Future Longer Races


Date Race  Description Website
25 Feb. Harewood House Half Marathon a tough very hilly course within the grounds of Harewood House not for the faint hearted Details
25 Feb. Slathwaite Slog 3 distances Race Full Marathon 20m and half marathon along a flat course Entry details
4 Mar. Glaisdale Rigg Arnecliffe Arms Glaisdale 8.5 mile Fell run. £6 Entry on the day the contact for additional information can be obtained from Malcolm Peggs email  philpeggs@hotmail.co.uk Part of the NECFR website
 4 Mar.  Haweswater Half Marathon Organised by Eden runners this looks like one worth considering if you looking for an early marathon info Entry
10 Mar. Chester Ultra actually 52 miles Gold, Bronze or silver medal for finishers depending on time.  Race is limited to 250 and the start time is 6am so not one club members can travel down on the day to on-line Entry
11 Mar Spen 20M start and finish is from Princess Mary Stadium (Clackheaaton nr Bradford).  Marshalls will be withdrawn after 3 Hrs 30 Mins so this is a fast course, but if you don’t expect to complete the 20 miles in that time the organisers allow you to start early. Details
17 Mar. Hardmoors 55 A 55 mile Ultramarathon from Helmsley to Guisborough through the North York Moors and the Cleveland Hills in quite possibly winter conditions. Do not underestimate this race!! on-line entry
 17 Mar.   Cartmel 17K Trail First of the Spring Lakelandtrails series this one starts and finishes at Cartmel Race course, usually has a jazz band for entertainment as well as the usual stalls Details
18 Mar. Thirsk 10M Race now full Organised by Thirsk and SowerbyHarriers Details
18 Mar. Blakey Blitze 17km Fell run starting at lion inn Blakey. race info from Robert Lillie email bob.lillie@outlook.com £5 Entry on day only website
18 Mar. Wigan Half Marathon Flat course starting and finishing in Wigan Town centre entry and information
18 Mar. Northumberland Half Marathon An undulating course with Mile markers from Kirkley Hall Ponteland. Organised by Run Nation Information and link to Registration
24 Mar. Coniston 14 This is a race around Coniston Water Get more  details or to register
24 Mar. Leeds and Liverpool canal canter 20M,32M

an out and back course along the canal starting 2.5 Miles from Leeds centre

25 Mar Liverpool Half Marathon

A predominantly course with a sharp incline just after the 1 mile point then onto the natural beauty of Sefton Park taking in both the external roads and internal park pathways. 

