6.7 Miles
Sun 15 Sep 2024 Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, UK

Magnificent Marsden Madness | 6.7 Miles

Take part in the Marsden Madness run for a change of scenery. Challenge yourself to a hilly trail run in the heart of West Yorkshire. Embrace the challenging scenic routes and really earn your medal.

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  • Sun 15 Sep 2024
Marsden Cricket Club, Huddersfield

6.7 Miles



Age 16 & over

  • 6.7 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!

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 Magnificent Marsden Madness.

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village
  • Families
  • Newcomers

Difficulty rating

4/5 proper grim


  • 08:00 | Registration opens for 5K and early bird ultra/marathon upon request
  • 08:15 | Registration opens for 6.7 miler
  • 08:30 | Registration opens for all other distances

Shoe type

Weather dependant. If wet trail shoes.

  • Free parking
  • Rural
  • Toilets
  • Urban

Event HQ

Marsden Cricket Club
Mount Road
West Yorkshire

Free parking

Parking is available at the cricket club.


Toilets are available at the cricket club.

By car

From the M1 take the A616 towards Tankersley, then take the B6106, A635, and B6107 to Marsden. 

By train

The closest train station to the venue is located in the town of Marsden.

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

Close to the Pennines, this trail run will test your endurance as you race along a hilly chip-timed lapped course. There will be stunning views throughout so make sure to appreciate the great outdoors as you race to the finish. 

The loop is mainly on trail through fields and hills and parts of this course can be very muddy if there has been lots of rain.

There is also a good section which is good solid trail, oh and there is a small stream crossing.

There are 2 roads to cross and extra care should be taken; you will be cautioned with signage before crossing the road. Other road users will also be cautioned that runners will be on the road.

Water and feed station approx. every 2-3 miles.

Marshals will be placed along the route. 

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
  • Public transport links

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 16 & 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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