Half Marathons in Leeds

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JUN2
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Huddersfield Marathon & Half Marathon

Huddersfield Marathon is a great way to bring your summer to an exciting and fulfilling start. Incorporating a half Marathon and the HD3 Fitness fun run at HQ. It's already on many "to-do" lists for the year!

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Huddersfield Marathon & Half Marathon

32 Hadrian's Cl, Huddersfield HD3 3XZ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Huddersfield Marathon is a great way to bring your summer to an exciting and fulfilling start. Incorporating a half Marathon and the HD3 Fitness fun run at HQ. It's already on many "to-do" lists for the year!

£20 - £25
Huddersfield Marathon & Half Marathon
JUN30
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Halifax Marathon & Half Marathon

Taking place on June 30th, the 2019 Halifax Marathon is going to be a great way to bring your summer to an exciting and fulfilling start. Incorporating a half Marathon and fun run plus lots of other activities at the event HQ. It's already on many "to-do" lists for the year!

A multi-terrain course with hills - one or two big hills - and some fantastic views! The last two or three miles is a lovely long downhill. A great excuse for you, your family, your pets and all your friends to have some fun, raise some much needed funds for a very worthy local charity, and eat cake, lots of cake! Plus family fun run.

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Halifax Marathon & Half Marathon

Dean clough, Crib Ln, Halifax HX3 5DB, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Taking place on June 30th, the 2019 Halifax Marathon is going to be a great way to bring your summer to an exciting and fulfilling start. Incorporating a half Marathon and fun run plus lots of other activities at the event HQ. It's already on many "to-do" lists for the year!

A multi-terrain course with hills - one or two big hills - and some fantastic views! The last two or three miles is a lovely long downhill. A great excuse for you, your family, your pets and all your friends to have some fun, raise some much needed funds for a very worthy local charity, and eat cake, lots of cake! Plus family fun run.

£15
Halifax Marathon & Half Marathon
JUL20
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Round Res

The Round Res, is an event based on a 5k route around Scammondon Water, the challenge starts and finishers above Scammonden Water (NW of Huddersfield) you & your team, run around the reservoir.

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Round Res

Low Platt Ln, Huddersfield HD3 3FR, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Round Res, is an event based on a 5k route around Scammondon Water, the challenge starts and finishers above Scammonden Water (NW of Huddersfield) you & your team, run around the reservoir.

£7.50 - £27.50
Round Res
AUG18
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Whitworth Trail Marathon

The WTM really brings something new and fresh to trail running. The route showcases some of the areas hidden treasures, and will take you to locations new. Routes all fully marked for an easy days trail running without the need for to much thought!

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Whitworth Trail Marathon

Whitworth Rake, Whitworth, Rochdale OL12 8XJ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The WTM really brings something new and fresh to trail running. The route showcases some of the areas hidden treasures, and will take you to locations new. Routes all fully marked for an easy days trail running without the need for to much thought!

£20 - £35
Whitworth Trail Marathon
OCT13
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King Of The Hill – Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

The best ideas are always the most simple! Start at the bottom of the hill and run to the top, then if thats not enough run back down. 400m up then down. In God's own county, this will be a race you won't forget. And with 4 different distances there's a route for all.

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King Of The Hill – Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Manchester Road Towngate, Marsden, Huddersfield HD7 6DB, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The best ideas are always the most simple! Start at the bottom of the hill and run to the top, then if thats not enough run back down. 400m up then down. In God's own county, this will be a race you won't forget. And with 4 different distances there's a route for all.

£5 - £18
King Of The Hill – Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
JUN16
Canal Canter Summer Extravaganza

As the name suggests this is an out and back canter on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. The route will start and finish at Kirkstall about 2.5 miles outside the centre of Leeds. Whilst this flat route is not particularly technical its a great opportunity to improve your own PB.

15 reviews
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Canal Canter Summer Extravaganza

Commercial Rd, Leeds LS5 3AW, UKView event
15 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

As the name suggests this is an out and back canter on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. The route will start and finish at Kirkstall about 2.5 miles outside the centre of Leeds. Whilst this flat route is not particularly technical its a great opportunity to improve your own PB.

