(The race start and finish are located next to each other.)
Free camping is available in the field directly opposite Event HQ. Toilet facilities are available inside Ingram Village Hall but please note that there are no showers available onsite. It is not necessary to book, but please come and see us at Registration in the Village Hall.
The route will NOT be waymarked. Route maps and GPX files are available on the website here. Please be aware that the route currently shown may be subject to alteration and final route will be confirmed 2 weeks prior to the event. Safety Marshals will be located along the course at intermittent points, approximately every 5 miles (these are not aid stations). The location of the aid stations are shown here.
At Registration you will be provided with a sectional map of the course on waterproof paper.
There are sections of the course where it is not always obvious where the trail is and combined with the possibility of snow covering the higher ground, navigational skills are required. If you running without any specific GPS navigational device but you have a smart phone, we higher recommend that you use one of the many free apps that are available and will allow you to upload the route GPX file and are excellent for following a course. We’d recommend ViewRanger. You can download the route GPX file here.
If you are unsure about this then please drop us a line and we’ll happily assist you.
If you have any medical conditions you must tell us in advance of the run. A professional medical team will be on site to deal with major incidents. First aiders can also be found around the course. Each runner will be given essential safety info to take round with them that has key details on it. Mountain Rescue are informed of the event. The nearest hospital is Northumbria Accident and Emergency Hospital at Cramlington.
The only checkpoint of significance will be at the half way point at Barrowburn Farm. We can extract you from this point if needed. Hot food and drinks will be available here and there are also toilet facilities. This is also the location where you will be reunited with your dropbag if you checked one in at Registration. Safety Marshals will be located at approximately 5 mile intervals along the length of the course in either a vehicle or a tent. The Safety Marshals will NOT have water or food with them unless specified as an aid station.
A cut-off will be in place at Barrowburn Farm, the half way point. You must have departed from this checkpoint before 4.00pm. Once leaving here you are then committed to the full route.
For the event we have signed up with Open Tracking to provide each participant with a small GPS tracker which transmits their location to the website. Runners latest position is displayed on a map which updates automatically. This is a great additional feature for the participants of the event and also for supporters who wish to track their progress.
Links to the live tracking website can be viewed HERE.
All finishers will receive a Cheviot Goat Ultra medal and t shirt.
Trophy plaques and Montane prizes will be awarded for:
1st, 2nd, 3rd Male & Female
We appreciate that route has no waymarkings at all, but as this is a race we will have to enforce time penalties for anybody found to have taken the wrong route that would result in gaining an unfair advantage. Please note, this does NOT mean disqualification.
The route takes the runners on some extremely remote countryside that is only accessible on foot, so there’s not many opportunities for viewing the race, but you are welcome to drive to the half way checkpoint at Barrowburn Farm which is serving as an aid station. For more info, please visit the website https://www.barrowburnfarm.com/the-camping-barn. The address is Harbottle, NE65 7BP. Allow 50 minutes to drive there. All runners will be wearing GPS trackers so you can follow their progress by visiting this website: http://live.opentracking.co.uk/cheviotgoat17/
Ingram Valley is a beautiful place to go and explore but if you’d rather hang out after the race start, the Event HQ is at Valley Cottage Cafe in Ingram and will be open for the duration of the event.