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Established in 1985 the Riverbank Challenge is a favorite on many peoples calendar. It is a very unique traditional race, with friendly marshals.

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1 Review
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  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


Simon G
"Really enjoyed this. Goole Viking Striders are such a friendly and hospitable..."
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How to enter the Riverbank Challenge

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    Riverbank Challenge (Main Race)

    Run 9mi
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    Riverbank Challenge (Fun Run)

    Run 2mi
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Riverbank Challenge routes


The course is mainly off-road riverbank top, however there are road sections with junction crossings. Please obey the instructions of the marshals. Please run on the right on the return to the Sports Complex towards the finish. Please NO mp3/radios/iPods on the course.

Event Details

What’s Included
    Toilets/Changing facilities
    Drinks Stations
    First Aid
    Finishers Gift
Raceday Logistics

Numbers are to be collected on the day. Registration desk is upstairs in the Sports Complex for on the day entries and for those who entered online and wished to collect their number personally, or those who wish to enter on the day (for an extra £2).

The race start and finish are both are in the grounds of the Sports Complex, finish in front of the main building.

The Fun Run will start at 10:00am, while the Riverbank Challenge is at 11:00am.


What if I have to retire?

If you have to retire from the event, please stop at a marshal point and we will endeavour to arrange to have you returned to the finish. If you are requested to retire by a marshal please take their advice.

Are race transfers available?

Transfers are available. Please contact us with the details of the transfer and it will be arranged. Please do not run in someone elses number, get in touch and we will transfer your entry.

Is there an age limit to race?

There is a strict age limit of 16 for the main race.

Riverbank Challenge weather forecast

Rain until evening.

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IconModerate breeze possible, up to 10mph

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Riverbank Challenge reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars

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  • Organisation
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  • Did the Riverbank Challenge (Main Race) in 2019

    Really enjoyed this. Goole Viking Striders are such a friendly and hospitable club. If multi-terrain’s your thing with only a mile or so of road then this is great. Thanks Goole
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