North Yorkshire


Race Listing for North Yorkshire

Date Event Location Results
25 Feb 2024 Lilla's RevengeLykewake Walk FP, nr Scarborough
25 Feb 2024 Settle Half Marathon, 10M & 10KSettle Swimming Pool, SettleResults
29 Feb 2024 Leap Year 6 Hour ChallengeThe Racecourse, York
03 Mar 2024 Middlesbrough Half Marathon & Junior RaceAlbert Road, Middlesbrough
08 Mar 2024 York 5K Series MarchUniversity Sport Village, York
10 Mar 2024 Croft Circuit RacesCroft Circuit, Dalton
17 Mar 2024 Vale of York 5 & 10MRufforth Airfield West, York
17 Mar 2024 Harry Gamble Thompson 20TenLocke Park, Redcar
17 Mar 2024 Thirsk 10Thirsk Racecourse, Thirsk
17 Mar 2024 Lightwater Valley 10K ChallengeLightwater Valley Theme Park, Ripon
23 Mar 2024 Hardmoors 55Guisborough Rugby Club, Guisborough
24 Mar 2024 Forest Runner 5K & 10K Dalby ForestDalby Visitor Centre, Pickering
26 Mar 2024 Scarhouse Reservoir Run Day 2Scarhouse Reservoir, Upper Nidderdale
27 Mar 2024 Thruscross Reservoir Run Day 3Thruscross Reservoir, Harrogate
28 Mar 2024 Grimwith Reservoir Run Day 4Grimwith Reservoir, Yorkshire Dales
29 Mar 2024 Easter Coast 5 MileMarske By The Sea Beach, Redcar
29 Mar 2024 Glaisdale Fell RaceArnecliffe Arms, Glaisdale
31 Mar 2024 Helmsley 10KHelmsley Sports Club, Helmsley
06 Apr 2024 DalesRunner 20Low Fremington Village Hall, Reeth
06 Apr 2024 Fremington FrenzyLow Fremington Village Hall, Reeth
12 Apr 2024 York 5K Series AprilUniversity Sport Village, York
13 Apr 2024 Wensleydale WanderWensleydale School, Leyburn
14 Apr 2024 Hooded Horse 10KWhite Horse Car Park, North York Moors National Park
20 Apr 2024 Burnsall Half Marathon & 12KRiverside Car Park Field, Burnsall
20 Apr 2024 Wold Rangers Way UltraDriffield Community Centre, Driffield
21 Apr 2024 TEWV 10KThe Knavesmire, York
23 Apr 2024 Tadcaster 10Knr Tadcaster Grammer School, Tadcaster
24 Apr 2024 Spring Coast Road 5KRedcar Rugby Club, Redcar
27 Apr 2024 FellsmanIngleborough Community Centre, Ingleton
27 Apr 2024 Three Peaks Fell RaceHorton-in-Ribblesdale, Settle
03 May 2024 Kirkbymoorside 10KMemorial Hall, Kirkbymoorside
04 May 2024 Pennine Barrier UltraMalham, Yorkshire Dales
05 May 2024 Hardmoors 26.2 Wainstones Trail Marathon, Half & 10KChop Gate Village Hall, nr Middlesbrough
05 May 2024 Melmerby 10KMelmerby, Ripon
08 May 2024 Locke Park Pie & Peas 5 MileLocke Park, Redcar
10 May 2024 York 5K Series MayUniversity Sport Village, York
12 May 2024 The Drop YorkThe Hound Lounge, York
12 May 2024 Ripon 10Panthers Football Club, Ripon
12 May 2024 Thornton in Craven Fell RaceThornton in Craven, Skipton
18 May 2024 CRO Ingleborough ChallengeClapham, Yorkshire Dales
18 May 2024 Hardmoors 110Filey Brigg, Filey
19 May 2024 Nidderdale RunScout Hut, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate
19 May 2024 Ravenscar Coastal Half Marathon & 10KVillage Hall, Ravenscar
19 May 2024 Burton Leonard 10KBurton Leonard, Harrogate
22 May 2024 Race for Life ScarboroughSealife Centre, Scarborough
23 May 2024 Saltburn 5K TrailThe Marine, Saltburn-by-the-Sea
26 May 2024 Northallerton 10KTown Hall, Northallerton
30 May 2024 NYMAC RelaysStewart Park, Middlesbrough
31 May 2024
Hardmoors 160
Sutton Bank, Thirsk
01 Jun 2024 Ultra UniqueSwinsty & Fewston Reservoir, Fewston
01 Jun 2024 Wharfedale Trail Half MarathonWharfedale RUFC, Threshfield, Skipton
08 Jun 2024 Swaledale MarathonFremington Sunday School, Reeth
08 Jun 2024 Dalby's InfernoDalby Forest, Pickering
09 Jun 2024 Glorious Gargrave GallopPremier Inn, Gargrave
09 Jun 2024 Hardmoors 26.2 White Horse Trail Marathon, Half & 10KSutton Bank Visitor Centre, Thirsk
09 Jun 2024 Settle SaunterKirkgate, Settle
09 Jun 2024 Mulgrave Castle 10KLythe Sports Pavilion, Whitby
14 Jun 2024 York 5K Series JuneUniversity Sport Village, York
15 Jun 2024 Ripon Stinger Trail Race & UltramarathonStudley Roger Village Hall, Ripon
15 Jun 2024 Kettlewell Trail Half MarathonHawkswick Cote, Arncliffe
15 Jun 2024 Buckden Pike Fell RaceBuckden, Upper Wharfedale
16 Jun 2024 Cleveland Way RelayFiley Landing Stage, Filey
16 Jun 2024 Ali Brownlee 5KRiverside Stadium, Middlesbrough
16 Jun 2024 Settle Hills RaceMarket Place, Settle
20 Jun 2024 Lordstones 5KLordstones Country Park, Chop Gate
20 Jun 2024 Solstice SaunterBolton Abbey, Skipton
23 Jun 2024 Summer Coast Road 5MMarske By The Sea Beach, Redcar
23 Jun 2024 Filey 10K Beach RaceThe Sailing Club, Filey
23 Jun 2024 Crackpots Trail RunHighside Playing Fields, Kirkby Malzeard, Ripon
27 Jun 2024 Europe's Toughest MudderBroughton Hall, Skipton
29 Jun 2024 Wharfedale 3 Peaks ChallengeKettlewell, Upper Wharfedale
30 Jun 2024 Run Harrogate 10KHarrogate Sports & Fitness Club, Harrogate
30 Jun 2024 Race For Life YorkThe Racecourse, York
30 Jun 2024 Pretty Muddy YorkThe Racecourse, York
05 Jul 2024 Race For Life MiddlesbroughStewart Park, Middlesbrough
06 Jul 2024 The Chocolate RunThe Knavesmire, York
06 Jul 2024 Lothersdale Show Fell RaceLothersdale Show Field, Lothersdale nr Skipton
07 Jul 2024 Blacksheep 3 & 6 Hour ChallengeVillage Centre, Masham
12 Jul 2024 York 5K Series JulyUniversity Sport Village, York
21 Jul 2024 Hey Up It's HelmsleyDuncombe Park, Helmsley
21 Jul 2024 Race For Life HarrogateThe Stray, Harrogate
04 Aug 2024 York 10KKnavesmire Road, York
09 Aug 2024 York 5K Series AugustUniversity Sport Village, York
14 Aug 2024 Sessay Swift 6KVillage Hall, Sessay
16 Aug 2024 Schools Out 6 Hour ChallengeThe Knavesmire, York
01 Sep 2024 Middlesbrough 10KCentre Square, Middlesborough
13 Sep 2024 York 5K Series SeptemberUniversity Sport Village, York
14 Sep 2024 Turpin ChallengeThe Knavesmire, York
15 Sep 2024 Marathon Du MaltonMarket Place, Malton
22 Sep 2024 Knaresborough Crag Rat RunCricket Club, Knaresborough
29 Sep 2024 Beck BustersBishop Monkton Primary School, Harrogate
13 Oct 2024 Defy Dalby 5K & 10KDalby Forest, Pickering
25 Oct 2024 Starlight Yorkshire DalesThe Pennine Way, Settle
03 Nov 2024 Gunpowder Plot 10KThe Knavesmire, York
08 Nov 2024 York 5K Series NovemberUniversity Sport Village, York
10 Nov 2024 Run Bolton Abbey Half Marathon, 10M & 10KBolton Abbey, Skipton
10 Nov 2024 Dalby Dash 10KDalby Forest, Pickering
07 Dec 2024 York Yuletide TrailRawcliffe Country Park, York

