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BHF Harewood House Half Marathon & 10K

3 races scheduled · 100 participants · Sun 23rd Feb 2020 · Harewood
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About this event

Push yourself with this scenic but challenging celebration of running in the heart of Yorkshire. Great for runners of all abilities, the course winds its way through the ground of the historic Harewood House. Come for the physical challenge or for the finisher's medal.

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Tickets available until Fri Feb 21 2020

What's included:

  • Harewood House Half Marathon & 10k Heart Runner technical t-shirt
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Free Onsite Parking
  • Water Stations
  • Aid Stations
  • Post Event Massage (small fee)
  • Bag Drop
  • Fully Marshalled Course
  • Fundraising Support
Half Marathon
10:00am Sun 23rd Feb 2020

Run 13.1mi

10k
11:00am Sun 23rd Feb 2020

Run 10km

Fun Run
12:30pm Sun 23rd Feb 2020

Run 2km

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4.6
52 reviews
SceneryStunning scenery
FriendlyFaceFriendly atmosphere
BicepFlexChallenging course
Samantha
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2020
Extremely tough but so beautiful!! Lots of different elements of grassland, forest, hills and mud made time fly by and was super fun! Will be back next year!! … read more
Robin
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4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
The race is a fabulous run around parts of the harewood estate rarely seen by visitors. The off road half marathon is a good test of stamina and endurance covering forest paths, fields, meadows and steep hills. The information leading up to the race was excellent and organisation on the day was smooth including the car parking, and bag storage. It was a glorious day which led to spectacular views of the house, lake, deer park and even the outside set of Emmerdale! The course was a little shorter than the half marathon which is frustrating when you are trying to pace yourself using your watch. The Volunteers, Marshals, Scouts and Junior Soldiers were excellent. The race doesn't appear on Power of 10 but it is all for good cause and I would highly recommend it! … read more
Antony
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4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Great run for a great charity, very challenging but scenic course, hilly with about 50% on made tracks and 50% on open pasture. I would recommend … read more
Frequently asked questions
Is there a cut- off for runners?
There is a cut off point at the 8.5 mile point, if runners have not reached here by 12.30 they will be driven to the finish line.… read more
Where should I attach my timing chip?
Runners are asked to attach their timing chip to their shoe laces.… read more
Will there be toilets?
There will be toilets at the start and finish area and one portable toilet at water station 3. … read more
Route description
Route description

The course is a circular route that starts and finishes outside Harewood House.

Runners will be running on off-road paths, muddy uneven trails and grass with several inclines. Due to the terrain, runners are advised to take care when running, particularly if the weather conditions are poor. It is a physically challenging course but runners will be treated to some spectacular views.

There is a cut off point at the 8.5 mile point, if runners have not reached here by 12.30 they will be driven to the finish line.

