Pilgrims' Ultra | 50km
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Pilgrims50K 275

8.00am – 28 September 2024


The Holy Island of Lindisfarne is the starting point for the 50K race. Once you depart the Aid Station in the shadow of the mighty Bamburgh Castle you’ll be hugging the dramatic coastline with its breathtaking beaches before finishing at the famous fishing village of Craster.








ENTRY + processing fee

The 52K race (32 miles) is a great introduction for anyone wanting to take on their first ultra run. As you descend into Belford, the course profile is flat as it follows the coastline all the way to the finish at Craster. Passing through the coastal villages, there’s plenty of places for an extra pit stop or to meet up with any supporters, who can follow your progress with your live GPS tracker.









Race Brief Online

Please watch this before arriving at the event.

Event Info

Race Schedule

Saturday 28th September 2024

6.00am Coach departs from Craster car park.

6.00am Registration opens

7.45am Registration closes

7.55am Race Brief

8.00am Race Start

4.00pm Course closes


Parking at the Finish

If you pre-booked the coach pickup for transport from Craster to Holy Island on the morning of the race, you need to park in the public car park at Craster Quarry, West End, Craster, NE66 3TW. This is paid parking. Please do not park in the village. Meet the coach inside the car park. The coach will depart at 6.00am prompt.


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 that will be transported to the finish at Craster. 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/Northumberland Coastal Path. 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


Arriving at the Finish

The finish of the Pilgrims’ Ultra 50km race will be at the Jolly Fisherman in Craster, or to be more specific, round the back of the Jolly Fisherman, through the gate and into the beer garden that has one of the best views in the UK. It’s just too small for any fancy finish gantry, but there’ll be plenty of cheers to bring you home. 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 50km is also a feed station for the runners taking part in the 100km and 100 mile races, so give them your support as you sink your first pint and think rather them than me!



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