About the area

North Yorkshire

action from Hull Marathon

If variety is the spice of life, then North and East Yorkshire are a chicken jalfrezi. These areas are blessed with diverse terrain, including undulating trails, riverside paths, serene countryside, and disused railway lines to explore. So whether you fancy an amble in the Yorkshire Dales, or a jaunt along the Humber Estuary, North and East Yorkshire is something of a runners' playground.

These playgrounds are a breeding ground for running clubs. As one local runner puts it: I'm not sure there's a town in these areas that doesn't have a running club. Clubs with rich histories abound including Harrogate Harriers, Beverley AC, and Hornsea Harriers. In addition to these traditional clubs are newer ones like Bentham Beagles, and Yorkshire Wolds Runners. Those seeking a more informal environment can join groups such as Giggleswick Gazelles. Gazelles' founder Jill Eccleston tells us why she gave up a career in admin to coach sports full-time.

With clubs and groups come races ' lots of 'em. Events that fill up within hours are Beverley 10K and Snake Lane 10. The recently resurrected RB Hull Marathon has already proved a big hit with the locals and is set to grow further in 2016. The Brass Monkey Half Marathon has been many a Yorkshire runners' choice to kick off the new year and hill lovers (they do exist) regularly enjoy Richmond Castle 10K ' described as the hilliest 10k in the UK. We speak to Elizabeth Sowter from the race's organisers Swaledale Runners. She tells us how the club has developed since its inception in 1986 and why they decided to ditch the 'Road' part of their name.

