Bookable Extras

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Bookable extras are designed to make the planning for your challenge as easy as possible -providing options for your joining & leaving arrangements, and are summarised below.

optional services


NIDDERDALE SHOWGROUND (Pateley Bridge) – MAIN START VENUE (& Finish & 50 km Halfway)

Friday night before your challenge. Suits ALL who are starting on Saturday morning.

Saturday night is bookable for ‘fast 100 km finishers’ (runners / joggers) + 1st Half & Quarter Finishers AND 2nd Half starters (set off Sun am)


Parking for your vehicle is available at :

  • The major Pateley Bridge Start / Finish Venue + 25 km Finish.
  • Supporter Parking Pass – so friends / family can park at Pateley Bridge Showground & some ‘key’ venues along the route. 

Shuttle busses to help with your logistics:

  • Transfer to main start venue from Harrogate Station
  • Transfer from 28 km !st Quarter  finish venue back to the start so your car is with you ‘after’ you finish your challenge (ie – You park your car at your finish)

After your challenge:

  • Transfers from Pateley Bridge finish to Harrogate Station
  • Transfers back to Pateley Bridge basecamp from 28 km 1st Quarter finish.


  • Store your bag at Pateley Bridge basecamp
  • 28 km – 1st Quarter Challengers – have your bag transferred from Pateley Bridge basecamp to the finish

New for 2022...


Family & friends can follow you every step of the way!

If you’d like family & friends to track your real time progress on your Ultra Challenge, then why not book a new Geo Tracker!  Pick it up at the start of the event – share the map with them – and then they’ll be able to see exactly where you are – day & night !


Parking is available at the main venues. If you’re not doing the full Challenge (100 km) – check that our optional Shuttle Services also work for you.

All weekend at – Nidderdale (basecamp), from Saturday (or Fri eve) – Sunday 10pm. 

Saturday 23 July or Sunday 24 July for the day at – Nidderdale Showground (basecamp) & Ripley Castle (27.5km)

Supporters can book a pass for parking at Nidderdale Showground (basecamp) & Ripley Castle (27.5km)

Camping - Friday & Saturday

Nidderdale showground

Camping available at our Nidderdale basecamp for Friday &/or Saturday nights – with single & twin share options.

Inclusive Packages – with pre pitched tent & mattress – (you bring sleeping bag & other equipment) & breakfast the following morning.

Pitch Only Option – bring your own tent or campervan (+ all equipment) & breakfast the following morning.

Hot showers, rest area, changing rooms, & hot drinks included. Use our optional Baggage Service to move your kit from the start.

Firday 22nd night – suitable for anyone starting in Nidderdale.

Saturday 23rd night – for Full Continuous runners / joggers (likely to finish Sat eve), 1st Half  & 1st Quarter challengers (post finish) & 2nd Half challengers (pre start).

Spacious 2-man tent & mattress – all set up and ready for you. You need to bring sleeping bag & other equipment.

Roomy 3-man tent & mattresses all set up and ready for you – plenty of space for 2 people and bags! 

Reserve a space for your tent or campervan. You’ll have access to hot showers, toilets & other facilities – and includes breakfast Sunday morning.  

Reserve a space in our campsite for 2 people, sharing one tent/camper van. You will have access to hot showers, toilets & other facilities – and includes breakfast Sunday morning.  

Pre Challenge Transfers

We’ve a range of shuttle services to take you to your start line, before your challenge. Harogate Station is the closest rail link to the Nidderdlae Showground basecamp (it’s on the Northern train line).

Ideal for all starting in Nidderdale.

From the station to the main start line at Nidderdale basecamp – on a regular shuttle service during the times:

  • Friday – 16:00 – 20:00
  • Saturday – 06:00 – 09:00

Ideal for 1st Quarter Challengers

Park your car at the finish in Ripley Castle & get a shuttle to your start line in Nidderdale (basecamp). This service will run:

  • Only once on Saturday at 07:00

Post Challenge Transfers

We’ve a range of shuttle services to take you where you need to go after your challenge.

Ideal for anyone finishing at Nidderdale basecamp

To Harrogate Station – operating regular service, although there may be a wait at quiet times (max 45 mins) at quiet times, during the hours:

  • Saturday – midday – last train
  • Sunday – 07:00 – 22:00

Ideal for 1st Quarter Challengers

From the finish line in Ripley Castle to Harrogate station:

  • Saturday – midday – 19:30

Ideal for 1st Quarter Challengers

From the finish line in Ripley Castle back to the start in Nidderdale (basecamp).

  • Saturday – midday – 19:30

Baggage Transfers

We’ve a range of services taking your bags forward for access during the challenge – for a change of clothes or shoes, extra layers for the night, or those snacks you can’t do without!

Please note the max weight limits – these are strict, and bags will be weighed. Quoted prices are per bag.

Baggage services will be paid in cash/card on the day – and you cannot pre book.

Ideal for Full  and Half Challengers.

Store your bag safely at the start in Nidderdale (basecamp).

Ideal for all Quarter Challengers.

We will take your bag (max weight 20kg) from the start to your finish.

For all official Runners (ie  confirmed as a Runner on entry & dressed as such on the day) – our kit drop service will take a small (10kg max) bag forward for you to access:

  • Full Challenge runners – start > midway > finish
  • Half & Quarter Challenge runners – start > finish 


If you have a ‘heavy’ bag (or a 2nd bag) – this must be booked in and paid for via the other baggage service options. 

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