The Allendale Challenge is organised by North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team to raise funds for the team and it is considered by many to be one of the toughest challenge walks around.
It is always very popular and should be a “must do” event for any keen walker or fell runner.
The route covers some of the finest peat bogs in the North Pennines. Taking an anti-clockwise loop from Allendale town, the route takes in Hard Rigg, Black Hill, Killhope Law before returning to the town via the Spartylea, The Drag, and Ladlewell. The weather on the event can be as challenging as the terrain which all adds to the fun.
For 2020 the event will feature electronic chip timing. Electronic timing provides many additional safety features in tracking walkers around the course, reducing waiting times at Registration, at Checkpoints and your arrival at the finish.
You’ll get an accurate finish time printed out as soon as you finish the course and you’ll be able to download your own custom Allendale Challenge Certificate.
Walkers – 08.00 hrs (no walkers will be allowed to start after 09.00 hrs)
Runners – 10.00 hrs (no runners will be allowed to start after 10.30 hrs)
Venue – Allendale Village Hall, Allendale Town, Hexham, Northumberland
Early Bird Offer (until 16th Feb) £30 includes free course map on waterproof paper
Standard price (from 17th Feb) £35 with option buy course map for £2.
Entry fee includes:
Premium quality cotton T-Shirt
Allendale Challenge Pin Badge
Personalised Finishers Certificate available for download.
Refreshments at the finish and at certain checkpoints en route
Check in – from 07.00 hrs – 08.00 hrs
Distance – 26 miles
Minimum age – 18 years (14 years if accompanied at all times by a responsible adult)
Entry Limit – 850
Event Website: https://www.allendalechallenge.com/