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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

YOMP

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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GO THE DISTANCE

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  • La Sportiva Ultra Yomp
    La Sportiva Ultra Yomp
    Sat, 15 Jun
    15 Jun 2024, 08:00
    Kirkby Stephen, Pennine View Park, Station Road, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4SZ, UK
    15 Jun 2024, 08:00
    Kirkby Stephen, Pennine View Park, Station Road, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4SZ, UK
    This brand new Ultra is 65k of stunning fellscape with 1500m of ascent.
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  • ThruDark Mountain Marathon Yomp
    ThruDark Mountain Marathon Yomp
    Sat, 15 Jun
    15 Jun 2024, 09:00
    Pennine View Park, Station Road, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4SZ, UK
    15 Jun 2024, 09:00
    Pennine View Park, Station Road, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4SZ, UK
    Back after a four year break, the ThruDark Mountain Marathon takes in the traditional Yomp course over 26.2 miles of breathtaking fells.
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  • JT Atkinson 20k Yomp
    JT Atkinson 20k Yomp
    Sat, 15 Jun
    15 Jun 2024, 11:00
    Pennine View Park, Station Road, Kirkby Stephen, CA17 4SZ
    15 Jun 2024, 11:00
    Pennine View Park, Station Road, Kirkby Stephen, CA17 4SZ
    The 20k Yomp is a race with a mass start, however, walkers can still enter. With 730 metres height gain, taking in High Pike, Tailbridge and Nine Standards, it is a fell race like no other...
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  • Aldersons 10k Yomp
    Aldersons 10k Yomp
    Sat, 15 Jun
    15 Jun 2024, 12:00
    Pennine View Park, Station Road, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4SZ, UK
    15 Jun 2024, 12:00
    Pennine View Park, Station Road, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4SZ, UK
    A lower level 10k route taking in the same fells as the longer course, finishing along the railway and into Basecamp.
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  • Petzl Night Yomp
    Petzl Night Yomp
    Sat, 15 Jun
    15 Jun 2024, 21:00
    Pennine View Park, Station Road, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4SZ, UK
    15 Jun 2024, 21:00
    Pennine View Park, Station Road, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4SZ, UK
    Our first ever Night Yomp taking in the iconic Nine Standards, with head torches to light the way this 11km race should be a sight to see..
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  • Out of Eden 5K Yomp
    Out of Eden 5K Yomp
    Sun, 16 Jun
    16 Jun 2024, 11:00
    Pennine View Park, Station Road, Kirkby Stephen, CA17 4SZ
    16 Jun 2024, 11:00
    Pennine View Park, Station Road, Kirkby Stephen, CA17 4SZ
    The 5k Stenkrith Park Yomp is the perfect Sunday challenge for all.
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PLAN YOUR RACE

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 is very limited parking onsite and on the roadside. Free overflow 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 -

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SPONSORS

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