Wold Rangers Way Ultra
Sat 20 Apr 2024 Driffield, East Yorkshire, UK

Wold Rangers Way Ultra

Sells out year after year! Follow the Wold Rangers Way on a 44-mile circular waymarked route through the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds, starting and ending on the edge of Driffield.

  • Sat 20 Apr 2024
Driffield Community Centre, Driffield

Wold Rangers Way Ultra



Age 18 & over

  • 44 miles trail running + 3600 ft ascent


Welcome to the third edition of this sell-out event!

Experienced and first-time ultra runners alike will explore the mixed-terrain route over farmland, chalkland and dry valleys, visit picturesque Yorkshire villages and travel through nine fine dales via green lanes and bridleways.

With easy navigation, well-stocked checkpoints, a generous cut-off time and a bit of unique Ultra Trails magic, you're in for a real Yorkshire treat this spring.


  • Three-years running and always sells out
  • Discover the delights of the Wold Rangers Way
  • Circular, waymarked, easy to navigate
  • Soak up the joys of Yorkshire in spring
  • Generous overall 14-hour cut-off time
  • Ideal first-time ultra
  • Eco-wooden or wildflower seed medal
  • Free event photography
  • Runners' perks and discounts

  • Newcomers


  • 06:30 | Registration opens 
  • 07:40 | Race brief 
  • 07:50 | Mass walk to start line 
  • 08:00 | Race start 
  • 22:00 | Event cut-off

Kit list


  • Running bag/rucksack to carry essentials
  • Race number with ICE details
  • Waterproof jacket with taped seems
  • Whistle
  • Emergency blanket or survival bag (foil)
  • Fully charged mobile phone with Race Director number stored
  • 500ml of water or energy drink
  • Energy bar/gel
  • Paper copy of the route (provided)
  • Gloves
  • Hat/buff
  • Fixed torch (head or chest)
  • Cup if you are wanting coca cola at checkpoints (cups not provided)


Highly recommended

  • Download what3Words app on mobile phone
  • GPX route uploaded on mobile phone or smart watch
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Battery pack and charger wire(s)
  • High visibility clothing
  • Method of payment

  • Bag storage
  • Bag transfer
  • Cafe
  • Free parking
  • Rural
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Driffield Community Centre
Mill Street
East Yorkshire
YO25 6TR

Free parking

Eastgate Car Park, Galloway Lane, Driffield, YO25 6QH 


Paid parking

Providence Place, Driffield, YO25 6QJ  


  • Check points
  • Cut off time
  • Distance markers
  • First aid
  • Food stations
  • Hilly
  • Marshals
  • Mass start
  • Out and back
  • Toilets
  • Undulating
  • Water stations
  • Way markers

Route description

The Wolds Rangers Way Ultra follows the Wold Rangers Way and is a 44 mile circular waymarked route through the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds, starting and ending on the edge of Driffield.

The terrain is vast farmland, chalkland and dry valleys through mostly green lanes and bridleways.

Picturesque villages

You’ll visit the picturesque villages of Little Driffield, Huggate, Fridaythorpe, Thixendale and Fimber.

Nine fine Dales

You get to run through Nettle Dale, Pasture Dale, Horse Dale, Holm Dale, Brubber Dale, Thixen Dale, Water Dale, Court Dale and finally Wharram Percy Wold.

Route map

route map
44 Yorkshire miles with picturesque villages and nine fine Dales.


You're provided with a map, tracker and GPX. There are also flags and signs. It'd be tough to get lost!

  • You are provided with a GPX and printed route map booklet
  • The route is mostly waymarked
  • There will be blue ground flags and large yellow correx signs at key junctions  
  • There are recce routes on the website to help you leading up to the event
  • The route is also available via the tracker link in multiple map types, including OS Maps
  • You will be able to pinpoint exactly where you are on the route where there is phone signal
  • Friends, family and officials have access to the tracker app / desktop version to track your progress

Cut off time

14 hours. If you can cover 3 miles per hour, you're in.

Run your pace without checkpoint cut-offs. There's a generous 14 hour overall cut-off time which will be enforced.

The cut-off time is based on a pace where you would need to cover approximately 3 miles per hour, to help you if you are a beginner and/or you need to do a lot of walking.


  • 4 checkpoints fully stocked with vegan friendly and gluten free nutrition
  • 2 checkpoints will be indoors with toilet facilities. Hot tea and coffee will also be available at one of the checkpoints
  • The option of a non-returnable food drop-bag at one of the indoor checkpoints


  • Bring your own cup
  • Public transport links
  • Trees not tees

Cups are not provided at checkpoints so please bring your own.

  • Cake
  • Eco medal
  • GPS tracking
  • Map
  • Post-race meal
  • Race photo
  • Technical t-shirt


  • Live tracking and timing
  • Finishers medal - choose between an eco-wooden medal or wildflower seed medal
  • Free event photography
  • Mass walk to the start line
  • Hot drinks, cold drinks and snacks at the end
  • Charity donation
  • 10% discount at the event's online shop
  • 10% discount at Athletica services
  • 10% discount at Field House Campsite
  • 15% discount off Mountain Fuel products

Optional extra

  • Technical tee – unisex / female fit £13


Handmade by EarthRuns using recycled materials. Once you are done celebrating your success, plant it and it’ll grow wildflowers year after year for bees and butterflies to enjoy. Plus, a tree will be planted to mark your achievement.


  • Waymark post trophy reclaimed from the Wolds if you podium in the male or female category
  • £30 Discover Driffield Gift Vouchers

Charity donation

Being charitable is important to this event. That's why at least £2.50 of the entry fee will go towards supporting local charities. There will also be an additional donation to a local charity for each volunteer that helps on the day. 

The Wold Rangers Way Charity towards the maintenance of the route and to promote healthy recreational participation in the local community. 

The Driffield Food Bank, to help those in need. Plus, they'll receive unused checkpoint food that is suitable. £5 will be donated to Driffield Food Bank for each volunteer that helps on the day. 

A donation will be made to the Driffield Men in Sheds charity to say thank you for making the winner trophies.

  • Age 18 & over
  • 150 places
  • Entries open
  • Enter online
  • Event merch available

Entry fees

Entry fee (Unaffiliated)


Entry fee (Affiliated)


This was my first ultra-marathon and it was a great experience overall. The event was well organised from the information we received before the run about nutrition, route directions etc to the race day running very smoothly. The event organisers were very responsive upon my several emails whenever I had questions about the event. The Yorkshire countryside was a pleasure to run through although it was deceivingly hilly. I would highly recommend this ultra-marathon to anyone. Gregory Sayle

Recently took part in the Wold Rangers Way Ultra and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was my first ultra so wasn’t sure what to expect but the organisation of the event was first class. Ryan Gaughan

Ran the second (2023) Wold's Ranger's Way Ultra. Great organisation, friendly supportive atmosphere, lovely route, highly recommend. Nick Summerton

A beautiful route, a nice level of challenge and a very friendly atomsphere. The organisation and pre-race info was top class, impressive for a first race. Looking forward to running some more in the future! Neil Musgrove

Ran the first Wold Rangers Way Ultra, Grant and Mel organised a great race in the lovely Yorkshire Wolds with a great eye for detail and inclusivity. Will definitely run races with them again. Jonny Gill