Future Longer Races


Date Race  Description Website
26 May  Liverpool Marathon and 1/2 Marathon Part of the Rock N Roll series The start line is at Albert Dock, on the Liverpool Waterfront. From there runners will be directed through Liverpool city centre, passing many of the city’s iconic sites such as The Cavern Club, where the Beatles once played, and Goodison Park. Other interesting locations are Stanley Park, Anfield The Liver Buildings and Chinatownand ends at the Waterfront promenade.  Live music along the route. Register/Enter
 26 May   Edinburgh Marathon and 1/2 Marathon  Fast & flat, the Edinburgh Marathon is perhaps one of the easier Marathons.  The Half Marathon follows the marathon course which was voted the fastest marathon in the UK by Runners World, ideal if it’s your first half marathon or you are looking for a PB. Details
28 May  Stirling Marathon and 1/2 Marathon Whether you’re taking on the marathon or the half marathon distance, this event combines a stunning, scenic course with the convenience of a city centre start and finish. The challenging closed road route takes in the local countryside, imposing castles and historic towns. Further Details
2 June Hull 1/2 Marathon Starting and finishing in Alfred Gelder Street, the largely flat course offers great PB potential and takes in The Deep, Humber Dock Marina, Hull City Hall and the University of Hull before heading back for the grand finish in the heart of the city centre.” “Chip timing.” “Technical T-shirt, medal, goody bag.” on the same morning as Hull 10K Details
2 June Huddersfield 1/2 Marathon A single lap road Half-Marathon  it has a hilly opening few miles before a kinder run in to the finish. It’s challenging, its the toughest road half marathon in the UK Details
2 June Coniston Marathon & 1/2 Marathon Starting and finishing at Coniston Hall Landing Point, on the shores of Coniston Water, the Lakeland Trails Marathon takes in a complete circuit of Coniston Water along well marked and marshalled footpaths and bridleways. Details
8 June  LadyBower Trail Marathon TheTrail Marathon is set in the i Peak District national park, the course is surrounded by the elevated fells set within the Derwent Valley Details
9 June  Starthearn Marathon This marathon will fill up fast.  it takes place in Perthshire for the route go to  http://www.strathearnharriers.org.uk/racing/club-races/strathearn-marathon/route-map Details etc
9 June Marsden 10 Mile A circular route taking in fantastic scenery as it climbs up to Wessenden and back into Marsden with a quick finish.” The route is a mix of trail (8M) and road (2M). These are quiet roads. Details
15 June lakeland 5 Passes Ultra 33 mile ultra with 10,000 feet climb the cut off time is 14 hours so you require an average of just 2.5mph but still not an easy task Details/Entry
16 June Bah tat Trail 1/2 and full Marathon The first section of the race is on open roads and footpaths, Details
16 June Durham Coast 1/2 Marathon A mixed terrain marathon and half marathon in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside? The race will start in Keighley and head over Ilkley moor and back. Details
22 June Gibside Marathon This is an evening event it’s a multi lap race around the undulating grounds of Gibside, starting at 5pm. You must have a head torch if you plan to be out after 10pm. The route is tarmac, hardcore and trail. There is also a 12hr and 24hr events on the same time and date  See route map. Details
22/23 June Gibside 12 and 24 hr run Complete as many laps/miles as you can in 24 hours! Water, juice, salty snacks and sweets will be provided each lap. You must provide your own meals. Tents will be pitched for sleeping. All camping equipment will be provided NEMC. You cannot bring your own. Head torches are compulsory. The course will only be marshaled until dusk and will be lit by glow sticks during the dark. Details
23 June Penshaw 1/2 Marathon Starts at the foot of Penshaw Hill. The route takes in trails along the North and South side of the River Wear, before the finish on Penshaw Monument itself. Details
29 June

St Cuthberts Way Ultra

100Km and 45Mile

 Bridging the national borders between Scotland and England 100km Starts at Holy Island the route then heads Westwards crossing large sections of the Northumberland National Park and the Scottish Borders region. Finishing at Melrose. The 45 mile race option starting at Wooler Details under Ultra Menu Heading here
29 June  55K and 100K Starting and finishing in Ambleside, the 100K and 55KUltimate Trails Challenges take in a complete circuit of the central Lake District, along well marked and marshalled footpaths and bridleways.There’s also a 23K for those wanting a 1/2 Marathon distance and even a 14K but a hard distance to call an Ultra Details
30 June Cragsiede Trail 10 mile The course snakes its way around Cragside taking in all the popular areas and even some of the lesser-known ones Medal, a custom neck gaiter (Buff style) and free entry Details
30 June Hollybank Eccup 10M (Leeds) Takes in the rural closed roads in and around Eccup that make this Leeds most popular 10 mile road race! Organised by Abbey Runners club and is very good value for money Details
30 June Humber Bridge 1/2 Marathon Run over a testing course which includes both an outward and return run across the world famous Humber Bridge.” “Tarmac road, mildly undulating apart from a hill at four miles and a steep hill after nine miles.


