Thu 28 Mar 2024 Skipton, North Yorkshire, UK

Grimwith Reservoir Run Day 4 | Marathon

Multiple circular loops around the lovely Grimwith Reservoir in the Yorkshire Dales with a bespoke medal and goodies at the finish line.

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  • Thu 28 Mar 2024
Grimwith Reservoir, Skipton




Age 19 & 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 a bespoke medal and lots of goodies 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 Grimwith Reservoir Run Day 4.

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village
  • Newcomers

Difficulty rating

2/5 a bit grim


  • 08:30 | Registration opens for all distances

Shoe type

Road shoes – unless wet. The course is mainly good underfoot. 

  • Bag storage
  • Free parking
  • Rural
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Grimwith Reservoir
North Yorkshire
BD23 5ED

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

The route is undulating. The route is mainly on good paths and trails, with a short section of grass, which could get muddy, weather dependant.

Water/feed stations

There will be water/feed stations along the route approximately every 3 miles. Marshals will be placed along the route at the water/feed stations. 

Cut off time

6.5 hours.

Early start 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.

  • 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 19 & 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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