Sun 3 Nov 2024 Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, UK

Old Mother Shipton's Soft Shoe Shuffle | 10K

A trail running extravaganza over a beautiful route from Knaresborough centre through parkland then into beautiful countryside with an awesome medal at the finish line.

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  • Sun 3 Nov 2024
Mother Shipton's Cave, Knaresborough




Age 18 & over

  • 10 km 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 Old Mother Shipton's Soft Shoe Shuffle.

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village
  • Newcomers

Difficulty rating

3/5 grim


  • 08:15 | Registration opens for all distances

Shoe type

Road shoes – the course is mainly good underfoot, with one very short section of field.

  • Accommodation
  • Bag storage
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Paid parking
  • Park
  • Rural
  • Toilets
  • Urban

Event HQ

Mother Shipton's Cave
Harrogate Road
High Bridge
North Yorkshire


You cannot park at the start/finish area, and you do not go into Monther Shipton's Cave itself, but you can park over the bridge in Conyngham Hall's long stay car park, council charges apply. The address is: Conyngham Car Park, Bond End, Knaresborough HG5 9AY.

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

The route is undulating. The route is mainly on good path, private road, disused railway track and 150 yards of field, the field could become very muddy if there has been a lot of rain beforehand, but it is only a very short stretch of field.

There are a couple of small road crossings - please take care. Marshals are not allowed to stop traffic. The roads will be marked by a sign.

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

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

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 bottle free
  • Public transport links

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

  • Goody bag
  • Map
  • Medal


  • It's Grim Up North running experience
  • Unique medal design
  • Lots of lovely goodies at the finish line

Optional extra

  • Grim massage - Adam will be available for both pre-race and post-race massage. He is 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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