Not quite up for this 70* miles epic in one go?
No problem, sign up to our Challenger Class and take it on in two chunks – 33 miles on day one and 37 miles on day two.
The route splits at the 33* mile point in the village of Bardon Mill. In this charming village, we will have camping and glamping accommodation available to book at our overnight hub with facilities including hot showers, our famous Beerstalker food and beer tent, phone charging, massage, bag transfer and supporter parking.
Splitting this remarkable challenge into two more manageable chunks, with less pressure on making cut-offs, makes it suitable for those looking to walk/hike rather than run. But this is no bite-sized option – back to back ultras in this stunning and wild part of the world are no mean feat. Join us and take on The Wall!
How long do I have? Can I trek it?
The Wall is hailed as an ideal entry level 100+ km Ultra, it is well supported and fully waymarked meaning you do not need to carry a map like many Ultras. It is a mix of undulating trails and road and although stunningly rural you are never far from shelter or assistance.
Challengers have 25 hours in total across two days. Saturday starts at 7:30am and finishes at 830pm. Sunday’s start window opens at 7am and the course closes at 8pm.
Whilst the event is primarily designed as an ultra-run, The Wall has been completed by fast walkers in the past. It requires an average speed of 3mph (just under 5km per hour) to allow time for refuelling and breaks at Pit Stops. These will be reflected in the cut off points for each Pit Stop.
Carlisle Castle (Start) to Pit Stop 1. Lanercost Priory.
Lannercost Priory to Pit Stop 2. Walltown Quarry.
Walltown Quarry to Pit Stop 3/Overnight point. Bardon Mill.
Bardon Mill to Pitstop 4. Hexham Tyne Green Park
Hexham Tyne Green Park to Pitstop 5. Tyne Riverside Park, Newburn.
Newburn to the Finish. Gateshead Quayside.
*Distances are approximate and based on the routes used in previous years.