Samantha
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2020
Extremely tough but so beautiful!! Lots of different elements of grassland, forest, hills and mud made time fly by and was super fun! Will be back next year!!
Robin
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4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
The race is a fabulous run around parts of the harewood estate rarely seen by visitors. The off road half marathon is a good test of stamina and endurance covering forest paths, fields, meadows and steep hills. The information leading up to the race was excellent and organisation on the day was smooth including the car parking, and bag storage. It was a glorious day which led to spectacular views of the house, lake, deer park and even the outside set of Emmerdale! The course was a little shorter than the half marathon which is frustrating when you are trying to pace yourself using your watch. The Volunteers, Marshals, Scouts and Junior Soldiers were excellent. The race doesn't appear on Power of 10 but it is all for good cause and I would highly recommend it!
Antony
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4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Great run for a great charity, very challenging but scenic course, hilly with about 50% on made tracks and 50% on open pasture. I would recommend
Stuart
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Excellent run. If your mainly a road runner this will really put you to the test. This is hilly with spectacular views. Awesome atmosphere and friendly. People will even help you along if your struggling. Forget the pace, forget the watch enjoy the run!
Neil
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
A great course and well organised event.Nice easy 2 mile on the flat/downhill to start then it rises up and back down again all the way to the finish with lovely views all the way round.Watch out for the deers too!Will be back next year definitely.
Jon
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4.7
Did the 10k in 2018
A better idea of the course profile - how many uphills and downhills along the course. Better signage/more marshalls towards the end of the 10k along the 'detour' off the main drive. Suitable footwear for the course - whether road running shoes or trail running shoes more appropraite.
Jeanette
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5.0
Did the 10k in 2018
Just keep ya fingers crossed for a bright day, it makes all the difference!!
Helen
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4.0
Did the 10k in 2018
Loved the course, just a shame it wasn't an accurately measured 10km.
Matthew
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5.0
Did the 10k in 2018
I thought it was well organised and had a good atmosphere. Wasnt the best weather nor was it the worst it couldve been! I enjoyed the course, it was challenging but also interesting, shame it was slightly under the 10k although at the time I didnt mind! :-)
Russ
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Make sure you do plenty of hill training. :) They are savage.
Yaz
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4.0
Did the 10k in 2018
It was a great day...however I think people were unaware of the 1st big hill and walked most of it..just an awareness that it is hilly and to under take the appropriate training.
chris
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5.0
Did the 10k in 2018
Good idea to hand out t-shirts before the race, just let people know that. Be prepared for mud, hills and fun.
Jonny
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4.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Good course but almost all off road so trail shoes and waterproof socks are a must. Practice for off road running and XC a must dont just train on roads.
Tom
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
The course distance for the 10K and Half Marathon was short of the true distance. This meant that finish times were meaningless.
Karen
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Tough race as expected. The quality of the BHF t-shirt was appalling.
Esther
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4.0
Did the 10k in 2018
Great course and organisation was good - enough toilets and parking etc. My main issue though was that it wasnt 10k!! Came up on my watch as 9.4km so not even with usual margin of error. This needs to be rectified next year - it was the first 10km Id done for a year or so and I was aiming for under an hour for the first time. I would have achieved that but was really disappointed not to actually have run 10km!
Rachel
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4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Geat race, well organised. Just lots of big hills!
Ted
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
This is a tough run and yet you can burn through the miles without realising it due to the awesome countryside and surroundings. The organisation is brilliant and the course is well marshalled. Definitely one for the diary next year! Great work guys & Thank you!
Sarah
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Expect it to be tough, hilly, muddy and boggy in places but the views more than make up for it. A change of clothing for afterwards is essential because of the cold. We were lucky it didn't rain this year but it could have been pretty miserable if it had and we hadn't got a change of clothes!
Alison
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4.3
Did the 10k in 2018
Trail shoes were useful.
Marcel
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5.0
Did the 10k in 2018
Fantastic event. I was surprised at how many people were running this event on a rather cold February day. The atmosphere was great as there must have been well over 1000 people including supporters. Despite the freezing wind some hard core runners were at the start line in vests and shorts. Brrrr. The 10K course was slightly undulating, but the uphills were well spaced out and just as you thought it was getting too much the course turned down. Social atmosphere out on the course and despite the weather lots of supporters out. I was doing this as a weekend away with my son, who ran the half-marathon. If it were closer to home I'd turn it into an annual event. Would certainly recommend this to any runner.
Nicole
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5.0
Did the 10k in 2018
Everything was clear in the packs sent out, so I was very happy.
Craig
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4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Train hills!!
Anna
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4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Great run fab course
Simon
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5.0
Did the 10k in 2018
Well briefed beforehand, information pack was fantastic. Hints...be prepared and pray for as beautiful day as this year.
Sheila
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Gloves may be a good shout
Neil
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
It's very tough so get some hill training in.
Carl
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4.3
Did the 10k in 2018
Having run the 10k in 2016 I knew to wear my trail shoes. Its a lovely course so take in the views on your way round.
Francis
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
It was probably the hardest half marathon I have ever done but that's what I was expecting. The course description on the sign up page was very accurate.
Sam
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3.3
Did the 10k in 2018
Race was only 5.8 miles! Hence, difficult to compare with previous performance.
elizabeth
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5.0
Did the 10k in 2018
The information prior to the event was incredibly thorough and extremely informative. Excellently organised!
Suzzi
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3.3
Did the 10k in 2018
The courses for both the 10k and the half marathon are fanatastic. Such a great location to run. The 10k was a lot easier than I expected having run the half marathon the previous year. The half marathon course is very challenging. Unfortunately I would not run this event again as both courses are short with the half marathon coming in at 12.6 miles and the 10k at 5.8 miles. Very disappointing if you run a PB as it doesnt count! This would explain the lack of club runners at the event. I view it as more of a fun run
Carl
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
This was the 2nd time I've run this. The course and organisation have been brilliant both times.
Diane
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
This was the second time id Done this, I find it tough, but beautiful. Its very well organised and fantastic support
Stacey
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5.0
Did the 10k in 2018
The course was just under 10k on strava/Garmin so would be good if mileage correct next year
James
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Recommendations were all good. A course route with a terrain profile would have been a nice to have
Helen
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5.0
Did the 10k in 2018
Really enjoyed it
Mel
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5.0
Did the 10k in 2018
I completely loved the whole event from beginning to end. It was easy to park, no waiting to use the facilities, great atmosphere and a fantastic course. Definitely be back next year and bringing more of my club. Thank you
Claire
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4.0
Did the 10k in 2018
Just a few pointers. Dont have the finish of the half and start of the 10k crossing over. Keep the info tent open longer at the end. Got sent there re: a lost car key and it was empty. Love the venue, exit for vehicles better organised than 2016. Course measured short as well, not a major issue for me but my running buddy ran on after the finish line to make it upto 10k. Ill be back
Helen
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
A great run on a (tough but) gorgeous route! A fantastic event to be part of :)
Ryan
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5.0
Did the 10k in 2018
Great stuff! Amazing event. It looks like everyone's GPS picked the course up at 9.4km though which was disheartening. Stretch it to an actual 10k next time!
Charles
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4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
tough but will be back next year for another crack at it.
Kieran
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4.7
Did the 10k in 2018
This course is a lot of fun, challenging but not crazy difficult, was a really nice day too so could appreciate the surroundings.It takes quite a while for the field to filter out, so I ended up running around quite a lot of people for the first mile, worth considering if you are looking for a fast time.
Jonathan
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3.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Ive raced here in 2017 so knew what to expect, but trail running trainers are vital and it can be quite chilly and windy after about mile 6 as the course becomes a lot more open so the wind can have an effect. Gloves/hat/undervest or running tights are preferable!
Hayley
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4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Definitely needed trail shoes. To be fair, the description does point to this but having signed up fairly late and having not done a proper trail run before I didn't allow myself time to wear a pair in but would definitely recommend them for the course especially since we hadn't bad great weather on the lead up.
Josh
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
100% need trail shoes for it, as i saw/heard a few people at the start who didn't have any, you'll struggle at a fair few areas if you don't have that extra grip (and we was lucky with the weather, in the rain it could be an entirely different story!).
Katie
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4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
A fantastic challenge, great location and the course was really varied over different terrain. Would definitely enter this event again
Paul
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4.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
I was glad it came in at 13.1 Miles this year! The procession of runners did tend to cut corners at marshalled turning points which could have been solved with a few poles and tape along with the marshals being more vocal. Other than that, bins were a bit too close to water stations to allow a good slurp before putting bottle in a bin. Medal and t-shirt much nicer than last year. I enjoyed it though!
Adam
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
I really struggled (self inflicted from the night before) although great support and atmosphere. I struggled at 10 miles as almost passed out and the Marshall was supportive etc. Great route, already signed up for next year!
amit
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4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Great race to start the year. I think it would be better to receive your t shirt at the end maybe? Other then that challenging fun!
Roger
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3.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Really enjoyed the trails but not the crossing the tufted grassy hills. Route marking could be improved and mile markers were inaccurate. Marshals could be encouraged be be more enthusiastically involved and generally low key atmosphere.
Clare
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2.7
Did the 10k in 2018
Signposted quite poorly at the end and due to this many missed a section of the race. Also would have expected a different medal to the year before.
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Logistics and schedule

