BHF Harewood House Half Marathon & 10k

Harewood House, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Organiser's Description

Try running with a difference at this popular off-road half marathon and 10k. This extremely hilly route offers a challenging trail run with miles of muddy tracks, steep forest inclines and tree-lined fields, all set within the stunning grounds of Yorkshire’s historic Harewood House.

This run will test even the most seasoned runner, but the feeling of achievement when you cross the finish line will make it all worthwhile. Also on offer is our 2k Family Fun Run - suitable for all ages and abilities. All Half Marathon & 10k Runners will get automatic entry into the 2K Family Fun.

Advance bookings are now closed. On the day entry available - £40 for 10K, £50 for Half Marathon, registration will open from 8am for the Half Marathon and 9.45am for the 10K.

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  • Half Marathon - Fundraiser Option 17+ yrs old.
    £31 CLOSED
  • 10 km - Fundraiser Option 16+ yrs old.
    £26 CLOSED
  • Half Marathon - Self-Funder 17+ yrs old.
    £50 CLOSED
  • 10 km - Self-Funder 16+ yrs old.
    £40 CLOSED
  • 2 km Family Fun Run Adult
    £10 CLOSED
  • 2 km Family Fun Run Child
    £5 CLOSED

Timing chip (For Half Marathon & 10K runners)

A medal for all finishers

Parking at Harewood House

Water stops en route and at the finish line

Access to luggage stores

Post-event massage

Full route signage and marshalling

Downloadable map

Training guidance

Fundraising support

Event photography

Entry Options:

Option 1 - Fundraising: Pay a smaller registration fee and fundraise. To help you smash your fundraising, we’ll provide you with additional support.

Option 2 - Self-funder: Pay a higher registration fee and do not commit to fundraise. Your fee will then cover the cost of us putting on our incredible event and ensures as much money as possible goes towards our life saving research. If you choose this option, we would still welcome any additional fundraising from you and be happy to support.

Your entry fee covers the cost of organising the event, such as venue hire, toilets and medical cover.

This run is a fundraising event, it is the money you raise that powers our life saving research. To help you smash your fundraising, we’ll provide you with additional support.

Creating an online fundraising page is the easiest way to raise money. It takes a few minutes to set up and a link can then be easily shared with your friends and family on social media and by email. Remember, you're taking part in an amazing challenge - people will want to support you.

Harewood House, Harewood, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS17 9LG

By car

The village of Harewood is centrally placed in Yorkshire at the junction of the A61/A659 on the Leeds/Harrogate road.

Harewood has ample free parking. We are situated:

7 miles from Leeds and Harrogate on the A61
5 miles from Wetherby and the A1
22 miles from York
9 miles from Leeds/Bradford airport
8 miles from the M1

You may wish to use a route planner – our postcode is LS17 9LG, although Sat Nav users are recommended to try LS17 9LQ as this will bring you straight to the main Archway entrance to Harewood off the A61.

Harewood House is well signposted. Follow the brown tourist information signs for Harewood House.

By bus

No 36 to Harewood from Leeds and Harrogate runs every 30 minutes during the day on Sunday.

Upon arrival to Harewood Village you need only walk through the main archway, to connect with a free shuttle service that will take you along the driveway to the House. Please call our Visitor Experience Team on 0113 218 1010 on arrival to arrange collection.

By train

Our nearest rail stations are Leeds, which is a main line station with destinations across the country, and Harrogate. Taxis and bus connections are available.

For full information on train travel please visit the National Rail website –

Free parking is available at Harewood House. Please be aware that the House and its grounds are closed to the public on the date of the event and any spectators attending will only be permitted to view the event from designated areas.

Please arrive at least one hour before the event to avoid congestion and follow the signs and stewards upon arrival.

When leaving the event there will be two exits - the main drive and Weardley Road. Please be patient and be aware that due to the volume of traffic, you will encounter delays when departing the venue. Parking marshals will be on hand to ensure exiting is safe and as swift as possible - please follow their instructions.