Reviews
  • Did the event in 2018

    Brilliant races .. love the trophy’s you can win and the time to provide vegan food is brilliant. Medals are great and the organisers are very friendly. Lovely cakes.good choices of distances.
  • Did the event in 2018

    well organised, friendly staff, a great day out
  • Did the event in 2018

    My 4th event with these guys and first ever 20 miler. I was a bit nervous attempting such a distance for the first time but the track was nice and flat the entire way and their was the normal water stations every few miles with great and supportive Marshalls.as with every igunr there was lots of cake at the end and I even got a trophy for 2nd fastest male.looking forward to my 5th run with these guys next month!
£10.50 - £35.50
Canal Canter Summer Extravaganza
APR22
Ackworth Half Marathon

The Spring race calendar is traditionally very busy but where can you find one on Easter Monday? You don't have to look too far - we are easy to reach for most of the Yorkshire area is just a couple of miles to the south of Pontefract.

Our venue is easy to spot - just look for a water tower at the top of the hill - loads of parking on site.

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Ackworth Half Marathon

44 Barnsley Rd, Ackworth, Pontefract WF7 7NB, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Spring race calendar is traditionally very busy but where can you find one on Easter Monday? You don't have to look too far - we are easy to reach for most of the Yorkshire area is just a couple of miles to the south of Pontefract.

Our venue is easy to spot - just look for a water tower at the top of the hill - loads of parking on site.

£18 - £20
Ackworth Half Marathon
JUN16
Baht’at Trail Marathon

The Bahtat trail marathon and half marathon are multi-terrain races taking place in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside.

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Baht’at Trail Marathon

Victoria Park View, Keighley BD21, UKView event
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From the organiser

The Bahtat trail marathon and half marathon are multi-terrain races taking place in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside.

£27 - £32
Baht’at Trail Marathon
MAY11
Malhamdale Trail Challenge Half Marathon

A demanding half marathon, with approx. 1650ft of ascent, takes in landmarks such as Pikedaw, Malham Tarn, Goredale Scar and Janet's Foss - voted one of the Top 10 Secret Trails of The National Trust.

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Malhamdale Trail Challenge Half Marathon

Kirkby Malham, Skipton BD23, UKView event
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From the organiser

A demanding half marathon, with approx. 1650ft of ascent, takes in landmarks such as Pikedaw, Malham Tarn, Goredale Scar and Janet's Foss - voted one of the Top 10 Secret Trails of The National Trust.

£18 - £20
Malhamdale Trail Challenge Half Marathon
JUN15
Hero Half Marathon - Tour of Tameside

The 13.1 mile half marathon journey takes their field of runners along the Longdendale Trail, a disused railway line which is ideal for achieving a PB time.

2 reviews
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Hero Half Marathon - Tour of Tameside

17 Marlow St, Hadfield, Glossop SK13 2AQ, UKView event
2 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

The 13.1 mile half marathon journey takes their field of runners along the Longdendale Trail, a disused railway line which is ideal for achieving a PB time.

Reviews
  • Did the event in 2017

    A well organised half marathon, part of the 4 day Tour of Tameside event.This could have been an enjoyable race if it wasn't for the combination of heatwave weather conditions and the fact it was race 3 out of 4. Nice and flat trail run along a bridle path. Conditions underfoot were very good, no mud, grass or technical terrain so I was able to run in road shoes without problem. Marshalling was fantastic, particularly at the road crossing sections, and always very friendly and encouraging.  As the route goes up and down a bridle path, support along the course isn't huge, so the friendly marshalls were vital in providing some much needed motivation towards the end.I'm not a fan of out and back routes though so probably wouldn't choose to run this if it wasn't part of the Tour event.
  • Did the event in 2017

    Probably my second favourite Half Marathon (after Monsal Trail). A really stunning route that starts off with a mile loop around Hadfield and then joins the Longdendale Trail for an out and back, that is on the whole flat. The trail is on a disused railway line and you run parallel to the Woodhead Pass on the opposite side of several wonderful reservoirs. Tree lined in places and framed by the hills of the Peak District, it was a great place for me to run.Registration was all online, with numbers and info being received in the post a week before race day. Only half a dozen toilets led to quite a queue before race start. Race briefing was fine and adequate. Not too much was needed, and we set off on time.Support was good for the first mile around the village, but as to be expected, very thin out on the main course apart from the water stations, where there was a real enthusiam and energy. Plenty of water available and jelly babys too.For £24 this was a very reasonable race and one I'd definitely look to do again. No goody bag, but decent medal and lots of very friendly runners made up for that.
£19 - £21
Hero Half Marathon - Tour of Tameside
JUL7
Burn Valley Half Marathon

Welcome to the Burn Valley Half Marathon, one the most scenic and demanding races in England. After a break of several years the race is now being organised by Ripon Runners and, as in previous years, it starts and finishes in the market town of Masham the gateway to Wensleydale. The race is also now part of the Ripon Runners Hornblower Series.

