Ulfkil Stride Anytime Challenge 2021
24 miles/38.62 km

Entries open 26th March 2021
Entries close 27th September 2021
Must be completed by 30th September 2021
Entry fees LDWA members only £5.00 or £12.50 if you want a much sought-after West Yorkshire LDWA buff

Click here to enter online through SI Entries.

Event organiser – Chris Burrell
Phone – 07485 004092
Email – Chris.burrell1959@outlook.com
Website – https//ldwa.org.uk/westyorkshire/M/484/challenge-event.html

The Ulfkil Stride was for many years the West Yorkshire Group premier challenge event over the fells of upper Wharfedale. With all that is going on in the world at the moment the West Yorkshire LDWA Group have resurrected this challenge as an Anytime Challenge.
The route takes you from Buckden to Cray, following the footpath to Yockenthwaite, climbing Horse Head Pass to Halton Gill and Foxup, then skirting the foot of Plover Hill, then to the summit of Pen-y-Ghent, follow the Pennine Way to Dale Head, then take Dawson Close to Litton, followed by a steep climb over Birks Fell back to Buckden.
Keeping to the Government’s COVID guidelines, entrants can participate at any time of their choosing between 23rd April 2021 and 23rd July 2021.
The event is entirely unsupported, so there are no refreshments provided and no marshals on the route.
When choosing the date to take on the challenge, you are reminded to take adequate layers. Runners are welcome but remember this is not a race.

Please note this is an entirely different event to the Ulfkil Stride Open Challenge.

The route description, questionnaire and GPX file will be emailed out from the 22nd April 2021.

The event is open to LDWA members only to comply with insurance requirements.
To join the LDWA for a nominal fee of £15.00 please register at www.ldwa.org.uk

Please take all rubbish home to be disposed of.

Entrants who complete the event can edit their entry in SiEntries and input the date completed and time taken. A certificate will then be produced and emailed to them.
The optional West Yorkshire LDWA buff will be posted out two weeks after the completion of the event.

By taking part in the challenge, I confirm that I agree with the below statements:
• You agree that you participate in this challenge at your own risk.
• You understand that you are responsible for ensuring that you have undertaken the necessary preparation and training to participate in the challenge, that you are sufficiently fit and healthy to participate and you will comply with all relevant UK Government and Local COVID laws and guidelines.
• You will abide by the Country Code at all times, and understand that the Long Distance Walkers Association will not be held responsible or liable for any loss, damage, accidents, costs, expense, claims, injury, illness and in worst case scenario, death suffered as a result of your participation.
• On entering the challenge, you assume full and complete responsibility for any injury, accident, costs, expenses, damage, loss and any other liabilities which may occur whilst you are travelling to and from the challenge and during the challenge.
• I have sufficient knowledge, experience, equipment and navigational skills to take part in a long distance walk in all conditions.
• I confirm that I am in good health and have no medical condition that may cause undue concern or inconvenience to others.
• I confirm that I participate at my own risk and that no liability is accepted by the organisers for injury, damage or loss sustained by me before, during or after the event.
• I understand that particular rules may apply to entrants taking part in this event and I undertake to make myself aware of these rules before I start.
• I understand that the personal information submitted on this entry form will be held by the event organisers and retained securely for up to seven years after the event is held for the purposes of managing this event only.
• I accept that photographs may to be taken as part of the challenge, which may be featured in Strider magazine, group newsletters, on LDWA websites and on LDWA social media. I understand this will be held in perpetuity and I have the right to request deletion where it is physically possible for the LDWA to do so.
• I have the right to request that all my personal data be anonymised or removed where it is possible for the LDWA to do so.

Please see the Data Protection and Privacy User Guide on www.ldwa.org.uk for more information.

Event Rules
All entrants must be members of the LDWA.
Minimum age for entrants is 16.
Entrants below 18 must obtain parent’s consent and other conditions may apply.
Entries are not transferable.
Entrants must carry waterproofs, torch, all their food and drink, and personal first aid items.
You agree that the completion time you submit will be the time taken to follow the prescribed route (without mechanical assistance).

Cancellation Policy
The entry fee covers the cost of entry and there is no provision for refunds unless the event is cancelled.

Data Protection
Personal information submitted as part of this entry form will be held by the event organisers for a period of up to three years after the event is held for the purposes of managing this event only.
In addition, Summary Information* may be published immediately and may be held in perpetuity for the purposes of providing a record of the event.
You will have the right to request that all your personal summary information be anonymised.

* Summary information is limited to the participant’s name, age, gender, postal town, email address, LDWA membership number, event name and date, distance covered, time recorded.

Good luck and enjoy this lovely route.
Don't forget to take all rubbish home with you.