Pilgrims' Ultra | 100mile
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28 September 2024


The 100 mile course takes on the full length of St Oswald’s Way, plus a little extra to finish at Chollerford. This course has it all, showing you some of the best that Northumberland has to offer.





30 hr



ENTRY + processing fee

Following the route along the full length of St Oswald’s Way, you will be immersed in the beauty of Northumberland. With mile after mile of sandy beaches, with ancient castles as their backdrop, the route takes in the best of the borderlands as you head inland through pretty valleys and over wild, rugged hills.









Race Brief Online

Please watch this before arriving at the event.

Event Info

Race Schedule

RACE DAY: Saturday 28th September 2024

5.00am Coach departs from Chollerford

6.00am Registration opens

7.45am Registration closes

7.55am Race Brief

8.00am Race Start

4.00pm Sunday Course closes


Parking at the Finish

If you pre-booked the coach pickup for transport from the finish at Chollerford to Holy Island on the morning of the race, meet the coach at The George Hotel, Chollerford, NE46 4EW. The coach will depart at 5.00am prompt. Please use the parking at the rear of the hotel and keep the parking at the front of the hotel reception clear for hotel guests and also for yourselves as this is the finish line!


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 100km station at Rothbury, and finally onto the finish at Chollerford. 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


Rothbury 102km – Feed Station

Rothbury Jubilee Hall


Kirkwhelpington 125km – Feed Station

Kirkwhelpington Village Hall


Great Whittington 141km – Water Station

Next to Queen’s Head pub


Arriving at the Finish

The finish of the Pilgrims’ Ultra 10o mile race will be at The George Hotel, Chollerford immediately after you cross the bridge. The finish line will be the entrance to the hotel garden and we have use of the function room where we will provide you with hot food and, of course, your finishers medal, t shirt and we’ll reunite you with your drop bags.



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