Entry Online or download the snail mail form
25 Mar Burnley Half Marathon All road and chipped half marathon most details on their Facebook Page Details and Entry
25 Mar Buttermere 10m Trail  circular route around the shores of Buttermere and Crummock Water with the kind of off road surfaces you should expect. Entry
 25 Mar.  Kielder Dark Skies  26.5 mile night run.  This is a very popular race and typically fills up very quickly http://darkskiesrun.com
8 April Hornsea 1/3rd Marathon (8.74Miles) Mostly flat course on country roads Details
8 April  Sheffield 1/2 Marathon City centre Start and Finish and attracting 1000s of runners  this race is said to fill up quite fast Half marathon
8 April Druridge Bay Marathon and half marathon A 4 (marathon) or 2 (half) lap route around the Druridge Bay Country Park. The course includes beach and sand dunes Entry
15 April Gisborough Moors 20K starting at Guisborough Rugby club at 10:30 this fell race is organised by www.EskValleyFellclub.org entry on day info here
15 April Vale of York 10M Fast Flat course along traffic free roads Vale of York 10M
22 April Blackpool Marathon A two lap flat course along the coastline so continual views of the sea Details and Entry
28 April 3 Peaks Marathon Not quite a full marathon at 37.4K but its a tough 37.4K, taking competitors to a height of 723 metres above sea level. Check if you qualify for entry and enter here
29 April Kirk Yetholm to Wooler Runners taken by bus from Wooler to Kirk Yetholm  from where they make their way back to Wooler following parts of St Cuthberts way  13 Miles Details/Entry
29 April Hardmoors Marathon and half Marathon Event Full Closing date for this race is given as April 15th but odds are it’ll be full before that date Entry link Details and Entry
29 April Stirling Scottish Marathon Race Full closing date is provisionally 29 Jan. The route means this should be a good one to enter Stirling Marathon
5 May Roche Abbey (maltby) 3 longer races to run alongside the 5K & 10k they are half marathon, 20 mile and Marathon Distances more information here entry link here
6 May Keswick Half Marathon Said by the organisers to be one of the most scenic routes with great views (which probably means steep hills). information Entry/Registration
13 May Sunderland half marathon Not much information on this one but at least its quite local. basic info on race at this  page Entry
13 May Montane Howgills 26 Trail Marathon and half marathon at Sedbergh.  This is a tough one so not for the faint hearted. Details and Entry
13 May Leeds Half Marathon one of the oldest major road races in the UK and has a City Centre Start entry link
13 May  Ripon 10 Multi Terrain 10 mile race organised by Ripon Runners ac details or Entry
16 May Fox and Hounds Fell 14.5K (9 Miles)  Entry is on the day cost £6 Venue is Fox & Hounds, Ainthorpe, nr Castleton, Whitby Further Details
20 May Manchester Half Marathon Organised by the same people that organise the Great N. Run Details
20 May Ravenscar Half marathon Although quite local to our club this one doesn’t seem very popular going by last years entry.  That said the course looks good and definitely worth considering Entry and details
 20 May  ASICS Windermere Marathon  A marathon run entirely within a UNESCO World Heritage site . Website says there are magnificent view which normally is code for hills but then it is in the lake district!  Start and finish is at Brathway Hall along closed roads Brathay Marathon
27 May Edinburgh Marathon and Half Marathon  There’s a new route for 2018 taking runners through the old town but it remains a fast and flat marathon Register
2 June Grassmere 17K Entries opened in November 2017 and are expected to close in May 2018 Race Details and Entry
2 June Warfedale Trail Half Marathon Fully marked course well marshalled starting at Warfedale rugby club in Threshfield near Skipton Details and Entry
3 June Derby Half Marathon Starting and finishing in Derby Counties Pride Park this race is now in its 5th year. Details
3 June Yetholm Hill Race One of the North East Fell championship  Races 12.8K starting at Halterburn nr. Kirk Roxburghshire Entry £5 more details
3 June Huddersfield Marathon  Single lap for half Marathon and 2 laps for the Marathon.  This race is limited to 600 and entry is allocated on a first come first served basis.  There’s also a family fun run at this event link
3 June Lakeland trails Marathon and half These are no ordinary Marathons, they are super tough so if your up for a serious challenge here it is.  Both start and finish at Coniston Hall landing point. Further information and entry
10 June Durham Coast Half Marathon Organised by the National Trust along Crimdon Beach area for Facebook page search Durham Coast Half Marathon  Entry and information
13 June Otely 10M road race Testing 10 mile road race, with 2 hour time limit.  Entry can be postal or online not sure about on entry the day. Details
16 June Gibside Marathon Multi Terrain This evening event is a multi lap race around the undulating grounds of Gibside. There is a strict 5 hour time limit to ensure all runners complete the race before darkness falls. Start time is 5:00 pm Entry
23 June Cleveland Way Relay No description of this event is really needed but the link in the next column should provide any that are needed Details
24 June Cronkley Fell Race 16.9K Start at Bowlees Visitor Centre DL1 20XF one of the North East counties Fell running Championship Entry £5% More Details
24 June Swansea half Marathon This one is a bit away but has been given a Gold Award and voted best Half Marathon in UK.  Its entirely on closed roads/paths and after leaving the town follows a flat cycle path along the coastline back to the town.  Fast flat course Details
1 July Halifax Marathon half marathon The course will be one lap for half marathon and two for the marathon.  The organisers say there will be entertainment for runners along the route?  Entry limit is 300 and on a 1st come 1st served.  Entry to this marathon is now open  Go to the entry page
1 July Northumberland coastal Marathon and Half Marathon Race Full start is at Alnmouth Beach and follows a scenic coastal path passing Boulmer, Craster, Dunstanburgh Castle and Low Newton Sands, the marathon takes you up to Long Nanny Bridge, the course returns to Alnmouth along the same route. The half marathon follows the same route to Craster then returns back to Alnmouth. Entry Details
7 July Chevy Chase 32.2K one of the North East Counties Championship races starting at Wooler Youth Hostel NE71 6LW Entry £20 More Details
8 July lakeland trails Ultra 55K -14K and 23K These are tough trail races but with a distance to suit most runners.  The 14k and 23K and new for this year.  Be warned though the 55K is nearer 60K and take the runners over some challenging mountains more information and entry
14 July Lyke Wake Challenge 40 Miles along the Lake Wake way.  Last year several of our club members completed and enjoyed this one, so why not give it a go Entry
15 July Hexham 1/2 Marathon  On closed roads with just 0.4 mile of Path and only 1 hill to test you mental strength. Information and link to entry
15 July Scafell Skyrace Make no mistake this is probably the hardest 40K race you’ll come across. Its along single track and scree with a 3000m ascent from Borrowdale to the heart of Ambleside, 141 entry limit link
22 July Castle Howard Half Marathon This is part of the Castle run series a half Marathon within the grounds of Castle Howard. Not to be confused with the Triathlon series that takes place the day before. It consists of 2 laps almost entirely off road Details
5 August Hardmoors Marathon and half Marathon All distances now full Rosedale Trail Marathon circular routes starting from Hutton Le Hole Village Hall Link
2 Sept Hamsterley Forest A 4-lap Marathon or 2-lap half Marathon trail race around the forest along wide paths. link to site
15 Sept Simonside (Thropton Show) 11K One of the North East Counties Championship 2:30pm start Entry £2 More Details
15 Sept. Hardmoors 60 A coastal run from Guisborough to Filey.  The actual distance is down as 62 miles, the cut off time is 18 hours. More Details
23 Sept Falls and Castles This race is new to the Scene and consists of a choice of 2 distances (7 and 18 miles) both follow a circular route starting and finishing at Bolton Castle Entry and Details
7 Oct Chester Marathon This is another very popular Marathon that will fill up fast Enter
 14 Oct  Yorkshire Marathon Reputed to be the second only to the London Marathon Entry is not yet available but pre-registration is available without payment until your entry is confirmed pre-entry registration
 21 Oct Hardmoors Osmotherley Marathon and 1/2 Marathon Circular route starting at Osmotherley Details
 4 Nov  Derwentwater 10M  Race HQ is at Keswick and the route loops clockwise around Derwentwater entirely on tarmac.  Be aware that the first 4M is along a road that could be busy. Entry Details
17 Nov. Brecon Ultra and marathon The 46 mile Ultra is a quite short as Ultra’s go.  There are fast very flat sections and just to test you a section more suited to mountain goats. 1 Lap for the Marathon and 2 for the ultra information and link to Entry
24 -25 Nov. Hardwolds 80 The Hardwolds 80 route follows the Wolds Way from Hessle to Filey.  This race is not for the average runner suitable for the most hardy only and is part of the Hardmoor series Details
9 Dec. Simonside Cairns 17.7K Part of the North East Counties Championship Entry £6 at Rothbury Northumberland More Details