Christmas Cracker 2023 (Day 1)
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£13 - £50
Take on this out and back course to really get in the Christmas spirit. This event isn't just about the race itself, the activities at Race HQ are bound start a jolly atmosphere. Whether you want a PB or ton challenge yourself to a slightly longer distance there is something for everyone.
5k, 10k, Marathon, and 4 more
Sat, 9 Dec 2023 - Sat, 9 Dec 2023
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Sat, 9 Dec 2023
10 mile:11:00am |
20 mile:10:00am |
Half Marathon:10:30am |
Here's what races are available for Christmas Cracker 2023 (Day 1)
£13 - £15
£22 - £24
£24 - £26
£34 - £36
Terrain Paved paths, roads, and canal paths
Route Type Out and Back
A real Christmas atmosphere awaits all runners with music and food (and even a Christmas tree)to celebrate the season.
This out and back race starts on the canal at Kirkstall Leeds, and is the first day of this 'It's Grim Up North Running' Event. The course is perfectly flat, so whether you want a PB or ton challenge yourself to a slightly longer distance there is something for everyone.
This is the first day of the Christmas Cracker event, but don't worry - you do not have to run both days to take part! Choose whichever day suits your schedule.
- Bespoke Finisher's Medal
- Christmas Goodie Bag
- Trophies for Male and Female winners at each distance
- Music and Food
How to get there
Leeds, UKGet full directions
Parking can be found on local streets and in the nearby supermarket. Please note that you must be respectful of the local residents.
Event day logistics
08:30 5k starts
09:00 10k starts
09:30 Marathon and Ultra starts
10:00 20 mile starts
10:30 Half Marathon start
11:00 10 mile starts
15:00 Event closes
- 5k: Participants need to be 16 and over
- 10k: Participants need to be 18 and over
- 10 & 20 mile: Participants need to be 18 and over
- Half Marathon and Marathon: Participants need to be 18 and over
- Ultra: Participants need to be 21 and over
The cut-off time is 6.5 hours, meaning you must finish your race by 15:00.
These stations can be found every three miles, and will be stocked with sweet/salty snacks, juice, and water.
There will be stations to fill your water bottles/cups. However, this is a plastic free event, meaning the organiser will not be providing cups.
Toilets are placed next to the start and finish line.
Will there be toilets at the Christmas Cracker (Day 1)?
Yes, there will be toilets at this event.
Where will the feed stations be located on the Christmas Cracker (Day 1) course?
These stations can be found every three miles.
Is there a cut-off time for the Christmas Cracker (Day 1) races?
The cut-off time is 6.5 hours, meaning you must finish your race by 15:00. Due to the staggered start times, this should give all participants ample time to complete their race.
Do I have to take part in both days of the Christmas Cracker?
No, absolutely not! You do not have to run both days to take part. Choose whichever day suits your schedule.
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