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Burn Valley Half Marathon

17 Market Pl, Masham, Ripon HG4 4EG, UKView event
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From the organiser

Welcome to the Burn Valley Half Marathon, one the most scenic and demanding races in England. After a break of several years the race is now being organised by Ripon Runners and, as in previous years, it starts and finishes in the market town of Masham the gateway to Wensleydale. The race is also now part of the Ripon Runners Hornblower Series.

£17 - £19
Burn Valley Half Marathon
JUL13
Skirfare Half Marathon

This race forms part of the Due North trail half marathon series. Prizes for overall position in the series.

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Skirfare Half Marathon

Hawkswick Cote Cottage, Hawkswick, Skipton BD23 5PX, UKView event
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From the organiser

This race forms part of the Due North trail half marathon series. Prizes for overall position in the series.

£30
Skirfare Half Marathon
JUL20
Pendle Running Festival

The race routes are designed to be challenging yet scenic. The half marathon has over 2,000ft of ascent and the 10k over 800ft! Bespoke medal for all finishers. Prizes for 1st - 3rd male & female, and vet categories. The village of Barley is a great base for families with a playground, a sculpture trail and a selection of cafes/pubs.

Home cooked food, bag storage, toilets and changing facilities are provided locally. All runners must register and collect their numbers before their race at Event HQ at Barley Village Hall. Prices increase on July 1st. Entry on Day available (if limits arent reached) at increased price level.

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Pendle Running Festival

2 Barley Green, Barley, Burnley BB12 9JU, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The race routes are designed to be challenging yet scenic. The half marathon has over 2,000ft of ascent and the 10k over 800ft! Bespoke medal for all finishers. Prizes for 1st - 3rd male & female, and vet categories. The village of Barley is a great base for families with a playground, a sculpture trail and a selection of cafes/pubs.

Home cooked food, bag storage, toilets and changing facilities are provided locally. All runners must register and collect their numbers before their race at Event HQ at Barley Village Hall. Prices increase on July 1st. Entry on Day available (if limits arent reached) at increased price level.

£15 - £22
Pendle Running Festival
SEP15
Vale of York Half Marathon

The Vale of York Half Marathon: the fast, flat, PB-loving half marathon in aid of Sue Ryder just got better.

This year the race will start on a real (but not live!) runway. Our hosts (and friends) at Sherburn Aero Club are closing the airfield to traffic to let you taxi to the start and take off (with clearance from Air Traffic Control) on 13.1 flat miles on scenic closed roads south of York.

For the novice runner this is a perfect introduction to a longer distance. For the more seasoned racer it is a genuine PB opportunity. And for those training for an autumn marathon it fits perfectly into your training schedule. Follow the event on Twitter and Facebook to get all the news on our fifth year surprises.

9 reviews
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Vale of York Half Marathon

Sherburn Aero Club, New Lennerton Ln, Sherburn in Elmet, Leeds LS25 6JE, UKView event
9 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

The Vale of York Half Marathon: the fast, flat, PB-loving half marathon in aid of Sue Ryder just got better.

This year the race will start on a real (but not live!) runway. Our hosts (and friends) at Sherburn Aero Club are closing the airfield to traffic to let you taxi to the start and take off (with clearance from Air Traffic Control) on 13.1 flat miles on scenic closed roads south of York.

For the novice runner this is a perfect introduction to a longer distance. For the more seasoned racer it is a genuine PB opportunity. And for those training for an autumn marathon it fits perfectly into your training schedule. Follow the event on Twitter and Facebook to get all the news on our fifth year surprises.

Reviews
  • Did the event in 2018

    My first time doing this event and it was very enjoyable. The route starts from the airfield and then you enter country lanes right up until the last couple of hundred metres, where you come back into the airfield.

