Sun 1 Dec 2024 Bingley, West Yorkshire, UK

Do you like my Bingley Baubles | Marathon

A wonderfully themed Christmas event finishing and starting just outside Bingley. A challenging and scenic run over towpath, woodland, and fields over a joyous distance.

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  • Sun 1 Dec 2024
The Fishermans Inn, Bingley




Age 18 & over

  • 26.2 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 Christmassy goodies and 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 Do you like my Bingley Baubles.

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village
  • Newcomers

Difficulty rating

5/5 grimmer than grim


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

Shoe type

Weather dependant.

  • Bag storage
  • Paid parking
  • Toilets

Event HQ

The Fishermans Inn
Wagon Lane
West Yorkshire
BD16 1TS


Parking is not available at the Fisherman Inn. The best place to park is in Bingley Town Centre and walk down the Leeds and Liverpool Canal to the registration point, it’s about a ¾ of a mile – a good warm up.

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

This route is run along mainly good canal towpath. There are road crossings but these will be signposted cautioning you the runner and all other road users. Always take your time and extra care at the road crossings. Water and feed station approx. every 3-4 miles. Marshals will be placed along the route.

Cut off time

6.5 hours.

An early start may be available upon request for those who may miss the 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
  • Unique medal design
  • Lots of Lovely Christmassy treats - joy in Bingley and indeed the world

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
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Entry fees

Entry fee (Affiliated)


Entry fee (Unaffiliated)


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