Running Events

Kirkstall Abbey Trail Running Festival 2018

We’ll play amongst the ruins of a creepy haunted place, where thorns on brambles grab us in a witch’s cold embrace. Tendrils, try to catch us, so we crawl by on our knees. Then run towards the Abbots cell, just by the conker trees. The black of rooks and ravens, are they witches in disguise, they watch us very closely with their beady shiny eyes... Diana Leighton

Leeds and Liverpool Christmas Cracker 2018

Run Rudolph Run Out of the reindeers you know you are the mastermind. Run Rudolph Run, Randalph aint too far behind. Run, run Rudolph, Santa’s got to make it to town. Santa make him happy; tell him he can’t take the freeway down. Run, run Rudolph, cos I’m reeling like a merry go round. Chuck Berry

Elsecar Running Festival and Santa Dash 2018

Jingle bells Jingle bells running all the way, Santa Dash in Elsecar… it’s so much fun they’ll say, Hot mince pie, medal too, you will have a ball Come and do the Santa Dash… The North’s not grim at all!

Mind's Virtual Seven x Seven

In support of MIND, It's Grim up North Running invites you to take part in a Virtual Race. Runners will run for seven consecutive days, a distance of their choice. When completed, simply send us an email. All participants will receive a bespoke medal in the post. Event open 1st June - 31st August.

Sir Titus Trot 2019

Another fantastic out and back race along the Leeds to Liverpool Canal. This particular event will focus on the stretch of canal around the Victorian mill town of Saltaire.

Langsett Loop

Langsett Reservoir is in Yorkshire, England, near the lovely villages of Langsett and Upper Midhope, on the edge of the Peak District National Park. The reservoir was constructed between 1898 and 1904 and provides the perfect place for a looped course.

Holme Pierrepont Three & Six Hour Challenge 2019

Nottingham Forrest and the famous folk story of Robin Hood is the first thing that comes to mind. For most people when the city of Nottingham is mentioned however the city holds far more then this Including the fabulous Holme PierrePont country park. Well known for acres of countryside and fantastic activities this creates the perfect setting for Grim Up North Running to ‘go on tour’ and hold another six-hour challenge.

Settle Half Marathon Road Race

Settle is a beautiful market town in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, it is serviced with a nearby Railway Station in Giggleswick. Settle is a vibrant and bustling town, with lots of bars, restaurants, shops, galleries and of course accommodation. If any of you have ever walked or ran the Yorkshire 3 peaks then you will probably be familiar with Settle as all the 3 peaks are within a few miles of Settle so wonderful walking country.

Pateley Pie ‘n’ Pint

Pateley Bridge is a small market town that nestles within Nidderdale on the River Nidd, its is surrounded by beautiful countryside and glorious scenery. Pateley has the oldest sweetshop in England, the shop was established in 1827 and the name of the shop is surprisingly ‘The Oldest Sweet Shop in England’ so bring your penny jar.

Leodis Grim

This route is a trail half marathon and a trail marathon, which we think will become a firm favourite for anyone who likes the Canal Canter and Kirkstall.

Slaithwaite Slog 2019

A lovely race with distances from 5k ,10k , half marathon, 20 miles, marathon and ultra. This flat course will be perfect for those wanting a PB. Homemade cakes, a bespoke medal and our Yorkshire goody bag await all finishers.

Harrogate Half

Harrogate – Arx Celebris Fontibus – Citadel of the Famous Springs

The Leeds and Liverpool Canal Canter 2019

Super. High. Way. Super. Wet. Way. Super. Slow. Way. Super. Low. Way. Ian McMillan

'The Brexit or Exit Track Challenge '

The mental endurance of running long distance doing multiple laps of the running track, your very own dilemma of when to exit

Temple Newsam Daffodil Dash 2019

All glory and praise be given to God; the father, the son and Holy Ghost on high, on earth, goodwill towards men, honour and true allegiance to our gracious King, loving affection among his subjects, health and plenty within this house. 1628 – Lettering around the balustrade at Temple Newsam House

Wuthering Heights Wander 2019

Join us for our second event in Beautiful Haworth. Enjoy a run in the spring air, the beauty of the rolling Yorkshire Moors and the picturesque offerings of Haworth. This charming Yorkshire village will make you feel like you have stepped back in to another era, the perfect venue for another special event and memory from Its Grim Up North Running.

Old Colliery Canter 2019

Rabbit Ings is a country park located on the former colliery yard and spoil heap of the Monkton Colliery and then the Royston Drift Mine, which closed in 1989.

Ladies day

"The women who starts the race is not the same women who finishes the race, running has given me the courage to start, the determination to keep trying and the childlike spirit to have fun along the way, run often and run long but never outrun your joy of running"

Liverpool to Leeds Five Day Endurance

Leeds & Liverpool Canal. Linking the cosmopolitan cities of Liverpool and Leeds, the Leeds & Liverpool Canal is the longest canal in Britain built as a single waterway.