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6 July Borrowdale Trail 20K & 13K

A well balanced mix of woodland trails, rocky single tracks and a few testing climbs following footpaths and bridleways.” “Chip timing.” “Medal.

8 July Scafell Pike Trail Marathon 

A trail marathon which includes England’s highest peak. Starting at Keswick the route follows lakeshore trails, wooded valleys and up high mountain trails. This sounds like one for the hardier runner although the organisers say its suitable for all abilities.

13 July Lyke Wake Challenge The Quakers Running Club is proud to present the 2019 Lyke Wake Challenge, starting from near Osmotherley (Sheepwash car park, top of Cod Beck reservoir) and finishing in Ravenscar village in the Raven Hall Hotel grounds.  Details and Entry
13 July Skirfare (Kettlewell) Trail 1/2 Marathon This is a challenging race where the route takes runners over 3 tough, steep climbs and each descent thrilling enough to give you the adrenaline rush ready to take on the next climb Details
14 July Duncombe Park (Hemsley) Ultra, 20 Mile Marathon;1/2 Marathon Distance to suit everyone running more than the popular 10K and 17K. Be warned these races organised by “it’s Grim up North” fill up well before the start date Details
14 July Hexham 1/2 Marathon The course is an all road course. It runs from Hexham, through Acomb and onto the outskirts of Corbridge then back to Hexham. Details
15 July ilkley 1/2 marathon 2019 will be the first run of this event along closed roads.  More details will become available in December. In the meantime what details there are can be found via the details link Details
 27 July   Mull Half Marathon  Might seem a long way off but entry is already open so if you fancy a Scottish Break in a lovely part of Scotland and a run to boot Register in plenty of time. Entry Page
4 Aug. Arthur James SHakEER The route starts next to the picturesque Roberts Park is a 12.8 km (approx. 8 miles) loop, multi terrain, following sections of the Leeds – Liverpool canal towpath but with an undulating woodland section Details
4 Aug. South Shields 10  The  popular South Shields 10 is a  challenge on multi terrain, including trails, grass and coastal paths. All finishers will receive a South Shields 10 Mile Race 2019 medal. Details
31 Aug Skipton                      1/2 Marathon Trail The race starts with a climb over Sharphaw before dropping down to the picturesque village of Hetton.  On the return it climbs Sharphaw again then a 1 mile down hill run to the finish line. Entry
1 Sept.  Hornsea Running Festival Marathon, 1/2 marathon, 10 miles & 20 miles These races fill up quickly so if you fancy one of these you better enter now. Its a lovely scenic, traffic free out and back route, from Hornsea, through to Hull and back along the Transpennine Trail Entry Page
7 Sept.  Yorkshireman off-road marathon

The race starts on Main Street. There are four miles is on tarmac, then over a stream and across an open moor . The route continues across countryside, passing near Gatehouse and via Houghgate and Brookhouse reaching the halfway mark at the junction with the A629. The inward half starts along a footpath to Denholme Beck. Under a railway bridge to a reservoir, it then carries on through forest and across moorland to Hainworth Village and onto the last 1.2 miles onto the finish line.

