Calderdale Way Ultra/ Marathon Trail Races FAQ

When do I get my race number? 
Race numbers, maps and timing chips are to be collected by each runner at registration in Belholme Sports Park (set back off Rochdale Road) in Todmorden, OL14 6XA. Ultra runners are advised to register 4:00 – 7:00 pm on Friday 31st May. Those that cannot make this registration can register 5:00 – 5:15 am on Saturday. Marathon runners can register at Race HQ 9:00 – 10:30 am on Saturday.

Is there a minimum age to participate?
Yes, you have to be over 20 to participate.

Can I enter on the day? 
No entries on the day, this event takes a lot of planning to keep runners safe. We need to know who is taking part well in advance of race day.

Can I change the Ultra race to the Marathon race? 
Please be aware that you cannot switch between races, we start to incur costs as soon as you enter, these costs multiply many times if we allow people to switch events. For safety reasons, we need to be clear who is doing which event.

Can I have a refund if I withdraw? 
There is a cut off date for a partial refund, please see terms and conditions to learn if you qualify.

What time do I need to arrive on race day? 
Please visit this link to find your meeting, transport and start times. Arriving late will only add to the pre race nerves!

Can I park anywhere? 
There is limited car parking on the Campsite at the Race HQ. There will be marshals on hand to direct you where to park on race day. There are also several car parks in the centre of Todmorden. You must park legally, safely and responsibly, we want to keep our good relationship with the people of Todmorden!

Is there anywhere to leave my kit? 
You can leave your kit in the Race HQ baggage area.

Is the course marked and marshalled? 
There were hundreds of new way markers placed on course for the 2016 race. The route is a much loved and well-trodden local way but it would be impossible for us to marshal every turn on a 52.8-mile course. So please recce the route or be competent at map reading.

Is it compulsory to carry kit?
Yes. No kit, no run. Anybody found to be running without the correct kit will be disqualified, removed from the results and no refund given.

I like to run with headphones, can I race with them?
On 1st April 2016 UK Athletics banned the use of headphones in all road races with any length of open single carriage roads and in any race in which the race directors have identified hazards. We have taken the decision to ban headphones of any type from all races. We believe athletes need to be able to hear instructions and warnings from marshals, other athletes and members of the public. As this is a lapped race slower runners are likely to be lapped and need to hear when a runner is about to overtake them. Any athlete ignoring the no headphone rule will be disqualified and removed from the results with no refund.

When will results be published?
Provisional results will be online usually within seconds of the runners crossing the line of each checkpoint (via our “live timing”), where a mobile phone signal is present. Please note these results are provisional and will not be sent to 3rd party websites until the relevant checks have been made.