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Three challenging races — DT20, DT30 and DT40 — come together to make the Dales Trail Series.

After a fantastic first year in 2015, the La Sportiva Dales Trail Series returns for 2016 to take runners through some of the most breathtaking scenery that Yorkshire has to offer. Conceived as three exciting, stand-alone routes that combine into one great Grand Slam competition – it’s up to you to decide how many races you want to do.

To qualify as a Grand Slammer and claim your coveted limited-edition Grand Slam medal, you have to complete all three races, covering a total of 90 kilometres and over 2,550 metres of ascent. Grand Slam results are then calculated on finishing positions in the three races to find the overall winners.

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The Dales Trail Series has been designed to help build trail-running skills and fitness over the season as race distances increase – but don’t worry, there’s enough time between races to recover and prepare for the next, longer, harder race.

 Huge thanks to La Sportiva, the 2016 event sponsors.
and of course Swaledale Outdoors Shop – Reeth, for providing logistical support and expertise.

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2 weeks ago

Dales Trail Series updated their cover photo.

Looking over the meadow's above the start of the DT30, Muker.
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1 month ago

The DT30 route map is available on our website. (subject to some minor changes). There's also a detailed route description and a GPX file.

NOTE: The route has been reversed since last year. No prizes will be given for running the route the backwards, although legend status is guaranteed!

More DT30 info here: www.dalestrailseries.uk/dt30/

Please join us and make a weekend of it at our beautiful race HQ at Usha Gap Campsite just outside Muker. Camping at race HQ: www.ushagap.co.uk/
Booking (for camping) is recommended although not essential.

We'll be raising money for Yorkshire Air Ambulance again by taking donations for our special isostonic recovery 'Dales Trails Ale' brewed by our friends Wensleydale Brewery.

While you're up there, pop into the running mad The Farmers Arms, Muker for a pint: www.farmersarmsmuker.co.uk/trail_running

Our sponsors Swaledale Outdoors Shop - Reeth will be happy to advise on kit requirements and footwear choice for the race. There's some longer stretches of hard compact running on this one compared to the DT20, notably two long descents on hard trails where you might be thankful of a bit of cushioning.

Please support our sponsors :)

DT30 recce date to be confirmed soon.
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2 months ago

Dales Trail Series shared a post.

Some MORE amazing photo's of the DT30 route in the snow!

If you are doing the DT30 on July 16th be prepared for around 700 unlikely spectators The Tan Hill Inn, it's going to be a sight you won't forget in a hurry!

There are still a few places left: www.dalestrailseries.uk/dt30/
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DT30, cracking morning!

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2 months ago

Dales Trail Series shared a post.

Some great photo's of the DT30 route in the sunshine.
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Joined Nancy Knowles and Kieron for the last half of the DT30 route to show them the way from the broken down tractor and Crackpot Hall. So pleased I did, managed to escape pub duties for an extra hou...

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3 months ago

Dales Trail Series shared David Bradshaw's photo.

Thanks for sharing SportSunday Event Photography.

Good luck on the Montane Lakeland 50 Jamie!
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Jamie Mcilvenny running the D.T. 20. Jamie has won a Montane competition for a place in the Lakeland 50.

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3 months ago

Dales Trail Series shared their event.

Hopefully you've forgiven us for the steep climbs, gnarly descents, rain and mud of the DT20 and are looking forward to joining us for the DT30.

Don't forget if you did the DT20 and enter the DT30 & DT40 you will be automatically added into the GRAND SLAM competition.

Camp with us at Usha Gap Campsite (race HQ) and make a weekend of it. It's a great way to meet the other runners in the series, bring families and friends, everyone is welcome.

We'll be raising money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance again by taking donations for our refreshing recovery brew 'The Dales Trails Ale' specially brewed by the great folk at Wensleydale Brewery.

Bring your guitar, banjo or ukulele and we'll make out own entertainment on the Saturday evening!

For more details click on the event.
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Dales Trail Series DT30

Jul 16, 10:00am

Usha Gap Campsite

The DT30 is a future classic. Ascending almost 3,000ft from Swaledale up to the Tan Hill Inn (Great Britain’s highest pub), it’s never going to be easy. This race route (reversed since 2015) takes...

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