Cragg Challenge 2018

A Cycling and Running Festival for all ages

We’re excited to be part of this year’s big Cragg Challenge on Sunday 23rd September.- sign up today for one of the events via the link below! We’ll be there with Ebikes to show off, children’s bikes for the small people in your life to try, a children’s ‘slow race’ with prizes, and for the adults, free Science in Sport tasters of gels, energy drinks and bars, along with information about nutrition for sport from an expert. Come and join us!

https://www.racespace.com/paul-mcmahon/cragg-challenge-2018

Main events planned for the day are:

A Cycling Event – a chance to cycle the longest climb under a full road closure. This event is open to all, those looking to set a time will set off first, those just looking to make it up the hill following on afterwards. Everyone entering will have the opportunity of being timed for the ascent.

A school relay – involving children from local primary and secondary schools working together to set a time for running the hill that is a challenge for future schoolchildren. This event is to be known as ‘The Collinge Climb’ in memory of a young teacher and resident of Cragg Vale who sadly lost his battle with cancer in 2016.

A 5K run – the typical ‘fun run’ distance, this event starts in Mytholmroyd and will ascend to a turning point part-way up Cragg Road where entrants will then return down the hill to the start/finish area.

A 10K run – aimed at the more serious runner, or those who are looking to move up from a fun run to a longer distance. This event will work in the same way as the 5K – an ascent to a turning point then a return to the start/finish line.

A 10-mile run – running a measured 10 miles is one thing, running it up and down England’s longest continuous climb is another! This event will start and finish in Mytholmroyd.

Don’t miss out

You don’t want to miss your chance to enjoy the delights of Cragg Vale as you run or cycle up a nice quiet CLOSED ROAD on Sunday 23rd September 2018 – so get online NOW and get your name down

There are restricted numbers for each event – so please book your place early to avoid disappointment.
(Note that the school relay entries are being dealt with through the schools and not through this web site, If you would like your school to take part please contact, [email protected])

You can of course simply turn up to watch/support, browse the stalls and enjoy refreshments. Sunny weather has been booked obviously…

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