    The route was well marshalled and they were encouraging throughout.

    If you are PB hunting then this is definitely a place to go. It flat, fast and easy to plot your way around.

    The medal was nice and the T-shirt is one of my favourite designs.

    The only slight issue was getting off the airfield after the event. It took a long time, but safety had to come first as they couldn't release cars until all the runners had finished. If they could find a better way of doing this in the future it would help the event. I'm not sure if there is more than one way in and out to the airfield to prevent cars and runners coming into contact.

    Overall a good event.

  • Did the event in 2018

    Vale Of York Half Marathon will always have a special place in my heart as 3years ago, it was the first half marathon I every ran.
    Thing which attracted me to this race was it's super flat course - perfect for those looking to up the distance.

    Race location was at Sherburn Aero Club. A change this year with the race starting on the main runway. This meant strict rules on car parking with for safety reasons, cars not allowed to leave the venue until 12 noon - more on that later.
    There was a good atmosphere in and around race HQ. Baggage deposit/collection was quick, easy and trouble-free. Number collection was a bit slow with quite long queues. Toilets were also busy. This resulted in a 10 minute delay to the start of the race.
    As mentioned earlier, the race was fast, flat and on excellent surfaces.
    Starting on the runway, it looped back on itself before venturing out into the countryside and then back to the finish line at the Areo club. It was a nice, scenic run but nature of the course meant local support was quite sparse.
    There were 3 water stations in total. These contained bottled water but no other nutrition.
    Finishers received an ok medal and a bag containing smart finishers shirt, bar of chocolate and leaflets.
    There was massage options available both before and after the race.
    Post-race atmosphere was very good with many people celebrating fast finish times. This course is a PB chasers dream.
    Leaving the venue was messy with traffic taking an age to get moving. We must have been waiting in the car park well over 45 minutes after the promised 12 noon leaving time. This meant a lot of frustrated people. Once we did get going, the traffic moved quite smoothly.

    In summary -
    I can't recommend Vale of York enough. It is perfect for those stepping up distance and is a chance to smash a great time for the more seasoned runner.
    Race was very good value with a nice medal and super finishers shirt.
    Marshals were absolutely brilliant. They're heroes in my eyes.
    Operation wasn't quite as slick as previous years, with longer queues for some reason. The car parking situation was a bit of a pain but I hope people aren't too critical. The organisers will look at feedback and make next years race even better.
    Thank you for a brilliant day. This is a race I will always look to do.

  • Did the event in 2018

    Vale Of York HM is a great road race. Fast & flat, this really is a PB chaser’s dream.
    Starting & finishing at Sherburn Aero club the route takes runners along smooth tarmac country roads that were closed to traffic.
    There were 3x water stations.
    Finishers received a nice medal & a great quality tech shirt.
    There was a slight hold up in car parks afterwards but it didn’t spoil my day. I’ll be back next year for sure.
    Thanks to organisers & especially the marshalls.
    In summary....
    Highs: A PB chasers dream.
    Lows: Access isn’t easy particularly those using public transport.
    Bottom Line: Fast course, nice medal. A race that I highly recommend.
£24 - £27
Vale of York Half Marathon
NOV16
Kirkstall Abbey Trail Running Festival

This established trail running festival is back for another year and getting bigger and better every time. The event starts and finishes in the grounds of the magnificent Kirkstall Abbey. Kirkstall Abbey is set on the banks of the river Aire and is one of the most complete examples of a medieval cistercian Abbey in Great Britain.

21 reviews
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Kirkstall Abbey Trail Running Festival

68 Abbey Rd, Leeds LS5 3JG, UKView event
21 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

This established trail running festival is back for another year and getting bigger and better every time. The event starts and finishes in the grounds of the magnificent Kirkstall Abbey. Kirkstall Abbey is set on the banks of the river Aire and is one of the most complete examples of a medieval cistercian Abbey in Great Britain.

