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15th - 16th JUNE 2024
Yomp Mountain Challenge
JT Atkinson Builders Merchant - Event Sponsor
Ultra/Mountain Marathon/Night Race/20k/10k/5k


The Yomp was first run in 1983 and comes from the Forces name for a long march over open terrain. This hugely popular local event is entirely volunteer led and new for this year there are six races over the weekend with a route for everyone.

The Yomp Mountain challenge is a two-day event celebrating all things running, walking and outdoors. This volunteer run event is entering it’s thirty ninth year and with the help of some great sponsors is offering more events than ever before. The Yomp raises money for good causes and to date well over £100,000 has been donated to a variety of good causes.

Yomp has its own distinct character and is a local legend in the event calendar. It does have its roads and tracks, but they are not the main element, which is the open, exposed fell. Challenge Yourself.....

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Online Entries now closed - On the day entries available for 20k, 10k, Night Yomp & 5k
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Run for Charity

The Yomp has a rich history of raising funds for local causes, with 2024 being no different. 

All proceeds from the event are donated to local charities so just by taking part you are helping that to make a difference.

In 2023 £3000 was shared between Great North Air Ambulance, Northern Viaduct Trust, and Kirkby Stephen Youth Centre. With more sponsors on board this year we're hoping to smash the fundraising out of the park.

Make a weekend of it

The Yomp will be based at Pennine View Park, Kirkby Stephen.

Basecamp will include food vendors, beer tent, family activities and live music plus lots of support from our sponsors.

Bring the family and make a weekend of it. Campers/Campervans/Caravans are all welcome on site, with KS Hostel and some fabulous B&Bs being just a short walk away. See the Basecamp tab for more info.

Travel and Parking

All the Races and Basecamp will be at The Engine Shed, Pennine View Park, Kirkby Stephen, CA17 4SZ.

There no parking onsite. Free event parking will available at Station Yard, Kirkby Stephen, CA17 4LA. This is just a short walk across the road. 

Please consider parking early in the free town carparks and walking to us, it will ease congestion massively.

- 2023 -

Results & Gallery now available

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JT Atkinson Builders Merchant - Main Sponsor
ThruDark Mountain Marathon Sponsor
Lyon Equipment
La Sportiva Ultra Sponsor
Out of Eden 5k Sponsor
Petzl Night Race Sponsor
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Aldersons 10k Sponsor
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