9 September 2023
Please watch this before arriving at the event.
RACE DAY: Saturday 9th September 2023
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
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!
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.
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’.
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.
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