Pilgrims' Ultra | 100km
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8.00am – 28 September 2024


Starting from Holy Island, the 100K race takes in the full 73km coastal stretch of the St Oswald’s Way before heading inland at the magnificent Warkworth Castle and on towards the finish at Rothbury.





18 hr



ENTRY + processing fee

Not only has Northumberland got more castles than any other county in England, it also has some of the finest beaches in the country. The 100K race takes in the best of these beaches. Lookout for the hidden cove of Rumbling Kern, once the haunt of whisky smugglers bootlegging their contraband up and down the coastline.









Race Brief Online

Please watch this before arriving at the event.

Event Info

Race Schedule

Saturday 28th September 2024

6.00am Coach departs from Rothbury

6.00am Registration opens

7.45am Registration closes

7.55am Race Brief

8.00am Race Start

2.00am Sunday Course closes


Parking at the Finish

If you pre-booked the coach pickup for transport from Rothbury to Holy Island on the morning of the race, meet the coach outside Rothbury Jubilee Hall on Front Street, NE65 7SD. The coach will depart at 6.00am prompt. Street parking is available on Front Street opposite the shops. There is also the large Haugh Car Park which is a short walk from the Hall. This is paid parking.


Getting to the Start

If you are making your own way to the start, please use the Holy Island Visitors Car Park – please do not park in the village. You have to pay for parking. Post Code TD15 2SE will get you to the island.



Registration will take place in the grounds of Pilgrims Coffee House TD15 2SJ and yes they will open for business and yes their coffee is awesome! Registration will open at 6.00am and close at 7.45am. At registration we will issue you with your race number, a waterproof race map and your GPS Tracker which we must tape to the top shoulder strap of your running pack, so make sure you have your pack with you when your register. The tracker is to remain on until you have completed the race.


Drop Bags

You can leave a drop bag with your personal nutrition/clothing that will be transported along the course for you, first to the 50km Station at Craster, then onto the finish at Rothbury. We’ll give you a bag tag that you must attach to your bag. When you are ready to race, deposit your bag at the van outside Registration marked ‘DROP BAGS’.


Race Start

The race will start at 8.00am on St Cuthbert’s Beach, which is 2 minutes walk from Registration, follow the signs. A detailed race brief will be made available online 7 days prior to the race, but there will be a short race brief at 7.55am which everyone must attend.


Navigating on the course

The course does not have any additional arrows or markings other than the waymarked course of St Oswald’s Way. We will provide you with a detailed sectional OS map of the course which will show aid station locations. We highly recommend that you download the GPX file of the course onto your phone or smart device. You can also view the course and your present location by visiting the live tracking page, a link will be made available on the Pilgrims’ Ultra website. If you need help with navigation or for any other assistance you can contact Event Control at any time by calling the phone number printed on your race number.


Water/Feed Stations

Water stations will be provided from a vehicle. Feed stations will be indoors and will offer a selection of snacks including bananas, crisps, jelly babies, flapjacks.


Belford 20km – Water Station

Entrance to Belford Golf Club


Bamburgh 30km – Feed Station

Bamburgh Cricket Pavillion


Craster 52km – Feed Station

Jolly Fisherman Pub, Craster.


Warkworth 73km – Feed Station

Warkworth Memorial Hall


Weldon Bridge 91km – Water Station

Outside Anglers Arms Pub


Arriving at the Finish

The finish of the Pilgrims’ Ultra 10okm race will be at Rothbury Jubilee Hall in Rothbury. You’ll be rewarded with your finishers medal, t shirt and we’ll reunite you with your drop bag, if you left one at the start. The finish of the 100km is also a feed station for the runners taking part in the 100 mile races. If you are still feeling fresh and want to run another 50km to make it 100 miles, we can accommodate you!



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