Sun 21 Apr 2024 Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK

Run Roche Abbey Run Run Run | Ultra

Multiple loops set in the grounds of Roche Abbey, South Yorkshire with a bespoke medal and treats for all finishers.

  • Sun 21 Apr 2024
The Travellers Rest, Sheffield




Age 21 & over

  • 32 miles multi terrain 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 Run Roche Abbey Run Run Run.

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village
  • Newcomers

Difficulty rating

3/5 grim


  • 07:45 | Registration opens for 6.7 miler
  • 07:45 | Registration opens for early bird ultra and marathon upon request
  • 08:30 | Registration opens for all distances

Shoe type

Weather dependant. If wet trail shoes.

  • Bag storage
  • Paid parking
  • Toilets

Event HQ

The Travellers Rest
Main Street
South Yorkshire
S25 1YA

The start and finish are outside the public house.

Paid parking

Is available in the field behind the pub, there will be a £3 charge per vehicle, if you could have the correct change that would be great.


Toilets are available in the pub.

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

The route is a mixture of trail, field, road and pavement with a short stretch of cobbles thrown in for good measure. There are also stepping stones across a small stream, a marshal will be available to assist you.

Road crossings

There are a couple of small road crossings – please take extra care. Marshals are not allowed to stop traffic. The roads will be marked by a sign. Part of the course runs along quiet country lanes.

Water/feed stations

There will be water/feed stations along the route approximately every 3-4 miles. Marshals will be placed along the route at the turnaround points and on the water/feed stations. 

Cut off time

6.5 hours.

Early start available for ultra runners.


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
  • Goody bag
  • Map
  • Medal


  • It's Grim Up North running experience
  • Happiness and joy
  • Unique medal design
  • Lots of lovely things at the finish line

  • Age 21 & over
  • Collect race pack
  • Enter online
  • Event merch available

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