The Ultra North, which was scheduled to take place on Saturday 25 April between Newcastle and Wylam has been cancelled.
The decision to cancel Ultra North has been taken following government advice on slowing the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). In addition, organisers have acknowledge the increased pressure on public service that the coronavirus outbreak is causing.
Organisers have confirmed that all entrants will be able to claim a refund and that they are in the process of contacting everyone who is signed up for the event by email with further information.
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ULTRA NORTH is the new ultra-marathon for the North East. Run, jog or walk along the charming route and 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 and transport from the city centre to the start line can be purchased along with your entry.
The course will be fully marked and both distances finish close to Newcastle city centre, where participants can celebrate their achievements.
Exclusive finishers medal
Free ULTRA NORTH tee shirt
Bag drop & bag transfer to finish
On course aid stations
Start and finish in Newcastle, over 55km explore the Quayside, Derwent Walk, Chopwell Wood, Wylam and Hadrians Way
Take on the second half of the ULTRA NORTH 55 route, starting in Chopwell Wood, finishing in Newcastle city centre
All participants must carry some basic provisions and equipment with them at all times, including:
- A mobile phone with a fully charged battery on race day morning
- Debit/Credit card to enable purchases from shops if required, and use on public transport
- Small foil blanket or a warm layer of clothing.
- Water bottle/foldable cup for water
- Your own initial water supply and any specific fuel/food required.
- Suitable footwear
Participants will be advised of the full mandatory equipment list well in advance of the event date.
ULTRA NORTH 55: there are three checkpoints along the route, plus the finish.
NORTH 27.5: there is one checkpoint along the route, plus the finish.
Specific details of the checkpoints will be shared with all participants prior to the event.
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