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Goathland V Trigs Ultra Challenge 2025

Circa 37 miles of running or walking over the stunning North York Moors National Park, enter as a pair or a solo participant. Navigate between checkpoint locations visiting five triangulation pillars, using ancient footpaths, tracks and medieval trods.

Goathland V Trigs Ultra Challenge 2025
Goathland V Trigs Ultra Challenge 2025

Time & Location

19 Apr 2025, 07:30 – 22:30

Goathland, The Common, Goathland, Goathland, Whitby YO22 5JS, UK

About the event

SilverBackTrails Goathland V  Trig Challenge Ultra, a bimble across 't' moors for runners & walkers.

Starting and finishing from the Village Hall in the beautiful setting of Goathland, in The North York Moors National Park, the fictional village of Aidensfield in the popular Police drama Heartbeat which was filmed there for many years.

Runners or walkers will navigate themselves around a course of circa 37 miles visiting five listed structures otherwise known as Triangulation Pillars.  The route is one of your own choosing as long as public rights of way are used and the Triangulation Pillars are visited in the order given to you on the morning of the event The CP and pillar locations will be sent out to participants prior to the event so that some route planning can be done. One of the CP locations will not however be revealed until you are on the course at one of the checkpoints. This checkpoint, once you have plotted it and reached it will have a surprise for you and an item left there, which is to be brought back to the finish with you...

The event can be entered as a pair or solo runner or walker, entering as a pair  enables folk who are not so strong on the navigation side of things to team up and get around the course together.

The navigational element of the event is not too difficult all the main CP locations are easily identifiable, with the paths used being defined and easily followed.

There will be a master map with a suggested route marked on it for you to view at registration on the morning of the event.

Be assured that any route that you choose will have a variety of terrain, stunning views, and plenty of hills.

Participants will need to be self-supported however there will be 3 CP locations providing some snacks and drinks.

Participants should be competent in the use of map and compass,  this is a challenge for the individuals taking part so there are no support crews, or support runners /walkers allowed. Pairs and solos must go to each CP and complete the full course. Runners and walkers will have 15 hours to complete the event.

Registration will take place at Goathland Village Hall from 7:30 am with a mass start at 8:30 am.

There are no parking facilities for those taking part at the village hall as the palces are required for marshals. Please use the car parks in the village.

Within the village there are numerous pubs, hotels, and bed and breakfasts should you want to make a weekend of it.

All finishers will receive a certificate, a memento and a cloth badge to remember their achievement by.

There will be a hot meal tea/ coffee provided at the end for all those taking part. This will include vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Participants must be over 18 on the day of the event unless participating as pair and accompanied by an adult.

The following kit must be carried:

  • Map covering the North Yorkshire Moors, OS or Harvey’s recommend.
  • Working compass, whistle,
  • Head-torch and spare torch or batteries.
  • Emergency Bivvy Bag.
  • Spare Hat and gloves.
  • Spare warm long-sleeved top/ fleece or similar
  • Waterproof jacket/bottoms with taped seams unless Paramo.
  • Battery pack and charging lead for mobile phone.
  • Charged mobile phone with the RD mobile phone number. It is recommended that you have OS Locate and What3words loaded onto your phone.
  • At least 500 ml of water/ sports drink.
  • At least 60 grams of food for emergencies.
  • Cup for drinks at CP locations.

This is the bare minimum that should be carried, the weather can still be a force to be reckoned with on the North York Moors in April.

All participants will sign to say they are carrying the correct kit. There will be spot checks along the way.

Walkers and runners will have 15 hrs to complete the challenge.

Participants should be aware that they may have to finish the challenge in the dark.

Entry cost is £50 per pair, or £25 for solos and is limited to a maximum of 100 participants.

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