The Calderdale Way Ultra Marathon – 7th June 2014



We are absolutely delighted to be able to announce that our Calderdale Way Ultra this year has been awarded 2 Qualifying point status for 2015’s North Face Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc. This now seals the quality of the type of events we at Cannonball are striving to bring to you. With competitors needing 7 points for the UTMB it shows that the planning, organisation & overall challenge of this events is up there with the best.


A Little more about the event:-

The Calderdale Way Ultramarathon is a 51.5 miles/82.88km circular around the peaks, valleys & picturesque landmarks of West Yorkshire. There is an epic 6916 ft/2108 metres of ascent (dependent on individual route choice) which is enough to challenge the very best of runners.

The race is fully UKA insured and gratified. There will be a strict race limit of 250 runners and entries are currently open online. The current earlybird entry price option closes on February 1st 2014 so book now to avoid disappointment.

Early Entry Race Costs:-


£54 UKA/FRA affiliated runners
£56 Non-affiliated runners

Teams (Pairs.)

£ 98 UKA/FRA affiliated runners
£100 Non-affiliated runners



Price includes:

  • Detailed waterproof map with descriptions of the route.
  • 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.
  • 2 free drinks 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.





 *All prices reflect the professional nature of the event, this is a UTMB qualifying event so the standards will be the very highest. The health and safety precautions taken and the additional planning and preparation that running an event backed by UKA needs.

Entry cost from February 1st 2014 until 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.

To help with your preparation for the event our support network is second to none with experts on hand in all fields of endurance sport. The team at Serious Supplements will be more than happy to assist you in developing your race nutrition strategy, their products are top drawer & we are happy that they will be providing the on route re-fuelling stations on the day.


On the 8th March we have also been able to secure a full day advice and recce event with UK Ultra Runner Stu Mills:-

 – Principal lecturer of Sports Science at Brighton University specialising in sports performance analysis.

 – Winner of over 11 Ultras, including winning Lakeland 100 twice.

 – Winner of 19 Trail Marathons.

 – Represented GB in The 2011 International Association of Ultra Runners World Ultra Trail Championships, finishing an impressive        15th.

 – One of the highest placed GB runners in history to compete in Ultra Trail du-Mont Blanc.

 – Montane sponsored athlete

Stuart will be offering all the advice/experience you could need to complete the challenge. The main event is the evening Q & A session with a talk, feedback session, supper & licensed bar facility although Stuart himself wants to run a section of the route & will be leading an optional 22 mile run on the Calderdale Way leaving Brighouse at approximately 11am. All this for a modest cost of just £15 per ticket.



We wish you well with your training & look forward to seeing you on the start line in June!





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