Poultry Run

Entry to this years Poultry Run is now Closed

Please Be aware that On November 22nd the order for the specially designed T-Shirts was placed with the supplier. We have attempted to predict the actual number of sizes of T-Shirts required to include future entries but we cannot guarantee that entries after this date will receive a T-Shirt of the requested size.

The Loftus & Whitby Poultry Run has been held just before Christmas for over 38 years. It is a multi-terrain event and has built up a reputation as one of the friendliest and most fun events in the North East running calendar. Why not run in fancy dress and embrace the festive season.  All finishers will receive a quality Poultry Run T-ShirtStart of Poultry Run

This year there is a slightly changed run of approximately 7.5 miles but remains one that covers country lanes, bridleways, footpaths and muddy farmer’s fields. The course is generally ascending for the first half of the race, with a steep climb at approximately half-way to the Boulby mast. It is then an exhilarating downhill run down to the finish  Sturdy trainers or trail shoes are recommended – there is too much road to suggest fell shoes. (Unless there is heavy snow as in 2009).

With costumes, a brass band and lots of camaraderie the Poultry Run is a great way to get your festive holiday off to a flying start. And who knows, with some generous prizes of Christmas fare – including the eponymous poultry – it could also be a handy way to stock your larder!

Maximum entries 400 

Race Start time is 11am

Registration opens at 9:30 at Loftus Leisure Centre (TS13 4RS).

 Race numbers will be issued at Registration on the day 

Race Organizer Malcolm Peggs email:   [email protected]

If you have any questions please check the FAQs page or contact peterphillips3@gmail or the race organizer

Click here for FAQ

Please note there will be no entries on the day

LOCATION:- Approach Loftus via the A173, at the Co-op shop turn into Deepdale Road continue past the pub called The Mars Inn and then turn right into Loftus Leisure Centre car park . Approximate travelling times to Loftus from major towns/cities are:- Middlesbrough 25 mins; Newcastle 75 mins; Scarborough 45 mins; Leeds 115 mins.

FACILITIES:- Changing rooms, toilets, showers and limited choice of light refreshments and hot drinks

PARKING:- Available at the leisure centre but limited. there are also 2 car parks a short walk from the start  (south of the Police station TS13 4RJ  5 minutes walk and at north road TS13 4JL about 10 minutes walk). There is also ample street parking around the leisure centre.  Please do not block or park your vehicle at the entrance to the leisure centre.