If you are navigating to the venue using the postcode, be aware that the postcode covers quite a few residences in the vicinity.
Ingram Cafe & Visitors Centre, Breamish Valley, Northumberland, NE66 4LT.
(The race start and finish are located next to each other.)
Turn off the A697 just north of the village of Powburn, signposted for Ingram. Drive for 3 miles and just after crossing Ingram bridge turn left. The event car park is on the field (also the event campsite) directly in front of the Village Hall.
What to expect at Registration
You can register at Ingram Village Hall between 5pm – 8pm on Friday 6th December, or between 4.00am-5.30am on the morning of the race. If possible, we encourage you to register on Friday night to ensure we can start the race promptly at 6.00am.
When you arrive at Registration we’ll ask you to sign in and pickup your race number (safety pins supplied).
We’ll provide you with a sectional map of the course printed on waterproof paper.
We’ll issue you with your GPS Tracker which we must tape to the top shoulder strap of your running pack. This is to remain on until you have completed the race.
If you are leaving a drop bag for the halfway aid station, we’ll give you a polythene bag and bag tag. Place your bag inside the polythene bag and attach your bag tag for easy identification. You will need to deposit your bag inside the van located outside of Registration. You bag will be available for you when you arrive at the aid station at Barrowburn (halfway point).
Please make sure that you are at the Village Hall at 5.45am for the race brief.
Race start is at 6.00am.
We are pleased to announce that Ingram Cafe will be open from 3.30am serving breakfast!
Facilities at Event HQ
Event parking is on the field opposite the Village Hall. This is also the location of the campsite.
Valley Cottage Cafe will be open for the duration of the event and have a great selection of hot food, coffee and cake! They will be open from 3.30am on the morning of the event where breakfast, tea & coffee available for purchase.
Toilet facilities are available in Ingram Village Hall and also inside the visitor centre where the cafe is located.
Please there are no shower facilities on site.
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 wish to deposit a bag at Registration with spare kit/food it will be taken to the aid station/checkpoint at Barrowburn Farm at the half way point on the course. At Registration you will be given a bag tag that you must clearly write on your race number and attach to your bag then drop your bag at the van outside the Village Hall.
You may pack your dropbag with whatever items you wish. Your bag will then be returned to the finish. Please note that hot food and drinks will be available at this aid station.
If you are using GPS for navigation we’d recommend you put powerpacks/spare batteries into your drop bag as the cold temperatures will drain your batteries quicker than normal.
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.
GPS Live Athlete Tracking
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.
There will be random kit checks prior to the start of the races. Please remember “No kit, No go”.
For a complete list of compulsory and recommended kit, visit our Kit Page.
All finishers will receive a Cheviot Goat Ultra medal and t shirt.
Trophy plaques and Montane prizes will be awarded for:
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.
Information for Supports & Spectators
The route takes the runners on some extremely remote countryside that is only accessible on foot, so there are not many opportunities for viewing the race, but you are welcome to drive to the halfway checkpoint at Barrowburn Farm which is serving as an aid station, however, the aid station is limited for space, so we may ask you to give priority to competitors by waiting outside of the building. 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/cheviotgoat19/
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.