Reviews
  • Did the 8.8 Miles in 2018

    Great organisation and friendly atmosphere as usual from Grim Up North Running! I'm not convinced the course deserved the 5 boot 'grimmer than grim' rating as its a fairly straightforward race - largely flat & easy running on road & canal surfaces. the couple of more trail-y sections by the river and across fields also present no major challenges.Lovely setting at the Abbey start/finish. Lots of cake & a cool medal too!
  • Did the 8.8 Miles in 2018

    Great race with mixed terrain. Lucky we had not had lots of rain this year so pretty dry.
  • Did the 8.8 Miles in 2018

    A Great challenging race, canal part a bit boring but allows to gain some time back. Im always scared of tripping/falling so for me would only race this event in trail shoes. Plenty of water and jelly babies on the 8.8 route.
£19 - £41
Kirkstall Abbey Trail Running Festival
JUL13
Skirfare Trail Half

A challenging race with over 1000m of ascent. The route takes runners over 3 tough, steep climbs and each descent thrilling enough to give you the adrenaline rush ready to take on the next climb. These tough hills reward you with spectacular views of wharfedale, some of the most beautiful scenery in the Yorkshire dales. Riverside footpaths, grassy descents and some technical, rocky sections make this a race not to be underestimated but definitely not to be missed. This race forms part of the Due North trail half marathon series. Prizes for overall position in the series.

No dogs are permitted to join you on the race due to crossing farmland.

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Skirfare Trail Half

Arncliffe, Skipton BD23 5QB, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

A challenging race with over 1000m of ascent. The route takes runners over 3 tough, steep climbs and each descent thrilling enough to give you the adrenaline rush ready to take on the next climb. These tough hills reward you with spectacular views of wharfedale, some of the most beautiful scenery in the Yorkshire dales. Riverside footpaths, grassy descents and some technical, rocky sections make this a race not to be underestimated but definitely not to be missed. This race forms part of the Due North trail half marathon series. Prizes for overall position in the series.

No dogs are permitted to join you on the race due to crossing farmland.

£30 - £32
Skirfare Trail Half
AUG31
Skipton Trail Half

The Final race in the Due North Trilogy. A shorter version of the 2018 Sharphaw Metric Marathon.

No dogs are permitted to join you on the race due to crossing farmland.

This race forms part of the Due North trail half marathon series.

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Skipton Trail Half

Skipton BD23, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Final race in the Due North Trilogy. A shorter version of the 2018 Sharphaw Metric Marathon.

No dogs are permitted to join you on the race due to crossing farmland.

This race forms part of the Due North trail half marathon series.

£30 - £32
Skipton Trail Half
SEP8
Farnham Pilgrim Marathon

A challenging trail Half Marathon with beautiful scenery and outstanding views in the Surrey Hills. Mainly off-road, multi-terrain, multi-surface. This race is entering its 7th year. It has become a very popular and successful event. It is renowned for a large number of friendly marshals, has frequent water/refreshment stations, free parking, and many other facilities. Farnham Pilgrim Half Marathon is possibly one of the toughest, prettiest trail half marathons in the UK. It is set to be one of the must-do events of the year again! The route is challenging and hilly, after all, it is the Surrey Hills! This is no ordinary half marathon. It is a unique bespoke event.

1 reviews
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Farnham Pilgrim Marathon

182 Huddersfield Rd, Holmfirth HD9 3TP, UKView event
1 review
About the event
From the organiser

A challenging trail Half Marathon with beautiful scenery and outstanding views in the Surrey Hills. Mainly off-road, multi-terrain, multi-surface. This race is entering its 7th year. It has become a very popular and successful event. It is renowned for a large number of friendly marshals, has frequent water/refreshment stations, free parking, and many other facilities. Farnham Pilgrim Half Marathon is possibly one of the toughest, prettiest trail half marathons in the UK. It is set to be one of the must-do events of the year again! The route is challenging and hilly, after all, it is the Surrey Hills! This is no ordinary half marathon. It is a unique bespoke event.

Reviews
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    This is a hard race with very little road running it's got a mixture of energy sapping sand tracks, narrow foot paths false summit hills your thighs are burning at the end. I have done this about 5 times nice pub on way home after finish
£27 - £29
Farnham Pilgrim Marathon
DEC7
Leeds & Liverpool Christmas Cracker

Don those festive costumes and take part in the Leeds & Liverpool Christmas Cracker. Runners of all levels will enjoy competing in events from a 5k to a marathon. Come if you want to take down another race before Christmas or simply want to take advantage of the mulled wine and cake on offer.

