Race Calendar

Zip the Cow 20 and 21 July 2024

20 Jul 2024

Cow and Calf Rocks, Ilkley
Starts: 09:30
Distance: 0.3 Kilometres
Entry Fee: £27.50 - £75.00
Zip the Cow for Sue Ryder in summer 2024

Zip the Cow for Sue Ryder this summer

Zip the Cow 2024 is sponsored by Buntons Plant Hire and Crag and Co. Accountants, with Two Rocks Brewery as our event village sponsor. The event sees participants walk (or ride) to the top of the iconic ‘Cow’ at the Cow and Calf Rocks above Ilkley and then jump from it, sliding 270m at speeds of up to 35 miles per hour. Please note that for 2024 the 1:30pm slot on Saturday will include the option of a lift to the Cow by 4x4 for those concerned about the walk. If you want to gift a place in Zip the Cow with no expectation to raise funds you can select the £75 option and let us know your preferred slot in the other info box. Participants will take in spectacular views of Wharfedale....if they dare open their eyes! This event will be held on the morning and afternoon of Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July 2024. Places are booked on a first come, first served basis. NOTE: You must confirm you are between the weight limits of 6 stone and 17 stone to take part in this event. By signing up to this event you (and the people you are signing up) are agreeing to the event terms and conditions which can be found at https://www.sueryder.org/zipthecow STAY IN TOUCH At Sue Ryder, we’d love to keep in touch with you to tell you about our work and how you can support it. We will only contact you electronically if you agree to be contacted in this way. On the entry form please state whether you agree to be contacted by email and/or text. We may contact you by post and/or phone unless you have asked not to be contacted. On the entry form please state if you do not want to be contacted in this way. For further details about how we use and protect your information, please view our privacy policy at www.sueryder.org/privacy. You can change your contact preferences, request a copy of our privacy policy or ask any questions by contacting supportercare@sueryder.org or 020 7554 5985.


Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice
Keighley Road
West Yorkshire
BD22 9HJ
Andrew Wood
01535 640430


0.3 Kilometres
Cross Country
See Map
Entry limit:
Remaining places:
Race licence:
Not suitable for wheelchairs


  • Water stations
  • Toilets
  • No distance markers
  • No changing facilities
  • No showers
  • No baggage store
Race HQ:
Sue Ryder gazebo under the Cow and Calf Rocks, Hangingstone Road, Ilkley

Parking is included in the event price

All participants will receive a bespoke Zip the Cow medal.

Entry Fees

The prices below include race fees, card charges and admin; there are no hidden extras.

Saturday 20 July 1:30pm to 2:30pm with option to get a lift up to the cow for those who struggle£27.50
Saturday 20 July 3:30pm to 4:30pm£27.50
Sunday 21 July 9:30am to 10:30am£27.50
Sunday 21 July 10:30am to 11:30am£27.50
Sunday 21 July 1:30pm to 2:30pm£27.50
Sunday 21 July 2:30pm to 3:30pm£27.50
Sunday 21 July 3:30pm to 4:30pm£27.50
Zip the Cow with no obligation to fundraise £75, email andrew.wood@sueryder.org with timeslot choice from ones available£75.00
Saturday 20 July 4:30pm to 5:30pm£27.50
Entry on the day will not be available. ENTER NOW to guarantee your place.

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