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A group photo of The Hairy Hikers in 2008

Yorkshire Dales Marathon Challenge

The Hairy Hikers Challenge for 2011 will be the Yorkshire Dales Marathon Challenge on Saturday 16th July 2011 in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care. You can Sponsor us on our Virgin Money Giving page.

The route has now been finalised and is a 26.2 mile marathon distance route starting and finishing in Settle. After leaving Settle the circular route heads across to Malhamdale, before venturing over to Littondale and reaches roughly the halfway point at Arncliffe before returning to Ribblesdale and the finishing point in Settle, back though Malhamdale via Malham Tarn. The route involves various terrain from open moorland to limestone scars. There is even a short section on the banks of the River Skirfare in Littondale, a short section on The Pennine Way and a couple of short sections of road walking.

There are a few places available for people to join The Hairy Hikers on the Yorkshire Dales Marathon Challenge. If you are interested, please contact us either by filling in the form on the Contact Us page or email:

Click on the Route Map below to view a larger version
Yorkshire Dales Marathon Challenge - Route Map

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care Nurses provide care to terminally ill patients in their own homes or in Marie Curie Cancer Care hospices, while offering support to their families. It was founded in 1948 originally as the Marie Curie Memorial Foundation. It was setup to preserve the name of the Hampstead-based Marie Curie Hospital, which was transferred to the NHS that year.

Sponsor us on our Virgin Money Giving page.



Latest News

05/05/2011 - Sponsor us online for the Yorkshire Dales Marathon Challenge 2011

We have now setup a Virgin Money Giving page to allow people to sponsor us online. More...

15/04/2011 - Yorkshire Dales Marathon Challenge route finalised

The route for the Yorkshire Dales Marathon Challenge has now been finalised. The 26.2 mile marathon distance starts and finishes in Settle. More...

02/04/2011 - New look Hairy Hikers Website Launched

The new look Hairy Hikers website has now been launched. Please have a look around. More...

Hairy Hikers 2011 Challenge Announced

18/03/2011 - The Hairy Hikers have announced the challenge for 2011. It will be a 26 mile hike in the Yorkshire Dales, starting and finishing in Settle. More...

Hairy Hikers 2010 Challenge Cancelled

30/06/2010 - The Hairy Hikers Challenge for 2010 has been cancelled due to the fact that only 2 of the Hairy Hikers are able to take part on 24th and 25th July 2010. More...

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