Sun 1 Sep 2024 Hornsea, East Yorkshire, UK

Hip Hip Hooray it's Hornsea | Marathon

Enjoy a flat trail run from the coast at Hornsea in East Yorkshire on an out-and-back route along the scenic Trans Pennine Trail with lots of treats for all finishers.

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  • Sun 1 Sep 2024
Hornsea Seafront, Hornsea




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 a bespoke medal and treats at the finish line! You could even treat yourself to Fish and Chips!

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 Hip Hip Hooray it's Hornsea.

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village
  • Families
  • Newcomers

Difficulty rating

1/5 not so grim


  • 08:00 | Registration opens for 5K and early bird ultra/marathon upon request
  • 08:30 | Registration opens for ultra
  • 08:45 | Registration opens for all other distances

Shoe type

Road shoes.

  • Bag storage
  • Coast
  • Paid parking
  • Toilets
  • Urban

Event HQ

Hornsea Seafront
East Yorkshire
HU18 1PZ

Paid parking

There is lots of Parking in Hornsea, council charges do apply.


Toilets are available within Hornsea Leisure Centre, next to the start/finish registration area. 

  • Cut off time
  • Distance markers
  • First aid
  • Flat
  • Food stations
  • Marshals
  • No headphones
  • Out and back
  • 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 stations 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

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 treats at the finish line

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

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Entry fee (Unaffiliated)


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