27 reviews
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Leeds & Liverpool Christmas Cracker

18 Kirkstall Ln, Leeds LS5 3BH, UKView event
27 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

Don those festive costumes and take part in the Leeds & Liverpool Christmas Cracker. Runners of all levels will enjoy competing in events from a 5k to a marathon. Come if you want to take down another race before Christmas or simply want to take advantage of the mulled wine and cake on offer.

Reviews
  • Did the Half Marathon- Saturday 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 Half Marathon- Saturday 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 Half Marathon- Saturday in 2018

    Lovely, flat route, brilliant unique medal! Really friendly race that wasn't too competitive, everyone who took part was really supportive.
£10.50
Leeds & Liverpool Christmas Cracker
NOV10
Run Bolton Abbey

Run Bolton Abbey was a sell-out success last year: over 1,200 runners enjoyed running in the stunning scenery of Bolton Abbey and we raised around 30,000 for Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice.

There is a choice of distances to suit all abilities of runners a 10K, 10 mile, half marathon and a 2-mile fun run.

This is a unique opportunity to run on parts of the estate not usually accessible to the public and we guarantee the autumnal colours will be stunning!

The races will start in waves at 11am after a minute's silence is observed.

1 reviews
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Run Bolton Abbey

Dales Way, Skipton BD23 6HD, UKView event
1 review
About the event
From the organiser

Run Bolton Abbey was a sell-out success last year: over 1,200 runners enjoyed running in the stunning scenery of Bolton Abbey and we raised around 30,000 for Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice.

There is a choice of distances to suit all abilities of runners a 10K, 10 mile, half marathon and a 2-mile fun run.

This is a unique opportunity to run on parts of the estate not usually accessible to the public and we guarantee the autumnal colours will be stunning!

The races will start in waves at 11am after a minute's silence is observed.

Reviews
  • Did the event in 2017

    Well... Where to start! The Run Bolton Abbey event was new to the racing calendar. It was held on the Bolton Abbey Estate in the Yorkshire Dales, and for those that have been there, will know that it is a stunning location. The registration process was nice and easy along with pre race information that was sent out. So, I woke up on the Sunday and opened the curtains - the sky was blue as far as you could see and the sun was shining, however, it was bitterly cold!!! I arrived at Bolton Abbey nice and early, collected my race number, and then went back to the car to warm up! Closer to the start time, I took in the atmosphere as they had a DJ playing in the back of converted Land Rover which was pretty unique. Unfortunately, the start was delayed by 15 minutes due to cars not being able to get into the estate. The entrance is a single track lane so people would need to give themselves plenty of time. Speaking of which, entry to the Bolton Abbey Estate coats £10 per car, but runners were allowed to park for a reduced rate of £7.50. Personally, I would have thought that runners could either paid as little as £5 or even got in for free. I can gurantee that the Estate doesn't have that many people there at 09:30 on a Sunday morning so they will have made a pretty penny from the event...! (Maybe thats just the Yorkshireman in me).Due to it being on Remembrance Sunday, the start time was due to be 11:02. Every single person there observed the Last Post and minutes' silence impeccably.The race itself!  I have been running for 2.5 years now, and this is right up there as one of the most scenic runs I have done. (The North Yorks Moors, Sherwood Forest and Kielder Water come close). The 10k runners gathered on the start line and they were off - right across a narrow bridge which meant you had to walk about 200 yards after starting. Up you went into the woods where it opened out a little - until you hit another bridge!! The first mile took 18 minutes to complete. I knew this as I had the chance to talk to fellow runners and take some pictures as we were just stood... Finally, we were moving again. When you managed to get a pace, the scenery was beautiful. Runners were laughing and joking with each other and the race had a good feel about it. We then started to head downhill off the moors towards the Estate again where we were met with a style over a wall..... And about 50 runners waiting to cross. Some took matters into their own hands and just jumped over the wall, ran down the hill, then crossed over a gate back into the correct field. At last, some flat to run on. Along the river and through a couple of fields, we were back into the woods on the flat heading to the finish line. The support at the start and finish was fantastic, along with a great medal too. There are lessons to be learnt from this event, and this has already been taken on board by the organisers as they have emailed all participants this week apologising for what went wrong. 1) They understood they should maybe have started the race in waves.2) They apologised as the lead runners did an extra 1k due to a farmer closing and locking a gate that was open for the race.3) They admitted they wrongly assumed that runners would be well spread out by the time they reached the styles.The email went on to say that the organisers "apologise and can assure runners that lessons have been learnt". On final point to add.... It was advertised as a Trail race, but I'm pretty sure it was a Fell race, and I'm not the only one to comment on this. If you do decide to enter next year - it is tough!!! But worth it..
£6 - £29
Run Bolton Abbey
OCT27
Milltown to Moors Oldham Half Marathon