Schedule

0800 Event Village and Car Park Open

1000 Half Marathon Starts

1100 10k Starts & 2k Fun Run Registration Opens

1230 2k Fun Run Starts & Cut-off time Water Stop 2 for Half Marathon

1300 Cut-off time Water Stop 2 for 10k

1500 Event finish

If you arrive with your running number and timing chip, there is no need to register on the day.

Spectators

Spectators are more than welcome. The best place to view runners will be at the start and finish line. Please note that Harewood House is closed to the public during the winter and so will not be open on event day.

Volunteers

These events cannot happen without the help of fantastic volunteers. If you would like to help out in the lead up to this event or on event day then please get in touch with BHF and they will send you more information.

The email address for volunteers is: [email protected]

How to get there

Harewood House, Harewood, Leeds LS17 9LG, UK

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Address: Harewood House, Sandy Gate, Harewood, Leeds LS17 9LE

There will be parking available onsite for runners and spectators.

To avoid congestion and delays outside Harewood, runners from Harrogate and the North West, are strongly advised to follow the yellow event-directional signage from the Buttersyke roundabout. Instead use the A658 through Pool in Wharfedale. Set off a few minutes earlier to guarantee you arrive on time.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Is there a cut- off for runners?
There is a cut off point at the 8.5 mile point, if runners have not reached here by 12.30 they will be driven to the finish line.
FAQ
Where should I attach my timing chip?
Runners are asked to attach their timing chip to their shoe laces.
FAQ
Will there be toilets?
There will be toilets at the start and finish area and one portable toilet at water station 3.
FAQ
Are entries still available?
Online entries are now closed but on the day entry will be available at the event.
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