A Marsden fell race will put the most intrepid of runners through their paces when it gets under way this Sunday.
The first ever Utterley Butterley fell event will take competitors on a tour of the Colne Valley’s hills and moors.
Starting at the barrier on the Wessenden valley track at 2pm, the five mile route will take in Blackley and Black Moss reservoirs along the way. The climb will total 850ft.
Organised by adventure-mad resident Martyn Hodgson, it will help raise funds to enable his daughter Fiona to take part in the 2015 World Scout Jamboree in Japan.
Fiona, 13, who goes to the 14th Huddersfield Scout Group, must raise £3,400 to meet 3,500 other scouts and guides from across the globe and commemorate the poignant 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing.
Martyn said: “It’s a new scenic race for 2014, which will visit five reservoirs and will be a nice introduction to fell running. One third is on tracks, one third is on paved footpaths and one third will be on grassy and gravelly footpaths.” Entry is £4 for over 16s.
Entrants must bring a waterproof full body cover, map of the course, compass, whistle and other suitable body cover such as a hat and gloves.