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Canalathon 50K & 50 Mile

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE:  2020 Race now postponed.  Organisers yet to announce new date.

Race across the Yorkshire & Lancashire Counties.

Racing across mountains, hills, fells and trails in Ultra-marathon distances is great for the soul, much like in our Calderdale Way Ultra. However, the opportunity to record fast, flat miles over Ultra distances is not often achievable. For this reason, we created The Canalathon.

No navigation needed, no hill climbing necessary, just worry about getting from point A to B.

Each year we have done the Canalathon we have added to the race features, this year is no different. We are offering a camping option from within the grounds of the new Race HQ at the Yorkshire end, The Sowerby Bridge Cricket Club. There will also be full access to showers, changing rooms, bar and food services, all in this recently refurbished facility. The Club was hit hard by the flooding in December 2017 and has risen from depths of the flood to become one of the shining lights within Calderdale Valley Area. We thank them for their support and its good we can give something back to Club here.

Race dateSunday 29th March 2020
Starting time8:00am
VenueRochdale Canal
FacilitiesNew Islington Free School. 10 Hugh Oldham Way, New Islington, Greater Manchester M4 6EY); Sowerby Bridge Cricket Club. (Turntable Works, Walton Street, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 1AN)
PrizesPrizes Totaling Over £1400 TOP 3 MEN AND WOMEN: For 50km: 1st prize is £100, second £70, third £50 vouchers. For 75km: 1st prize is £120 & second £80, vouchers. For 100km: 1st prize is £130, second £90, third £70 vouchers. Age Cat prizes will also be awarded in 10 year Categories for V40,V50,V60 men and women (unless they have already won their cat by winning a place prize).
OrganiserJohn Lloyd
Event websiteVisit website

Race details last updated on Wednesday 18th March 2020 a 11:37am.


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