A gruelling race, this half marathon covers a 13.1 mile run through Oldham and its many miles of countryside, pushing challengers to their limits whilst offering some of the best scenery the borough has to offer.

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Milltown to Moors Oldham Half Marathon

25 St Domingo St, Oldham OL9 6EH, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

A gruelling race, this half marathon covers a 13.1 mile run through Oldham and its many miles of countryside, pushing challengers to their limits whilst offering some of the best scenery the borough has to offer.

£27
Milltown to Moors Oldham Half Marathon
FEB23
BHF Harewood House Half Marathon & 10K

Choose from 10k or 13.1 mile routes at Harewood House in February 2019 and join us in beating heartbreak forever.

This tough challenge will take you across muddy tracks, grass trails and steep forest trails. This run will test even the most seasoned runner, but you'll feel like a champion when you cross the finish line.

51 reviews
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BHF Harewood House Half Marathon & 10K

Harewood House, Harewood, Leeds LS17 9LG, UKView event
51 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

Choose from 10k or 13.1 mile routes at Harewood House in February 2019 and join us in beating heartbreak forever.

This tough challenge will take you across muddy tracks, grass trails and steep forest trails. This run will test even the most seasoned runner, but you'll feel like a champion when you cross the finish line.

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  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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
£10 - £31
BHF Harewood House Half Marathon & 10K
JUN1
Wharfedale Trail Half Marathon

The Wharfedale Trail Half Marathon is a must for those who enjoy a serious outdoor challenge with fabulous views. The event starts and finishes at Wharfedale Rugby Club in Threshfield near Skipton in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Over 800 in Prizes including Course Record Prizes, plus specially designed "Event Buff" and a chance to win some fantastic Spot Prizes for all competitors.

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Wharfedale Trail Half Marathon

1 Wharfeside Ave, Threshfield, Skipton BD23 5BS, UKView event
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The Wharfedale Trail Half Marathon is a must for those who enjoy a serious outdoor challenge with fabulous views. The event starts and finishes at Wharfedale Rugby Club in Threshfield near Skipton in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Over 800 in Prizes including Course Record Prizes, plus specially designed "Event Buff" and a chance to win some fantastic Spot Prizes for all competitors.

£28 - £30
Wharfedale Trail Half Marathon
DEC14
Elsecar Trail Running Festival & Santa Dash
1 reviews
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Elsecar Trail Running Festival & Santa Dash

100 Wath Rd, Elsecar, Barnsley S74 8JF, UKView event
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  • Did the Marathon in 2018

    As my first Marathon, it was great, the support over the first 3 laps was great. The last lap got a bit lonely. I may have considered my road shoes instead of trails, as the trail was quite compact; but that would have been difficult to judge.
Elsecar Trail Running Festival & Santa Dash

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What you need to know about Half Marathons

At 13.1 miles, a half marathon is long enough to test even the strongest runners, but short enough for almost anyone determined to conquer their next challenge. We have a jam-packed calendar of half marathons taking place up and down the country — from big ballot events to local community races and spectacular trail runs. Get involved and conquer your next challenge.

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A half marathon is a fantastic event for those new to running to really push themselves, or as a great warm up event for those ready to tackle a full marathon or even an ultramarathon

What is the distance covered in half marathon?
The half marathon is one of running`s most popular distance - a half marathon is 13.1 miles (or 21.1km).
What is an average time for a half marathon?
Breaking 2:00 (9:09 per mile pace) is a common goal, and that time is considered a respectable half marathon time among runners. The average times for half marathons in the U.S. in 2015 were 2:04:00 for males and 2:22:21 for females.
What is the half marathon world record?
The world record for men is 58:23 for men and 1:04:52 for women.
How long does it take to train for a half marathon?
If you are working with a training plan you can achieve a half marathon in 8 weeks.
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