Race Info


                   The Calderdale Way Ultra 7th June 2014 

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The race has just been awarded 2 Qualifying points for the North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®

in recognition of the planning, organisation and challenge of the race

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Our event is now on their site under the qualifying races.


Run in the Calderdale Relay? Run on Races along the Calderdale Way route? Run long distances in fell/trail races but never stepped up to that coveted Ultra distance? Missed entry opportunities for other Ultras?

Then, why not take up the challenge of the Calderdale Way Ultra (CWU)?

The CWU is run on the Famous Calderdale Way, on virtually the same course as the Calderdale Way Relay. Except, this time it’s a 1 or 2 man/women team running the full distance.

The CWU is: 51.5 miles/ 82.88km and 6916 ft/2108 metres of ascent (dependent on individual route choice). UKA insured and gratified. UKA license for CWUltra 

The Race has a 250 runner limit! To avoid disappointment please enter early. Entries open on October 1st 2013 at 9am Early entry options close on February 1st 2014 (Unless the limit has been reached before).

Online entries and “additional features” are available from:



Price includes:
  • Detailed waterproof map with descriptions of the route. See photos of the actual map
  • Aid stations every 10 miles, with medical aid and food and drink supplies. Food and drinks fuel supplied by Serious Supplements.
  • Outdoor Angels offering mobile aid /race support.
  • SPORTident SI-card for recording arrival at checkpoints and timing.
  • Commemorative Technical T-shirt.
  • free drink at the bar.
  • Hot & cold food after the race.
  • Post Presentation Evening entertainment, courtesy of Local musician Simon Anderton performing a vast array of cover songs from different genres.
Online entries and “additional features” are available from https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?event_id=1154

The Race has a 250 limit! To avoid disappointment please enter early. Entries open on October 1st at 9am Early entry options close on February 1st 2013 (Unless the limit has been reached before) *All prices reflect the professional nature of the event, the health and safety precautions taken and the additional planning and preparation that running an event backed by UKA needs.

Early Entry Race Costs:

Individual Runners.
£54 UKA/FRA affiliated runners
£56 Non-affiliated runners

Team Pair.
£ 98 UKA/FRA affiliated runners
£100 Non-affiliated runners

Camping and evening food are “add ons” that can be included when pre-entering.

Entry cost from February 1st (assuming places are still available) till the final closing date (31/5/2014) are:

Individual Runners.
£62 UKA/FRA affiliated runners
£64 non-affiliated runners

Team Pair.
£ 110 UKA/FRA affiliated runners.
£114 Non-affiliated runners.
Route information and maps

 Map of route    

click here for MAP  


click here for larger version


click here for a larger version

- allows you to look at the route in much more detail. 

GPS/GPX of route: http://goo.gl/tHWTPR The GPS/GPX File of the route is also avaiable here.

Detailed Route Directions - click on link and see the amazing amount of detail that can be followed for recce/with any standard map

Recce Routes with GPX files


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Other information
Recce Details

On March 8th I am hosting a presentation evening and run along the second half of the Calderdale Way Ultra route with Ultra Guru Stuart Mills.The cost is £15 and all the details are included on the following web link. It includes food, presentation and a run with a living legend in the ultra world. 


Detailed route directions 

Important information

Race Weekend Itinerary

Transportation info

Additional features, camping and food.

Additional accomodation


Total prize money on offer - £2000 of vouchers – plus extra prizes provided by sponsors, Amazing first Prize !

Individual Prizes:

Commemorative Hooded Top to the Top 3 male and female runners.
1st Man/Women 1 week in a 5 star lodge in the Lake District courtesy of www.lakeslodges.com
2nd Man/Women £130 of sportshoes.com vouchers
3rd Man/Women £80 of sportshoes.com vouchers
Age Category prizes: prizes courtesy of sportshoes.com (*10 year cats)

Team of 2 Prizes:

  • First pair of men (£70 of sportshoes.com vouchers each).
  • First pair of women (£70 of sportshoes.com vouchers each) .
  • First mixed sex team. (£60 of sportshoes.com vouchers each).
  • First Vet Team (combined age) outside of the other team categories.  Prizes courtesy of sportshoes.com 

*Age Category Prizes – are split into 10-year categories from the age of 40 for the men and women. Where winners of other categories have also won their age category prizes will not be given to second place.


Charity information link

Each year I will donate a percentage of my profits to a different charity.  This year in honour of my Grandma (Joan Mary Lloyd) I am donating to Dr Kershaw’s Hospice.  This is a very worthy charity and offers amazing facilities and respite for both patients and families dealing with Cancer and the effects of the illness. 

Collection buckets may also be placed at the different events to ask for further loose change to help with their funds.



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Address: 14 Jubilee Way,Todmorden, Lancashire, OL14 7EX
UK Athletics registration/insurance reference : 7692346
John Lloyd
BA Hons Sports Science
Landline: 01706-249386
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