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The Sandstone Way South Ultra offers runners an opportunity to run 50 miles on a way marked trail between Rothbury and Hexham. The Sandstone Way South Ultra is the shortest of the three races based on the Sandstone Way. However, runners of the full route claimed that this section between Rothbury and Hexham was the kick in the tail of this challenging run. The initial steep climb out of Rothbury leads to the splendid woodland trails. There are many undulations to complete on this way marked trail which finishes on the banks of the River Tyne in Hexham. The Sandstone Way South course also provides 2 UTMB points.
List of people in the race
Information about Race Day
Mandatory kit to be carried at all times.
What you can and can't do in a race.
How to get to the race and where to stay.
Information on payments, refunds and waivers.
Free race photographs and results.
Trails, Paths & Roads
Northumberland National Park, North East England
The race must be completed within 14.5 hours. There are additional cut off times for the checkpoints. Please see the Checkpoints page for further information.
Race registration will be at Tomlinson's bunkhouse in Rothbury.
NE65 7SFMap for Tomlinson's Bunkhouse
The race finishes at Hexham Rowing Club.
Hexham Rowing Club
NE46 2HF. (for Sat Nav)Map for Hexham Rowing Club
Route & Course Markings
The route follows the Sandstone Way markings and does not deviate from the official route. A guide to the markings used can be downloaded via the link below.
Sandstone Way Route Guide
A full course route and supporting gpx files can be found below. It is also part of the mandatory kit requirement to carry the official route map, or supporting OS maps.
All entrants get their race t-shirt, if they enter at least two weeks before the race. All finishers get a race medal.
The are also prizes for the categories shown below.
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Aid stations/Check points
There will be 6 fully stocked check points. Check points will have as a minimum: water, coke, chocolate, bananas, jelly babies, nuts, fruit, crisps and savoury snacks. There will be food and hot drinks at the finish.A full list of checkpoints can be found here.
Crew & Pacers
Runners are allowed a support crew and pacers. Pacers are not allowed to carry any of the mandatory kit for the runner they are pacing.
All of the check points have basic first aid facilities. If you suffer an injury or accident that warrants direct medical attention and you are not able to get to an aid station, then please phone one of the race directors(07734309500 or 07984307900). If you have no phone contact, ask any runners or members of the public that pass you to relay the message.
If you are injured but able to walk, please make your way to the nearest check point. If you suffer a severe injury, encounter someone in serious difficulty or are in any doubt at all please call 999 for emergency ambulance services.
Nearest local hospital
Hexham General Hospital, Corbridge Road, Hexham NE46 1QJ. 0344 811 8111
- Head torch(with spare batteries)
- Survival bag
- Official Sandstone Way Map or equivalent paper based maps
- Hat and gloves
- Waterproof jacket
- Waterproof trousers
- Minimum of 500ml water
- Emergency food/sport bar
- Mobile phone number of the race directors +447734309500 (Tim) +447984307900 (Garry)
- Fully charged phone
- Wear high visibility clothing
- Flashing LED lights for night running