAY'S RENEWAL AND REINVENTION.
ULTRA NORTH explores the industrial history of the North East, offering a unique opportunity to explore the blend of urban, railway and woodland trails that the North East has to offer.
Starting and finishing in Derwenthaugh Park, ULTRA 55 and TRAIL 25 participants will start their tour of the region just a short distance from Newcastle.
ULTRA 55 participants will travel through Derwenthaugh Park until they reach the River Tyne, then following the south side of the river through Gateshead to the farthest eastern point of the route, where runners cross the Tyne using the Millenium Bridge.
Participants then travel west on the north side of the river, using the Hadrians Way and Wylam Wagon Way arriving in Wylam. Then heading south and east participants will cross from the Tyne Valley through Chopwell Woods back into the Derwent Valley, then using the Derwent Walk participants will make their way east to reach the finish line.
The TRAIL 25 route will also start in within Derwenthaugh Park. Participants will head northeast initially until they reach the River Tyne, then head south to bring them back along the Derwent River heading south west to the 9 arches viaduct on the Derwent Walk.
Runners then climb up the Valley side, initially heading north, before heading west towards Highfield.
A loop around Rowlands Gill brings participants back to their Derwent Walk where they head east back into Derwenthaugh Park and the finish.
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Please note: course subject to final confirmation. Whilst not particularly fast, there are cut off times are in place at this event. See our FAQs for more info.