08:00 Event village and car park open

09:45 Information tent closes for the Half Marathon

10:00 Half marathon starts

11.00 10k Starts

11.00 2K Fun Run registration opens

12:30 2K Fun Run starts

12:30 Cut-off time Water Stop 2 for Half Marathon

13:00 Cut-off time Water Stop 2 for 10k

15:00 Event finishes and car park closes

The circular route that starts and finishes outside Harewood House is tough with on off-road paths, muddy uneven trails and grass with several inclines. Please take care when running, particularly if the weather conditions are poor.

There is a cut off point at the 8.5 mile point, if half marathon runners have not reached here by 12.30 they will be driven to the finish line.

This event will be fully marshalled for your safety, with medical support provided.

There are 3 water stops on the route which are marked on the route map (Note: Water stop 2 is for both the half marathon and the 10k route).

Age restrictions: Half Marathon (17+); 10k (16+)

Family and friends are welcome to join us on the day. The main event site where the start and finish will take place is located in front of the house, which is where the car park is also situated. Harewood House will be closed at the time of the event, therefore the house, grounds and children's play area will not be accessible. The event site will have catering facilities, toilets and a BHF fundraising tent for spectators to make use of during the day.

We would love to send you information on our life saving research and how you can help us to keep more hearts beating through fundraising, events and volunteering opportunities.

Once you have booked your place please tick the appropriate box to let us know whether we can contact by email or post.

We take your privacy seriously and will never sell or swap your details with third parties. You can withdraw your consent to be contacted at any time by calling 0300 330 3322 or by emailing Information about how we protect and use your personal data is set out in our privacy policy:

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Sorry, booking has closed for this event 🙁

Booking closed on You may still be able to book a place on the event website.

  • Half Marathon - Fundraiser Option 17+ yrs old.
    £31 CLOSED
  • 10 km - Fundraiser Option 16+ yrs old.
    £26 CLOSED
  • Half Marathon - Self-Funder 17+ yrs old.
    £50 CLOSED
  • 10 km - Self-Funder 16+ yrs old.
    £40 CLOSED
  • 2 km Family Fun Run Adult
    £10 CLOSED
  • 2 km Family Fun Run Child
    £5 CLOSED


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First Trail Half

Fantastic run, although I think I underestimated the difficulty of the hills and mud. My legs won't recover until Thursday, but well worth the pain!!! Thanks to all organisers and marshalls involved

Chris Nother / Feb 24, 2020

Great day

Despite everything that was thrown at them, all the staff working at Harewood House pulled it out the bag. Great day and thoroughly enjoyed the 10k.

Jordan Robertson / Feb 24, 2020

Cracking event

Organisers certainly did their best with the facilities they provided and the challenging weather building up to and on the day of the event.
Course was a lot more cross country style racing then j expected but was fun nonetheless. Marshals were all happy and helpful despite the weather.
Great event for great cause.

Ian Stevens / Feb 24, 2020

Great location & event!

I can’t fault the Location or the course, beautiful and fairly challenging for an off road trail run. Plenty of advice beforehand, good site setup with bag drop, warm up area, toilets and post run refreshments. I’m giving this a 4 out of 5 as they failed to have a backup plan with the bad weather or didn’t communicate very well with Harewood house. Subsequently the race times were changed that morning due to parking issues and the kids race clashed with mine so they couldn’t do it which was a bit disappointing for them. Given the location and time of year this could have been avoided but I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Daniel Leach / Feb 24, 2020

Good organisation of a half marathon

The team organisers did well with parking on a wet muddy day the race was well marshalled giving encouragement all the way round the course was very muddy and boggy in places making it hard to run but all in all a great day and a good achievement for my first half trail marathon 5*

Stephen Bloom / Feb 24, 2020

First off road in 5 years

There were several glitches before the race even started but we were always well informed and they did an amazing job considering the problems the weather caused. The volunteers were amazing and friendly giving support all the way. Everyone did a great job. Some beautiful views along the way helped too.

Rebecca Dowling / Feb 24, 2020

First Half

Very well organised event, I’d use the term unflat to describe the course but the wonderful views and scenery made it a great first experience at a half, lots of encouragement from the marshalls and BHF team! Will deffinetly be back next year!!

Hannah Levey / Feb 18, 2019

Love LOVE it

Fantastic run! Stunning location & great atmosphere. Loved the warm up & music. I was worried it would be very hilly but it wasn’t bad & really enjoyed it!!

Samantha Jacob / Feb 18, 2019

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