Poultry Run

This years Run has unfortunately been cancelled due to civid19 but will be back in 2022

Visit the POULTRY RUN WEBSITE to enter

The Loftus & Whitby Poultry Run has been held just before Christmas for over 30 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.
Poultry Run
Many thanks for all Poultry Run entries last year.The charity chosen was The Breast Care Patient and Education Fund at St.James Cook Hospital Middlesbrough. Your £1.00 donation deducted from your entry fee and then Gift aid raised £756.25 Well done everybody.
A good day had by all.
Hope to see you all again at next year’s race


The run is approximately 8 miles and 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 where a mince pie and glass of wine awaits you! 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 cameraderie 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!

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.

Start of Poultry Run
FACILITIES:- Changing rooms, toilets, showers and limited refreshments, such as hot dogs, burgers, chips, tea and coffee and soft drinks.

PARKING:- Available at the leisure centre but limited. Limited parking is also available in the Mars Inn car park. Please do not block or park your vehicle at the entrance to the leisure centre.

MAP of the COURSE: –


A selection of previous year’s T-shirt designs:

poultry run designs