15 Sept. Blacksheep 6hr A six-hour challenge, the option to run as far as you like for as long as you like providing its within the six-hour cut-off, all participants completing a minimum of 1 loop will qualify for a medal.  location is Masham Details
22 Sept. RB Hull Marathon and relay marathon  The course includes a tour of the city centre, the historic Old Town, the maritime heritage of the docks and marina,  Details
22 Sept. Falls and Castle Trail Race This race is actually just over 10K but only just. Its along Varied terrain, predominantly on bridleways & footpaths, with small sections on minor roads. Feedstations, regular checkpoints, marked course, route description & downloadable GPS routes.  Full course details and profile on website. www.madraces.co.uk Details
22 Sept RAFBF Spadeadam 1/2 Marathon The Half Marathon course winds its way around and through Spadeadam Forest with views over to the Lake District and Sycamore Gap on Hadrians Wall. With numerous RAF practise targets and tanks along the route, it is a run that offers a unique opportunity. The course is fully marked and marshalled. Details 
28 Sept. Ravenscar ultra There’s a range of distances offered from 8 miles to 34 miles. all are within the Yorkshire National Park Details
28 Sept. Lakeland Four Passes The Lakeland Four Passes is a 19 mile circular route with over 5300ft of ascent which starts and finishes at Rosthwaite Village Hall in Borrowdale, at the southern end of Derwent Water. Details
28 Sept Reservoir Dogs Reservoir Dogs is a tour around 7 of the reservoirs that serve the Leeds area, starting with Lindley Wood Reservoir in North Yorkshire Details
29 Sept. Great Scottish Run The course starts in George Square in the city centre, before taking runners past some of Glasgow’s finest venues and buildings. Runner cross over the River Clyde, as well as a taking a trip through Pollok Park and Bellahouston Park, before heading back for the grandstand finish on Glasgow Green Details
29 Sept Hart Village Half marathon The route starts and finishes in Hart Village taking in Castle Eden Dene, Durham Coast, Crimdon Dene and the Hart to Haswell Walkway.



29 Sept. Pontefract half Marathon The start is at the Cornmarket, Pontefract Town Centre.  The course takes you out of Pontefract and into countryside through Ackworth, Wentbridge and Carlton before heading back towards the town, there’s a final lap of the centre before you finish Details
29 Sept. Redcar 1/2 marathon The race follows a  coastal route along the Yorkshire sea front. The course starts and finishes on Majuba Road. along two out and back stretches, turning at 3.5 and 10 miles. Details
6 Oct. Chester Marathon voted at the 2018 Running Awards.  With a spectacular start and finish at Chester Racecourse, the route passes all Chester’s iconic landmarks, then heads out into the Cheshire & North Wales countryside, before returning along the banks of the River Dee Details
6 Oct. Great Cumbria run Starting at The Sheepmount Athletics Stadium in Carlisle the race will again take competitors out through the city centre towards Wetherall before turning back and returning through Scotby Village, Rickerby Park before a grandstand finish back at the Sheepmount Details
13 Oct Keilder Marathon & 1/2 Marathon  Kielder Marathon route follows an almost entirely off-road course around northern Europe’s largest man-made lake, Kielder Water, in Northumberland. Details
19 Oct Pen Y Gent Ultra (Hawes)  50K Start and finish is at the Hawes Market House and follows in the footsteps of Roman Legions over the Cam Road to Horton-In-Ribblesdale, then summiting Pen-y-Ghent, before returning along the Cam Road. Total distance 50 Km. Details
19 Oct. Langdale Marathon and half Marathon Claimed to be the toughest road marathon in the UK.  The Marathon is 2 laps of the 1/2 Marathon and has a total ascent of 3,400ft. Details
20 Oct. Yorkshire Marathon A popular and picturesque run with fantastic PB potential, The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon takes over 7,000 runners past some of York’s most historic sites and along scenic traffic-free country lanes, making it an excellent race for runners of all abilities Details
2 Nov White Rose Ultra Huddersfield There are four options 30 miles, 60 miles 100 miles and for the insane runners there’s the 150 mile. The route takes in sections of the Kirklees Way (Ultra Kirklees Way, Pennine Way and many other local tracks and trails.  Entry open now Details and Entry options
16 Nov. Brecon Marathon and Ultra Starting and ending at Talybont on Usk this is and excellently organised and marked route.  The Ultra consists of 2 laps whereas the Marathon is 1 ultra loop but deviate to take in the two highest mountains in S. Wales before rejoining the Ultra route. Make no mistake the Marathon is tough in 2018 around half the entries to the marathon failed to complete hence the 9 hr cut off Details
8 Dec. Hardmoors Roseberry Topping Trail Circular routes for Marathon/Half Marathon/10k
All routes will be signed but runners most carry the below attached route map
and a race route description 
9 Feb 2020 Brecon to Cardiff 44 Miles of lovely Welsh mountains and valleys to run through.  Claimed to be one of the easier Ultra’s though is there any ultra that’s easy in Brecon in February.  This is a one way run from Brecon down to Cardiff ( all down hill 🙂 lol Details