BHF Harewood House Half Marathon & 10k
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.
This year we’re introducing two different registration options in order to help continue to fund our life saving research:
Option 1 - Fundraising: Pay a smaller registration fee and agree to fundraise.
Option 2 - Self-funder: Pay a higher registration fee and do not commit to fundraise.
See below for further details .
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
Full route signage and marshalling
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
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.
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.
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 – nationalrail.co.uk
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.
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