Running In Rudding
A 10K Trail Race Amongst the Parkland of Rudding Park, Harrogate
Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, Rudding ParkRace will return on 9 May. Once again, participants will get the chance to run a route on private land, created specifically for the event with Rudding Park House (a luxury hotel) making a perfect backdrop for the finish line.
The course takes place on 18th Century parkland and is a single marked loop with a mixture of paths and woodland trails, it includes some technical areas. From the starting line at Rudding House, runners will head down to the lakes and follow the stone wall into woodland.
What goes down, sadly must also go up and so it's no surprise to hear that there will also be a climb, via the secret golf hole! Participants will enjoy running along a nature path past the Dower House where they will be able to see the finish line in front of Rudding House. Organisers comment: "Don't be deceived, still ahead ‘Matthew’s finish drag’, described last year as a ‘brutal’ challenge!"
Post race those taking part will enjoy music, a complimentary ‘RaceFinisher’ refreshment and hog roast as the sun sets (a charge will apply for family and friends).
This year’s event will be held in support of former Leeds Rhinos player Rob Burrow Centre for Motor Neurone Disease. For those who might be participating in this year’s Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon, the Rudding ParkRace is the perfect opportunity for a ‘leg stretcher and some socialising.'
If you'd like to know more you can do so here.
Image: Rudding Park House