(Wo)man v Barge
Are you faster than a canal barge from Marsden to Diggle? Start at the Tunnel end in Marsden, at the same time as the barge enters the Tunnel, and finish in Diggle before the barge does. Simple. Standedge Tunnel is 3.25 miles long in a straight line through the hill; your route is 5 miles ish! up and over Marsden Moor. Back to basics trail racing!
From the finish in Diggle you then have a short walk to Greenfield for the train home.
(Wo)man v Barge 5 miles ish£18.78 BOOK
1st, 2nd, 3rd male
1st, 2nd 3rd female
Age group prizes
No one goes home empty handed - bottle of beer for you all!
Free chip butties at the Diggle hotel...
Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre, Waters Road (off Reddisher Road), Marsden, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD7 6NQ
By boat - there’s moorings at both the Marsden end at the Visitor Centre Lock 42 and the Diggle end. Check our boating through Standedge page for details on how to book your passage through the tunnel
By car - SatNav HD7 6DH takes you to the free parking at Marsden Station. From there take the 15 minute pushchair-friendly walk along the towpath to join us. Disabled parking at the Visitor Centre
By train - Marsden Station is a 15 minute walk along the beautifully restored Huddersfield Narrow Canal towpath. The station is served by an hourly stopping TransPennine Express service between Manchester Piccadilly and Huddersfield.
By bus - bus route 184 Oldham - Huddersfield drops off and picks up on the A62 in Marsden village, then follow the canal towpath
By water taxi - the Huddersfield Canal Society’s volunteers run a 12 seater water taxi service between Marsden Railway Station and Standedge at weekends and bank holidays. Please check their website for details
By coach - coach drop off is only at Marsden Station. But there's more parking at lock 42 near the train station. (Sorry, our tunnel’s historic nature means we’re not allowed coaches on site, but at least you get to enjoy the towpath walk.)
By boot or bike - follow the main road through the village to Marsden Station and join the towpath. Let us know if you travelled Green, because walkers, cyclists and public transport users get a 5% discount on a hot drink!
The Old Goods Yard (next to Marsden train station) Station Road, Marsden, HD7 6AX, approximately 2k from the start but perfect for the train back from the finish.
Registration is above the Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre
Registration: 10:00 to 10:45; Start 11:00 (ish)
Collect race numbers from registration no later than 10:50
Cut off: 1 hour 45 minutes
Age limit: 13 or over for this event
You should receive a confirmation email of your entry. News letters & race day information will start arriving 1 or 2 weeks prior to the event. For up to date news follow the event on Facebook, Twitter & Google+
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