8.8 Miles
Sun 17 Nov 2024 Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK

Kudos its Kirkstall Abbey | 8.8 Miles

Multi terrain trail running through the glorious trails surrounding Kirkstall Abbey in Leeds including the beautiful River Aire and Bramley Fall Park for runners of all stripes with a bespoke medal.

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  • Sun 17 Nov 2024
Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds

8.8 Miles



Age 18 & over

  • 8.8 miles trail running


If you like beautiful races in beautiful places, like fun, like medals and like goodies then this event is for you. 

This trail running extravaganza has plenty to whet the appetite of participants. There's the choice of distances making this the perfect day out for runners of all stripes. You'll enjoy a bespoke medal and treats at the finish line too!

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 Kudos its Kirkstall Abbey.

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village
  • Newcomers

Difficulty rating

5/5 grimmer than grim


  • 07:40 | Registration opens for early bird ultra/marathon upon request
  • 08:30 | Registration opens for all other distances

Shoe type

Weather dependant. If wet trail shoes.

  • Bag storage
  • Cafe
  • Toilets
  • Urban

Event HQ

Kirkstall Abbey
Abbey Road
West Yorkshire


There is no parking at the start and finish area, please find parking in the surrounding streets.


Hot drinks available in the Abbey Shoppe.

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

The route can be lovely this time of year as you run through lots of woodland areas. However, caution must be taken as the route can be slippery with leaves and muddy in parts if the week prior has been wet.

The courses are a mixture of good canal towpath, short stretches of fields that can get extremely muddy if wet, tracks, trails, and pavement.

Road crossings

There are 2 road crossings on the route - please take care.

Marshals will be placed along the route at the turnaround points and on the water/feed stations.

Marshals are not allowed to stop traffic.

The roads will be marked by a sign.

Water/feed stations

There will be water/feed stations along the route approximately every 3-4 miles.

Cut off time

6.5 hours.


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-free event

This is cupless event. All runners are requested to bring their own labelled, reusable cup or bottle.

  • Cake
  • 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

Entry fee (Affiliated)


Entry fee (Unaffiliated)


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