Roche Abbey Trail Running Festival 2019

Monastic limestone skeleton Threadbare with simple love of life Speak out your dead language The winds hammer, the suns knife... Ruined Abbeys, Peter Levi

Cannon Hall Dash 2019 Evening Series 1/3

Beautiful trail race around the grounds of Cannon Hall Gorgeous evening run, lapped route in and around the beautiful grounds of Cannon Hall

Leodis Evening Dash

Silent water slips away to sea,Kissed by trout and dappled with evening light.The gilded sun melts in purple shadows Over the blue powdered hills. There are days here.Days moving round The oakleaf stone The delta, The forgotten ford...

Canal Canter Summer Extravaganza 2019

Out and Back Race along the Sunny Canal - Super. High. Way. Super. Wet. Way. Super. Slow. Way. Super. Low. Way. - Ian McMillan

Wortley Wobble 2019 Evening Series 2/3

Wortley is a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley, South Yorkshire and is mentioned in the 1086 Domesday Book as Wirtleie. Wortley grew up as a settlement where the Sheffield to Halifax road crossed the Cheshire to Rotherham route. In 1250, a Sunday market was briefly established, but this was quickly suppressed by the monks who owned the right to hold markets in Barnsley.

Glorious Gargrave 2019

Adam was a Yorkshire man, as of course, was Eve. Jesus was born here, and (I’m led to believe), That Moses and Samson were found in the dark On the canal near Gargrave, in the bar of Noahs Ark

Temple Newsam West Yorkshire Evening Series 2019

This route is a trail half marathon and a trail marathon, which we think will become a firm favourite for anyone who likes the Canal Canter and Kirkstall.

Holme Pierrepont Twelve Hour Challenge 2019

Nottingham Forrest and the famous folk story of Robin Hood is the first thing that comes to mind for most people when the city of Nottingham is mentioned however the city holds far more then this Including the fabulous Holme PierrePont country park.

Colliery Canter Evening Series 3/3 2019

Rabbit Ings is a country park located on the former colliery yard and spoil heap of the Monkton Colliery and then the Royston Drift Mine, which closed in 1989. The 64 hectare site, situated near Royston in South Yorkshire, is home to an array of wildlife – including newts, snakes and herons.

Duncombe Park, Helmsley 2019

Duncombe Park is a hidden gem, situated in the heart of the Yorkshire town of Helmsley it provides a magnificent setting to clock up the miles and experience another event from Its Grim Up North Running. The vast park land is both beautiful and challenging, with a distance to suit all abilites this new race captures the essence of our events 'Beautiful Races in Beautiful Places.

Sir Titus Summer Trot 2019

Another fantastic out and back race along the Leeds to Liverpool Canal. This particular event will focus on the stretch of canal around the Victorian mill town of Saltaire.

Hornsea Running Festival 2019

The Trans Pennine Trail, Shining light from East to West, Link from Sea to Sea. Tightrope walk across the North, Bringing you to me.

Duncombe Park Dawn to Dusk Challenge

Start the day with the beautiful sunrise in the magnificent grounds of the Duncombe Park, running the lapped route through the grounds and on to the Cleveland way. The option to run either solo, in pairs or a group is up until the sunsets.

Blacksheep 3 and 6 hour Challenge 2019

Silent water slips away to sea,Kissed by trout and dappled with evening light.The gilded sun melts in purple shadows Over the blue powdered hills. There are days here.Days moving round The oakleaf stone The delta, The forgotten ford...

Beeston 10K Road Race 2019

10 K Road Race

Old Colliery Canter Reverse 2019

The 64 hectare site, situated near Royston in South Yorkshire, is home to an array of wildlife Another example of Yorkshire been anything but grim

Bramley 10k Road Race 2019

10K

Hubble Bubble - Leeds Liverpool Canal - Halloween 2019

Witches were a bit like cats. They didn't much like one another's company but they did like to know where all the other witches were, just in case they needed them. And what you might need them for was to tell you, as a friend, that you were beginning to cackle. TERRY PRATCHETT, A Hat Full of Sky

Northern Jumble 2019

Starting in the lovely town of Slaithwaite enjoy an autumnal out and back run along the narrow Huddersfield Canal. With a reduced price and a choice of 5K, 10K, half marathon,marathon or ultra there is a distance for every ability. On completing the chosen distance receive one of the medals designed for its Grim Up North Running and updated with a Northern Jumble Ribbon.

Harrogate Posh Plod

Harrogate – Arx Celebris Fontibus – Citadel of the Famous Springs

Kirkstall Abbey Trail Running Festival 2019

Kirkstall Abbey Multi distance trail run through the glorious trails surrounding Kirkstall Abbey

The Grim Four by Four 2019

A challenging marathon event for 'It’s Grim up North Running’, four wonderful days of marathon running around Fewston and Swinsty reservoir.

Leeds and Liverpool Christmas Cracker 2019

Run Rudolph Run Out of the reindeers you know you are the mastermind. Run Rudolph Run, Randalph aint too far behind. Run, run Rudolph, Santa’s got to make it to town. Santa make him happy; tell him he can’t take the freeway down. Run, run Rudolph, cos I’m reeling like a merry go round. Chuck Berry

Elsecar Running Festival and Santa Dash 2019

Jingle bells Jingle bells running all the way, Santa Dash in Elsecar… it’s so much fun they’ll say, Hot mince pie, medal too, you will have a ball Come and do the Santa Dash… The North’s not grim at all!