Christmas Cracker 2022

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Get in the festive spirit and take part in the Leeds & Liverpool Christmas Cracker. Runners of all levels will enjoy competing in events from a 5k to an Ultramarathon. Come to shed a few more pounds before Christmas or simply take advantage of the festive atmosphere.
Marathon - Day 1, 20 Miles - Day 1, Half Marathon - Day 1, and 11 more
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Sat, 3 Dec 2022 - Sun, 4 Dec 2022
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Pollard Ln, Bramley, Leeds, UK
Start times
Sat, 3 Dec 2022
Marathon - Day 1:
9:30am |
20 Miles - Day 1:
10:00am |
Half Marathon - Day 1:
10:30am |
10 Miles - Day 1:
11:00am |
10k - Day 1:
12:00pm |
5k - Day 1:
12:30pm |
Ultra Marathon - Day 1:
Sun, 4 Dec 2022
Ultra Marathon - Day 2:
9:15am |
Marathon - Day 2:
9:30am |
20 Miles - Day 2:
10:00am |
Half Marathon - Day 2:
10:30am |
10 Miles - Day 2:
11:00am |
10k - Day 2:
12:00pm |
5k - Day 2:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Christmas Cracker 2022
Marathon - Day 1
£37.50 - £39.50
20 Miles - Day 1
£34.00 - £36.00
Half Marathon - Day 1
£27.00 - £29.00
10 Miles - Day 1
£24.00 - £26.00
Route information
All distances will run the tow path along the Leeds and Liverpool canal and all will be starting and finishing in the same place. The start / finish line will be located about a 10 minute walk away from each other. All routes will be the same on both Saturday and Sunday. If competitors head for postcode LS5 3BP the Grim gazebo will be visible next to the canal. Parking is available at the local supermarket and nearby streets.
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What's included
  • Bespoke Finisher's Medal
  • Finisher's Food
  • Finishline music
  • Toilets
How to get there
Pollard Ln, Bramley, Leeds, UK
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By Train
The closest train station is Kirkstall Forge which is located just by the river towpath.
By Car
The start line will be located along the towpath near Pollards Lane, Bramley. Make sure to leave in plenty of time to get parked and register.
Event day logistics
09:15 Ultra starts
09:30 Marathon starts
10:00 20 miles starts
10:30 Half Marathon starts
11:00 10 miles
12:00 10k start
12:30 5k starts
09:15 Ultra starts
09:30 Marathon starts
10:00 20 miles starts
10:30 Half Marathon starts
11:00 10 miles starts
12:00 10k starts
12:30 5k starts
Registration will be along the Leeds Liverpool Canal and will start in Kirkstall. Exact locations will be confirmed closer to the date of the event.
Cut-off Time
There will be a cut-off time of 6.5 hours. All runners should complete the course in that time.
Age Requirements
  • You must be aged 16 or over to compete in the 5k.
  • You must be aged 18 or over to compete in the 10, 10 miles, half marathon, 20 miles and marathon.
  • You must be aged 21 or over to compete in the ultra marathon.
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Kit List
Recommended Kit
This race is along a towpath that may get quite muddy, so if possible wear trail shoes.
Can I run on both days of the Christmas Cracker?
Absolutely you can. Just buy entry into both the races you want to run and come take part.
Are there any age restrictions for the Christmas Cracker?
Yes, runners for the ultra must be at least 21 years old, aged 18 or over for the 10k, 10 miles, half marathon, 20 mile and marathon and aged 16 or over to run in the 5k.
What route will I run for the Christmas Cracker?
All races will be along the Leeds and Liverpool canal.
5 reviews
Did the race in 2018
I thought the information provided was helpful. I wore trail shoes and am pleased I did - the rain and mud made parts of it a bit slippery and uneven. Check the weather before you run!
Did the race in 2018
I think everyone clocked it longer than 13.1 so don't worry too much about that PB. Although it is flat so if conditions are favourable
Did the race in 2018
Lovely, flat route, brilliant unique medal! Really friendly race that wasn't too competitive, everyone who took part was really supportive.
Did the race in 2018
The only thing I would say is that it measured at 13.9 miles! So be prepared for the extra mileage.
Did the race in 2018
I didn't like the route, it was really hard going back and forth especially the last bit, having to run past the finish line to carry on another 3.3 miles. I believe the route was changed due to a problem on the canal at the last minute so it probably won't be like that next time. It was muddy in places but mainly ok.
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