Man V Barge

Start Tunnel end Marsden, at the same time as the barge enters the tunnel, finish in diggle before the barge. Follow this very well marked route, running or walking to earn a Chip Butties etc at the Diggle hotel...

The race is from Marsden to Diggle but will you finish in Diggle or?
Single : Marsden - Diggle (Timed)
Return : Marsden - Diggle - Marden*
Triple : Marsden - Diggle - Marsden - Diggle*

From the finish (Diggle) you then have a short walk to Greenfield for the train home.
​Your route 5 miles ish! up and over Marsden Moor

Back to basics trail racing

Collect race numbers from registration no latter than 10:50
Spot prizes etc...etc...

Cut Off time 1 hour 45 minutes for Marsden to Diggle.

Organiser Updates (5)

Man V Barge 2019

sent by Organic Adventure on 13/08/2018 at 14:30
Good afternoon,

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for joining us at this years man V Barge, we had a great fun with the event and hope you enjoyed the event as much as we did.

We have finally got all the course markings back in, packed everything away and uploaded the results to the website and the photos to the gallery!

Entry for 2019 is now live and already taken 50+ entries this morning!
follow this link:

For results follow this link:

For gallery follow this link:

Enjoy a few days to recover and we will see you on a start line soon.


Event Day Info

sent by Organic Adventure on 07/08/2018 at 07:07
Good morning,

We have a few bits of event day info for you, this is all up to date!

Please make sure you know where the event HQ is and just as importantly where you are parking, there is NO room for any vehicles attuned end and if you park on any of the little lanes near by you will be putting the future of the event at risk with the local community.

Nothing much has changed from what has been on the website but always good to have all the info fresh and in one place.

See you bright and early at the weekend ready to take on the challenge of your lifetime or of this month at lease.

Good luck to you all...


Event Day Info

Race Numbers::
Collect from Registration

Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre, Waters Road (off Reddisher Road), Marsden,Huddersfield, HD7 6NQ
09:35 to 10:50 (we can not register you after this time sorry)
11:00 (ish) when the barge sticks its nose in the tunnel. 

The Old Goods Yard (next to Marsden train station) Station Road, Marsden, HD7 6AX approximately 2k from the start but perfect for the train back from the finish. 
NO PARKING at Tunnel End. See attached map for location of parking 

Provided by the Tunnel End Cafe, open from 09:00. Free chip buttie for all finishers and the Diggle Hotel collect a token from us at the finish line. 

At Tunnel end cafe and the Diggle Hotel (no showers)

We wont be enforcing any mandatory kit but we do recommend you bring water!

Kit bags::
You can leave these with us at the start, we will take any that you need at the finish over to the finish line and leave any others at the start but they will be unattended after the start - Car keys can be left with staff behind the counter at the cafe. 
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Race Day Info

sent by Organic Adventure on 27/07/2018 at 11:29
Good morning,

A few bits of race day info, tried to keep it as brief as possible... 

This years Man V Barge is sneaking up on us very quickly, the beer is ordered and the chip butties are booked.

Here is all the important information you will need on Race day. 

Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre, Waters Road (off Reddisher Road), Marsden,Huddersfield, HD7 6NQ (this is where Collect race numbers on the day from our team)

There is NO parking at the event centre, all parking is a short walk along the canal in Marsden.
The Old Goods Yard (next to Marsden train station) Station Road, Marsden, HD7 6AX

10:00 to 10:45 

11:00 or as soon as that barge sticks its nose in the tunnel.

Presentations will take place outside the Diggle Hotel (where you can collect a chip butties) at approximately 12:30 Station Houses, Diggle, Oldham OL3 5JZ

Its not too late to order a comemoraticve mug from us on this link, this will be ready for you either at the finish line or at registration. (only 7 left)

For any further information and updates keep an eye on our website here:

See you all in a few days for a little race...

The Team

Man V Barge

sent by Organic Adventure on 13/07/2018 at 12:38

Hope training is going well.

We have just managed to open up 15 more places for this years Man V Barge and thought we would let you all know first before we shout about it on Facebook.

We will give you a couple of days to let people know so they have the opportunity to sign up first.


Man V Barge

sent by Organic Adventure on 29/03/2018 at 07:39
Good morning, 

We are emailing all 185 of you to let you know that 4 more places are now available for this years event, if you have any friends or family who are wanting a place please let them know, we have no idea how fast they will go and its really is first come first served! 
You know how w e will have a bottle of beer at the finish line for you and a chip butty are The Diggle waiting for you we thought it might be nice to also have something more permanent...

As a memento we have had a limited batch of Man V Barge Mugs produced, you can purchase now and we will have the weaning for you at the event either at registration or in Diggle when you arrive or back in Marsden if you are returning after the run.

Kind Regards
Team OA
Angela B, Anna, Ann-Mari, Howard, Rob, Angela M & Wane
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Discussion Board

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Organic Adventure

Organic Adventure Organiser

08/04/2018 08:35:14

There appears to be a place available on this years event, not sure how or why but its there!

Timothy  Wells

Timothy Wells

04/04/2018 02:31:29

is this run full?