Sun 5 May 2024 Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK

Dandelions at Dawn | Temple Newsam | Marathon

Multiple loops around the trails of Temple Newsam, Leeds, West Yorkshire with a bespoke medal and lots of goodies and treats for all finishers.

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  • Sun 5 May 2024
Temple Newsam, Leeds




Age 18 & over

  • 26.2 miles multi terrain 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 a bespoke medal and lots of goodies and treats at the finish line.

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 Dandelions at Dawn | Temple Newsam.

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village
  • Newcomers

Difficulty rating

5/5 grimmer than grim


  • 07:45 | Registration opens for ultra
  • 07:45 | Registration opens for early birds
  • 08:30 | Registration opens for all other distances

Shoe type

Road shoes – unless wet.

  • Bag storage
  • Free parking
  • Paid parking
  • Park
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Temple Newsam
Temple Newsam Road
West Yorkshire
LS15 0AE

The start and finish will be in the field opposite the house. 

Registration is in front of Temple Newsham House.


All car parks are within walking distance.

  • Cut off time
  • Distance markers
  • First aid
  • Food stations
  • Marshals
  • Multiple laps
  • No headphones
  • Single start
  • Undulating
  • Water stations
  • Way markers

The course is a 6.7-mile loop on trail with a short section of tarmac. Parts of this course can be muddy if there has been a lot of rain.

Road crossings

There are a couple of small road crossings – please take extra care. Marshals are not allowed to stop traffic. The roads will be marked by a sign. Part of the course runs along quiet country lanes.

Cut off time

6.5 hours.

Early start time is available for marathon runners.


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

This is cupless event. All runners are requested to bring their own labelled, reusable cup or bottle. These may be filled before, during and after the event.

  • Chip timing
  • Goody bag
  • Map
  • Medal


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

Entry fee (Affiliated)


Entry fee (Unaffiliated)


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