Yorkshire Dales Half Marathon
Sun 8 Sep 2024 Masham, North Yorkshire, UK

Yorkshire Dales Half Marathon

A fully closed road course set in the world-famous Yorkshire Dales, it's set to be a stunner in every sense with 1000s of runners and cheering crowds plus feed stations and party atmosphere!

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  • Sun 8 Sep 2024
Masham Town Hall, Masham

Yorkshire Dales Half Marathon



Age 16 & over

  • 13.1 miles road running


Get ready for the first edition of Long Course Weekend Yorkshire!

The Wales edition is the biggest multi-sport festival in Europe attracting over 11,000 athletes and 35,000 supporters from 56 nations each year. For the first time, the Long Course Weekend is coming to England and promises three incredible days of world-class sport from the idyllic market town of Masham which sits on the outskirts of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Sportives incorporate some of the sections of the Tour de Yorkshire, Tour De France and UCI courses.


Friday - swims

Friday kicks off with the Yorkshire Dales Swim, offering a rare opportunity to swim in Grimwith Reservoir, deep in the Yorkshire Dales.

Saturday - cycles

Saturday will see cyclists start from Masham Market Square and take on the choice of 56 or 112 miles through The Yorkshire Dales National Park in the Yorkshire Dales Sportive.

Sunday - runs

Rounding up the weekend on Sunday, you have a range of distances from Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K to take in some of the spectacular surrounding countryside, returning to Masham where massive crowds await you on the famous red carpet finish line!

This event is part of Long Course Weekend Yorkshire.

  • All fitness levels
  • Event expo
  • Event village
  • Families
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators
  • Traders at event

World-class event

It's exciting to bring the Long Course Weekend to Yorkshire, in addition to Wales, Mallorca, Belgium and New Zealand which are already in the family.

Set in Masham and Pateley Bridge, the Long Course Weekend is expected to bring over 5,000 athletes, 20,000 supporters from 30 nations, to compete over 3 incredible days.

How it works

The first thing you should know is that LCW is not a triathlon event.

You can choose any of the disciplines and distances as individual events. It can be just a cycle event for you if that's what you want out of LCW.

If you do feel like doing all the full distances though and want to try and earn that famous fourth LCW medal, then there are two things you must do to achieve it:

  1. You must enter the Full LCW (do not enter them separately or you will not receive the coveted fourth medal at the finish)
  2. You must complete all three full distances within the cut off times for each event or you will not receive your fourth medal (you would still receive your individual event medals)


The venue is Masham Market Square unless specified otherwise:


  • 15:00-20:00 | Registration open
  • 15:00-20:00 | LCW Expo


  • 09:00-17:00 | Registration open
  • 09:00-16:30 | Event Expo open
  • 14:00 | Yorkshire Dales Swim 1.2, Half LCW and Junior LCW Start - Grimwith Reservoir
  • 17:00 | Swim Start - 2.4m, Full LCW and VIP LCW Athletes - Grimwith Reservior


  • 05:00-17:00 | Registration open
  • 07:00-07:30 | 112M, LCW and 56m all start
  • 09:00-17:00 | Event Expo open
  • 10:30 | First bikes expected back
  • 12:00 | Cut-off time for the second lap
  • 17:00 | Overall cut off


  • 07:00-10:00 | Registration open
  • 10:00 | Yorkshire Dales Marathon start
  • 10:30 | Yorkshire Dales 5K & 10K start
  • 12:00 | Yorkshire Dales Half Marathon start
  • 12:30 | First Marathon athlete back
  • 16:00 | Event cut-off time for athletes
  • 16:30 | LCW Trophy Presentation

Ability level

These events are for anyone who feels they can complete the course. With generous cut-off times, fully stocked feed stations, and one heck of a party atmosphere on the finish line, you don't want to miss this.

Bike type

Ideally road.

You can use any bike that is roadworthy and complies with the British Triathlon Federation rules. No tandems.  