Check out some of what North Yorkshire has to offer to runners below.

Clubs in North Yorkshire

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Swaledale Runners

When was the club formed?
It was formed in 1986 after splitting from another club. People wanted to run partly for fun and partly to compete, instead of one or the other. There’s no reason a club has to be exclusively one way or the other. Our club offers an outlet for both types of runner. Two years ago we changed our name from Swaledale Road Runners to Swaledale Runners as we run off-road so often.

Do you welcome all ages and abilities?
Absolutely. We have beginner’s courses and we offer different sessions depending on what sort of running you want to do. We have an off-road group who you’ll see running around Richmond wearing their head torches in the winter. We cater for all types.

When and where do you meet?
We meet at 6:45pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Richmond at Swaledale Outdoor Club. We also have a Northallerton group who meet on Wednesdays at 6pm.

How many members are there?
We have around 100 at the moment but it fluctuates.

Any notable members?
Jackie Keavney springs to mind. She’s very competitive in the over-50 age group. There’s also Carol Murray who’s a triathlete but competes in various running events too. We have several people who are quite competitive in mountain marathons and ultras. It’s funny, the ones who are good at ultras often aren’t the fastest but they possess the determination and endurance skills to succeed.

What events are the club involved in?
We regularly compete in the Harrogate District League. We are always well represented at Swaledale Marathon too. The Shaun Lee Johnstone Memorial Multi-Terrain Race is another event that’s well attended by our members. It’s for a charity close to our hearts. Several of our runners go down to London each years for the marathon. We’re a very active club so you’ll find members at lots of events up and down the country.

Tell me about your annual race - Richmond Castle 10K ...
2016 will be its 15th year. It’s one of the hilliest 10ks around. The area lends itself to fell running so we get a lot of good fell runners at the event. When our members go to other places we can’t believe how flat they are. People will say, “Oh that hill we just did was quite tough” and I’ll say, “What hill?!” Even our clubhouse is on a hill. So that is definitely reflected in the race. The race coincides with the CAMRA beer festival. There’s no better way to relax after a race than by sampling some refreshing ales.

Is there a big social side to the club?
Yes, we’re a very social club! Having a clubhouse is definitely an advantage. Some clubs just meet in a car park then go running. We have a house where we can meet, socialise, have tea and biscuits etc. Our Christmas awards are always very popular. We try not to just give awards for the obvious categories, so we’ll have awards for most improved and age-related awards too. We also hold ceilidhs and take part in activities such as orienteering.

Do you take part in events abroad?
Yes, we have runners who race in Europe, America and beyond. There are a couple of members who run in Spain every winter and always send us reports back. They enjoy telling us about their run in the sun while it’s totally miserable here.

How would someone go about joining the club?
If you visit our website,, you’ll be able to get more information and contact us. You’ll be very welcome

Swaledale Runners

Running groups in North Yorkshire

There are numerous informal running groups across North Yorkshire - some are based at running stores, others at health and fitness clubs, while a few are just groups of workplace or college friends. If you'd like to add your running group to our online list, then please e-mail us here.

Sweat Equity York

York's Sweat Equity group has carried the tag name 'No Cry Babies' since it was established in 2006. While this sounds a little like a rallying call from an army platoon, it serves to underline the group's commitment to helping runners work together to achieve their goals.

Led by experienced UKA coaches Janet Wood and Richard Smith, the group has 10 qualified Run Leaders lending their help. The philosophy is to provide a relaxed, supportive and motivational atmosphere for runners.

During the week, the group trains on a Wednesday (hill intervals) and Friday (tempo run), and meet for a long run on a Sunday. To give an indication of the support on offer, the coaches organise drinks and nutrition stops at key distances for each training group on their Sunday long run, with the aim of giving runners an experience as close to race day as possible.

If this sounds a bit intense for first-timers, beginner and improvers groups are available through Run York, who focus on helping runners progress to around 10k, with the option of moving on to Sweat Equity after. Even though a base level of running fitness is required at Sweat Equity - new members should be able to cover three miles - Richard stresses that the group is wholly inclusive: "The group is open to anyone interested in distance running and, if they are not quite up to long distance at the moment, we have the Run York groups, which is the ideal way for runners to get started and progress with their training. It doesn't matter if you are fast or slow, the group is for all."

Every session is pre-planned and coach-led, with runners taking part at their own pace. Janet and Richard plan the programme with events in mind, and tend to focus on either spring races - Brighton, London, Paris or Manchester Marathons - and autumn - Great North Run, Berlin, New York and Dublin.

On top of providing training suited to specific events, Sweat Equity offer regular seminar and workshops during each programme, delivered by specialists in their field. The workshops are free to both Sweat Equity and Run York members, and have so far focused on psychology, nutrition and injury management.

As recognition for this comprehensive approach to training, Yorkshire Cancer Research has recently appointed Sweat Equity the local training provider for the Yorkshire Marathon. The group will be supporting 150 runners as they prepare for the event in October.

By providing a supportive and motivational platform, added with a comprehensive approach to training, you get the impression Sweat Equity is abiding by its philosophy of helping runners achieve their targets.

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