Running Events

Slaithwaite Slog 2018

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.

The Grim Four by Four 2018

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

The Leeds and Liverpool Canal Canter 2018

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

Temple Newsam Daffodil Dash 2018

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

Old Colliery Canter 2018

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.

Roche Abbey Trail Running Festival 2018

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 2018 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

Canal Canter Summer Extravaganza 2018

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

Wortley Wobble 2018 Evening Series 2/3

Wortley (pronounced Wurt-lee) is a district of Leeds, West Yorkshire. It was known as Wirkelay until about 1700. Wortley was a weaving township within the parish of Leeds before it became industrial with coal pits, brickworks, railway yards and engine sheds—including a roundhouse, on Wellington Road.

Glorious Gargrave 2018

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

Colliery Canter Evening Series 3/3 2018

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 2018

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 2018

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 2018

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

Bramley 10k 2018

The first mention of Bramley comes in the Domesday Book compiled for William the Conqueror in 1086. The Bram part of the name occurs in several other Yorkshire village names such as Bramhope and Bramham...

Blacksheep 3 and 6 Hour Challenge 2018

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 2018

Beeston is first mentioned in the Domesday Book as Bestone, which comes from the Old English, ‘Bent Grass’. In the medieval period Beeston was associated with sheep farming and the monks of Kirkstall Abbey grazed 240 sheep there. Beeston is of course home to Elland Road and was formley the home of the Waddington family, the board and card manufacturer ‘monopoly’.

Hubble Bubble - Leeds Liverpool Canal - Halloween 2018

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 2018

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.

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!

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.

Wuthering Heights Winter Wander 2019

Join us for our first event in Beautiful Haworth. Enjoy a run in the cold winter 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.

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.