Sun 14 Jan 2024 Skipton, North Yorkshire, UK

Skipton Sweetie Suprise Skidaddle | Marathon

Starting off in Skipton Market Town and the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales before heading out on the canal to Saltaire allows runners the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful route.

  • Sun 14 Jan 2024
Craven Leisure Centre, Skipton




Age 19 & over

  • 26.2 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 the feel-good factor and lots of lovely things at the finish, as well as a bespoke finishers medal.

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.

Having completed your race the type of goodies everyone wants will await you!

You'll be shown that the North is anything but Grim.

This event is part of Skipton Sweetie Suprise Skidaddle.

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village
  • Newcomers

Difficulty rating

2/5 a bit grim


  • 07:45 | Registration opens for 5K
  • 07:45 | Registration opens for early bird ultra and marathon (upon request)
  • 08:00 | Registration opens for all other distances

Shoe type

Weather dependant. Trail shoes if wet.

  • Bag storage
  • Cafe
  • Changing facilities
  • Free parking
  • Paid parking
  • Park
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Craven Leisure Centre
21 Gargrave Road
North Yorkshire
BD23 1UD


Parking is limited at the Leisure Centre. The council has requested that you park in the Town Centre and walk the 500 yards to the start/finish area. If you try to park at the leisure centre, there is a good chance you will be re-directed to the town centre, and you’ll miss the start of your event.

By rail

The train station is a 500-yard walk from the start/finish/registration.

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

Cut off time

6.5 hours.

An early start is available upon request for those who may exceed the cut off time.


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.

  • Chip timing
  • Goody bag
  • Map
  • Medal


  • It's Grim Up North running experience
  • Unique medal design
  • Lots of lovely things 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 19 & over
  • Collect race pack
  • Enter online
  • Event merch available

Refer a friend scheme

Its Grim Up North Running are now pleased to be able to offer lovely runners an extra benefit, there's now offer a refer a friend scheme that will earn you monies that can be used on your next race.

Other races at event

  • Sun 14 Jan
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Craven Leisure Centre, Skipton




Age 16 & over

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Craven Leisure Centre, Skipton




Age 17 & over

  • 10 km trail running
  • Sun 14 Jan
  • #3 of 6
Craven Leisure Centre, Skipton

10 Miles



Age 17 & over

  • 10 miles trail running
  • Sun 14 Jan
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Craven Leisure Centre, Skipton

Half Marathon



Age 17 & over

  • 13.1 miles trail running
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Craven Leisure Centre, Skipton




Age 21 & over

  • 30 miles trail running