Half Marathon
Sun 10 Dec 2023 Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK

Christmas Cracker Day 2 | Half Marathon

An out and back course to really get you in the Christmas spirit with activities at Race HQ bound start a jolly atmosphere, whether you want a PB or to challenge yourself over this distance.

  • Sun 10 Dec 2023
Wyther Lane, Leeds

Half Marathon



Age 18 & over

  • 13.1 miles trail running


If you like beautiful races in beautiful places, like fun, like medals and like goodies then this event is for you. 

You'll enjoy Christmas cheer, merriness, love, joy, lots of lovely things at the finish line, as well as a bespoke finishers medal.

It's Grim Up North

This event is part of the It's Grim Up North calendar of runs, offering a range of distances and levels of difficulty so there is something for everyone.

Famous for its low-key approach, all runners will be greeted with a warm smile and friendly chat.

The aim is to get you out running, help you enjoy the beautiful countryside with great camaraderie and for you to experience the sense of well-being you get when you cross that finish line.

Having completed your race the type of goodies everyone wants will await you!

You'll be shown that the North is anything but Grim.

This event is part of Christmas Cracker Day 2.

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village
  • Families
  • Newcomers

Difficulty rating

1/5 not so grim


  • 08:30 | Registration opens for most distances
  • 09:00 | Registration opens for 10K

Shoe type

Road shoes.

  • Bag storage
  • Free parking
  • Music

Event HQ

Wyther Lane
Wyther Lane
West Yorkshire
LS5 3


There is no parking at the start and finish area, please find parking in the surrounding streets.

  • Cut off time
  • Distance markers
  • First aid
  • Flat
  • Food stations
  • Marshals
  • No headphones
  • Out and back
  • PB
  • Single start
  • Traffic free
  • Water stations
  • Way markers

Cut off time

6.5 hours.


The use of headphones is not endorsed for the following safety reasons:

  • Runners cannot always hear the marshalsโ€™ instructions
  • Runners may not hear cyclists behind them and stray into their path
  • Bone conduction earphones are allowed

  • Bring your own cup

This is cupless event. All runners are requested to bring their own labelled, reusable cup or bottle.

  • Chip timing
  • Goody bag
  • Map
  • Medal


  • It's Grim Up North running experience
  • Unique medal design
  • Lots of lovely Christmassy treats

Optional extra

  • Grim massage - Adam will be available for both pre-race and post-race massage. He his brilliant. You can pay by either cash or card.

  • Age 18 & over
  • Entries open
  • Collect race pack
  • Enter online
  • Event merch available

Refer a friend scheme

Its Grim Up North Running are now pleased to be able to offer lovely runners an extra benefit, there's now offer a refer a friend scheme that will earn you monies that can be used on your next race.

Entry fees

Entry fee


Entry fee


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