Sun 15 Dec 2024 Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK

Crikey its the Christmas Cracker Day 2 | 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 marathon distance.

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  • Sun 15 Dec 2024
Broad Lane (canal side), Leeds




Age 18 & over

  • 26.2 miles trail running


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

A real Christmas atmosphere awaits all runners with music and food (and even a Christmas tree) to celebrate the season.

The course is perfectly flat, so whether you want a PB or ton challenge yourself to a slightly longer distance there is something for everyone.

All runners will receive a bespoke medal and a Christmas themed goodie bag. trophies are awarded to the first Male and Female in each distance. 

Feed stations can be found every 3 miles and will be stocked with sweet and salty snacks, juice and water. This event always sells out so always book early to guarantee a place.

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.

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

This event is part of Crikey its the Christmas Cracker Day 2.

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village
  • Families
  • Newcomers

Difficulty rating

1/5 not so grim


  • 08:00 | Registration opens for 5K and early birds
  • 08:15 | Registration opens for 10K
  • 08:30 | Registration opens for other distances

Shoe type

Road shoes.

  • Bag storage
  • Free parking
  • Music
  • Urban

Event HQ

Broad Lane (canal side)
Broad Lane
Kirkstall Avenue
West Yorkshire


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
  • Way markers

All distances are traffic free, there will be water/feed stations approx. every 3 miles and marshals at the turnaround points.

Cut off time

6.5 hours.

An early start is available for marathon runners who may exceed cut off.


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

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


  • Bring your own cup
  • Plastic bottle free

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
  • Christmas Cheer, merriness, love and joy
  • Unique medal design
  • Lots of lovely treats at the finish line

Optional extra

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

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

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