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READY TO GO THE DISTANCE?

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

ULTRA 55

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Course subject to final confirmation

SATURDAY 13 JULY 2024
START: 08:00

Swing Bridge, River Tyne

FINISH:

Swing Bridge, River Tyne

TRAIL 25

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Course subject to final confirmation

SATURDAY 13 JULY 2024
START: 10:00  

Swing Bridge, River Tyne

FINISH:

Swing Bridge, River Tyne

 

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 on the Swing Bridge in Newcastle, ULTRA 55 and TRAIL 25 participants will start their tour of the region.

ULTRA 55 participants will travel along the River Tyne until reaching Wylam. Once in Wylam the route crosses the River Tyne and follows back along the river to Derwenthaugh Marina before turning and heading alongside the River Derwent until reaching High Spen where the route then heads into Chopwell Woods taking you through to Lintzford and then dropping into the Derwent Valley and back along the Derwent Walk until meeting the River Tyne again. It then follows the river back to the finish point on the West path of the Swing Bridge, finishing on the Newcastle side.

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The TRAIL 25 route will also start on the Swing Bridge. The route travels alongside the River Tyne towards the Scotswood Bridge.

 

The route then crosses the Scotswood bridge and heads back on the other side until meeting with the Derwent River following this until reaching Derwent Walk Country Park, a small loop around here and then heading back along the opposite side of the Derwent River.

 

It then meets back with the River Tyne and follows the river to the finish point on the West path of the Swing Bridge, finishing on the Newcastle side.

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.

 

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