The date is approaching fast and we’re making preparations. Don’t miss out!
With the pandemic forcing another postponement of The Cragg Challenge, we have decided that enough was enough. Whilst the traditional events cannot run up (and down) the longest continuous climb in England, there will be a number of activities available on Sunday 19 September.
With a working title of NOT The Cragg Challenge we are providing a series of equivalent events which will provide opportunities for the community to shake off those lockdown blues.
Everything will be taking place at or around the Community Centre in Mytholmroyd, and at the time of writing, events confirmed are 5K, 10K and 10-mile runs; an Audax (100Km) for cyclists and a bike skills experience (organised by CVCA) for children just starting out. Additional activities will be added when the circumstances allow.
Running events will be largely off-road on footpaths and bridleways. The 5K and 10K routes feature climbs close to those of the usual events on Cragg Road. The 10-mile route is more challenging than the road event with a total climb listed at approximately 440m (the usual route is 290m) and again features a variety of pavement, footpaths and bridlepaths.
Multi-terrain runs achieving equivalent distances and climbs to the usual Cragg Challenge Events. Return of the 100 Km Grimpeur! Bike skills experience and other activities
A 5 Km run on a multi-terrain course comprising of footpath, bridleways and some pavement.
Total climb is approx 140 m (460 ft)
Two loops of a run on a multi-terrain course comprising of footpath, bridleways and some pavement.
Total climb is approx 280m (920 ft)
Three loops of an extended multi-terrain course. A challenging course which is not for the faint-hearted!
Total climb is approx 435m (1420 ft)
A 100 Km Grimpeur organised in association with Audax UK.
Designed for younger children just starting out
Additional activities based at the Community Centre including outdoor entertainment and market.