Half Marathon
Sat 6 Apr 2024 Bingley, West Yorkshire, UK Entries closed

John's April Fool Frollick | Half Marathon

A fabulous event starting in Myrtle Park in Bingley and taking in the magnificent hills and countryside surrounding Bingley.

  • Sat 6 Apr 2024
  • Entries closed
Myrtle Park, Bingley

Half Marathon



Age 17 & over

  • 13.1 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 John's April Fool Frollick.

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village
  • Newcomers

Difficulty rating

5/5 grimmer than grim

  • Free parking
  • Park
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Myrtle Park
Myrtle Grove
West Yorkshire
BD16 2LQ

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

Water/feed stations

There will be frequent water/feed stations along the route. Marshals will be placed along the route at the water/feed stations. 

Cut off time



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
  • Map
  • Medal
  • Post-race meal


  • It's Grim Up North running experience
  • Unique medal design
  • Lots of lovely things at the finish line
  • Curry or Chilli (including vegan) for all finishers

  • Age 17 & over
  • Collect race pack
  • Enter online
  • Event merch available

Other races at event

  • Sat 6 Apr
  • #1 of 4
Myrtle Park, Bingley




Age 16 & over

  • 10 km trail running
  • Sat 6 Apr
  • #3 of 4
Myrtle Park, Bingley




Age 21 & over

  • 26.2 miles trail running
  • Sat 6 Apr
  • #4 of 4
Myrtle Park, Bingley

50 Miler



Age 21 & over

  • 50 miles trail running