Road bikes are exactly that, bikes which are designed for use on the road. They typically feature a more aggressive racing position, a high saddle and dropped handlebars, that encourage a more aerodynamic posture with more weight over the front of the bike for more power. A stiff, rigid frame reduces energy loss to suspension and ensures maximum energy is transferred from you to the wheels. A gear ratio designed with high-power cycling in mind means you can put down power at close-to-speed. If you were racing a downhill slope style race, you wouldn't use a road bike, so similarly when cycling on roads, you wouldn't use a full-suspension rock chomper capable of tackling the Grand Canyon!

Tri bars

For the Sportives, Tri Bars are allowed on course.

  • Accommodation
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Paid parking
  • Rural
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Masham Town Hall
Market Place
North Yorkshire

Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is a national protected landscape full of breathtaking windswept moorlands and steep river valleys, gently rolling pastoral landscapes, peaceful ancient woodland and tranquil expanses.


With plenty to see and do, the local area is the perfect spot to plan a break around taking part. There are cycle and run events taking place across the weekend so get involved and extend your stay.

Swim venue

The Yorkshire Dales Swim is at Grimwith Reservoir right in the heart of The Yorkshire Dales National Park.

  • Cut off time
  • First aid
  • Food stations
  • Marshals
  • No headphones
  • Traffic free
  • Undulating
  • Water stations
  • Way markers


This is a course to be proud of! You're going to love it.

What would you expect from 13.1 miles set in a world-renowned National Park? You can expect stunning scenery, fully loaded feed stations, the odd sheep or two, and plenty of supporters to cheer you on as you wind your way through the stunning Yorkshire Dales.

The course will be on fully closed roads and will end with the famous red carpet finish.

It's as scenic as it is challenging. Winding its way through the world-famous Yorkshire Dales on fully closed roads this course takes in the best of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and is set to attract large crowds to cheer you on.

This event is passionate about working with the community too.

Check out the video for the sister event:

  • Chip timing
  • Medal

Finishers can expect a bespoke medal and trophy categories will be announced closer to the event date. 

  • Age 16 & over
  • Entries open
  • Enter online
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Entry fees

Entry fee


These reviews are from the LCW Wales event:

This event was organised superbly from start to finish. All required kit is provided in registration in advance (helmet stickers, bike label, race tattoos etc...) along with course maps. Cara S 

This was an outstanding race. From the outset the organisation and helpfulness from the marshalls and staff was great. Damien M

...the course is great, the support is even better and the organisation is top notch. Matthew H

Other races at event

  • Fri 6 - Sun 8 Sep
  • #1 of 12
Masham Town Hall, Masham

Full Long Course Weekend



Age 18 & over

  • 2.4 miles lake swimming
  • 112 miles road cycling
  • 26.2 miles road running
  • Fri 6 Sep
  • #2 of 12
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Half Long Course Weekend



Age 16 & over

  • 1.2 miles lake swimming
  • 56 miles road cycling
  • 13.1 miles road running
  • Fri 6 Sep
  • #3 of 12
Masham Town Hall, Masham

Junior Long Course Weekend



Age 14-17

  • 1.2 miles lake swimming
  • 56 miles road cycling
  • 10 km road running
  • Fri 6 Sep
  • #4 of 12
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Yorkshire Dales Swim 2.4



All ages

  • 2.4 miles lake swimming
  • Fri 6 Sep
  • #5 of 12
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Yorkshire Dales Swim 1.2



All ages

  • 1.2 miles lake swimming
  • Sat 7 Sep
  • #6 of 12
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Yorkshire Dales Sportive 112



Age 18 & over

  • 112 miles road cycling
  • Sat 7 Sep
  • #7 of 12
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Yorkshire Dales Sportive 56



Age 16 & over

  • 56 miles road cycling
  • Sun 8 Sep
  • #8 of 12
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Yorkshire Dales Marathon



Age 18 & over

  • 26.2 miles road running
  • Sun 8 Sep
  • #10 of 12
Masham Town Hall, Masham

Yorkshire Dales 10K



Age 14 & over

  • 10 km road running
  • Sun 8 Sep
  • #11 of 12
Masham Town Hall, Masham

Yorkshire Dales 5K



Age 11 & over

  • 5 km road running
  • Sun 8 Sep
  • #12 of 12
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Long Course Kinder



Age 4-11

  • 1 day road running